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This honey roasted peanut butter is our favorite way to make nut butter at home. Using just 1 ingredient, you can have creamy (or crunchy!) sweet peanut butter in about 5 minutes.

honey roasted peanut butter in a measuring cup

Homemade Honey Roasted Peanut Butter Details

  • Texture: The consistency of this homemade honey roasted peanut butter is pretty thick and you can control the smoothness. If you prefer a creamy peanut butter, blend/process until it’s smooth. Leave some chunks if you prefer a little texture in your nut butters OR stir in a handful of chopped peanuts at the end.
  • Flavor: If you love honey roasted peanuts, you’ll adore them blended down into nut butter. Same flavor, different texture!
  • Time: This homemade peanut butter takes about 5 minutes.

What About Using Plain Peanuts?

Instead of honey roasted peanuts, you could use dry roasted plain peanuts and add 1 Tablespoon of honey. If your peanuts are unsalted, add a pinch of salt (or to taste).


Use a Blender or Food Processor

To process the honey roasted peanuts into a smooth consistency, you need something high-powered. We usually use this blender/chopper for making nut butters at home. If you’re looking for a blender recommendation, the Vitamix is known as the gold standard. It’s pricey, but has no problem breaking down even the hardest foods including nuts to make nut butters.

  • Note: No matter which processor or blender you use, homemade peanut butter will always be a little grainier than commercially processed.

If you’d like to use this homemade honey roasted peanut butter in a recipe, we love it in these breakfast cookies or these flourless peanut butter oatmeal cookies.

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honey roasted peanut butter in a measuring cup

Homemade Honey Roasted Peanut Butter

  • Author: Sally
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 cup 1x
  • Category: Snacks
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

Description

This honey roasted peanut butter is our favorite way to make nut butter at home. Using just 1 ingredient, you can have sweet peanut butter in about 5 minutes.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 and 1/2 cups honey roasted peanuts
  • optional as needed: 1 Tablespoon peanut oil, vegetable oil, or canola oil

Instructions

  1. Pulse/process the honey roasted peanuts in a food processor until they go from whole to coarsely chopped to crumbly to finely ground. If the peanuts aren’t grinding down easily, add up to 1 Tablespoon of oil such as canola oil, peanut oil, or vegetable oil. Process again until you have a thick and smooth peanut butter. (Feel free to leave a few chunks or even stir in a handful of chopped honey roasted peanuts.)
  2. Cover and store in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks.

Notes

  1. Favorite Brands of Honey Roasted Peanuts: We typically use Planters or Trader Joe’s brands.
  2. What About Using Plain Peanuts? Instead of honey roasted peanuts, you could use dry roasted plain peanuts and add 1 Tablespoon of honey. If your peanuts are unsalted, add a pinch of salt (or to taste).

Keywords: honey roasted peanut butter, homemade peanut butter

Reader Questions and Reviews

  1. Absolutely fantastic. I saw this recipe and tried it. Then, I made my own with Cashew nuts, Macadamia nut with Honey butter. I think I’m well and truly addicted now. I’ve made it for a few people I know and I think they worship me now. Thank-you ever so much. I think I’ll be seeing other recipe’s of your too.

  2. Hey… does this end up being creamy. My favorite peanut butter is jiff creamy natural peanut butter. I used to love skippy..but then my aunt had me try jiff. . I never ever went back to skippy..even if it was on sale! Lol. If I want it creamier…could I add a little more honey? Does it give it a little sweet taste also…mm.. I cant wait!
    Jenny

    1. Hi Jennifer – yep, this is creamy as long as you process it for a good while. I like it sort of grainy, but process it for as long as you want to achieve a smoother texture. It really doesn’t need honey since it’s already so sweet from the honey roasted peanuts. Though you could add some if you wanted!

  3. When I made this it didnt go creamy 🙁 i put in a little bit of oil but it didn’t help either. Any reason why Sally?

    1. Were your peanuts dry roasted? Or did you use oily honey roasted peanuts? Either way, I’m surprised a little oil didn’t help. Perhaps another Tbsp will get things moving. Enjoy!

  4. Hi Sally! So I know your obsession with raisins…have you ever considered {or will you??} making a cinnamon raisin peanut butter? There’s some company, can’t remember the name of it of course, that makes the white chocolate peanut butter, dark chocolate, and cinnamon raisin peanut butter but I can’t bring myself to pay for it. Clearly I could experiment withthis myself but I trust you waaaaay more than me. Please, please!! XO. Jamie Lee

    1. Peanut Butter & Company! They have the beeeeesssst peanut butter flavors Jamie Lee, you are right. I may just give it a whirl myself. Stay tuned 😉

  5. Hi Sally,

    Thanks for your dedication to peanut butter. I just made the flourless peanut butter chocolate chip cookies, and they’re beyond amazing. I don’t think it even needs the small amount of sugar.

    For the homemade peanut butter, can I use a regular blender like a Vitamix?

    Again, thanks!

  6. I finally just made this today…WHY did I wait so long?!?!? OMG this is SO yummy I had to make a second batch because I seriously ate half of it after I made it.
    Thanks, Sally!

      1. Thank you Sally. I ended up roasting my peanuts in the over for about 10 minutes and then tossed them into the foodprosesor and then just like you said magic happend. I added some seasalt and a bit of honey near the end. It looks just like storebought, but taste very pure.

  7. Hey there !!!

    I was wondering if I could use homemade peanutbutter in peanutbutter cookies ?!? I like the idea of knowing whats in my peanutbutter 🙂

    1. You could, yes– but I typically find the cookies are much too crumbly with homemade. Try these: https://sallysbakingaddiction.com/2014/06/06/flourless-peanut-butter-brownie-cookies/ I use my homemade peanut butter in them.

  8. It looked creamy at about three minutes in my food processor, but it turned out to be grittier than I anticipated–but still yummy. Does it get smoother if I keep it going longer? Also, do you use those canisters of honey-roasted nuts or another version?  Overall, this is ingenious!

  9. Wow!  I’ll never buy peanut butter agin!  I had no idea it could be this easy, or taste this good! Off to make your peanut butter cookies now. 

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