Yield: 1 cup creamy or 1.5 cups crunchy peanut butter
2 cups roasted shelled peanuts
1 tablespoon peanut oil
1/2 teaspoon salt (omit if using salted peanuts)
Special utensils: food processor
Using the metal blade, process ingredients continuously for 2 to 3 minutes. The ground peanuts will form a ball which will slowly disappear. Continue to process until the desired consistency is obtained. If necessary, stop machine and scrape the sides of container with a rubber spatula.
Note: For crunchy peanut butter, stir in 1/2 cup chopped roasted peanuts after the processing is complete.