The sweet and salty combo in this salted caramel peanut butter makes it perfect for spreading, dipping, or just eating straight from the jar!
salted caramel peanut butter

You know how smokers and drug addicts always make these grand statements about how they are totally in control of their addiction and can quit any time?

Well….I can’t.


Peanut butter.

Or coffee. But today we’re talking peanut butter.


There was a time in my life when I couldn’t go even a day without a spoonful. A finger dip. A covert swipe from the side of the jar when no one was looking.

Thankfully for the.boy, my addiction has evolved to the point where if I have to go a day without my daily dose, I can suppress theΒ strong urge to strangle someone…

…but 48 hours, and you’re pushing it.

And don’t even try to tell me to stock less than five jars in my pantry at any given time.

Them’s fighting words.


Simply put, you don’t want to come between me and my nut butter collection. Ever. I could tell you what happened to the last guy who did, but…then I’d have to kill you. Sorry.

Lately I’ve become enamored with the idea of DIY nut butter. Not only can you then achieve full control over replenishing your nut butter stash, but you can make it any flavor you want! Any in the world!

Because I am nothing if not predictable, my first attempt involved a jar of homemade caramel sauce, a bag of salted peanuts, and my food processor.

This might have been my best life choice.

It’s sweet, it’s salty, and it’s probably going to make you want to lick the jar clean. Honestly, the caramel flavor isn’t as prominent as you’d expect. It’s mostly peanuts with a background of sweet smokiness and then a subtle layer of salt on top. Oh, and some caramel crunchies that solidified slightly as the food processor was running.

Perfect for PB&J-ing, or otherwise.

And by otherwise, I mean finger dipping. Obvi.

This was my submission to this month’s Leftovers Club! A jar got sent off yesterday to my friend Shashi from Runnin Srilankan, in exchange for the gluten-free, sugar-free, yet still all around awesome muffins she sent me. Check out the links below to see what other Leftovers Club-ers made this month!


Salted Caramel Peanut Butter
The sweet and salty combo in this salted caramel peanut butter makes it perfect for spreading, dipping, or just eating straight from the jar!
Yield: 2 cups
For the caramel
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ¼ cup water
  • ¼ tsp lemon juice
For the peanut butter
  • 2 cups salted peanuts
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 5 tbsp peanut oil
  • sea salt, to taste
  1. In a medium saucepan, combine the sugar, water, and lemon juice. Cook, stirring, over medium heat until the sugar melts. Then continue to cook until the mixture is an amber color, swirling the pan occasionally to mix. Remove from the heat immediately.
  2. In the bowl of a food processor, combine the peanuts, brown sugar, peanut oil, and warm caramel. Pulse until combined and smooth. Season to taste with sea salt.
An Eats Well With Others Original
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 2 tbsp

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63 Responses to Salted Caramel Peanut Butter

  1. June Burns says:

    Genius! Peanut butter and caramel, I’d be all over that πŸ™‚ And I feel you, I can “quit at any time” for a lot of things too πŸ˜€

  2. Zainab says:

    Oh how jealous I am of Shashi!! This looks like the best life decision ever!!

  3. Sune Moolman says:

    I didn’t think it possible to love peanut butter more. But you just took this thing to a whole new level!
    Hello there salted caramel peanut butter, wink wink.

  4. I cannot (and do not) go a day without peanut butter!! Love the stuff. I was into making my own for a while but have failed to keep up with that… This awesome looking recipe reminds me that I should though! Salted caramel pb?? Now you’re talking.

  5. I may or may not have face planted into the computer. No biggie.

  6. After seeing this, I think I want to join you in your addiction. This looks amazing!! I really, really REALLY want to make it but I’m scared I’ll eat the whole jar myself…in a day, lol.

  7. You have just swept my taste buds off their feet. I’m completely smitten with this peanut butter.

  8. Sweet glory! I just saw a picture on FoodFaithFitness’s instagram of the Skippy salted caramel peanut butter and was about to go hunt it down. But now I can make it! You’re so smart πŸ™‚

  9. You did what now? Oh my goodness, I want it on everything: toast, chocolate, on a spoon….

  10. Talk about great minds and all – I started off my post speaking of obsessions too!!!
    But – let’s get back to this peanut butter – you sent me this???? Ooooh – how did you know I LURVE homemade nutbutters and I sneak a spoon EVERYDAY (if not twice a day)! This is simply glorious! I am a lucky LOCer! Thanks so much Joanne!

  11. Shaina says:

    Ohhhh my god, salted caramel anything is amazing. I would smear this peanut butter on everything in my kitchen LOL

  12. Lori R. says:

    I love that you have a nut butter collection. Me too! Almond, cashew and always, always peanut butter. This is such a good idea! Love salted caramel!

  13. Salted peanut butter caramel, I mean salted caramel peanut butter…it doesn’t matter – a rose is a rose…

  14. Neither can I, nor do I want to πŸ™‚ This looks utterly delicious!

  15. Pam says:

    Oh boy. My son loves peanut butter and salted caramel so I can only imagine how much he would LOVE this!!

  16. Heather says:

    Such a yummy idea! I’ve been doing a combo of peanut butter with salted bourbon vanilla honey. YUM.

  17. Faye says:

    I’m jelly (get it) haha…seriously though, this looks sooo good. Can’t wait to make it!

  18. so jealous of Shashi right now..i could swim in this goodness.

  19. Caramel and peanut butter in the same place is a truly genius invention! I want to roll this mixture up in a gooey brioche dough– if I could resist eating it all with a spoon.

