I've been saving this post for the right moment... and today's the day!
Why? Because today may just be my favorite holiday...
It's National Peanut Butter Day!
A few days back while playing around in the kitchen, I decided to experiment with some delicious peanuts I recieved for christmas. I finally opened this beautiful canister of honey roasted gourmet Hokie Nuts =)
Rather than eating them straight (like a normal person), I put them in my food processor along with a few other mixed peanuts and almonds.
Then I ruined those pretty nuts by turning it on.
But not really. Why would I want to ruin them???
After a lot of patience and blending (it can take a while), the oil in the nuts came out to reveal a beautiful sight.
Smooth & creamy homemade peanut butter!
Of course, I was not content with just plain PB (though it tasted incredible by itself). I added a little splash of Bailey's irish cream to smooth it out and give it a kick.
It's a simple, but fun process and I highly recommend it as a fun food activity for kids ...
(Or in my case, husbands)
Here it is in action with today's snack.
Love me some apple and PB!
Are you a peanut butter lover?? I love to eat mine with an apple, graham crackers, in a smoothie, on oatmeal... by the spoonful... the sky's the limit!
How will you celebrate National PB Day? I hope you will give this homemade PB a try!