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Making Peanut Butter

Month 8 · Activity 16 ·   Cooking  

Instructions

  • You will need enough roasted peanuts-in-the-shell to make 1 cup of shelled peanuts.  Let child crack the shell and pick out the peanuts from the hulls and place in container. 
  • Place the 1 cup of shelled peanuts into a food processor or blender
  • Add 2 Tablespoons of oil and 2 Tablespoons of honey
  • Add 1/4 teaspoon of salt if peanuts were not salted in the shell if you want salted peanut butter
  • Blend until smooth
  • Serve with crackers/celery or use for Activity 17, Month 8

*  (ALLERGIC REACTION POSSIBLE....PEANUTS ARE SMALL OBJECTS.... CAN BE CHOKING HAZARD)

Simplify

You can crack the shell of the peanut if child needs help, but let him pick out the nuts as this is a great idea to practice eye-hand coordination

Materials

  • roasted peanut in-the-shell (enough to make 1 cup once shelled)
  • food processor or blender
  • 2 tbsp. oil
  • 2 tbsp. honey
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • crackers/celery to serve (optional)
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