Friday, August 05, 2011

Homemade Peanut Butter

It's finally here!

Isn't she b-e-a-utiful?

I am so excited to have the first piece to my dream kitchen.
A girl can dream right? Here's to hoping Future Husband doesn't mind...

But, that's not what this post is about. This post is more about these:

Pretty much the only nuts that I will eat, but that might change since grinding some almonds up in here and making some almond peanut butter doesn't sound so bad... 

This is actually the main reason I bought a food processor: to make peanut butter!

White chocolate peanut butter, honey peanut butter, nutella, coconut peanut butter... I have so many to try...
I decided to start with white chocolate peanut butter that I saw on How Sweet It Is. 
So I added some of these:

I was a little disappointed with the result. I didn't follow the recipe exactly, so I think adding more chocolate would have helped, but adding honey at the end made it pretty good (obviously since I ate the rest of what I made).

And that folks is why I did not make very much because lately I do not have much in the way of self control surrounding food. 

I'm working on it I promise. 

The key is to convince yourself that there will be another meal in a few hours, Mom lied, you don't need to eat everything that you are served or that you make, save it for later...

 Homemade Peanut Butter:

1/2 cup dry roasted peanuts

1/4 tsp vanilla extract

1 tsp canola oil

1/4 cup melted white chocolate chips

Grind peanuts in a food processor until a paste forms. Be patient, the peanuts will let out their own oil and adding extra oil too soon may be unnecessary.  Add vanilla and oil through top with processor still running, keep grinding! Turn off processor and add white chocolate or honey if you prefer. Grind some more until smooth.

Can be refrigerated for up to a week.

1 comment:

  1. Seeing as two of my favorite edible items are white chocolate ++ Peanut Butter. I'm incredibly jealous of your new food processor (for my identical dream kitchen) but also of this creation :)