Amish Peanut Butter spread

This Authentic recipe for Amish Peanut Butter spread with marshmallow creme, was used in the old order Amish church as a spread for homemade bread with fresh jam or cup cheese. This sweet and creamy peanut butter spread is also delicious as a fruit dip or as a dip for pretzels and crackers! If you love Amish recipes, be sure to scroll nelow the recipe card to see a list of our family favorites!

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Amish peanut butter spread (church spread)

Amish Peanut Butter Spread

Sweet and creamy Amish Peanut butter spread, perfect for spreading onto fresh bread or for dipping fruit and salty snacks into!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Course Snack
Cuisine Amish
Servings 1 quart


  • Saucepan (linked below)
  • Spatula (linked below)
  • Whisk (linked below)


  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • several dashes salt
  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup (karo)
  • 2 3/4 cups creamy peanut butter leveled/scant
  • 7 oz. Marshmallow creme *see note


  • Bring the water and brown sugar to a boil in a large saucepan. Boil for a minute while stirring rapidly to dissolve the brown sugar, then remove from heat. Stir in salt and light corn syrup, then cool.
  • Fold peanut butter and marshmallow creme into the cooled water and brown sugar mixture, then mix well until smooth and creamy.
  • You can refrigerate the spread in order for it to last longer, however it will solidify a bit in the fridge. It is best stored in an airtight container or jar at room temperature for up to 7 days or so.


If the peanut butter spread is stiff and not smooth and fluffy after mixing in the marshmallow cream, additional marshmallow cream can be added until the preferred taste and texture is achieved. 
Keyword Amish, Peanut butter spread, Marshmallow creme,
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Equipment needed for this Amish peanut butter spread:

  • Saucepan I prefer to use a 2-3 quart saucepan to cook the water and brown sugar mixture in, and then to mix up the peanut butter spread in.
  • Spatula A small spatula is useful for getting every drop of marshmallow fluff out of the jar. I also like to use it for scraping the bowls, folding the marshmallow fluff into the peanut butter spread and more.
  • Whisk A whisk is needed to combine the water and brown sugar mixture, and also for combining the marshmallow cream and peanut butter into the sugar water after the mixture has cooled.

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Amish family favorites:

Ingredients needed for Amish peanut butter spread: Peanut butter, brown sugar, light corn syrup, marshmallow cream, water and a dash or two of salt (not shown).

What happens if too much peanut butter is added to the peanut butter spread?

When making this peanut butter spread, it is best to go a little light on the peanut butter. If needed, additional peanut butter or marshmallow fluff can be stirred in to get the texture and taste to your preference.

Step 1: Bring the water and brown sugar to a boil in a medium sized saucepan, while stirring rapidly. Once the brown sugar has dissolved, remove from heat and stir in several dashes of salt and the corn syrup. Allow to cool to room temperature.

Step 2: Add peanut butter and marshmallow fluff to the cooled water and sugar mixture.

Step 2 continued: Combine the peanut butter and marshmallow fluff with the sugar water mixture, until the spread is smooth and fluffy.

Step 3: Keep stored in an airtight container (refrigerated or room temp. as directed in the recipe card). Use as a spread for fresh bread, or as a snack dip for pretzels, crackers, fruit and more!

Why this recipe is extra special to our family:

My Mom shared this recipe with me. While they were Amish she was often asked to make the peanut butter for church, because she was known to have the best peanut butter spread in the community. We love having this creamy peanut butter spread for homemade bread, pretzels, fruit and so much more. It is great for hosting too, because it makes a great fruit or snack tray dip!

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