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Homemade Peanut Butter

Don’t you just hate it when you go to the store and they don’t have what you want? I buy my peanut butter at Costco and want a specific type. They’ve not had it the last three times I’ve looked. How hard is it for them to carry their OWN Kirkland Organic Creamy Peanut Butter?!?

I recently bought my first “real” food processor. The recipe booklet includes a peanut butter recipe so I thought I’d give it a try. It was pretty simple… well sort of… I made a little mistake…

The recipe calls for 4 Cups of dry roasted peanuts. OK, no problem… I picked some up in the bulk foods section at the grocery store this past weekend. Again, no problem…

The directions say to pulse 10 times and then process for 4 1/2 minutes. Again, no problem… well… sort of…

I set the time for 4:30 and continued talking with hubby, occasionally watching the soon-to-be peanut butter. I was fascinated! Then got this feeling that time was moving really slowly… after looking at the timer a few times I realized my time-warp issue…

My “new” range has a timer, but when one enters 4:30 it doesn’t mean four minutes and 30 seconds… it means four hours and 30 minutes!

Needless-to-say, my first attempt at homemade peanut butter was not a failure, but not a success… It tasted GREAT and was SMOOTH! But, I had peanut soup… :D

I poured it into my old Costco container (as shown here) and stuck it in the fridge. :D
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I will definitely make this again… being much more careful with the timer! I did find that my “new’ microwave’s timer would have giving me four minutes and 30 seconds. I also have the timer that came with my KitchenAid mixer… ;)

Update:

Homemade Peanut Butter
Serving Size: 16 Yield: 2 Cups (32 T)

Ingredients: 4 Cups Dry Roasted Peanuts

Directions:
1. Place peanuts in food processor with large blade (not disc)
2. Pulse peanuts 10 times
3. Run food processor for 4.5 minutes or until oil droplets appear

Voila! You’re done.

Have you had a similar “timer” issue?
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