This Peanut Butter Hot Fudge Sauce is exceptionally delicious. It’s very easy to make with just a few ingredients, and you can whip it up in under 10 minutes!

peanut butter hot fudge poured over ice cream in white bowl

My entire family, consisting of seven members, loves hot fudge. When I got married, I searched for the perfect recipe and tested over 20 different variations. And quickly, we all became obsessed with The Best Ever Hot Fudge Sauce.

My husband, Jake, insisted we make a variation of it, consisting of peanut butter. He has a little cookie obsession with No Bake Cookies and was inspired by that recipe to make a hot fudge sauce. And so we did!

This recipe is simple, ever so easy, and only consists of a few ingredients and friends; it will take you less than 5 minutes to make!

Ingredients for Peanut Butter Hot Fudge

  • Brown sugar
  • Creamy peanut butter
  • Cocoa powder
  • Butter
  • Milk
  • Vanilla 

The peanut butter’s rich, sweet-salty flavor combines with the hot fudge’s deep chocolatey notes to create an irresistible taste and texture that will wow your guests and satisfy the most discerning sweet tooth. This unexpected yet crave-worthy topping is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.

Friends, hot fudge sauce is more than just a fantastic ice cream topper; let me share with you our favorite ways and excuses to make this peanut butter hot fudge recipe.

ways to use peanut butter hot fudge

  • Enjoy peanut butter hot fudge as a decadent dipping sauce for fresh fruit. Coat slices of crisp apples, bananas, or strawberries in the rich, chocolatey peanut butter mixture for a treat as healthy as indulgent.
  • Try topping your cakes and cupcakes with a decadent peanut butter hot fudge sauce for a creative twist on the traditional frosting.
  • Slather peanut butter and hot fudge sauce on toast or pancakes. The sweet and savory combination creates an unexpected yet delectable treat to energize your day.
  • For a morning pick-me-up with a flavorful twist, stir a spoonful of rich peanut butter hot fudge into your coffee. The melted chocolate and nutty peanut butter blend to create a mocha-inspired flavor with an indulgent kick of decadence.

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Peanut Butter Hot Fudge Sauce

Prep: 4 minutes
Cook: 6 minutes
Total: 10 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 189 kcal
This Peanut Butter Hot Fudge Sauce is literally so amazing, incredible, indescribable…seriously I can’t think of any words to tell you just how good it is.
peanut butter hot fudge poured over ice cream in white bowl


  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla


  • Combine all ingredients, except the vanilla in a medium saucepan cook on medium heat while stirring constantly. Cook until bubbly, approximately 5-6 minutes. Sauce should be smooth and creamy, with no sugar granules left.
  • Remove from heat and stir in vanilla.
  • Let sit for at least 3-5 minutes, allowing it too cool and thicken.
  • Store covered in refrigerator for up to 1 week.


Adapted from Crunchy Creamy Sweet 10-Minute Fudge Sauce
Calories: 189kcalCarbohydrates: 24gProtein: 4gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 12mgSodium: 91mgPotassium: 170mgFiber: 2gSugar: 20gVitamin A: 137IUVitamin C: 0.04mgCalcium: 50mgIron: 1mg
peanut butter hot fudge poured over ice cream in white bowl
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  1. Ha, I just sent this link to my husband in an email with the subject being “yes.”
    It sounds SO good, and easy to make. I could do ice cream every day of the summer.

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    1. Because it contains dairy, I couldn’t guarantee that it would last any longer than that. Hope you enjoy!

  3. My dad taught me this awesome recipe when i was a kid for r icecream on special occasions i still make it today but i eat it like pudding now as a snack ounce in awhile i love my parents and grandparents for teaching me the ways of cooking great food from scratch.

  4. 5 stars
    This stuff is amazing! I will never buy hot fudge sauce again. This is it for me. I love that peanut butter and chocolate combo.

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