Amish Peanut Butter Spread Recipe
Experience the heartwarming flavors of Amish country with every spoonful of our delicious, creamy Amish Peanut Butter. Amish peanut butter spread is a sweet, smooth, and creamy creation that embodies the essence of sweet Amish comfort food.
This recipe harmoniously blends the wholesome goodness of peanut butter with creamy marshmallow fluff, molasses, and sugar.
Made in Amish homes and enjoyed in Amish restaurants, this sweet spread captures the Amish community's favorite way to add a little sweetness to their lives.
Whether it's paired with homemade bread, graham crackers, or apple slices, it holds a special spot in the hearts of those who love traditional Amish cuisine. I hope you get to experience the enduring charm of this sweet spread, bringing a touch of Amish Country to your kitchen.
Amish Church Spread
If you've ever been to an Amish church you 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 some Amish churches 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. The hosts serve lunch to everyone after the service, and they have a traditional meal that is shared each time.
Growing up in Lancaster County, our church meals consisted of homemade bread and buns, peanut butter spread, cheese spread or cheese slices, lunch meat, pickles, pickled beets, and dessert (either pies or cookies).
Not everyone used the same recipe for Amish peanut butter spread, but it was always similar. We piled the peanut butter spread onto our buns and topped them with meat and cheese.
Sounds like a healthy meal, right? Well, no, not exactly. But it was filling and yummy. My kids think that a sandwich made with sweet peanut butter, meat, and cheese sounds disgusting, but I'm almost drooling just thinking about it. It's so good!!
How to Make Amish Peanut Butter
Mix sugars, molasses, and water in a large 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.
Completely cool the sugar syrup mixture, then add regular peanut butter and marshmallow creme. Use a whisk or electric mixer and mix until smooth and creamy.
Does Amish Peanut Butter Need to be Refrigerated?
To ensure that your peanut butter spread 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.
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 airtight container.
What to Eat With Sweet Peanut Butter Spread
We ate peanut butter spread on bread or buns.
And if you need a recipe for dinner rolls to eat with your Amish peanut butter, my sister-in-law has a great recipe. They are soft and amazing!
I love 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 to add any jelly.
This creamy peanut butter is also yummy with apples, bananas, celery sticks, graham crackers, 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 shared in my recipe card has molasses in it, and I happen to like the flavor and consistency of peanut butter spread with molasses. It's my favorite recipe. 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. (Some people like to substitute light corn syrup with maple 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.
This Amish 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
I hope you enjoy this Amish Church Peanut Butter Spread Recipe. It is pretty sweet and not very healthy, but it is quite delicious! 🙂
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.