By Linda Ditch

Homemade Peanut Butter



2 cups roasted peanuts (not in the shell)
1 tablespoon peanut oil
1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)
1 to 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar or honey, to taste (optional)


Put all the ingredients into a food processor and blend until smooth, about 2 to 3 minutes. If it seems dry, add an additional 1/2 tablespoon of oil. Add salt and sugar to make the butter taste more like store-bought. Store it in a container with a lid in your refrigerator and eat within two weeks. If you want chunky peanut butter, just add 1/2 cup of chopped peanuts to the peanut butter after you take it out of the food processor.

            Note: The oil will separate from the peanut butter as it sits for a while. Just stir it back in before using.

  • Linda Ditch

    Linda Ditch

    Linda Ditch is a food writer who inherited her love of cooking from her dad. She learned most of her cooking skills watching her grandmother cook in her farmhouse kitchen, and from TV chefs like Julia Child, Jacques Pippen and Graham Kerr. Her work appears regularly in KANSAS! Magazine and Topeka Magazine. You can... Read more