Make Your Own Awesome Peanut Butter
Awesomely Healthy Organic Black Garlic & Molasses Peanut Butter
Preheat oven to 375°F.
2 pounds raw (blanched) Virginia Fancy shelled peanuts
2 teaspoons fine sea salt
1/4 cup organic blackstrap molasses- we like Plantation brand
1/4 cup peanut oil
Add a sheet of parchment paper to a large 1" lipped sheet pan.
Dump peanuts onto parchment paper and spread out to a single layer. Sprinkle with salt.
Roast in oven 10 minutes. Shake pan and roast 10 minutes more.
Remove peanuts from oven and place in a food processor equipped with a large blade.
Drizzle warm peanuts with the molasses. Process on high for 2-1/2 minutes. Shut off motor and scrape down the sides of the bowl with a spatula. Add black garlic cloves.
Start motor again and add peanut oil through the top port of the food processor in a steady stream. Continue to process 2-1/2 more minutes.
Using a canning funnel, fill a 1 quart mason jar with the peanut butter. Allow awesome peanut butter to cool to room temperature.
*Disclaimer: Many sources advise to refrigerate peanut butter, covered, in the refrigerator and use it within about 3 weeks. That's your call- we don't.