I ran through the last of my free jars of peanut butter 2 weeks ago. I ended up buying peanuts cheap and making my own. Cost me about $1 for 16oz. It's not shelf stable so you'll have to pop it in the fridge, but it's so quick to make AND doesn't contain any crap. We've actually been burning through this faster than we've ever gone through store bought peanut butter. It's really tasty.
ETA: might as well post my recipe while I'm at it
- 2 cups/1lb of shelled/raw/roasted peanuts (whatever you pick up is fine)
- approx 1-2tbs of oil (any oil you have on hand, I like using coconut oil, I think it's thicker and creamier)
-salt to taste
Blend/grind/process the peanuts until they are as fine as possible (or until the consistency you want for chunky), add some oil and blend some more to creamy it up (and salt to taste, I add a pinch or two of fine sea salt). Ta-da. Literally, 5 minutes (unless you're shelling peanuts too lol)
Edited by Karen1985 - 5/10/12 at 11:30am