Peanut butter as a dessert topping. Photo
courtesy Sugarland Bakery.
Looking for a garnish for your dessert? Grab that jar of peanut butter.
Add sweetener to taste (agave, honey, maple syrup, sugar or noncaloric sweetener). Consider a pinch of cinnamon.
Then pipe the peanut butter from a pastry bag. You can use a plastic food storage bag by cutting off a small piece of one corner.
Then pipe away, onto angel food cake, brownies, cookies, cupcakes, ice cream, pie, pound cake or pudding.
If you’d like a traditional sauce, you simply need a few more ingredients.
PEANUT BUTTER DESSERT SAUCE
Turn peanut butter into a pourable dessert sauce with this easy recipe:
Ingredients For 1 Cup
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
2 tablespoons light corn syrup
1/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
Optional: pinch of cinnamon
Optional: bourbon, rum or liqueur (almond, coffee or other nut flavor)
Optional: whole or chopped peanuts for garnish*
*You can use plain peanuts, salted, candied or spiced, including hot seasonings like chipotle. Here are recipes for candied nuts and spiced nuts.
1. COMBINE all ingredients except alcohol in a small saucepan.
2. HEAT on low, stirring, until sugar is dissolved and sauce is smooth. Stir in optional alcohol. Serve warm.
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