Monday, December 27, 2010

How to Make Peanut Butter Schmier

A friend of mine got a gift from another friend in the mail and posted a picture of it. I've never heard of "Schmier" other than in my own 'slang' type term ... so I did what all smart people do to find something out, I googled it! Check it out:

Peanut butter schmier is a sweet Amish dessert spread that is often sold in jars. It is different from traditional peanut butter because it has a much thinner consistency and a sweeter taste. Rather than being spread onto a sandwich
, peanut butter schmier is used more like a condiment or dessert topping. It consists of just three ingredients and requires no cooking, so you can make this regional treat even with limited culinary skills.

Step 1
Spray a large bowl with a thin, even layer of nonstick cooking spray. Add 1/2 cup peanut butter, 1/4 cup marshmallow crème and 1 cup light corn syrup to the bowl.

Step 2
Coat a spoon with nonstick cooking spray to prevent the ingredients, especially the marshmallow crème, from sticking and building up on the spoon. Combine the ingredients until they are completely mixed together and the corn syrup is evenly distributed throughout the mixture.

Step 3
Cover the bowl tightly with plastic wrap. Transfer the peanut butter schmier into the refrigerator and keep in there for at least 30 minutes so the flavors can blend together.

Step 4

Remove the peanut butter schmier from the refrigerator prior to serving. Let it sit in a warm area until it warms up to room temperature and is soft and pliable.

Step 5
Serve the room-temperature schmier as a spread or dip for fruit, bread or graham crackers. Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator and use within one week; after a week, the marshmallow crème in the mixture may become stiff and flavorless.