Amish Church Spread


Amish Church Spread

Amish Church Spread
1 cups
2 tablespoons
5 Min

When it comes to excellent peanut butter dessert recipes, this creamy, sweet peanut butter spread is often served at Amish gatherings - on everything from bread to cakes. One taste and you'll know why! If you're looking for a new way to jazz up rolls or bread at the table, our variation of Amish Church Spread is a great place to start! 

What You'll Need

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoons corn syrup
  • 3/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup marshmallow creme
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

What to Do

  1. In a medium saucepan over high heat, combine sugar, water and butter and bring to a boil.
  2. Stir in corn syrup, reduce heat to low, and simmer 1 to 2 minutes; remove from heat. 
  3. Add peanut butter, marshmallow crème, and vanilla and stir until blended. Refrigerate 30 minutes or until thickened.

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Nutritional InformationShow More

Servings Per Recipe: 1

  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Calories 2,153
  • Calories from Fat 985
  • Total Fat 109g 168 %
  • Saturated Fat 28g 138 %
  • Trans Fat 0.5g 0 %
  • Protein 50g 99 %
  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Cholesterol 31mg 10 %
  • Sodium 1,140mg 48 %
  • Total Carbohydrates 269g 90 %
  • Dietary Fiber 12g 47 %
  • Sugars 190g 0 %

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This recipe sounds yummy! wondering if I could give it as X-mas gifts in cute jars? how do you store it, in the refrigerator and for how long ? Thanks, Vicki

Hi there! You definitely have to store it in an air tight container in the fridge, and it lasts for about up to a month. Enjoy!

The recipe says 1 Tbsp (1/2 stick) butter. Which is the correct amount?

Hi there! Sorry about that. It's 1 tbsp and the recipe has been updated to reflect that. Thanks for pointing it out to us!

Ate this spread in country a couple years ago ,

From bread to cake, this must be some awesome spread. I am glad that I like peanut butter but I wonder if I could switch the peanut butter out for another nut butter like cashew. Any ideas?

This Amish church spread puts me in the mind of Nutella. I typically just smear my bread with plain ole butter and I am satisfied. This may be a welcome change.

I am hoping this is the spread that my kids get when we eat at the local amish restaurant . they have been badgering me to find the recipe


This recipe is fantastic... Just the way it is! There is no need to change or add anything! Thank you so much for sharing. rae1929

Our grandson, Gabriel, loves this on graham crackers, apples, his fingers...

If you add the chocolate, sounds like a healthier version of the nut spreads out there.

Dark or light corn syrup?

If it just says corn syrup I would say light. If it was dark I'm sure it would specify.

I just made this but I added 2 squares of bakers chocolate to it ,that was so good on graham crackers

this is so good but I added 2 bars of bakers chocolate to it with the peanut butter need to try that.

Could I use Honey. I usually mix honey & peanut butter for a dip or sandwiches. Can't wait tot try this.

great dip with Teddy grahams for younger party goers..

Great for dessert pizza! take prebake pizzacrust-cover with amish spread add slice apples,cranberrys,chopped nuts, Add light sprinkle of cheese.bake about 20 minutes. Yumm

I;m going to try this. & then I will let u know.

My son wanted this recipe after eating at our local amish restaurant. He ate the whole thing! Many thanks for this special recipe.

This recipe looks delicious. Did you know that marshmallows used to be used to treat sore throats when they were invented ? Since then, they've become a dessert. I would make one modification for this recipe-- instead of corn starch, I would use agave syrup. This low-glycemic sweetener is delicious and makes the dish less intensely sweet.

there is no cornstarch in this recipe. Are you sure you don't mean corn syprup? The purpose of this is to be intensely sweet.

I have, for years, mixed corn syrup with peanut butter as a spread for something sweet and inexpensive. I will definitely try the Agave syrup as we have diabetics in the family. Had not thought about that.

I give this ***** they serve it with saltine crackers in Amish resturant in Middlefield Ohio very good

looks great!!!

I think this seems like a bit much and very sweet- but it sounds like it would be a good peanut butter fondue dip! Cookies, pretzles, bananas, pound cake, marshmellows all sound like good options to dip in this as a fondue. WHat else would you dip in it??

This stuff is so yummy-you can put it on toast, biscuits, ice cream, or eat it straight out of the jar! It won't last long however you eat it.

This sure looks delicious and I must make this for my up-comiing "Jewelry Party"! I have a suggestion: use 'crunchy peanut butter,' and for those allergic to nuts, substitute "Grape-nuts." Add what you feel is reasonable. I will be experimenting and try to make it different ways. Thanks (again) Mr. Food!!! Little ole' Ohio Cook Sherry

Please do not make this for anyone that is allergic to nuts. Peanut butter is made with nuts.

do you use light corn syrup or dark corn syrup?

