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Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Sundae

Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Sundae

[Photograph: Yvonne Ruperti]

If you can't resist best friends Mr. Peanut Butter and Ms. Chocolate, this re-creation of the Friendly's Ice Cream Shoppe classic is gonna rock your world. With gooey hot fudge, warm peanut butter, and chopped peanut butter cups, you might just want to forgo the ice cream all together.

About the Author: Yvonne Ruperti is a food writer, recipe developer, former bakery owner, and author of The Complete Idiot's Guide To Easy Artisan Bread. You can also watch her culinary stylings on the America's Test Kitchen television show. She presently lives in Singapore as a freelance writer for Time Out Singapore. Check out her blog: shophousecook.com . Follow Yvonne on Twitter.

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Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Sundae

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About This Recipe

Yield:serves 4 to 5
Active time:20 minutes
Total time:30 minutes
This recipe appears in: Chocoholic: Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Sundae

Ingredients

  • For the Peanut Butter Sauce:
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup (about 1 3/4 ounces) granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
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  • For the Hot Fudge Sauce:
  • 6 ounces bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup (3/4 ounce) cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
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  • 12 Reese's Peanut Butter cups
  • 3 pints chocolate ice cream
  • Whipped cream for garnish (optional)

Procedures

  1. 1

    Make Peanut Butter Sauce: In medium heavy duty saucepan, stir cream, sugar, butter, and salt over medium heat to dissolve. Continue to cook, stirring frequently, until mixture comes to boil. Boil one minute. Remove from heat and let cool until just warm. Stir in vanilla and peanut butter until smooth.

  2. 2

    Make Hot Fudge: In medium saucepan, stir chocolate, corn syrup, water, sugar, cocoa powder, butter, and salt together over medium low heat until combined and melted. Increase heat to medium and bring to a low boil, stirring frequently. Continue to cook for 3 minutes, stirring frequently. Stir in vanilla off-heat. Allow to cool slightly.

  3. 3

    Assemble sundaes: Set 4 to 5 whole peanut butter cups aside; chop remaining. Layer 4 to 5 tall sundae glasses with ice cream, sauces, and chopped peanut butter cups. Top with whipped cream (if using) and a peanut butter cup.

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