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Chocolate Peanut Butter Dipping Sauce

Today I made a saucy dessert for this month’s Sweet Adventures Blog Hop. This is a super easy and quick treat to whip up when you have friends over or to finish off a casual dinner.

One of my favourite treats is strawberries dipped in dark chocolate and I wanted to make a more decadent dipping sauce version. I substituted the normal cream used in a ganache in favour of sweetened condensed milk to give it a fudgey consistency. I added peanut butter for salt and crunch and a bit of butter to keep it smooth and shiny.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Dipping Sauce
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Serves: 6
  • 400g sweetened condensed milk
  • 200g dark chocolate (70%)
  • ⅓ cup peanut butter (I used crunchy but you can also use smooth)
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 punnets of strawberries (or pretzel sticks, marshmallows, cake cubes....)
  1. In a medium saucepan melt the chocolate over a low heat.
  2. Add the sweetened condensed milk, peanut butter and butter and stir until warm and combined.
  3. Pour into serving dishes or a fondue pot and serve with fruit, pretzel sticks - whatever you like!

This dip starts to firm slightly after sitting at room temperature for a long period so it’s best to make this right before serving. A fondue set is a great way to keep the dip warm and smooth, however a quick blast in the microwave will bring it back to a good consistency!

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  • Reply Christine @ Cooking Crusade September 17, 2012 at 10:44 am

    Woah. That sounds amazingly good! Mmm salt and chocolate and peanuts /drool

    • Reply Swah September 17, 2012 at 10:50 am

      Not going to lie, I *may* have started eating it straight with a spoon. Heaven!

  • Reply JJ - 84thand3rd September 17, 2012 at 3:40 pm

    This sounds insanely decadent – love it!!

    • Reply Swah September 17, 2012 at 3:47 pm

      It was indeed JJ, but I am sure the fruit offsets all those calories, right?! ;)

  • Reply Sophie | September 17, 2012 at 6:01 pm

    Ah the dish! It makes me want to go vintage prop shopping immediately!

    • Reply Swah September 17, 2012 at 7:04 pm

      Isn’t it gorgeous!! :) We must go on a prop shopping adventure soon

  • Reply K-bobo @ Gormandize with A-dizzle & K-bobo September 17, 2012 at 7:55 pm

    Looks delicious! I make chocolate strawberries all the time, but adding peanuts for crunch is genius! I’m definitely going to try it!

    • Reply Swah September 18, 2012 at 9:18 am

      Let me know how you go, you won’t regret it! :)

  • Reply Flick Your Food September 18, 2012 at 9:19 am

    I love the plate!

    • Reply Swah September 18, 2012 at 10:12 am

      Thanks Flick! I got it at the Crows Nest Vinnies :)

  • Reply SarahKate (Mi Casa-Su Casa) September 18, 2012 at 12:24 pm

    Look at that gorgeous plate! And the gorgeous chocolate dip! Such an adorable and delicious post.

    • Reply Swah September 18, 2012 at 4:39 pm

      Aw thanks SK! I love this plate so much, an op-shop find :D

  • Reply Chanel September 18, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    Oh dear… Once upon a time I bought a jar of salted caramel sauce and ate it with a spoon in 1 week. I’ll be doing the same with this sauce! The way to my heart is peanut butter and chocolate – LOVE!

  • Reply Christina @ The Hungry Australian September 19, 2012 at 2:08 am

    Love the combination of flavours here. And that dish – gorgeous!

    • Reply Swah September 19, 2012 at 9:40 am

      Cheers Christina! It’s my new favourite dish, I love anything heart shaped :D

  • Reply Amy @ Food Crush September 20, 2012 at 5:43 pm

    I love your heart-shaped dish. Adorable! This would be a fab dish to pull out at a dinner party. Thanks for sharing. :)

    • Reply Swah September 21, 2012 at 9:48 am

      Thanks Amy! It was an op-shop find, I’m very happy with it :)

  • Reply Moya September 23, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    Easy dessert to prepare when time is not on your side… love the dish also!

    • Reply Swah September 25, 2012 at 10:25 am

      Thanks Moya! :)

  • Reply Eileen November 2, 2012 at 3:07 pm

    Oooooh, that looks good. My sonny would surely love it as he’s adored the peanut butter cups my mom used to make for him from the time he was a little boy

    • Reply Swah November 5, 2012 at 10:50 am

      Ooo I LOVE peanut butter cups! You could substitute the dark chocolate for milk chocolate for even more of a Reese’s taste :)

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