Peanut & Pecan Recipes by the South Carolina Department of Agriculture, public domain government resource—original source of recipe

  • Yield: 1 cup smooth or 1½ cups chunky peanut butter.


  • 2 cups roasted peanuts (with or without red skins)
  • ½ tsp salt (omit if salted peanuts are used)
  • 1 tbsp oil


  1. Place ingredients in food processor.
  2. Using the metal blade, process ingredients continuously for 2 or 3 minutes.
  3. The ground peanuts will form a ball, which will slowly disappear.
  4. Stop machine.
  5. Scrape the sides of the container with a rubber spatula.
  6. Continue to process until the desired smoothness is obtained.


  • For chunky style peanut butter, stir in ½ cup chopped peanuts after the processing is complete.
  • Peanuts with red skins may be used, but do not confuse skins with outer shells! The resulting red flecks do not affect the flavor.
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