Honey Roasted Butterscotch White Chocolate Peanut Butter

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Honey Roasted Butterscotch White Chocolate Peanut ButterThere is nothing better than homemade peanut butter. Once you try a taste of homemade, you’ll never want storebought again. It’s fast, easy, and usually more cost-efficient to make your own at home.

Honey Roasted Butterscotch White Chocolate Peanut Butter - Make your own gourmet PB in 10 mins! Crazy good!

This is my favorite homemade peanut butter flavor to date.

And that’s saying something because this blend had three very tough tough acts to follow.

Plain Homemade Peanut Butter is wonderful. There’s nothing like homemade and once you try it, you’ll never want storebought again. If you’re thinking, well how much of a difference can there be? Trust me, they’re vastly different. But plain peanut butter versus enhanced with butterscotch and white chocolate? Enhanced wins.

Homemade Cookie Butter Peanut Butter has it’s own charm and I made jar after jar right after Christmas. I still had gingersnaps on my mind and pulverized gingersnaps, a hearty dose of cinnamon, and a bit of white chocolate, give this homemade version of Trader Joe’s Cookie Butter and Biscoff so much flavor and authenticity.

Chocolate Peanut Butter is decadent, rich, and perfect for all of us who know that one of the most perfect flavor pairings ever is chocolate + peanut butter.

But none of them used butterscotch. An under-used but well-loved ingredient.

Honey Roasted Butterscotch White Chocolate Peanut Butter - Make your own gourmet PB in 10 mins! Crazy good!

The combination of honey roasted peanuts, butterscotch and white chocolate chips, is pure bliss. If you like butterscotch, you’re going to love this. It takes on much more butterscotch flavor than white chocolate. The white chocolate gives it a luscious creaminess while the butterscotch provides a pop of sweet, buttery intensity.

The peanut butter is very sweet, dessert-like, and it’s intended for those of us who would never complain if peanut butter ventured into the spreadable candy territory.

Honey Roasted Butterscotch White Chocolate Peanut Butter - Make your own gourmet PB in 10 mins! Crazy good!

It comes together in less than 10 minutes in a food processor and it’s essentially work-free. Grab your ear plugs and get ready to blend your way into some additional cardio because once you make this, you’ll eat half the jar the first day. Lace up those running shoes.

I don’t really even eat it on anything. I just need a spoon, the jar, and I’m all set.

Honey Roasted Butterscotch White Chocolate Peanut Butter - Make your own gourmet PB in 10 mins! Crazy good!

Using honey roasted peanuts is my preference, but roasted lightly salted peanuts are fine if that’s what you have.

Unnroasted or unsalted peanuts are far too bland for my taste and I wouldn’t recommend them. You could likely substitute cashews or almonds in place of the peanuts but I strongly prefer peanut butter to all other nut butters.

Trader Joe's honey roasted peanuts

Like making Homemade Peanut Butter, much of the process is the same.

Begin by adding just the peanuts and nothing else at all to the canister of a food processor.

Peanuts in a food processor

Turn it on and the first initial seconds are incredibly loud as the peanuts rattle against the plastic, but it softens after just a few seconds. I always tell my family members before I make nut butter so no one jumps out of their chair with that loud blast when I power on the machine.

Homemade Peanut Butter

The peanuts go through various stages in the approximately five minutes it takes to go from peanuts to peanut butter:

crushed peanuts

crushed into a fine powder

a paste

a thicker paste

and a big peanut butter “dough ball” forms

Homemade Peanut Butter dough ball

Then the big ball magically breaks down.

It starts out gritty and thick but in just another minute it smooths out and liquifies.

Homemade Peanut Butter

As you keep processing, the peanut butter becomes smoother, creamier, and thins out. Keep processing until the peanut butter is very smooth and liquidy, another minute or two.

Homemade Peanut Butter

I like my peanut butter buttery smooth and allow it process for a couple minutes after it’s liquified until I’m certain that’s it’s velvety smooth. I’ve never experienced any issues with over-processing and it may seem too liquidy and runny, but this is normal. Because it’s natural peanut butter and hasn’t been treated with hydrogenated oils like storebought, it’s going to be runnier than Jif or Skippy.

It firms up at room temperature and solidifies in the refrigerator. As a bonus, it doesn’t separate into a layer of oil and a solid dry mass, which is something I despise about many storebought ‘natural’ peanut butters.

