Can You Freeze Peanut Butter?

How to freeze Peanut ButterYou want to know if you can freeze peanut butter? You can and we will spend some time explaining why it is not really necessary.

If you still need to know how to do it, we will highlight the right way to go about freezing this product, as well as other useful tips.

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Can You Freeze Peanut Butter?

Yes, you can freeze peanut butter, but it is not necessary. Because peanut butter has a very little moisture and high oil content, it has a very long shelf life.

You will find that most commercial brands have a shelf life of a year before it begins to degrade.

If you are unable to finish a jar for whatever reason, it can be frozen with no problems.

Frozen peanut butter also makes for a really good frosty treat in the summertime.

Related: Can You Freeze Nutella?

How to Freeze Peanut Butter Properly?

Freezing peanut butter is not overly complicated. For the most part, you can just stick the bottle in the freezer and call it a day.

It will hold up well in the freezer and when you are ready to use it, just let it defrost at room temperature.

If you are making peanut butter sandwiches or frosty treats, then the freezing process is quite different.

Frosty Treats: If you are looking to make some peanut butter frosty treats, all you need to do is put dollops of the product on a baking sheet.

Place the baking sheet in the freezer till the peanut butter hardens.

From there, place in a freezer bag/container and pop out your cold treat when needed.

Freeze Peanut Butter Sandwiches: Peanut butter sandwiches hold up really well in the freezer and if you are looking to save time or waste by making several sandwiches at once and storing them, then freezing is a really good option.

When it comes time to defrosting, all you would need to do is thaw it out overnight and let sit at room temperature.

Please note: It is not a good idea to put jelly on the bread, as when it begins to defrost, the jelly will make the bread soggy and inedible.

Wrapping it up

Yes, it is possible to freeze peanut butter, but for the most part it doesn’t make sense, as peanut butter has a long shelf life.

If you are intent on doing it, it can be done and will be able to extend the life of the popular nut butter.

Would I do it? No, but you are free to test it and let us know how turns out.

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