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Making Peanut Butter

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Roasted peanuts in shells
Corn or vegetable oil

What you'll need

Measuring cup
Food processor or grinder (for crunchy style peanut butter)
Food blender (for smooth style)

1. Crack open the shells and remove the peanuts. Measure out about one cup.

2. Remove the red skin from the peanuts.

3. If you want chunky peanut butter, put the peanuts in a food processor or grinder and run the chopped mixture through three or more times until the peanut butter is the consistency that you like. For creamy style peanut butter, chop up the peanuts in a blender.

4. Add about one to two tablespoons of cooking oil in small amounts and regrind or blend the mixture until the peanut butter is the familiar paste consistency. 5. Add sugar by the teaspoon until the taste is just right. Homemade peanut butter contains no preservatives or other additives.

To avoid spoiling, keep any unused portion in the refrigerator.

Did you know? that over half the peanuts grown in America is used for peanut butter?


The peanut contributes over 4 billion dollars to the U.S. economy each year.

The first major use for peanuts was as food for pigs.

One of the world's most famous peanut farmers is former United States President Jimmy Carter.

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