How to Make Your Own Special Peanut Butter

“Merienda” or before or after meal snacks is a normal routine to Filipino culture. It may be morning, afternoon, midnight snack or sometimes right after meal snacks, just like me. And, the usual “merienda” we Filipinos always prepare is sandwich – loaf bread or “pandesal” with a sandwich spread. We tend to just buy sandwich spread for easy preparation, and here’s the catch I will be talking about how to make your own peanut butter.

Peanut butter is one of my favorite sandwiches filling ever. And, my mother is the best one to make this special peanut butter. And, I have borrowed her recipe and will share it to you, this might useful to you. The good thing about this is you can easily and inexpensively make in your own kitchen. And, if you are desperate thinking what business are you to put up, then this might be one for you. Why not, inexpensive, easy and you could make it in just 10 minutes.

Here are your ingredients in making your own special peanut butter:

  • 1 kg. Unshelled Peanuts
  • 225 g. Butter/Vegetable Oil/Peanut Oil (of your choice, but my Mom uses Dairycream or Anchor Unsalted Butter for better taste)
  • 1 tsp. Salt
  • 1 ½  cup (or depending on your taste) Brown Sugar/Honey

Here are the steps in preparing your special homemade peanut butter:

  1. On a baking pan, spread your peanuts and roast it in an oven in medium heat for 6 to 8 minutes, but wobble them every 2 or 3 minutes to make sure it won’t burn. Then, remove the peanuts from the oven after roasting, and allow it to cool for few minutes.
  2. After cooling the peanuts, pour the peanuts into a food processor or blender, allow it to grind the peanuts for 2 – 3 minutes or until the peanuts will be totally fine crushed. If you don’t have your own food processor or blender, you may grind your peanuts at the market for only 20 – 30 pesos.
  3. Remove the fine crushed peanuts from the food processor or blender and put it in a mixing bowl. Melt the 225 grams butter and add it on your crushed peanuts, and continuously mix the ingredients together.
  4. For a taste, add the 1 ½ cup of brown sugar or honey, whatever you prefer. And, add 1 teaspoon of salt to complete your special homemade peanut butter. But, if you used a salted butter, no need for you to add some salt, or if you don’t prefer adding some it’s alright as well.

Wondering how much you will be able to spend on preparing your own peanut butter, here are the price lists of the ingredients as of May 2012:

  • 1 kg. peanuts – ?40.00
  • 225 g. daricream butter – ?45.00
  • 1kg. brown sugar – ?58.00
  • ½ kg salt – ?10.00

 Note: Prices may vary in different locations. Prices are based from Baguio City’s market.

You would just be spending ?153.00 for a kilo of peanut butter, and you may start your own small business – retailing peanut butter. Why not, right? If you could be able to acquire a supplier or having your relatives and friends as your buyers, then a thousand pesos would just be enough, inclusive of your bottle container. So what are you waiting for, if you are interested and desperate to earn, this might be for you. Easy and inexpensive, was this helpful?


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