When I was in 4th grade, we had to do a demonstration in front of the class. I don’t remember what my demonstration was which really isn’t all that surprising because I tend block out anything that has to do with me speaking or performing in front of others. Then again, I don’t even remember my teacher’s name.
But what I do remember is that some kid in my class did a demonstration for what he called an apple sandwich. I don’t remember the kid’s name, and I don’t remember why he called it an apple sandwich (I mean, it’s not really a sandwich, hello?). Still, I was blown away by this idea, this apple sandwich. Here it is in a nutshell: cut an apple in half and remove the core, put a spoonful of peanut butter on each half. And… eat it. Mind-blowing, isn’t it?
Anyway, let’s make some peanut butter…
What you’ll need:
A food processor
And some nuts. I used a 16 ounce bag of honey roasted peanuts (yum!).
What to do:
Dump all of the nuts into the food processor and attach the lid.
Turn the food processor on… not pulse, but on. Let things whir around…
If you like chunky peanut butter, check under the hood after about 1-2 minutes.
If you like creamier peanut butter, let things whir some more…
After about 3-4 minutes, behold: creamy peanut butter.
A 16 ounce bag of nuts makes about a pint of peanut butter. I had a semi-duh moment when I realized that fact. “A pint’s a pound the world around” or in more duh-worthy words: 16 ounces = 1 pound = 1 pint = 16 ounces.
Store the peanut butter in the refrigerator like you would the natural peanut butters you can buy.
Hey look! An apple sandwich!
Now go put peanut butter on something and enjoy.
Other ideas for your peanut butter:
- peanut butter and jelly sandwich
- try a little on celery or graham crackers (those are from the same food group, right?)
- peanut butter chocolate chip cookies
- “clean” almond butter chocolate chunk cookies — just substitute the almond butter with peanut butter