Peanut Butter Chocolate Sauce Recipe
My husband recently said to me: “NO MORE PEANUT BUTTER RECIPES”. Reading it like that sounds like he shouted it to me, which he may have. I have something of an obsession for making peanut butter desserts – peanut butter cheesecake, peanut butter ice cream, peanut butter cookies, peanut butter & jelly cupcakes, peanut butter brittle cake, peanut butter cups and that’s just off the top of my head. But I don’t care. I’m the queen of my kitchen and damnit I will continue to forge ahead in my peanut butter world. What’s not to love about peanut butter? It’s smooth and creamy, blends effortlessly with other ingredients and hey – it is full of protein which makes it healthy. Am I right? So of COURSE I had to make a Peanut Butter Chocolate Sauce.
This is one of several fabulous Donna Hay decadent sauces that she published in the magazine that comes with the Sunday paper and it literally took 4 minutes to make which includes the cooking time. Not only is this sauce easy but you can store it in the fridge for up to two weeks and then use it in so many ways! Heat it in the microwave and pour over a freshly cooled cake like a ganache, pour it over vanilla ice cream and top with some crushed salted peanuts for an extra hit. Serve it warm as a dipping sauce for sponge finger biscuits and biscotti. Sandwich it between two cookies and chill until firm. Or…..just eat it out of the dish with a spoon!
Adapted from Donna Hay’s recipe
- 1/4 cup (90g) golden syrup
- 1 cup (280g) smooth peanut butter
- 1 cup (250ml) double (thick) cream
- 50g milk chocolate, chopped
- 50g dark chocolate, chopped
- Place all of the ingredients in a small saucepan over low heat. Cook, stirring frequently until smooth and the chocolate has melted (2-3 minutes).
Carolyn started her blog Pinkpostitnote.com just over a year ago as a way to deal with her obsession of trying new recipes from the copious collection of cookbooks that she owns (and continues to buy). She is particularly fond of “man” food, both cooking it and eating it. She will happily elbow people out of the road at the sight, sound and smell of a pulled pork burger. When she’s not lying awake at 5am wondering if she should buy chooks and a cow to deal with the constant need for eggs and butter, she’s dealing with all the paperwork associated with owning a bunch of tip trucks and her favorite time of the day is wine five o-clock.