Natural High-Oleic EVOO Peanut Butter
2 cups roasted, unsalted peanuts
½ tsp. salt (optional)
1 tbsp. Granulated sugar (optional)
¼ cup Picual, Frantoio, or Leccino Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Place the peanuts in the jar of your blender. Add the salt and sugar if using. Pour the olive oil over the peanuts and wait 30 seconds until the oil flows to the bottom of the jar. Turn the blender on high. Process until the desired level of creaminess or up to two minutes for super creamy peanut butter. It may be necessary to turn off the blender a few times and scrape down the sides of the blender jar. Store tightly covered in the refrigerator for up to 6 weeks.
Makes 1 ½ cups natural peanut butter