Have you ever tasted REAL peanut butter? I am not talking about the shelf stable canisters marked "natural". I'm talking about straight peanuts crushed into peanut butter. No sugar, no salt, & no additives. Well, a few months ago I tried real peanut butter without salt, sugar or weird additives and let me tell you, it is delicious! AND I'VE BEEN HOOKED SINCE!
After my MarshMellow [A.K.A. my Cuisinart Food Processor...what it is incredibly normal to name your kitchen accessories, right?] made its counter debut,
Mr. Collier and I have been buying things to process! The first thing I tried was bulk raw, unsalted nuts online on Amazon. For 5 lbs of peanuts, it is around $18 with our Prime membership plus free shipping!!! Whoop, whoop!!!! Besides snacks it is a whole heck of a lot of nuts (that's what she said)!
I mean seriously. Look at how pretty MarshMellow is! I may be moderately obsessed. Sometimes I think I missed my calling as a professional taste tester, food critic or chef. ....Back to this peanut butter recipe. You literally add one cup of dry, unsalted nuts to the processor and press "on" until it becomes smooth and creamy peanut butter. If you are into a more salty thing, add salt. If you like it chunky, stop it early. Really the entire process is customizable to your palate. For each tablespoon (16 total per cup) is around 53 calories. Store it in the fridge in a air tight container upside down to prevent the oils from separating. In my experience, this peanut butter should last about a week in the fridge if it makes it that long!