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Homemade Peanut Butter

Servings: Makes 1 cup smooth or 1 1/2 cups crunchy style
You'll love the fresh taste of homemade peanut butter. Whether you make the creamy style or the crunchy, you will really taste the delicious difference between your homemade version and the store-bought one................Diana

2 cups roasted shelled unsalted peanuts
1 tablespoon peanut oil
1/2 teaspoon salt, (optional; omit if using salted peanuts)

Place ingredients in a blender or food processor. Blend continuously for 2 or 3 minutes. The ground peanuts will form a ball which will slowly disappear. If necessary, stop machine and scrape sides of container with a rubber spatula. Continue to process until mixture becomes spreadable.

When desired consistency has been reached, stir in 1/2 cup chopped roasted peanuts for crunchy style peanut butter. Then place mixture in a tightly closed container and store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. During storage, oil may rise to the top; if this occurs, stir before using.

Makes 1 cup smooth or 1 1/2 cups crunchy style peanut butter.

For other variations, you may add honey, cinnamon or any other flavoring.

Source: DianasDesserts.com
Date: October 14, 2002