For those who love peanut butter, what better idea than to pair it with chocolate in a fondue? To prevent separating, use a standard commercial peanut butter. Creamy is recommended for a smooth fondue coating. Even though there is salt in the peanut butter, a little extra is added to balance the sweetness of the chocolate. Because this fondue is a little thicker than some, sturdier dippers are a good idea: try chewy brownies cut into small squares, shortbread cookies, pretzel sticks, biscotti, banana chunks, apple wedges, and orange segments.–Peggy Fallon
Peanut Butter Fondue with Chocolate Swirls Recipe
Hands-On Time: 15 minutes | Total Time: 15 minutes | Makes 3 cups of fondue
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 3 tablespoons light brown sugar
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups creamy peanut butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 ounces semisweet or milk chocolate, finely chopped
- 1. In a medium saucepan, stir the cream, brown sugar, and salt over medium heat until the sugar has melted and the cream is hot but not boiling.
- 2. Gradually stir in the peanut butter until melted and smooth. Stir in the vanilla.
- 3. Transfer to a ceramic fondue pot and set over a low flame. Scatter the chocolate over the top and let stand for about I minute to allow it to soften.
- 4. Using a fondue fork or a skewer, swirl the melted chocolate over the top of the fondue. Regulate the heat, if possible, to keep the fondue warm, not hot.
Peanut Butter Fondue with Chocolate Swirls Recipe © 2008 King Hill Productions. Photo © 2008 Alexandra Grablewski. All rights reserved.