Peanut Butter Hot Fudge Sauce

Peanut Butter Hot Fudge Sauce. You heard me right.

This peanut butter hot fudge sauce comes together in 15 minutes and is so much better than the stuff you buy at your grocery store! #recipes #fudge #peanut butter

Quite honestly, I didn’t even know this was a thing, but now there’s a whole new world of hot fudge sauce opened up to me.

Hello?  White chocolate peanut butter hot fudge sauce.

Chocolate hazelnut hot fudge sauce.

Biscoff hot fudge sauce.

I’m on a mission to try ’em all.  You know, for research.

This peanut butter hot fudge sauce comes together in 15 minutes and is so much better than the stuff you buy at your grocery store! #recipes #fudge #peanut butter

But for this recipe, I used plain ol’ peanut butter.  Well, actually Peanut Butter and Co. Smooth Operator Peanut Butter, which is not actually quite so plain.  It’s perfectly silky smooth, which is the consistency I wanted for my fudge sauce.  Plus, it’s all natural: it doesn’t contain high fructose corn syrup or hydrogenated oil.  Just a bit of palm fruit oil  to keep the peanut oil from separating.  This means no more stirring the oil back in!

This peanut butter hot fudge sauce comes together in 15 minutes and is so much better than the stuff you buy at your grocery store! #recipes #fudge #peanut butter

I have to be honest with you here.  I ate more sauce straight off the spoon than any other way.  So much for my healthy eating plan.  But this might be totally worth it.

This peanut butter hot fudge sauce comes together in 15 minutes and is so much better than the stuff you buy at your grocery store! #recipes #fudge #peanut butter

Peanut Butter Hot Fudge Sauce
  • 8 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • ½ cup light corn syrup
  • ¼ cup dark brown sugar, firmly packed
  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • ¼ cup (4 tablespoons) unsalted butter, cut into chunks
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  1. Combine all ingredients, through the peanut butter, in the top of a double boiler (or a heat-proof bowl). Bring 2 inches of water in a saucepan under the double boiler. Once the water boils, remove the pan from the heat, and place the bowl with the chocolate mixture over the hot water.
  2. Let the mixture stand, stirring occasionally until melted and smooth - about 15 minutes. Stir in vanilla.
  3. Keep tightly covered in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. Warm it in the microwave just prior to serving.

recipe from Ice Cream Treats

XO, Ashley


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  1. Ashley!! This looks totally worthy of licking straight from the spoon – so delicious!!
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  2. Ahhhmazing. And perfect since I have been craving hot fudge lately!!
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  3. This hot fudge needs to happen in my life ASAP.
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  4. Not going to lie…I’d be fighting you for the spoon so I could eat this straight!
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  5. Suzanne of Simply Suzannes at Home

    No joking, my mouth was watering while looking at your incredible photographs!
    I am totally going to give it a try!
    Thanks so much for sharing!
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  6. As if the description of the ingredients weren’t enough to give me a sugar rush, your amazing pictures truly sent me over the edge! This looks so yummy! I can’t wait to try this!
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  7. I like where your head is at. Combining peanut butter and hot fudge is my perfect match… well, next to chips and salsa 🙂
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  8. I am headed to the kitchen right now to make this!!!
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  9. Oh. My. GOSH! Ashley! Best sauce ever!
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  10. Oh heavens, this looks! I’ve never thought about incorporating other flavors into hot fudge sauce but must try that ASAP!!
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  11. I hope that jar is just for drinking… I’m pretty sure I could guzzle quite a bit of this 🙂 What a fabulous sauce Ashley – totally in LOVE! Pinned and sharing on Facebook today!
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  13. What does the corn syrup do in the equation? I am wondering what I can sub for it? We don’t use it.

  14. Hi Ashley,
    I am just starting to dip my toes in the baking pond, but your recipe for the Peanut Butter Hot Fudge sauce is making me feel like I’ve been baking for years! I followed your recipe because I needed a chocolate sauce for a Peanut Butter Ice Cream Fudge pie I was making for this past Christmas. I was disappointed by reviews posted for chocolate and/or fudge sauce from some of the well-known companies. Your fudge was the best, and I mean the BEST fudge I’ve ever tasted and it helped make my ice cream pie a hit! Thank you so much and have a great new year!

  15. This looks delicious! What could I use instead of corn syrup?

  16. Ashley, all your recipes are amazing! This looks like it could be the perfect hot fudge recipe…I’m on my way to the kitchen to make it right now…armed with a jar of Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter…the more chocolate, the better, right?

  17. Just found this!! Gonna try it tonight! Thanks! I didn’t see or missed how much it makes. Trying to fill 8 4oz mason jars to give away. Thanks!

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