Vanilla & Honey Roasted Peanut Butter

Vanilla & Honey Roasted Peanut Butter
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Recipe type: Sauce
Cuisine: American
  • 2 cups lightly salted peanuts
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 1 vanilla bean
  • 1-2 tsp vegetable oil
  1. Preheat oven to 375 F.
  2. Lay out the peanuts on a sheet pan covered with a silpat or aluminum foil coated with non stick cooking spray.
  3. Drizzle honey over nuts and toss to cover most of the nuts.
  4. Roast for 10-12 minutes. You’ll start to smell the peanuts and they will be just slightly darker in color.
  5. Immediately place the peanuts along with the seeds of the vanilla bean into the bowl of a food processor. Process that peanuts for about 7-9 minutes. Scraping down the sides every so often.
  6. Add in the 1-2 tsp vegetable oil in the last minute or two – this helps ensure a silky smooth texture for the peanut butter.
  7. Note: the nuts will first be ground down into what looks like wet sand. Keep processing the peanuts and they will start to turn into a smoother mixture. Process until you reach your desire smoothness – adding the vegetable oil in at the end will help with this process. However, you can leave the oil out if desired.