Homemade Peanut Butter

After the peanut butter is runny and smooth, add the butterscotch and white chocolate chips, along with the vanilla and optional salt. You may wish to start with 1 cup each of the butterscotch chips and white chocolate chips if you prefer less sweet peanut butter and work your way up. I use 1 1/2 cups of each.

The slight saltiness of the nuts balances the sweetness. You can make this more salty-and-sweet by adding salt, to taste. I don’t add salt because I find the peanuts salty enough.

I have a ferociously strong food processor and add everything, all at once, through the feed tube with the machine running. If your machine is older or not as strong, sprinkling the chips in slowly may prevent your machine from struggling. I do not melt the chips first or do anything other than simply add them whole. The power of the machine, coupled with the heat the peanut butter has after 5 minutes of blending, is enough to incorporate them without issue. Process until the chips are incorporated and the spread is smooth, another minute or two.

Honey Roasted Butterscotch White Chocolate Peanut Butter - Make your own gourmet PB in 10 mins! Crazy good!

Transfer the peanut butter into a glass jar or other container with a lid. I’ve kept it in plastic yogurt containers and old butter containers. The batch fills a 16-ounce jar (about 2 cups) to the brim, plus about 1/2 cup, as shown in the large and small jars in the photos.

I store it either in the refrigerator or at room temperature. At room temperature it firms up some but stays soft and spreadable. In the refrigerator, because of the baking chips, it solidifies, but softens up again after ten minutes at room temperature. I estimate that it could be stored at room temperature for at least two weeks and in the refrigerator it will keep for months. Let common sense be your guide. However you choose to store it, the shelf life will far exceed your willpower, making longterm storage issues moot.

Honey Roasted Butterscotch White Chocolate Peanut Butter - Make your own gourmet PB in 10 mins! Crazy good!

I have always loved butterscotch for it’s distinct pop of sweetness and buttery qualities, and the same can be said for my affinity for white chocolate. The peanut butter is a perfect blend of sweet with a hint of saltiness, buttery, creamy, and rich. The vanilla compliments it all and using honey-roasted peanuts gives an added layer of flavor.

It’s comforting, it’s irresistible, and it’s ready in less than 10 minutes.

It’s dessert in a jar. Please hand me a spoon.

Honey Roasted Butterscotch White Chocolate Peanut Butter - Make your own gourmet PB in 10 mins! Crazy good!

Honey Roasted Butterscotch White Chocolate Peanut Butter - Make your own gourmet PB in 10 mins! Crazy good!

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Homemade Honey Roasted Butterscotch White Chocolate Peanut Butter

By Averie Sunshine
There is nothing better than homemade peanut butter. Once you try a taste of homemade, you'll never want storebought again. It's fast, easy, and usually more cost-efficient to make your own at home. By blending honey roasted peanuts with butterscotch and white chocolate chips, this is some of the best peanut butter I've ever made or had. Make no mistake, this peanut butter is sweet, dessert-like, and is intended for those who would never complain if peanut butter ventured into the spreadable candy territory. It's sweet, buttery, creamy, rich and wonderful.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 3
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Ingredients  

  • 16 ounces honey roasted peanuts, or your favorite type of peanut
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 to 1 ½ cups butterscotch chips
  • 1 to 1 ½ cups white chocolate chips
  • pinch of salt, optional and to taste

Instructions 

  • Add peanuts to the canister of a food processor, process on high power until creamy and smooth, about 5 minutes, stopping to scrape down the sides of the canister if necessary. However, I find the less scraping and interruptions, the better.
  • The peanuts will go through stages of: crushed, crushed into a fine powder, a paste, a thicker paste, a big “dough ball”, and then the ball will break down into runnier peanut butter. At the point the peanut butter is runny, continue processing for about 1 to 2 more minutes, making sure the peanut butter is as smooth as desired.
  • Add the vanilla, butterscotch chips, white chocolate chips (you may wish to start with 1 cup each of the butterscotch chips and white chocolate chips and increase to taste. I use 1 1/2 cups of each and the peanut butter is very sweet), the optional salt (I do not add salt; the salt from the honey roasted peanuts is enough for me) and process for 2 to 3 minutes, or until smooth and incorporated. I add the vanilla and baking chips all at once through the feed tube with the machine running, but if using a weaker or older food processor, sprinkling them in more slowly may prevent your machine from struggling. I do not melt them first or do anything other than simply adding them in whole. The power of the machine, coupled with the heat the peanut butter has taken on after 5 minutes of blending, is enough to incorporate them perfectly smoothly.
  • Transfer peanut butter into a glass jar or other airtight container with a lid. Store peanut butter in the refrigerator or at room temperature. At room temperature, it firms up some but stays soft. In the refrigerator, because of the baking chips, it hardens and solidifies, but softens up again after ten minutes at room temperature. I estimate that it can be stored at room temperature for at least two weeks and in the refrigerator, it will keep for months; but of course, let common sense be your guide.
  • Recipe is gluten-free provided that the brands of peanuts and baking chips used are gluten-free. Always read the labels to make sure they conform to your dietary needs.

