It sounds nice to buy it in bulk, but it really irks me that none of the bulk options are salted. I’ve also been warned that the bulk dispensers are very rarely cleaned, which grosses me out a little (not a lot). Anyway- I have a food processor, so I thought I’d give salted peanut butter a go.
You will need
Salted Roasted Peanuts (about 2 cups) ($3.99 per lb, $3.99 x .64lb = $2.55)
Put your peanuts in the food processor and watch them turn from nuts to paste to butter. If it’s too thick, you can add some peanut oil to thin it.
I didn’t thin it, and it was a little pasty. According to the bin at Whole Foods these peanuts already had some soybean oil on them anyway. Spencer had a great time watching it go around and around in the food processor, and really liked tasting the peanut butter, but I was unimpressed.
$2.55 for about 1 ¼ cups, or $.26/fl oz
$4.15 for 1 ¾ cups, or $.29/fl oz
Yes, it’s cheaper to make it. Yes, I’m sure there are cheaper peanuts out there to make it with, too. I still prefer Smucker’s Natural Peanut Butter, so for me, I’ll Buy It. It was worth a shot, though. (Update: Spencer loves the stuff so much that I have to say I'll Try It for him from now on!)
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|He was way more excited than I was.|