Peanuts are a heart healthy nut which are loaded with healthy plant proteins, 30 vitamins and minerals, fibre and healthy fats. One favourite way to consume peanuts is by spreading it on bread and having a quick and easy peanut butter sandwich. I normally make peanut butter at home. It is so easy that it literally is done in no time. Adding chocolate to it makes it even better in taste.
Ingredients for Chocolate Peanut Butter Recipe : 2 cups peanuts skinned or roast and skin them about 300 gm, ½ cup Hershey’s cocoa powder or any unsweetened cocoa powder, ½ palm sugar or honey, 1 tbsp. vanilla optional, 1 pinch sea salt, 2 tsp. peanut or olive oil.
Steps to Make Chocolate Peanut Butter Recipe :
Skillet roasting peanuts
Roast peanuts on a skillet.
Air frying peanuts
Preheat the Air fryer to 390 F or 200 C for 5 minutes. Spread the nuts on the basket and air fry for about 6-8 minutes turning them once in the middle. Take them out when they look darker. Be careful as they can burn very quickly.
Make peanut butter
Now if they are not skinned, then you need to take the skin off by rubbing them in between your palms. This could take a good 10 minutes. Buying skinned roasted peanuts or skinned peanuts definitely saves time.
In a food processor or blender, blend for about 2 minutes. The peanuts go from getting crushed to a powder, then paste, a thicker paste then a ball of peanut.
Add salt, sugar, cocoa, vanilla (if using) and 1 tsp. oil. Blend morel till you see the peanut butter get all shiny and liquid. You can vary the quantity of sugar depending upon your taste. You can also use honey or maple syrup in its place. Add more oil if the peanut butter looks too dry and blend some more.
Overall I took just about 3-4 minutes of blending for my peanut butter to be ready.