All it takes is 5 minutes and 3 ingredients to make this incredible Amish Peanut Butter Spread. Whether you’re slathering it on homemade Amish White Bread, spreading it on a graham cracker, or dunking sliced apples into it, this spread will become an instant favorite.
It’s so good I had to stop my kids (and, let’s be honest, my husband!) from dipping their fingers straight into the bowl for a lick!
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 (in theory, at least).
By the time we all arrive around 2 PM, we are in full Thanksgiving dinner mode. The 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 we’re left with 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.
Enter: Amish Peanut Butter. It’s a snack. It’s an appetizer. It’s a dip. It’s a spread. And it’s the perfect thing to stave off the hangries while the gravy thickens and the potatoes brown.
Wait, What is Amish Church Spread?
If you’ve never heard of Amish Peanut Butter before, prepare to fall in love. Amish peanut butter is a staple at Amish gatherings, particularly the Sunday fellowship meal, which is why you might also hear it called Amish church spread or Sunday peanut spread.
I grew up eating Amish peanut butter at the Der Dutchman restaurant located just down the road from my childhood home. They serve it alongside their fresh baked rolls, which makes a dangerously good appetizer. Good luck saving room for your entree!
What is Amish peanut butter made of?
There are plenty of homemade Amish church spread recipes online, and you can even buy a bottled version at some grocery stores and farm markets. Most of them use a lot of corn syrup and/or additional brown sugar, and many of them cook the mixture on the stove top.
While I’m sure all of these versions are great, I wanted something that didn’t require turning on the oven or adding tons of extra sugar.
Luckily, using maple syrup instead of corn syrup and adding just a touch of hot water did the trick!
You only need 3 ingredients to make my Amish peanut butter recipe:
- Peanut butter (the creamy kind!),
- Marshmallow fluff (or creme), AND
- Real maple syrup
This spread is sweet and creamy, smooth and fluffy. It’s a tad less sweet than some other versions, but full of peanut butter and marshmallow flavor. It’s thick enough for a dip, but thin enough to spread over toast. Plus, I love the hint of maple flavor!
How to Make Amish Peanut Butter
This recipe is so simple it feels a bit silly to write it out, but here we go!
Stir together the peanut butter, marshmallow fluff, and maple syrup in a bowl until well combined.
Drizzle in a little very hot water until the mixture is still very thick but spreadable. You’re done!
How to Use Amish Church Spread
This dip/spread is incredibly versatile.
Use it as a creamy spread on:
- Amish white bread (plain or toasted)
- Dinner rolls
- Cinnamon raisin bread
- Make ahead butterhorns
- English Muffins
- Fluffy Buttermilk pancakes
- Amish Baked Oatmeal
Or use it as a dip with:
- Apple slices
- Banana slices
- Graham crackers
One of my favorite things to do is make a little after school snack board for the kids with a bowl of Amish peanut butter surrounded by fruits and other fun dippers. It’s also a great addition on a dessert board for a girl’s night or tailgating party!
Tips for storing and leftovers
- This dip can be made up to 2 days in advance and stored in an airtight container at room temperature.
- The spread will keep for up to a week, but tends to get grainy if it sits for more than a few days. To revive it, add a few drops of very hot water and a little extra maple syrup, and give it a good stir!
- Keep our very favorite sandwich spreader near by for quick spreading action!
- This recipe can easily be halved or doubled based on your needs!
We hope you enjoy this Amish treat as much as we do! Let us know your favorite way to use it in the comments!
- 1 cup creamy peanut butter
- ¾ cup marshmallow creme or fluff
- ¼ cup real maple syrup
- 1-3 Tablespoons hot water
- Add everything except the water to a medium sized bowl and stir until smooth. Add hot water, a Tablespoon at a time, until desired consistency is reached.
- Spread can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week. If it gets too thick or separates, simply give it a good stir and add a little more hot water to bring it back together.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 279Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 152mgCarbohydrates: 40gFiber: 1gSugar: 33gProtein: 6g
Please note nutritional information for my recipes is calculated by a third party service and provided as a courtesy to my readers. For the most accurate calculation, I always recommend running the numbers yourself with the specific products you use.