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Peanut Butter Help Needed

TroyTempest | | Apr 9, 2009 10:11 AM

In an effort to eat healthier a few years back we started buying "natural" peanut butter. No more jiffy, Peter Pan skippy, etc. As most everyone knows, the oil and ground up peanuts will separate. This gives you two choices, that I know of. After stirring you can put it in the fridge which I guess keeps it from separating, but gives you one hard unspreadable lump of PB. The other option, not refrigerating, then stirring every time really isn't much better. It is almost impossible to stir well in the jar. By the time you get to the bottom of the jar, the PB there is virtually devoid of oil making it unspreadable and unpleasant to eat. Or you can do what i did this morning, which is to dump it all out of the jar into a large bowl, then mash it together with a potato masher (I guess that makes 3 choices), then after making the sandwiches, put it all back in the jar.
This got me to thinking of other possible solutions:
Put it all in a big jar, then stick an immersion blender in every time. If i thought it wouldn't be a PITA to clean the immersion blender, this might be a good choice. If i had one I'd try it. I don't currently, but my wife thinks it would be nice for her butternut squash soup. As of now, this would be its only use.

Does anyone have any other suggestions, besides sneaking in the "unhealthy" stuff?

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