Honey and Sea Salt Peanut Butter

5 from 4 votes
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So you probably know  by now that I am obsessed with peanut butter. So I knew I had to try making my own. Right around the same time, I won a Ninja blender and was contemplating my candy recipe for this month’s First on the First. What a perfect opportunity to give this a shot!

As I said in my Peanut Butter Cups for Grown-Ups post, this deserves a post of its own, so I can tell you a little more about it, and because it is that good. I also figured that some people may not expect to find a good, healthy peanut butter recipe buried in a post about surrounding said peanut butter in a thick shell of chocolate. So I am just appeasing the readers that have more willpower and dedication than me.

And it is EASY. Just throw everything into a food processor or blender (though I would recommend a pretty high-powered one), and blend blend blend! You’ll have to stop it periodically to scrape down the sides, and you’ll feel the outside getting warm, but really, that’s all there is to it.

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I love the slight smokiness of the dry roasted peanuts, the subtle sweetness of the honey, and the hit of saltiness from the sea salt. Such a delicious balance! It really is a unique and complex peanut butter.

So make some peanut butter…

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Then make some peanut butter cups

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Or some cupcakes stuffed with peanut butter cups and topped with a peanut butter frosting (recipe coming soon)…

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Eat it with jam (this recipe is coming soon, too)…

Homemade peanut butter and chia strawberry jam

Or go with my preferred method of peanut butter consumption – open jar, insert spoon!

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I could come up with a million different ways to use and consume this stuff. I have to make more, because I used most of it up with the PB cups and cupcakes. The little bit that was left, The Bug enjoyed on a PB&J. Oh, and he also scarfed down the PB&J graham crackers that I had used as props. Little scavenger!

After I had a few spoonfuls! You know I had to. Quality control, right?!

Have you ever made any homemade nut butters? What do you like to spread peanut butter on? Or do you just like it straight out of the jar, like me?!

A spoon is shown dipping into a glass jar of homemade peanut butter.
5 from 4 votes

Honey Sea Salt Peanut Butter

This Homemade Peanut Butter recipe is super easy and gorgeously flavored with a little honey for sweetness and some flakey sea salt for contrast. And it takes just minutes to whip up in your food processor or blender.
Prep: 10 minutes
Total: 10 minutes
Servings: 16 servings (about 2 Tablespoons, makes about 2 cups total)


  • 16 ounce jar of dry roasted unsalted peanuts
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1-2 teaspoons coarse sea salt
  • 1-2 tablespoons avocado oil or another neutral oil, optional


  • Add the peanuts, honey, and sea salt to a high-powered blender or food processor. Start by pulsing to break down the peanuts, then blend or process until it is smooth. This will take several minutes, and the outside of the blender may become warm to the touch. You may also have to stop the blender periodically to scrape down the sides. If it is not as smooth as you like, slowly stream in up to 1-2 tablespoons of oil while it is blending in order to achieve your desired consistency.
  • Place in a jar or other storage container and store in the refrigerator.


It will become a little firm or thick in the refrigerator. If you eat natural peanut butter, you are familiar with this. Just let it come to room temperature, and it will be easy to spread again.
Nutrition Facts
Honey Sea Salt Peanut Butter
Amount Per Serving (2 Tablespoons)
Calories 182 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 8g
Sodium 147mg6%
Potassium 181mg5%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin C 0.01mg0%
Calcium 17mg2%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.



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  1. Hi! first time on your website and I love if. Silly question what’s the “t” stand for in your ingredient list? tea spoon or table spoon?
    I want to get the quantity right 🙂 in french it stand for tasse which mean cup so I’m a bit confuse.

  2. Melinda Jones

    This sounds/looks awesome! 2 questions though. How long will it last, stored. And, does it absolutely HAVE to be stored in the fridge? It won’t let me rate on my phone. But I give it 5 stars for easiness!

    1. Not being a food safety expert, I did a quick Google search, and everyone seems to women’s the fridge for up to 2 months. I’m guessing it’ll be ok for a couple days at room temperature, but without preservatives it would go rancid.

    1. I buy natural peanut butter where the only ingredient is peanuts, so this is probably not something I wud do all the time, but it is a nice treat to be able to add something swwet or salty or maybe even other flavors, but have control over what I am adding.

  3. Terra

    I love the idea of adding the sea salt, that does sound delicious! My hubby would go crazy for your peanut butter cups, they look beautiful! Hugs, Terra

  4. 5 stars
    OMG your Peanut Butter Cups look delicious and those cupcakes….well, decadent is the only word that comes to mind! Now, I’m only sharing this with you because you say you are a Peanut Butter Junky! My dad was too and he used to make us a breakfast he called “The Cream Mixture”. It sounds gross, but we loved it! He cut up peaches or pears, depending on the season, and mixed them with peanut butter and sour cream. Dare you to try it!!!

    1. Hmmm, that sounds interesting. I have made sandwiches for my little guy where I mix chopped strawberries or grapes in with the peanut butter, because it is less messy than jelly. But peaches and sour cream. Though stranger combinations have worked.

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