I had my first introduction to this delicious creamy spread in a
Mennonite restaurant. It was on the table with the other condiments
and I had no idea what it was. My daughter said it was yummy so
I tried it on the mini slices of bread that were served as an appetizer.
I was won over with one taste.
An Amish friend told me that simple refreshments are served after the
Sunday Church services. It is a time for fellowship and also because it could take
some time to drive home with a horse and buggy.
This peanut butter spread is on the menu.
I remember peanut butter and honey sandwiches in my school lunch box.
By noon the honey would be a bit crystallized.
There is no need for honey with this spread and it goes on to
a slice of bread ... oh so smooth!
AMISH PEANUT BUTTER SPREAD
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup water
2 tbsp. butter
1/4 cup corn syrup
Combine sugar, water and butter in a saucepan. Bring to a boil and
simmer for 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in syrup.
1 ½ cups peanut butter
1 cup marshmallow creme
½ tsp. vanilla
Add peanut butter, marshmallow creme and vanilla. Beat together until
blended. Spread will set as it cools. Keep refrigerated.
Yield: about 4 cups