Nutrition

Serving: 1, Calories: 1795kcal, Carbohydrates: 144g, Protein: 45g, Fat: 123g, Saturated Fat: 49g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 67g, Cholesterol: 18mg, Sodium: 629mg, Fiber: 13g, Sugar: 129g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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  1. This is my favorite, too! So happy I found your blog and your recipes. Especially this one. I love it on waffles!

    1. Thanks for trying my recipes and finding me, Karen! Nice to hear this is your fave! I would love some of this PB on waffles – sounds perfect!

  2. This sounds amazing!!! I love butterscotch, and you are right, it’s so under used! I’m also a big lover of the white chocolate. Must try!

  3. Have you ever tried caramelized white chocolate? I think David Lebovitz has a recipe for it, that would be amaaaazing in peanut butter.

    1. Oh wow, that sounds too decadent for words! I have only ever scorched the hell out of white chocolate, but never actually caramelized it :) Off too google David’s recipe!

  4. So I saw this on Pinterest, had the ingredients by the afternoon and whipped it up in 10 mins. This is absolutely delicious or ‘awesome’ as my teenage son informed me. This was my first time ever making peanut butter, who knew it was so easy?

  5. Totally agree that despite peanuts not being my favorite nut taste wise, they make the best butter! I’ve really tried to like almond butter but it just has the mouth feel of wallpaper glue.

    1. I like almond milk, I love eating handfuls of candied almonds around the holidays, but almond butter…no. Never got into it, no matter how many I’ve tried. Wallpaper glue. That about sums it up perfectly!

  6. Your step by step instructions on how to make delicious peanut butter are so easy that even a novice can make it. I eat peanut butter fairly regularly but this one tastes divine. Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe.

  7. And you have a book coming out?!! AMAZING! So excited for you. I definitely have to preorder my copy!

    1. Thanks and yes, I do. In like 6 weeks! It was my project of 2012 and it’s finally coming to reality after all this time! And thanks for your tweet :)

  8. Wow, another one of your famous home made spreads! thanks for all the great ideas on flavour combinations! i just know this one’s a winner already! sigh…so tasty!

  9. I love love love butterscotch! My dad and I always used to make butterscotch pudding as a treat all the time. I miss it! Since I’m highly obsessed with peanut butter, I bet I would love this!

  10. I already always loved that you use honey roasted peanuts for your home made peanut butter. Adding butterscotch and white chocolate chips sounds just divine!

  11. You’re the queen of PB, Averie! I loved the cookie butter PB you shared last time and my friends went wild for it. I can’t wait to toss in the butterscotch as well!

  12. Averie, you need to start selling this spreadable gold nationwide!!!!!!! I’ll preorder my first box!! :-D

    1. You’re so sweet..and believe me, I’ve thought about it. But selling food (and inter-state) comes with so much red tape that I can’t even deal…but I’ve pondered!

  13. Spreadable candy! Ok, I’m hooked! I need a jar of this in my life right now, please!
    Every time I see photos of your beautiful food processor, I’m reminded of my own – which is damaged, and broken. Magimix is now on my wish-list. :D

  14. OMG I’m in love with this; we made it tonight and it’s fabulous darling! Have a great weekend!!

    1. I am so glad to hear that you made it and love it! Me too!!! Thanks for LMK & enjoy it..and your weekend!

    1. I answered this a few times for others in the comments so go back and re-read some of them but in a nutshell I do prefer my food proc. It’s possible to do in a Vita but watch youtube videos and google first so you don’t blow your motor!

