Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Sundae Recipe

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.

Recipe Facts

Active: 20 mins
Total: 30 mins
Serves: 4 to 6 servings

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For the Peanut Butter Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup heavy cream

  • 1/4 cup (about 1 3/4 ouncesgranulated sugar

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter

  • Pinch salt

  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter

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 ouncecocoa powder

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter

  • Pinch salt

  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

  • 12 Reese's Peanut Butter Cups

  • 3 pints chocolate ice cream

  • Whipped cream for garnish (optional)


  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. 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. Assemble sundaes: Set 4 to 6 whole peanut butter cups aside; chop remaining. Layer 4 to 6 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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Nutrition Facts (per serving)
1136 Calories
69g Fat
119g Carbs
20g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 to 6
Amount per serving
Calories 1136
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 69g 89%
Saturated Fat 34g 172%
Cholesterol 91mg 30%
Sodium 441mg 19%
Total Carbohydrate 119g 43%
Dietary Fiber 10g 35%
Total Sugars 98g
Protein 20g
Vitamin C 1mg 6%
Calcium 240mg 18%
Iron 8mg 47%
Potassium 871mg 19%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)