How To Make Honey Roasted Peanut Butter

This post was last updated on September 13, 2014 to include new images and a recipe video.

Homemade Peanut Butter

I love peanut butter.

My 2-and-a-half-year-old loves peanut butter.

How To Make Homemade Honey Roasted Peanut Butter recipe and images by Lacey Baier, a sweet pea chef

I like Chocolate Banana Peanut Butter Protein Shakes for breakfast on the weekdays.

My 2-and-a-half-year-old loves Chocolate Banana Peanut Butter Protein Shakes for breakfast on the weekdays.

How To Make Honey Roasted Peanut Butter

You can imagine we go through quite a lot of peanut butter.  And bananas.  And shakes.

So, as the organic creamy peanut butter bills piled up (and up and up!), I decided to make my own peanut butter.

How To Make Homemade Honey Roasted Peanut Butter recipe and images by Lacey Baier, a sweet pea chef

My own Honey Roasted Peanut Butter.

And it was good!  And it was cheap!

This recipe is so easy.  You may never need to buy peanut butter from the store again.  Gasp!

For you peanut butter lovers out there (and your peanut-butter-loving-kids), this is for you.

PLUS, check out this video to see how super easy it is to make some homemade peanut butter for yourself at home.

How To Make Honey Roasted Peanut Butter


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How To Make Honey Roasted Peanut Butter
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This is a super easy honey roasted peanut butter recipe.
Recipe type: Easy
  • 12 oz. raw Spanish peanuts, unsalted
  • ½ tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 tbsp. honey
  • 1-2 tbsp. vegetable, coconut or peanut oil
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line a baking tray with aluminum foil or parchment paper and set aside.
  3. If you prefer, you can remove the skin on the peanuts (this will make for a more smooth final texture).
  4. In a medium mixing bowl, combine peanuts with salt and honey. Using a spoon, mix well so that all peanuts are evenly coated. Lay peanuts out evenly and in one layer over the baking tray. Roast for 15-20 minutes, or until well-browned and dark, but not burnt. Half-way though, toss peanuts using a spatula for even roasting. Remove from oven and allow to sit for 5 minutes.
  5. Add peanuts to a food processor and turn on for 1 minute. Remove the lid and press the peanuts back down along the sides using a spatula. Replace the lid and turn food processor back on for an additional two minutes. Repeat with spatula if needed. The consistency of the peanuts will change, don't worry. After two minutes, slowly drizzle 1-2 tbsp. oil into the food processor while it is running. Process until smooth, about 1-2 more minutes.
  6. Adjust flavor as desired by adding more salt, honey or even a pinch of cinnamon.
  7. *If you prefer a quicker method, skip the roasting and buy a pack of honey-roasted peanuts instead.
  8. Place in an air-tight container and refrigerate for up to 2 months.


  1. says

    “seal and store for two months”… Uh huh… As if it would ever last that long!!! This sounds delicious! I’m going to try it….

  2. Natalie says

    I’m so glad i found this (via pinterest) and will be trying it very very soon, we get through at least 2 jars of peanut butter a week maybe even 3-4 as my 3 children also love it, in shakes,in with their porridge or on toast. I’m looking forward to seeing how the honey roasted peanuts make a difference to the taste as we usually just get regular peanut butter

  3. ashley says

    Just curious why oil is necessary? It’s not used when you grind your own in the store. Is it because the honey?

  4. Sue Bovee says

    I make my own nut butters since I’m allergic to peanuts. I’m going to try using your recipe to make honey roasted ones, now. I wonder if it will work if I roast the nuts in the microwave–that’s how I’ve been roasting walnuts and hazelnuts. Hmmm, the roasting makes it possible to remove the skins from the hazelnuts, so do you think it would work if I roasted/removed skins and THEN roasted again with honey?

    • says

      Hmmm…I’m sorry, Sue, but I’ve never used the microwave to roast anything so I really don’t know about that. As far as double roasting — the only concern would be that you would over-roast the nuts and they would get burned. If you try it out, I’d love to know how it works for you.

    • Sam says

      Honey and peanuts are my favourite. I am excited to try this. Thanks for the recipe. Sue, I imagine that using the microwave for this recipe, or any recipe/ food item will defeat the purpose of making your own homemade healthy peanut butter/food as microwaving your food has negative implications for your health. If you don’t want to use your oven, perhaps try heating them in a sauce pan. Good luck.

  5. says

    Oh my! I love peanut butter. I eat it everyday on toast. I am going to the store right now to buy some peanuts and I’m going to make me some peanut butter!
    Thanks for the inspiration~!!!

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