  15. I’m assuming this is the amazing peanut butter I’ve been waiting for, and it was worth the wait! This looks absolutely amazing. I’m definitely trying it. Butterscotch is one of the flavors I have on my PB to-do list, and your version just amplified it! Yum. Pinned!!

    1. Yes it is! And it’s my fave ever. I loooooove this stuff! And thanks for the pin. You’re so sweet :)

  16. I really need to grab some honey-roasted peanuts next time I’m at Trader Joe’s! I’ve made a lot of nut butters in my Magimix, but I still haven’t made peanut butter!

  17. This is your favorite kind of homemade peanut butter so far?? Well Averie, then that means I have GOT to try it!! The flavors… they are screaming my name! You love white chocolate so much. I think I love butterscotch as much as you love white chocolate! I am dying to make this. I (gasp!) have no honey roasted peanuts in the pantry and need to grab some ASAP. You are the peanut butter queen (obviously). ;) LOVING the photos too. Your peanut butters all look so pretty.

    1. I love this one Sally. It really is my fave! It even beats Cookie Butter (by a narrow margin) and chocolate. I love butterscotch as much as I love white chocolate but I just don’t blog about it that much. I mean, who does. Not a super common thing to gush and go ga-ga over in comparison to white choc, which more people are on board with but I need to work more butterscotch recipes in! Thanks for the photo compliments :)

  18. Holy Moly!! I’ve never made homemade peanut butter before, but now I’m completely tempted to..especially if it’s honey roasted butterscotch white chocolate peanut butter! Amazing.

  19. I need to make my own peanut butter! I can’t believe I have yet to this! I am starting with this. For sure!

  20. I bought these peanuts awhile back to make your peanut butter and haven’t made it yet. Now I know why – I was waiting for THIS.

  21. I bet this tastes amazing. The different steps the peanuts goes through shows off how magical baking and cooking can be. One minute you’re doubting yourself and the next you have a delicious treat.

  22. Oh my! Another FAB peanut butter concoction! I’m all for the “buttery intensity” of butterscotch. Love. It. Averie, I think you need those nifty new EcoJarz jar lids, with a round opening for a straw. You won’t even need a spoon…just suck these bad boy peanut butters down from the jar with a straw! Haha!! LOVE this idea! Pinning…

  23. Well now you so speak my language!
    That honey roasted peanuts do make the best pb; I had done this ages ago.
    AND I love that you added butterscotch!
    Brilliant!

  24. Wow.

    I love love love love butterscotch. Where did you buy yours ? Is there a particular brand? Loved rthe clicks Averie..

    Shobha

  25. Spreadable candy–sounds like absolute perfection! I love how creative you got with this. And honey roasted peanut butter has always been my favorite kind of peanut butter to eat. I save the Jif for baking and honey roasted for eating. But this recipe…it might just top my love for honey roasted peanut butter. I must try to make my own very soon!!

  26. Good lord, Every single thing you’ve posted this week has been AMAZING lady!!! I mean, I always love your recipes, but it’s very rare that a whole week’s worth of posts make me freak out and want to dance around eating all of the food through my screen. Obsessed. With every single one of them. Butterscotch and white chocolate have always been two of my favorite flavors!

    1. Thanks, Ari! That’s awesome and glad you love them all! I have liked my recipes, too, this week. Some weeks, I’m like, well it’s ‘fine’ but this week I liked more than usual, too :)

  27. Yum, I think you should do a giveaway with a flavor of each of your homemade PBs….just saying! ;)

    1. I know, I’ve wanted to! But I bet there is someone who’d freak out about homemade goodies and I’d hear about it. But I’ve thought about it!

  28. That looks so good…I’m a butterscotch junky…could I make this in my Vitamix? You need to figure out a way to make the butterscotch dip that I used to get on ice cream cones from DQ. It was so butterscotchy…there has to be a way to make it…it was like Magic Shell.

    1. It’s much harder to make nut butter in Vita’s than in a food proc. Google it and watch youtube videos; it’s possible but it’s one job where I really prefer the food proc but use what you have. AFTER watching how-to videos! And the sauce you’re talking about is likely just melted butterscotch chips with coconut oil, kept at a soft/warm/melted state and will harden on contact. Probably 1 c butterscotch chips to 2 tbsp coconut oil is where I’d start.

  29. If spreadable dessert is wrong, I dont want to be right. This peanut butter would go great on a fluffer nutter sandwich!

