My kids have been asking for ice cream a lot lately, so I picked up a carton of vanilla at the store the other day. Last night, we decided to have some for dessert. I purposely didn’t buy chocolate sauce at the store, because I know they’d go crazy with it and want chocolate milk all the time. We made our own sauce, which was fun, and it turned out to be really tasty!
This sauce started out as just a peanut butter sauce, but at the last minute we decided to add some cocoa and make it chocolatey. You can just never go wrong with chocolate and ice cream. The result was a yummy combination of chocolate and peanut butter that reminded us of one of our favorite cup-shaped candy bars. Here’s how we did it:
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup milk
1/4 cup light corn syrup
1 Tbsp. butter or margarine, softened
1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
1 Tbsp. unsweetened baking cocoa
Combine the sugar, milk, corn syrup and butter in a saucepan, and cook over medium heat until the sugar is dissolved, stirring the whole time. Remove from heat and add the peanut butter, stirring well until combined. If you just want peanut butter sauce, stop right here. If you want to turn it into a chocolate-peanut butter treat, add the cocoa and stir well. Serve warm over ice cream. Refrigerate leftovers in a sealed container and microwave to warm.
Give this sauce a try … we had a good time making our own sauce, and although it’s not exactly a healthy food, it’s rich, so a little goes a long way. Enjoy!