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
Peanut Butter Chocolate 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
- 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.
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Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.
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.