  20. Yum Joanne ! Sweet and salty combo in peanut butter is just what we needed!

  21. I need to make more of my own nut butters – I love the sweet/salty mix here!

  22. Monica says:

    I just baked with peanut butter yesterday and was telling my husband that PB is one craving that I’ve persistently had in the last few years. In other words, I can totally relate. Not a week goes by without a few English muffin with PB breakfasts. I might be making up for lost time because I didn’t eat much of it growing up. Anyway…love that you are making your own and this combination with salted caramel looks incredibly satisfying.

  23. Ooooooohhhh myyyy! I guarantee if you jarred this and sold it, it would be an instant hit!
    Salted caramel and peanut butter are 2 of my favourite things.

  24. You’re definitely not the only one addicted to PB! A woman I work with DOESN’T like it, and I’m 99% positive that means she’s a robot. Further testing will confirm. That, or she’s trying to lull me into a false sense of security so I let my guard down when she’s near my stash — which I definitely have in my office. One jar creamy, one jar crunchy, and — let’s be honest– soon to be one salted caramelly. Mmm!

  25. This is the peanut butter my dreams were made of. SWOON!

  26. I’m currently overlooking peanut butter for tahini, but this is guaranteed to swing me back to the PB camp!! I’m almost scared to make it, because I know it will last hardly any time at all. But I’m more excited to make it, because I can just imagine how good it will be πŸ™‚

  27. Mmmm – oh yes, please – I love peanut butter, but am not addicted:)

  28. I stopped in my tracks as soon as I saw Salted. Caramel. Peanut Butter.
    Question for you. How do you add the other peanut butter recipes at the bottom of the post. Is that a widget. Thank you my blogging guru!

  29. Kelly says:

    Shashi is one lucky lady! Salted caramel? Oh my…this is the peanut butter of my dreams! <3

  30. I’ll take mine straight from the jar please. Yum!!

  31. Susan says:

    I had an open face peanut butter sandwich for lunch today πŸ˜‰ I’ve never tried making it myself but I’ll bet it’s so much tastier than the store bought brands!

  32. I’ve been dying to make my own nut butter, but haven’t had a chance. This looks so delicious πŸ™‚

  33. I’ve never tried making my own pb at home and your recipe looks so much better than storebought! Pretty pictures!

  34. Johanna GGG says:

    The worst thing about loving peanut butter is having a high speed blender and a child in the house with an allergy to peanut butter – I really want to make my own but worry it wont wash off completely! However even that hasn’t kept me from buying the stuff!

  35. You killed it with the photos! So beautiful , I want to eat it through the screen πŸ™‚

  36. Reeni says:

    Dessert in a jar – where’s my spoon? That looks divine!

  37. Pretty sure I haven’t gone a day without peanut butter or coffee since I was 15. That’s dedication. And this salted caramel version might just up my intake to twice (or heck, thrice) a day on the PB front.

  38. Salted caramel and peanut butter are two of my favorites! This sounds dangerously addictive! πŸ™‚

  39. I am with you about needing nut butter daily. I’m busy with honey almond and next I want to try cashew coconut. This flavour sounds delicious πŸ™‚

  40. Erica says:

    What a heavenly combo!! Sounds so good…and addicting!

  41. Betty says:

    Oooh…that takes peanut butter to a new level! I’m a pb lover too. πŸ™‚

  42. Teffy says:

    and here I was, thinking peanut butter just couldn’t get any better…. oh wait, it can!!
    You genius!

    {Teffy’s Perks} X

  43. You really shouldn’t have let us in on this dirty little secret… how will we be able to resist now???

  44. Joanne!!! girl, thanks for keeping it real today . . because I agree, I can’t quit coffee, peanut butter or chocolate. just not gonna do it. love this salted caramel peanut butter combo!! how can I score a jar of this deliciousness?! πŸ˜› totally going to try this! happy friday!

  45. Oh my goodness, are you kidding me??? Are you trying to make me fat eating jar after jar of this? Because that might happen.

  46. hahaha I totally agree. A day without pb is no day at all. My hubbie and I each have our own pb (mine is extra crunchy) so I can do what I want. I may have to eliminate any finger-licking-good moments when my little one is big enough to eat solids if I’m then needing to share my pb with anyone πŸ˜‰

  47. Kate says:

    OMG – salted, caramel, peanut butter cups! The possibilities!

  48. Putting two of my favourite sauces/spreads in one? Genius πŸ˜€

    Choc Chip Uru

  49. Sarah says:

    I like salted caramel (like a LOT) and peanut butter too, so these are amazing in my book. I don’t have a food processor or blender powerful enough to make nut butter ~ but when I get one that is, this is one of the first things I’ll be using it for. Pinned!

  50. Ala says:

    So my friend and I JUST had a conversation about “peanut butter fingers,” which I wasn’t aware was a thing–but apparently it is. And I would totally use my PB fingers to eat this up without a spoon or bread or anything halfway civilized. This looks so good and I’m about to share it everryyyyywhere!

  51. I love pb too, but I think almond butter may edge it out just a little for me. Either way, I’m fully stocked at all times and sometimes (okay, most of the time) have to resist the urge to grab a giant spoonful and just eat it.

  52. Agness says:

    I’m the biggest fan of peanut butter here, trust me!! πŸ˜€

  53. Peanut butter in all its forms is ALWAYS welcome around here, but major bonus points for making this a sweet-and-salty flavor. My absolute fave!

  54. Gerry says:

    Dang, that’s lethal!


    I go about my life…making homemade peanut butter. And I’m all like “yeah. this is delicious and healthy hooray.”

    and then you go and put in salted caramel. and I want it.

    You’re eviiiillll


  56. You are seriously making me salivate here Joanne – this salted caramel peanut butter looks divine!

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  59. Liz says:

    Looks great and yummy ! = )
    How long can we keep the salted caramel peanut butter?

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