Classic Peanut Butter Joy


Rediscover the simple pleasure with Timeless Treat: Classic Peanut Butter Joy. This homemade peanut butter is a celebration of rich, nutty flavors and creamy, smooth texture. Made with just a few ingredients, it's a versatile spread that's perfect on toast, in sandwiches, or as a base for delicious desserts. Whether you're a peanut butter aficionado or just looking for a healthier alternative to store-bought spreads, this classic peanut butter recipe is sure to bring joy to your taste buds.

Classic Peanut Butter Joy

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Preparation Time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes

Servings and Serving Size

  • Servings: Approximately 20 tablespoons
  • Serving Size: 1 tablespoon (approximately 15g)

Nutritional Profile (per serving)

  • Calories: 90 kcal
  • Protein: 4g
  • Carbohydrates: 3g
  • Fat: 7g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 0mg (varies if salt is added)
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 1g


  • 450g (1lb) unsalted roasted peanuts
  • 1-2 tablespoons honey or sugar (optional)
  • Pinch of salt (optional)

Detailed Method of Preparation

  1. In a food processor, blend the peanuts until they form a smooth, creamy paste. This may take several minutes.
  2. Once the peanuts have released their natural oils and the mixture is smooth, add honey or sugar and a pinch of salt if desired. Blend again to combine.
  3. If the peanut butter is too thick, add a small amount of peanut oil or vegetable oil to reach your preferred consistency.
  4. Transfer the peanut butter to a clean jar and store in the refrigerator.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Use high-quality, fresh peanuts for the best flavor.
  • Be patient while blending; it takes time for peanuts to release their oils.
  • Customize with add-ins like chocolate chips or cinnamon for a unique twist.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How long does homemade peanut butter last?

It can last up to a month in the refrigerator.

Can I make this peanut butter crunchy?

Yes, reserve some chopped peanuts and stir in at the end.

Is homemade peanut butter healthier than store-bought?

Yes, it has no added preservatives and you can control the amount of sugar and salt.