Go gather some chestnuts. Then, use them to make chestnut butter. It’s a fun (and free) alternative to peanut butter, and it makes a great gift. Here’s how it’s made.
How to Make Chestnut Butter
optional: salt and honey
What You Do:
Roast and shell your chestnuts, following the instructions found here.
Place the chestnuts in a food processor or blender, taking care not to overfill the bowl.
Add a half-cup of water, and blend. Continue adding water and blending until you reach a nice pasty consistency (this takes some patience). Then, give your chestnut butter a taste test and add salt or honey, if desired (I like to add both).
Transfer your finished chestnut butter to jars, and freeze any that you don’t plan to use right away.Print
- optional: salt & honey
Roast and shell your chestnuts.
Then, place them in a food processor or blender; add half a cup of water, and blend. Work in batches, if you have a lot of chestnuts.
Keep adding water and blending until you reach a peanut butter-like consistency.
Then, taste your chestnut butter, and if you’d like, add salt and/or honey.
Jar your chestnut butter. Freeze your extras for later.