Peanut Butter Syrup
A legendary recipe (at our house)
Most people I know want to create a legacy, something for their children, and their children’s children –something that makes the world a better place. For me, it is the invention of Peanut Butter Syrup. In our house, this invention made me a superhero. It is our Sunday morning, special occasion, it’s my special day, get to choose breakfast . . . thing. It sounds something like this; “I got an A on my math test, can Dad make peanut butter syrup?”, “It’s my birthday, can we have peanut butter syrup?”
I have a vision, many years in the future, of my sons making peanut butter syrup for their kids on special days (which include Sunday), or their families all at our house some holiday morning, I will make peanut butter syrup for the grandkids. Of course my peanut butter syrup will not be as good as their Dad makes for them at home! I hope that there will be stories of “Dad’s peanut butter syrup” for many generations to come.
The peanut butter for this recipe is simply grocery store peanut butter complete with sugar and emulsifiers. I have made it with Jiff, Kroger brand and most likely many others. I have never made it with natural “hippie” peanut butter. Why you ask? This was a recipe made on the fly from ingredients that our kids love, and that happened to be in the pantry when I invented it.
Peanut Butter Syrup
1 cup peanut butter (regular jiff or our favorite creamy brand)
¼ cup sugar
¼ cup pure maple syrup
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1/8 cup water
Later in the recipe
¼ cup water
- In a microwave proof bowl add all the ingredients except the ¼ cup of water which is to be used later in the recipe.
- Heat in the microwave on high for 35 seconds. Pull out and whisk well.
- Heat again for 30 seconds in the microwave. Pull out and whisk well. At this point it may look a bit rough and partially broken. It’s ok!
- Add the ¼ cup of water and whisk again, in fact, whisk like heck. This will bring it all together in a beautiful batch of sweet peanut butter goodness.
- If you wish you can add a bit more water to thin it more. The boys and I like it a bit thick, my amazing wife would favor a bit more water.
Do not let the sands of Thyme find their way into your lunch!