A few years ago I had the privilege of inviting Jacqueline to my hometown, and introducing her to the Amish way of life. Although Jacqueline enjoyed driving around the countryside and learning about the Amish – I think her favorite take-a-way from the weekend was the delicious concoction known as Amish Peanut Butter, or Church Spread.
On Sundays, the Amish hold church services in members’ homes as opposed to a designated building. The service is usually followed by a simple lunch of bread with - - you guessed it - - Amish Peanut Butter!
As Christmas is fast approaching, this would be a great idea to give as a gift! It is great to eat with bread, fruit, vegetables, and even ice cream! I hope you enjoy this simple recipe from the Amish.
1 1/4 lb creamy peanut butter
1 quart marshmallow crème
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white Karo syrup
3/4 cup warm water
1/4 lb butter (1 stick)
Heat brown sugar, warm water, and butter together until butter is melted. Mix peanut butter,
marshmallow crème and Karo syrup in a bowl, then add melted ingredients gradually. This will be thin
but let it stand for 1-2 days and it will be just right! Keeps long time in refrigerator.