According to the National Peanut Board, Americans consume more than 1.5 billion pounds of peanut products per year. The versatile food is the most popular snack nut in the U.S., containing protein, fiber, primarily good fats, and more than 30 essential vitamins and minerals. But snack time isn’t the only time peanut products comes in handy. Celebrate Peanut Month by making your own peanut butter and trying some of these unusual uses for the classic sandwich spread.
Total time: 15 minutes
2 cups unsalted shelled peanuts
1/2 tsp. salt
1-2 tsp. honey (more to taste)
2 tsp. peanut oil or vegetable oil
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Add peanuts to cake pan or rimmed baking sheet. Roast for 3 minutes, then stir or shake the pan. Roast another 3-5 minutes or until the peanuts are lightly browned. Let cool.
Add roasted peanuts to the bowl of a food processor. Process 1 minute. Scrape sides of bowl with spatula. Process another 2 to 3 minutes until peanut butter is shiny and smooth. Add salt and honey and process until combined.
Top 10 Unusual Uses for Peanut Butter
1. Shaving cream
2. Eliminating stuck gum
3. Cleaning leather
4. Removing sticky labels
5. Replacing butter
6. Baiting mice
8. Getting glue off your hands
9. Disguising pet medicine
10. Repairing a scratched CD or DVD