Thursday, June 25, 2009

Kids in the Kitchen - Peanut Butter

We love to make homemade peanut butter!
Starting with peanuts still in the shell is a great activity for kids of all ages. As a preschool teacher, I used this activity to exercise the fingers and work on hand muscle coordination. Shelling enough peanuts for peanut butter is hard work, but the kids love it (and it's economical too)! I always double check to make sure that no shells get in the peanuts. In my little food processor I add about a Tablespoon of oil ( peanut oil is preferable, if you have it) for each cup of peanuts. If you want the exact measurements, the web has tons of recipes!

Enjoy!


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The Elliott Family said...

This is a great idea ... I will probably try it with the kids. The only concern that I have is the amount we would need to make as PB&J are huge FAVORITE in our house. Thanks again for the idea. Kimberly