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Make Your Own Peanut Butter

This American staple can really eat up your budget. Surprisingly, peanut butter is not only cheaper to make at home, but healthier, too.

from The Cheating Chef's Secret Cookbook
Make Your Own Peanut Butter Recipe© iStockphoto/Thinkstock

Makes 1 cup

IngredientsNumber of servings: Makes 1 cup

  • 4 cups shelled, salted dry-roasted peanuts
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon safflower or other mild-flavored vegetable oil

    How to make it 

  • 1

    For creamy-style peanut butter: Using a food processor or blender, and working in batches, process the peanuts and the oil until the desired consistency is reached. Stop and scrape down the sides of the processor container as needed.

  • 2

    For chunky-style peanut butter: Using a food processor or blender, coarse chop about 1/3 of the peanuts; set aside. Working in batches, process the remaining peanuts with the oil until the desired consistency is reached. Scrape down the sides of the processor container as needed. Stir in the chopped peanuts.

  • 3

    Scrape the peanut butter into a clean container with an airtight lid. Store in the refrigerator for up to 1 month.