I’ve been wanting to make some homemade peanut butter for awhile now. I had read that it was simple to do and it definitely is. All you do is process peanuts in the food processor until you have a creamy butter. It’s an interesting process to watch, initially it appears that it’s only going to go as far as a fine dust, but eventually it starts to liquify and you have peanut butter. For my first attempt, I decided to try something a bit different.
Homemade Chocolate Peanut Butter
- 2 cups dry roasted unsalted peanuts (you can use any kind of peanuts, that’s what I had on hand)
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips
- 1/2 tablespoon vanilla
Process the peanuts in the processor until you have a nice creamy consistency. I added the salt since my peanuts were unsalted; if your peanuts are salted you might want to leave out the salt. While you continue processing, add the chocolate chips and vanilla. Continue processing until smooth. In my food processor it took a little under 5 minutes.
This is incredibly yummy. Think I might try some peanut butter cookies!