Honey Peanut Butter Ice Cream Sauce

Honey Peanut Butter Sauce

Honey peanut butter ice cream sauce is the perfect thing warmed and poured over ice cream or as a sweet dip for apples.

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Honey Peanut Butter Ice Cream Sauce

This honey peanut butter sauce tastes like peanut butter fudge poured in a jar. Pretty much because it is peanut butter fudge poured into a jar. Keep a jar in your fridge for your ice cream sundae needs or pour it in a pretty jar and gift it to a friend or neighbor (who is not allergic to peanut butter obviously).

Can I make honey peanut butter sauce in the microwave instead of on the stove?

You sure can. The instructions are pretty much the same: microwave the honey, sugar, corn syrup and butter in a microwave safe bowl until the sugar is completely dissolved and the mixture it boiling. You may have to do this in intervals (microwave for 1 minute, stir, microwave for another minute, stir) until the mixture is boiling. Then stir in peanut butter and vanilla and you’ve got your peanut butter sauce!

Honey Peanut Butter Sauce

Let’s talk peanut butter sauce ingredients:

  • corn syrup-we add in the corn syrup which acts as a “doctoring agent” for our candy. It helps prevent the sugar from re-crystallizing so that our sauce is smooth and adds a slightly chewy stretchy texture that we want in a sauce.
  • peanut butter-use regular peanut butter here. Natural peanut butter has a tendency to separate from the oil and we want to keep everything nice and smooth.
  • honey-is there a better combination than peanut butter and honey? Honey adds sweetness and flavor. Use a mild honey like clover honey that compliments the peanut butter rather than overpowers it.
  • butter-for added flavor and fat
  • sugar-the cooked sugar makes the syrup which in conjunction with the corn syrup makes it “saucy”
  • vanilla-bonus flavor crystals
Honey Peanut Butter Sauce

Ways to use your honey peanut butter sauce:

While my favorite way to eat it is poured over a bowl of ice cream (maybe with some hot fudge sauce too) there are many ways to eat your peanut butter sauce.

  • drizzled over waffles or pancakes
  • poured over cheesecake
  • swirled into brownies (make these brownies but use this peanut butter sauce instead of the caramel sauce)
  • dip your apples
  • straight from the jar with a spoon (no judgement)

Honey Peanut Butter Sauce

Course Dessert
Keyword peanut butter
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 2 cups


  • 1/4 cup corn syrup
  • 1 cup peanut butter creamy
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 4 tablespoons butter softened
  • 2 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  • Add corn syrup, honey, sugar, and butter to a heavy, medium sized saucepan.
  • Heat over medium high heat, stirring until combined.  Allow to cook until sugar is completely dissolved and mixture is boiling, about 5 minutes.
  • Remove from heat.  Add peanut butter and vanilla and stir until combined.  Enjoy now or store in a jar.

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