- 3–4 cups peanut (either raw, roasted, salted or unsalted)
- Optional: Sweetener of your choice (either agave nectar, sugar, etc.)
- Optional: Additional salt (if peanuts are unsalted)
- In the bowl of a food processor or high powered blender (I have the best luck with a food processor), place all of the peanuts. Blend on low for at least 5-8 minutes, checking occasionally to make sure the sides do not need to be scraped down. Keep processor going until peanuts are well blended. This is a good time to do other things, dishes, sweeping, anything to keep you from constantly checking the peanut butter! Keep the food processor going, even if it may become warm. Once peanuts are well blended, switch the speed to high and process for an additional 5 minutes, ensuring a creamy result. Transfer to a jar and store in a cabinet (not the refrigerator!) for up to a month.