AMISH CHURCH PEANUT BUTTER SPREAD
One thing a visitor to Holmes County, Ohio Amish-themed restaurants will notice right away is an unusual condiment on the table not found in many other areas. In place of the typical bottles of signature red catsup and bright yellow mustard, you’ll usually see a squeeze bottle of apple butter and “Amish church peanut butter spread.” The latter is an Amish concoction that has typically been associated with the meal after church services. But touristy restaurants have latched onto it and serve it on site most places. I jokingly call it “Amish vegemite” because like the dark spread from Down Under that Aussies enjoy in so many ways, the Amish enjoy their church peanut butter spread in equally similar versatility. Some eat it as a sandwich, some spread it on crackers, toast, biscuits or combine it with jelly, etc. Everyone seems to have their own favorite way to enjoy it. Mine is just the unimaginative spreading on bread. In this photo, Rachel has spread it onto a buttered piece of bread.
Um…not sure if that flavor combination would work well for me. The neat thing about church spread is how easy it is to make:
1 part peanut butter
1 part corn syrup
1 part marshmallow creme
Mix together and spread on bread. But you can adjust to the proportions to fit your tastes. Heck, you can even use crunchy peanut butter. The options are endless.