That depends on your taste, Penny. I don't cook with salt, and DH never adds it. We only use peanuts. Our favorite supermarket has a machine and a hopper full of peanuts (on one machine, the other has almonds), so we use that. We pay for the pnut butter by the pound. They sell machines that make nut butters, and they're fairly inexpensive. Margaret L >Thanks for your replies, Margaret and Craig -- if one does not own >a blender, any ideas on how to mash the peanuts into a properly >smooth paste? A bit of salt would be added, wouldn't it..? > >Penny > > > >. > > >________________________________________________________________ >The best thing to hit the internet in years - Juno SpeedBand! >Surf the web up to FIVE TIMES FASTER! >Only $14.95/ month - visit www.juno.com to sign up today!