Light, but either will work.

Honestly, I think, light corn syrup would do the trick. That's what my mom would use whenever a recipe called for it.

Light corn syrup is flavored with salt and vanilla, while the dark is flavored with molasses and caramel. Sort of like the difference between light and dark brown sugar. Either will work in this recipe, but the dark syrup might impart a slightly different flavor. Try them both, and see which you prefer!


i'm a peanut butter fanatic as anyone who knows me know if it's got peanut butter in it i'll eat it when i found this recipe i thought i'd died and gone to heaven naturually being the peanut butter addict i am i doubled the batch as a side note i made it exactly as the recipe was written it was relatively easy to make once i remembered to spray the utensils i used with Pam so the marshmallow cream would slide out and off easily it looked a bit 'runny' after it cooled enough to be put in the fridge but after being in there for a couple of hours it solidified beautifully now if only i could give it rave reviews but for me it's so sweet it's hard to eat even a little of it before i don't want any more if i were to use it onRead More pancakes or french toast yes i put peanut butter on both waffles too LOL i wouldn't want to add any syrup to them from my perspective at least a little of this goes a long way so i gave it stars instead of because of the REALLY sweet treat it turned out to be for me that won't stop me from enjoying a little at a time tho LOL

MrsMo, I thought I might pass on this site to you as there are many other recipes for this that do not require as much "sugar" ingredients. Hope this brings you back to enjoying your peanut butter in this spread again! :D

I thought nothing could be better than peanut butter--was I wrong or what?? This is absolutely, unbelievably delicious! Put in a pretty jar, this will make great gifts for everyone else I know who loves peanut butter.

OMG this is AWESOMEEEEEEEE Just be sure to use quality peanut butter. I did use maple syrup with great flavor. Also I added extra peanut butter. Will be making this over and over and for gifts also. You have to love peanut butter for this recipe. ggtzfre

I love this stuff. Just finished a jar I bought while in Berlin, Ohio was thinking of ordering a jar. But will see if I can make it and it taste as good. Patti in VA

When I think of the Amish - I envision them making everything from scratch - and not using corn syrup and marshmallow creme ;)

Amish would have used molasses not corn syrup. As will I. Molasses will not be as sickly-sweet.

You obviously don't know the Amish I know. They buy more junk at Walmart than I would ever consider buying. They may be different but they believe in shortcuts when possible. If they can buy a food product for a short cut, they will. It's hard making all this stuff from scratch. These aren't your grandma's Amish. It is a new generation.

Am I missing where the nutritional value is listed. Am diabetic and would like to know the serving size and the carbohydrate count. Thanks

As a Diabetic I can pretty much guess this should not be on anything I eat. Don't get me wrong, I could love this, but I will not add it to the list of things I love, but should not have. Notice all the suggested uses contain a hefty dose of carbs as well.

I am diabetic as well but there are some things that are worth a little extra insulin.

It is the best stuff you could ever make ! My husband was raised Amish so it was a staple in their refrigerator. And it's something I keep in mine now. Everyone enjoy ! Oh and it's good on apples :)

I can't wait to try this!

I bet this filling would also taste delicious if you make homemade gobs and use this for the filling. :-)

Zapbaby what are gobs and how do you make them? Ruby Brown

this really looks good i can not wait to try it i already give it a thumbs up

This sounds like it would be really good zigzagged over chocolate chip cookes (made with or w/out the choc. chips), as a warm crepe filling stuffed with sliced bananas, or even tossed with sliced apples before tucking them into a pie!! (Somebody get me a bib!)

Could you substitute honey for the corn syrup?

I do not ordinarily have corn syrup on hand, but I'd give using honey, or maybe better yet, pure maple syrup a chance as a substitute. I think the maple syrup would add a really yummy dimension to it. If I get around to trying this, I'll post again. if you or anyone else tries it with honey or maple syrup, please do the same.

I buy this same type peanut butter in Shipshewana, Ind. It is served at the Blue Gate Restruant with warm homemade bread. I use it on toast, rolls, as frosting, etc. The choices are endless to how you can use this creamy sweet peanut butter.

ok sassy, you talked me into it.. sounds good.. I will try later, thx and happy new year

So Delicious and the peanut butter gives you the protein you need. Couldn't be better than that.

It sounds like it would be good on Toast, Rasin Bread, on top of Cinnamonn Roles just for starters.

Oooo I think you may be right it sounds like it would be wonderful over some fresh warm cinnamon rolls or even cinnaomon bread. Thank you for the suggestion.

whatdo you use this for or on

The choices are endless to what all you can use this peanut butter for. I have put it on toast, rolls, homemade warm bread,use as frosting, and even warmed it as an ice cream topping. Super creamy, sweet, and yummy.

Would make a great PB&J, with something tart like rhubarb jam.


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