All it takes is 5 minutes and 4 ingredients to make this killer Amish Peanut Butter Spread. Your apples will thank you.
Our family usually has our Thanksgiving meal somewhere between lunch and dinner- a Linner if you will. It gives everyone time to sleep in a little bit, finish up all the last minute preparations, and actually make it on time (except we still never do…because the Mr. and I are perpetually late…but that’s another story for another day). We don’t like doing dinner, because it doesn’t leave us enough time to graze on the leftovers later in the day. (Because even though I stuff myself with pie and mashed potatoes, I can always make room for a leftover turkey sandwich at 8 PM).
But enough about me…
By the time we all arrive around 2 PM, we are in full Thanksgiving dinner mode. Mom’s house smells amazing, tummies are rumbling, and everyone’s anxious to dig in. But usually there’s one or two dishes that need to be finished up so there’s an awkward 30 minutes of standing around, talking, and trying to pretend we’re not ready to gnaw off the corner of the kitchen table.
But that will not be the case this year. This year, there’s going to be a giant bowl of Amish Peanut Butter to stave off the hunger while the gravy thickens and the potatoes brown.
If you’ve never heard of Amish Peanut Butter before, prepare to crave it.
The spread is essentially a combination of peanut butter and marshmallow cream. Just take a sec to think about that. I mean, does that not sound like the BEST THING EVAH??
The spread/dip is smooth and creamy, making it perfect for slathering on fresh baked bread, dunking apples, dipping pretzel rods, or licking straight off a spoon.
There are all sorts of homemade Amish Peanut Butter recipes floating around the Internet, but when I started researching them, I was disappointed. Most of them were either A. Comprised of more corn syrup than peanut butter or B. Based on a sugar syrup that added 1-2 cups of sugar to an already sweet mixture.
In my mind, it didn’t seem like this whole thing needed to be that complicated OR unhealthy. Couldn’t you just combine some peanut butter and marshmallow cream and call it good?
Answer: YES…with just a few eensy weensy extra things.
You can totally whisk up some peanut butter and marshmallow cream in equal parts and be left with something crazy delicious. But it’ll be a tad too thick for dunking pretzels (and faces). To thin it out, I simply added about a 1/4 cup of hot water and a 1/4 cup of maple syrup.
Annnnnnd, you’re done. 5 minutes, 4 ingredients, and 1 dip you won’t be able to keep your mitts off of.
I think this stuff would reaaaally love to be slathered on your Thanksgiving dinner rolls. Just sayin.
5 Minute Lightened Up Amish Peanut Butter
- 1 cup creamy peanut butter
- 1 cup marshmallow cream
- 1/4 cup hot water
- 1/4 cup real maple syrup (the fake stuff will make it too mapley) OR you can use corn syrup for a milder flavor
- Stir everything together in a medium sized bowl until smooth and creamy.
- Done and Done.
- Spread can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week. If it gets too thick, simply whisk in more hot water, a Tablespoon at a time, until desired consistency is reached.
Recipe by Neighborfood