Peanut Butter

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  • Peanuts (roasted in shells)
  • Blender
  • Corn Oil
  • Bowl
  • Salt
  • Spoon
  • Bread or Celery
  • Spreader and a Small Plate


  • Discuss everyone's favorite ways of eating peanut butter.
  • Have the children remove the peanuts from the shells and remove the brown skins. Observe shell size, shape and texture. Compare the shell with the peanut. What part of the plant is the peanut?
  • Put about 1 1/2 tablespoons of oil in the blender. Gradually add about one cup of peanuts. You may want to sprinkle some batches lightly with salt. Observe changes as the peanuts are crushed and blended into a smooth texture.
  • Serve on bread or stuff the peanut butter into celery ribs.
  • If a blender is not available, you may use a food grinder. The texture of the peanut butter will be coarse and crunchy.