I have been crazy busy this Fourth of July! I cooked, baked, blogged and then did it all over again!! I hope you like the goodies that I made for you!! There just doesn’t seem to be enough time in the day to make everything I want, nor is my stomach big enough to handle it all!! I normally blog what I eat for breakfast and dinner or a baked good for the week, but due to some crazy unplanned evenings I’m kind of falling behind on cooking. So I apologize if some of my dishes are quick or the photos aren’t so great! I’m really trying hard to get things done!!
Remember yesterday I said I was out of Peanut Butter? I had and I mean had to make some!! So today I made my latest peanut butter creation and I must say it is salty good!
Before I tell you about my Honey Roasted Pretzel Peanut Butter, I have a funny to show you that my Husband sent to me. It made me giggle!
Caption: “How Peanut Butter is made”
He he!! I know, I know, I’m so geeky!! I’ve been waiting two months to share this with you! Today’s peanut butter is creamy, drippy, salty and sweet. All the things I love all in one recipe. I came up with the idea of using pretzels in my peanut butter from a local grocery store. I saw a jar of it for $10.00 and thought that’s just crazy, why not make my own? There’s had oil in it to, mine has just honey roasted peanuts, honey and pretzels. So simple!!
This peanut butter is perfect for anyone who is craving salt with a tad hint of sweetness. I am loving this PB!! I thought it would be perfect to go in my yogurt and ice cream, plus dipping apples in it. Of course I think it would still be good on a traditional PB & J sandwich!
Even though the Peanut Butter is drippy, it’s still pretty thick. Out of all the nuts out there for making peanut butter, regular old fashions nuts are the best. Almonds take a while to process and so do cashews. The one thing I found between all the nuts is that peanuts process the quickest and it is the drippiest consistency with almonds coming in second. Cashews are a wonderful sweet tasting nut butter, but it is thicker and doesn’t get as creamy as the others. It’s my favorite nut butter for making raw cookie dough balls. What is your favorite kind of nut butter?
- Serves: 2 cups
- Serving size: 1 tbsp.
- 4 Cups of Honey Roasted Peanuts (Trader Joe's is the best)
- ½ cup pretzels, broken up, divided
- 1 Tbsp. honey
- If you have a small food processor 7 - 12 cups, process in two batches.
- In a large food processor, Add the nuts and process until smooth. You will have to push down the sides a few times. This process takes about 6 minutes. Then add honey and pretzels. Process until drippy! About another 5 minutes. Taste to make sure it's sweet enough for you.
- Place in a bowl or jar and stir in remaining ¼ cup of crushed pretzels.
- Place in a jar or sealed container and store in the cupboard.
Well my Friends, time for me to spend some time with my Hubby!!
Have a wonderful Thursday!