Monday, October 7, 2013

Dried Peanut Butter

The other day I brought former Mrs. Bug-out renter to the store so she could get some groceries.  She wanted to go to Wal-Mart and shop there.  I don't normally walk up and down the grocery aisles at the store so it was going to be an adventure.  I was on grandchild duty, and while Boy and Girl were at Sunday School I had the 3, 4, and 6 year olds with me.  The 3 year old in Bug-out's cart and the 4 and 6 year old in mine.  They were perfect!  (Did I mention that they instantly fell asleep and slept the entire shopping trip?)

As I was perusing the aisles I noticed something I'd never seen in any grocery store.  Now that doesn't mean it's not carried everywhere, it's just that I hadn't seen it.  Dried, powdered peanut butter.  6 1/2 ounces for under four dollars by Bell Plantation.  It said the bottle made 15 servings.  I figure it costs about twice the price as if you bought a jar of Skippy or Jif.  That's not bad for something that you can store.

I didn't make it into peanut butter yet but I did open the jar and eat 1/2 a teaspoon plain and dry.  I liked it.  It will be good to throw into shakes, add to pancakes, brownies, or anything else that I'm cooking.  Give it a try.  If you don't like it you aren't out much money.  If you do like it, you can purchase it from food storage companies sealed in cans for really long-term storage or you can buy it in mylar bags or plastic bottles from the store. 


  1. Thank you so much! I immediately googled "how to dehydrate peanut butter" and it is so simple, going to buy some maltodextrin and try it.

  2. We have powdered peanut butter from rainy day foods or emergency essentials, it's great to use for cooking. It measures better and doesn't leave you with extra dishes to clean.
    I am the peanut butter hound in our house, I empty a large Costco sized jug each month. It has the perfect amount of fat and protein for weight lifting and it goes great with honey or home canned preserves.