Peanut Butter & Honey

Homemade Nut Butter in Small Gift Jar with Red Lid - Peanut Butter & Honey Nut Butter

I warned you on Monday that my first DIY Holiday Gift post was coming. I know it’s early in the holiday season, but I’m so excited to share this DIY holiday gift idea! After last year’s DIY Infused Olive Oils and DIY Seasoning Mixes, I’ve been dreaming up homemade gifts for this year, especially homemade nut butters and peanut butter and honey in particular.

Gold Marker on Black Tag, "Honey Peanut Butter"

The great thing about these DIY holiday gift posts is that the recipes themselves are great year round and they’re easy and wonderful gifts for friends and family members. Whether you give these homemade nut butters away as presents or as a thank you (say, to a host), they’re sure to be a winner!

Labels on Table with Pen

When it comes to containers and decor for homemade gifts, I’ve been trying to reuse containers as much as possible. Heck, for decor, I’ve been using up my ribbon and gift wrap selection from years prior.

Local Facebook groups and secondhand stores are great places for containers.

And be sure to check out these sustainable gift wrap ideas.


Peanut Butter and Honey

Ok. Back to these homemade nut butters. Different nut butters are all the rage. We know I’m a huge peanut butter lover, but I’m a general nut lover too, so these twists on one of my favorites are a huge win.

And they all whip together so easily in a food processor. It’s great for making one jar, five jars, or ten! I personally am obsessed with this mixed nut and seed butter because the flavors combine so nicely and so richly, but peanut butter and honey is always a tasty combination. It’s an easy and tasty rice cake topping too

Peanut Butter & Honey Nut Butter {DIY Holiday Gift Ideas}

Peanut Butter and Honey

The ingredients for peanut butter and honey are a no-brainer, but when you’re making it at home, it can be a little finicky.

First, you’ll want to include a touch of vegetable oil (or your oil of choice). This gives it that smoother consistency most honey peanut butters have.

Next, you’ll want to wait until you’ve ground all the ingredients EXCEPT the honey completely before adding in the honey. Adding the honey too soon and mixing it too much will give you clumpy honey nut butter, so be patient.

For the honey peanut butter, I used a gold marker on a black kraft paper tag (similar), matching it with a gold ribbon.

2 Jars with Red Silicone lids

Mixed Seed & Nut Butter

So as I mentioned above, i’m am all about this mixed nut and seed butter situation. It’s basically all the yumminess of each of the flavors. This mix uses almonds, hazelnuts, cashews, and sunflower seeds. 

You could absolutely swap in pecans or peanuts as desired. Play around with this one – it’s really quite tasty.

Homemade Gift Ideas

If you love giving (and receiving)  homemade gifts, you’ll love these.

This infused olive oil is always a hit (especially with a loaf of bread when getting together). DIY Salad Dressings are also a fun idea as are dried herbs.

For those of you who love baking (I do!), try these old fashioned sugared nuts (the recipe makes a big batch) and chocolate dipped figs!

Homemade Mixed Nut Butters Recipe
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Peanut Butter & Honey

Have you ever made your own nut butters? It’s actually very easy and fun! Blending the nut butter yourself lets you pick how crunchy or smooth you like and you can add in your own flavors to make it even more delicious!
Prep Time10 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: basics, breakfast, sauces, vegetarian
Servings: 8 ounces
Calories: 215kcal
Author: Luci Petlack

Ingredients

HONEY PEANUT BUTTER

  • cups unsalted peanuts
  • tablespoons vegetable oil
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup honey

Instructions

  • Blend peanuts in food processor until creamy. Add oil and salt. When fully mixed together, add honey and pulse a few times to combine.
  • Peanut butter will harden if honey is added too early or mixed too much. Only add at the end. Can be stored at room temperature for one week or refrigerated for one month.

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Nutrition

Calories: 215kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 0.02g | Sodium: 75mg | Potassium: 179mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 0.5mg

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