Toasting peanuts in the oven not only adds flavor, but warm nuts are easier to puree into homemade peanut butter in a food processor.
- 3 cups salted Virginia peanuts
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spread the peanuts in a single layer on a sheet pan. Roast for 5-7 minutes until they are toasted and golden.
- Transfer the peanuts to the bowl of a food processor. Pulse the nuts a few times to roughly chop them. Then process the peanuts for 4-5 minutes stopping to scrape the sides of the bowl as needed. The peanuts will go from finely ground to clumpy to smooth, thick peanut butter.
- Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.