Amish Peanut Butter Spread Recipe
If you've ever been to an Amish church you will know exactly what I'm talking about when I mention creamy Amish peanut butter spread. Because it always gets served with the meal afterward.
(*Note: Every Amish church that I've visited, and I've visited many, served peanut butter spread. But I have heard that there are some Amish churches that serve bean soup instead of the traditional Amish church meal.)
The Amish only have church every other Sunday, and it is held in someone's home or barn.
It takes a lot of work to get ready for church at your place. Everything gets cleaned up to perfection. The main floor of the house gets cleaned out, and rooms are opened up so the benches can be moved in.
Each church has a closed wagon full of benches and chairs that get pulled to the next family's home when it's their turn.
And we had approximately 25 families in our district, so our turn would come around about once a year.
Peanut butter spread for Amish Church Dinner
After church, tables were set up, and everyone had a turn to eat. And we always had pretty much the same kind of meal.
Amish peanut butter marshmallow spread was served every time, along with bread and buns.
We often just ate enough to curb our hunger, because it was nothing great to us. However, visitors usually seemed to enjoy the food. And I think sometimes they were almost embarrassed to eat a lot because we barely ate.
Not everyone used the same recipe for Amish peanut butter spread, but it was always similar. And we didn't like when it was too runny because we wanted to pile it on thick.
How to make Amish peanut butter
Mix sugars, molasses, and water in a saucepan. Then bring it to a boil, and continue to cook over medium heat for about two to three minutes.
I used two kinds of molasses because some kinds of molasses have a stronger taste and I wanted some of that flavor, but not too strong. You can use molasses, corn syrup, or whatever you have on hand.
Cool completely, then add peanut butter and marshmallow. Stir till well mixed.
Does Amish Peanut Butter Need to be Refrigerated?
To ensure that your peanut butter lasts longer, it's important to store it properly.
And although it doesn't need to be refrigerated, cold temperatures will keep it good longer. So if you're making a big batch and want to have it around for a while, I would recommend storing it in the refrigerator.
Peanut Butter Spread will last for several months if refrigerated.
But if you prefer not to refrigerate your peanut butter, aim to keep it in a cool, dark place.
And allowing your spread to sit out in the air will cause it to harden and eventually spoil. So you do need to keep it stored in an air-tight container.
What to Eat with Peanut Butter Spread
We ate peanut butter spread on bread or buns.
And if you are needing a recipe for amazing dinner rolls to eat with your Amish peanut butter (click here). This recipe is from my sister-in-law @aranchmom.com. They are soft and amazing!
And I love this recipe for one-hour dinner rolls as well. They are quick and easy to make and equally fluffy and delicious.
You can use this Amish spread for PB&J sandwiches, and since it's already sweetened and creamy, you don't need any jelly.
This creamy peanut butter is also yummy with apples, bananas, celery sticks, etc.
This post has been edited to add another Amish Church Peanut Butter Recipe...
I know that the Amish do not all use the same peanut butter spread recipe, even though they are similar.
The one I just shared has molasses in it, and I happen to like that flavor. And I like the consistency of that recipe as well.
So, I am a bit partial to the recipe with molasses. And I believe that is what we mostly had in our Amish church.
However, I have been told by several people that they like the recipe with just peanut butter, marshmallow, and Karo. And I will admit that this recipe is faster and easier to make.
So, I decided to edit this post and give you another recipe for peanut butter spread.
This one simply has three ingredients: 1 cup of peanut butter, a scant 1 cup of marshmallow cream, and about 1 1/4 cups of Karo syrup.
Just mix all three ingredients together until it is smooth and creamy. You may want to start with 1 cup of Karo, and then add more until it is the consistency that you like it.
This peanut butter marshmallow spread is also very delicious. You could try both of my recipes and let me know, in the comments below, which one you like better.
More Info on the Amish
Today I am also adding a link to a youtube channel that I found with a lot of information about the Amish. It is pretty accurate. Obviously, it's not exactly the same for all of the Amish, but most of it is very typical. Click here to watch
More Amish Recipes to try...
Amish Church Creamy Peanut Butter Spread
- 2 c. brown sugar
- 1 1/2 c. white sugar
- 2/3 c. molasses
- 2 c. water
- 2 1/2 lb. peanut butter
- 1 1/2 c. marshmallow cream
- Mix water, sugars, and molasses in saucepan. Bring to boil.2 c. brown sugar, 1 1/2 c. white sugar, 2/3 c. molasses, 2 c. water
- Boil on medium heat for about 2 - 3 minutes.
- Cool completely.
- Add peanut butter and marshmallow cream and mix well, until smooth and creamy.2 1/2 lb. peanut butter, 1 1/2 c. marshmallow cream
- Serve on bread or buns. Or anything else you like peanut butter with.