Creamy 2-Ingredient Homemade Peanut Butter

By Amanda Paa – Updated April 5, 2023
4.41 from 5 votes
With just dry roasted peanuts, salt, and a blender, you can make the creamiest peanut butter ever. In just 5 minutes, you'll have fresh peanut butter! It's extra smooth, flavorful, and cheap to make. Homemade peanut butter is such a treat for breakfast time, sandwiches, and desserts.
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There is one thing that will always and forever satisfy me right before I go to a bed — and that is a spoonful of peanut butter.

If you’ve never made homemade peanut butter, you should know three things.

  1. It’s incredibly, ridiculously easy. Just grab your blender or food processor and go.
  2. It’s much cheaper than spending $10 for an overpriced jar at Whole Foods.
  3. There is nothing that quite compares to the true bliss that is the first, warm spoonful of creamy peanut butter as you scrape it out of the blender.

The Best Peanuts to Use for Homemade Peanut Butter

While recipe testing, I made batches with both raw peanuts and dry roasted. I much prefer dry roasted, as they release their oil a bit easier, and the end result turns out naturally sweeter because the naturally present sugar in peanuts concentrate during roasting, just like other vegetables.

Using a Blender to Make Peanut Butter:

To ensure optimal smoothness, I swear by my Blendtec blender. I’ve spoken before about how much I love the smaller jar you can get for it, called the Twister jar, that works incredibly well for nut butters. It will certainly be just as delicious if you use a food processor to make it, but it won’t get quite as smooth.

Visual Examples of Stages in Making Peanut Butter

pouring peanut butter into a glass jar with label
homemade peanut butter in glass jar with gold spoon

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Creamy 2-Ingredient Homemade Peanut Butter

With just dry roasted peanuts, salt, and a blender, you can make the creamiest peanut butter ever. It's extra smooth, flavorful, and cheap to make.
4.41 from 5 votes
Prep Time :5 minutes
Yield: 10 ounces
Author: Amanda Paa




  • Add peanuts and salt to a high speed blender (or powerful food processor). Pulse a few times to get started, then put on high speed for 20 seconds. Stop, stir all the way to the bottom, and return to high speed for 30 seconds.
  • At this point the peanuts will be breaking down, crumbly, and churning. Continue stopping and breaking down, letting blend for 30 seconds after each stop, until extra smooth and creamy. (Vent the top of the jar you using in case it's getting too warm.)
  • Pour into a glass jar and store in your pantry if you plan to use within the month, or in the refrigerator if not.


*If you want to add a little sweetness, you can stir in by hand 2 teaspoons of maple syrup after you have fully processed your peanut butter. If you add it while the peanut butter is blending, it will turn grainy. 

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  1. Natalie

    I love this butter a lot. It’s amazing and suits perfectly the lazy person like me xD

  2. Cassie Thuvan Tran

    This makes me think of peanut butter and jelly flavored peanut butter! Amazing! I don’t know if I have the patience to make my own nut butter, but I have seen so many recipes and I hear it’s seriously worth it. I might have to use this idea and use blueberries or raspberries!

  3. Liz @ Floating Kitchen

    Peanut butter is my go-to food. Not much has changed since those days as a kid with my PB sandwiches! Love the sound of the tart cherries in here. Will try for sure!

  4. thalia

    totally saw this on your instagram Amanda, and i’ve been obsessed with the idea of making peanut butter with cherries ever since. it looks SO SMOOTH and creamy. definitely a must-try. X

    • amandapaa

      i think you’ll love it! the tart cherries add just a little texture to the ultra creamy pb. enjoy!

  5. Kelsey @ Appeasing a Food Geek

    That peanut and cherry combination is one of my favorites, but I’ve never thought of doing it like this! Thanks for the inspo Amanda! I hope all is well :) xo

    • amandapaa

      they are such a good match! a little tart, a little sweet and the creamy… bliss

  6. Jessica Kelley

    This combo sounds incredible. PB&J with the hassle of sticky J… somehow I always manage to get it everywhere. I’m with you on the roasting nuts for nut butter. The flavor is so much better. Slightly sweeter and way ore depth.

    • amandapaa

      ah, yes, without the sticky! definitely a new favorite in our house.