  30. You know I love white chocolate so I am definitely going to try this! May skip the butterscotch :) And amp the white chocolate! :)

    1. Don’t skip it…it adds so much! Well, unless you don’t love it. But yes the white choc on it’s own is great, too!

  31. OK, totally sold on this. I love butterscotch ANYTHING and have never thought about how well the flavors would pair with peanut butter! So great! And I love the white chocolate for creaminess. This just sounds insane! I want to make it and give it away as gifts – would have some very happy friends and family! :)

    Thanks so much for checking in on me on the juice cleanse, dear! It’s going well so far – I got convinced to do the 5 day cleanse so I’ve still got some time to go. I feel really energized though! I think the hardest thing is going to be not downing a jar of peanut butter (or something like that) the minute I’m finished with the juices! But I know it’s really important to ease back into normal food! I’ll keep you posted ;)

    1. I didn’t ease back per se. I ate some of the pineapple-banana bread I had posted about last week. But in general, I ate lighter/less. But I just had to have that bread :) I am sooooo impressed you’re doing a 5 day. For your first one!! And reading about PB in the process. You’re amazing, Marie! And yes, this would make great gifts if you can part with some of it :)

  32. You. Are. Incredible. Nuff said.

    My sister FLIPS for peanut butter sandwiches — she hates the jelly — and she also happens to be a butterscotch fiend. I’m sooooo making her this when I want something out of her, haha :)

  33. GIRL WHOA. I LOVE butterscotch. LOVE.

    I can’t say I’d make this as a pb, but DUDE. Add a little coconut oil and use this as a glaze/coating/frosting for some sweet potato bread balls. Hell yeah. Best idea of the day.

  34. My husband likes trying all the various varieties of PB from The Peanut Butter Company, and I’m pretty sure they have a white chocolate version. I need to make this for him so we start experimenting and making his favorite flavors at home!

    1. They do. It’s called White Chocolate Wonderful and if you skip the butterscotch and replace with all white choc in this recipe, that’s what you’ll get :)

  35. I love all of these flavors together, Averie. I really need to do homemade PB more often!

  36. Looks delicious! I bet this peanut butter would work perfectly in the cookies I just posted. I’ve never made peanut butter before, and I love that you added butterscotch. Such a great flavour!

  37. I still haven’t attempted to make a nut butter. I know that’s silly b/c it’s not that complicated. But somehow I could manage to screw it up. This sounds like icing in a jar!

    1. Girl. You throw peanuts in a food proc and watch them go. For about 5 mins. You’re done.

      Make.it. :)

  38. Oh my gosh, Averie, I’m blown away by this one! The flavors blended in this peanut butter have to be amazing together! I CANNOT wait to make this! I never get this excited over peanut butter!

  39. very excited for this! i finally tried your homemade peanut butter using the honey roasted peanuts and its amazing! will be fun to try the additional sweetness of butterscotch and white chocolate. i definitely agree that butterscotch is under used. i’m a big fan of “white chocolate wonderful” from the peanut butter company..and i have a feeling this will be similar ..and homemade anything is always better to me :)

    1. If you skipped the butterscotch and just used white choc chips, you’d have WCW. You’d want to add a good 2 cups white choc chips, like I did in the Choc PB, but use white. Easy :)

  40. Whoaaaa! This looks amazing, Averie! And we just ran out of peanut butter yesterday, so this is perfect timing for me to find this ;)

    1. It’s crazy good. And if you make this today, chances are it’ll be gone by tomorrow. Not even kidding!

  41. I have used the remnants of white choc. and butterscotch chips in PB cookies, but never thought to incorporate them into PB–how creative! This definitely sounds like spreadable candy and I immediately thought of smearing this on graham crackers (homemade of course) or as a topping for ice cream….if I could manage to save any for such occasions. I wish I would have known about making nut butters in the food processor years ago. I’ve made a lot of it in my vita-mix but the food proc. actually works better.

    1. Homemade nut butter is a job that I think is MUCH better suited to a food proc. It’s just so much smoother and the gear-grinding of the Vita scares me. It gets all hot and doesn’t really blend, just gear-grinds, right before the auto pre-emergency shut off :( You will loooove this version, Paula. My fave, to date.

  42. I made a peanut butter a couple of times but never with butterscotch. An I like it alot. I was in love with butterscotch chocolates, I’ll try a peanut butter with it :)