To prevent separating, use a standard commercial peanut butter. 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

Pot of peanut butter chocolate fondue; pretzels and brownies, a glass of milk

Peanut Butter Chocolate Fondue

4.67 / 3 votes
For those who love peanut butter, what better idea than to pair it with chocolate in a fondue? This simple dessert makes even a Tuesday night into a celebration.
David Leite
Calories728 kcal
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time15 minutes


  • 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


  • 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.
  • Gradually stir in the peanut butter until melted and smooth. Stir in the vanilla.
  • 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.
  • 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.
Great Party Fondues by Peggy Fallon

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Great Party Fondues

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Serving: 1 servingCalories: 728 kcalCarbohydrates: 31 gProtein: 21 gFat: 62 gSaturated Fat: 20 gPolyunsaturated Fat: 11 gMonounsaturated Fat: 27 gTrans Fat: 1 gCholesterol: 45 mgSodium: 431 mgPotassium: 585 mgFiber: 5 gSugar: 20 gVitamin A: 588 IUVitamin C: 1 mgCalcium: 79 mgIron: 2 mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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Recipe © 2008 Peggy Fallon. Photo © 2008 Alexandra Grablewski. All rights reserved.

Recipe Testers’ Reviews

I served this fondue at a party, and it was very well received. Several asked for the recipe. I loved it—but then how can you go wrong with peanut butter and chocolate? It’s a very easy fondue to make. I’ll definitely make this again.

This peanut butter fondue is simple, and it’s so good it’s bad. It could have been half this delicious, and I still wouldn’t have been able to stay out of it. The ingredients are easy to find and just as easy to throw together for a party or drop-in guests.

About David Leite

David Leite has received three James Beard Awards for his writing as well as for Leite’s Culinaria. His work has appeared in The New York Times, Martha Stewart Living, Saveur, Bon Appétit, Gourmet, Food & Wine, Yankee, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, The Washington Post, and more.

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  1. 5 stars
    Delicious! This peanut butter fondue was loved by kids and adults alike. Sturdy dipping items are a must.

  2. I can’t wait to give this peanut butter fondue recipe a try. My daughters still love peanut butter, and I’m going to try this for the next family get-together. Thanks!