Peanut crops this year were sad to say the least. They are calling for a 30-40% price hike, and everyone is talking about stocking up now… Sure, you can use coupons to save the money now, but what happens after the price hike and when there aren’t any coupons?
Here’s an all natural, money saving alternative…
Make your own!
Seriously. If you have a Ninja (Love mine), a Magic Bullet, or any high speed blender, this is possible! Check this out..
On Amazon, right now (pre-price hike) a 6 pack of 16.3oz Planters Creamy Peanut Butter is $23.95 that’s approximately $4 per jar or $0.24/oz. Not bad, and you can certainly beat that price with some good coupons… but check this out. Also on Amazon, you can get a 6 pack of 34.5oz Planters, dry roasted peanuts with sea salt for $32.92 or $0.16/per oz. I’m not doubting that prices for both of these items will go up, but I’m guessing they’ll both go up comparitively…
So what am I getting at? You can buy the shelled peanuts, toss them into a blender (we use our Ninja) and if you want to change the flavor a bit, add some honey, or a little more salt, depending on how salty you like your PB.. Add a dash of olive oil, blend until smooth! If you like crunchy pb, then chop up a few nuts and stir them in with a spoon!
Granted, because there are no preservatives, you will have to keep this in the refrigerator, but you control how much you make, so plan accordingly. I love fresh peanut butter, and the idea of making it myself is awesome. I know what’s in it. No chemicals, no high fructose corn syrup… It’s awesome… Try it and tell me what you think!