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Homemade Peanut Butter

Yes, peanut butter comes in jars. The megamart is home to rows of them. And yes, you could go your entire life and never even make it for yourself. But, if you're in possession of a food processor, there's no reason you can't make your own honey-roasted variety. And it'll taste better, too.
You’ll want to get every last ounce of peanut goodness from your batch of roasted nuts, so be sure to weigh them after they’ve been shelled.
This recipe first appeared in Season 11 of Good Eats.
Alton Brown's Homemade Peanut Butter Recipe
ACTIVE TIME: 5 minutes
TOTAL TIME: 5 minutes
Yield: 1 1/2 cups


  • 3 cups shelled and skinned roasted peanuts
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons honey
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons peanut oil

Specialized Hardware

  • Food processor


  • Combine the peanuts, salt, and honey in a food processor. Then, process for 1 minute.
  • Scrape down the sides of the bowl, place the lid back on and continue to process while slowly drizzling in the oil. Process until the mixture is smooth, 1 1/2 to 2 minutes.
  • Store the peanut butter in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 months.