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Homemade Peanut Butter

Updated on October 6, 2011

A few years ago, at the grand old age of 44, I tried peanut butter for the first time ever. It was during a visit to my cousins house in Canada that summer. I couldn't believe that I had been missing out on this for so long. It was delicious and had been handmade by my cousins wife. Since my return, I have purchased a jar every week or so as I love it on toast for breakfast, or in a sandwich for lunch or as a snack. This weekend, I decided to make some and found it to be equally delicious. The recipe below involves no cooking and only 4 ingredients - what could be simpler? Go ahead and try it for yourself!

Makes 1 delicious jar of peanut butter.

Time - 5 minutes to make


2 1/2 cups salted peanuts

2/3 tablespoons vegetable oil

pinch of sugar

2 tablespoons honey or maple syrup (I prefer the latter)

The ingredients will gradually form a smooth paste.
The ingredients will gradually form a smooth paste.


1. Put peanuts in food processor/blender and blend until smooth. This may take up to 5 minutes to achieve a creamy consistency. It takes a few minutes for the peanuts to be chopped up finely, and then it will form a thick mixture and eventually a creamy paste.

2. Next, add the sugar, honey and oil and blend in for a minute or so. (The oil will make the peanut butter spreadable).

3. Spoon the mixture into a tub or jar and put in the refrigerator to firm up.

4. Spread onto bread or toast and enjoy. Mmmmm

A tasty homemade peanut butter sandwich.
A tasty homemade peanut butter sandwich. | Source

An ideal gift

A jar of homemade peanut butter makes a great gift for kids to give to their teachers at half term, or to take along as a thanksgiving present. Just ensure that the recipient and their family are not allergic to nuts.


Thoroughly wash out an old jar and fill with your homemade peanut butter. Make up and print off a pretty label and attach to the front. If you don't have a lid for the jar, buy a jam jar cover and attach with an elastic band or tie with some raffia.

This recipe is so easy that the kids will love to get involved making it too. No need to ever run out of peanut butter again.

Peanut butter makes an inexpensive and unique gift.
Peanut butter makes an inexpensive and unique gift.


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    • jacqui2011 profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Norfolk, UK

      @ Fullerman5000 - I'm sure it will be delicious, if I can make it anyone can. Thanks for the vote up. Enjoy your toast and homemade peanut butter.

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      9 years ago from Louisiana, USA

      I love peanut butter and i love to put it on my toast. i will have to give this recipe a shot. it seems pretty easy and hopefully it comes out awesome. thanks for sharing. voted up and useful .

    • jacqui2011 profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Norfolk, UK

      @ Cloverleaf - Hi. I always thought that it would be a complex thing to make. I say "yay" to anything that only involves me spending 5 minutes in the kitchen! Thanks so much for the vote up. Best wishes.

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      9 years ago from Calgary, AB, Canada

      Hi jacqui, I had no idea that making peanut butter was so easy, I will have to give this a try. I like the idea of packaging it that way to make a great gift. Voting up/useful!

    • jacqui2011 profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Norfolk, UK

      @ randomcreative - Thank you for reading. A few of the mums at my daughters school were selling it last Christmas in beautifully decorated jars and managed to raise quite a bit of money for school funds. Happy food processing!

    • jacqui2011 profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Norfolk, UK

      @ europewalker - You are very welcome. I couldn't believe how easy and quick it was. It's great being able to make something that the whole family uses. Thanks for stopping by.

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      Rose Clearfield 

      9 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      YUM! I love the idea of making this as a gift. I love using my food processor and am always looking for more ways to use it regularly. This is perfect! Thanks for sharing.

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      9 years ago

      I love peanut butter and eat some almost every day. Thanks for the easy recipe.

    • jacqui2011 profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Norfolk, UK

      @ Movie Master - Hi. Thanks so much for the vote up. I love it on toast, sandwiches, dripping off a spoon - in fact I love it every way! It's great that its so quick, as you could literally have a jar made in 5 minutes - thats my kind of recipe!

    • jacqui2011 profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Norfolk, UK

      @ Admiral_Joraxx - Thanks so much for your comment. I couldn't believe that in 5 minutes you have homemade peanut butter. When it just comes out the food processor the peanut butter is warm and totally scrumptious!

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      Movie Master 

      9 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Jacqui, this is so quick and easy, I bet it tastes delicous! I love peanut butter on toast.

      It's a great gift idea as well, thank you for sharing and voting up and useful.

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      9 years ago from Philippines

      I love peanut butter a lot!,=), I've been enjoying a lot of peanut butter jars in my life, though I really did't knew how they were made until I read this. I just kind a consume them. Well, thanks a lot for this post, It's great, I'm thinking of making my own peanut butter soon. How it's gonna be like.. .eating your own home made peanut butter sandwich! Voted up and useful!

    • jacqui2011 profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Norfolk, UK

      @ Claudio Tello - I love mine on a lovely fresh slice of farmhouse bread. I'm hungry now thinking about it. I have never tried it with bananas, so I may have to pop to the fruit shop later - thanks for the idea.

    • jacqui2011 profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Norfolk, UK

      @ pedrn44 - You're welcome. Glad that it is useful. It's 2.30pm here in the UK so I think its time for a peanut butter sandwich. Best wishes.

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      Claudia Tello 

      9 years ago from Mexico

      I know, peanut butter is one of my absolute favorite things. I don't like it sweet though so I wouldn't add sugar nor honey to mine. I love it with a nice homemade whole grain slice of bread, and when I am craving something sweet, I make a peanut butter banana sandwich, yummmmy!!!

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      9 years ago from Greenfield, Wisconsin

      Peanut butter has always been one of my favorite foods! I never thought to make my own. Thanks for the recipe and photos!

    • jacqui2011 profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Norfolk, UK

      @ MoiraCrochets - Thanks for taking the time to read. It is my favourite sandwich filling of all time. Glad it was helpful.

    • jacqui2011 profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Norfolk, UK

      @ Thelma Alberts - I just love the taste of peanut butter, its the ideal spread at any time of the day. (or night!)

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      Moira Durano-Abesmo 

      9 years ago from Sagay, Camiguin, Philippines

      Great hub! I've been wondering how to make peanut butter. I love it too...

    • Thelma Alberts profile image

      Thelma Alberts 

      9 years ago from Germany

      I love peanut butter. Thanks for sharing. Bookmark for later use.


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