Intro: Choose Your Nuts
This instructable has a variety of beginning choices. Choose your nut. My wife and I have made nut butter from peanuts, walnuts, pecans, and sunflower seeds.
I am using a combination of freshly shelled unsalted and salted roasted peanuts, but you can use just about any style (dry roasted, cocktail, etc) you prefer.
Step 1: Tools and Equipment
Storage containers (I prefer glass jars)
Salt or cinnamon (optional)
Please keep safety in mind for this instructable. Never insert utensils or fingers in the food processor while it is on.
Step 2: Start Chopping
The whole process only takes 5 to 7 minutes. Put the nuts in the food processor, attach the lid and chop on high speed.
Step 3: Keep Them Moving
As the nuts start to chop, they may climb up the sides. If this happens just give the processor a shake to knock them down.
Step 4: Consistency Change
After a few minutes you will see the change start. The contents will change from chopped nuts to more like a dough.
Step 5: Let the Butter Begin
After about 5 or six minutes the dough will begin to turn creamy.
Step 6: Now It's Starting to Look Like Peanut Butter
I mixed my butter for just over 7 minutes. The longer you process the smoother the butter will be. If you like chunky butter this is the time to add a handful of nuts.
Step 7: Add the Extras
This is the optional part.
If you want any extra favors, this is the time to add salt, honey, cinnamon, dark chocolate chips, or maybe raisins. For chunkier butter add more nuts the last 30 seconds or so. Experiment do get just the right consistency