Peanut butter is a staple in your home, if you are like us and have a little person. Rich in good fats and high in protein, it is a great way to encourage healthy eating. Add it to celery sticks or apple slices, make a quick sandwich, spread it on crackers…SOOOO many uses!
At $4 a jar, it can be expensive to pick up that Skippy or Jiff! Even watching the sales and looking for one of those rare high value coupons is frustrating. A great option is to make your own! Tupperware finally has the PERFECT tool for this – the Chop n Prep Chef!
There are several reasons you may want to try making it on your own; It doesn’t require many ingredients, and making it yourself can be a fun activity for your family. You can also use your creativity and make it special. Finally, it is healthier, as you wont put in all of the preservatives that are in the store bought variety.
Keep in mind that it will have a short shelf life. You will definitely have to keep it in the refrigerator and use up within a couple weeks. Or you may can it. (To can it, fill clean, mason canning jars full of the peanut butter, leaving about an inch of space at the top. Simmer at 180 degrees for one hour in a water bath container.
If the oil starts to separate and rise to the top, just turn the jar upside down.
Here is the simple way to make it:
Homemade Peanut Butter
That’s it! Use about 2 Tablespoons of Oil for every Cup of Peanuts. You can also add 1/2 teaspoon of salt.
Put a cup of peanuts in your Chop N Prep Chef, pull the cord 5-10 times. Add 1 TBsp of oil and pull 5-10 more times. Add rest of oil if you wish and pull until it’s how you like it.
I told you it was easy!
If you like it chunky or crunchy – take about 1/4 the peanuts out before you start adding the oil, add them back in when your peanut butter is just about the way you want it.
Notes:-You can use ANY kind of nut! Think outside the box for a family with peanut allergies…Almonds, Macadamia Nuts, Cashew, Pecans, Hazlenuts (So long expensive Nutelle!) or even Sunflower Seeds.
-You can use honey instead of veggie oil.
-If you use a peanut with a lot of oil, like Spanish peanuts, you do not have to add much oil or honey.
Yes, the Chop n Pref Chef is a current catalog item – you can see it on my website ( www.BuyCoolTW.com ).
What can YOU make instead of buy?