So my birthday was Monday, and I was hoping to have this sundae then… buuuut, Aunt Flow visited. When she visits, I can’t have chocolate, and the sundae that I’m about to show you has chocolate in it. It also has peanut butter, but there is chocolate. For me, period time + chocolate=DEEEAAATH!!!
yes, it is that serious.
I really wanted this sundae, and there is a Friendly’s near me that sells it, actually. The sundae I’m referring to is the Reese’s pieces sundae, and it looks a little something like this:
Amazing, isn’t it?
I had to wait until Aunt Flow left me alone before I could indulge in this delectable delight, which leads me to Friday.
Why Friday? Well, that’s the day I bought some of the components for this little beauty. I already had Reese’s pieces at the house because of the resident 4-year-old. We also had some French vanilla ice cream at the house because of my birthday. I don’t know about anyone else, but cake and ice cream is law when there are birthdays at our house. I wouldn’t want it any other way.
I picked up some peanut butter, chocolate syrup, and since I couldn’t find whipped cream for some reason, I picked up heavy cream since I somehow was able to find that more easily than the whipped cream. I also think that the other reason I couldn’t find it is that things are being rearranged at my local supermarket.
oh thee well… these things happen. The cool thing about it was that I got to make whipped cream, which I haven’t done in quite a while. Then again, I don’t normally use it for anything, so I don’t even buy the stuff for the house.
Anyhow… let us fast forward 2 days and an Internet search for a peanut butter sauce recipe later.
First, I made the sauce, which was simple enough. I used the above recipe, which only involves 3 ingredients. When I made it as recommended, I thought it was too sweet. I would recommend doing a 1:1 ratio of sugar to water. Basically, make a simple syrup. I would also add a bit more peanut butter to get more peanut butter flavor. What I ended up doing (since I made it according to the recipe the first time around), I kept adding peanut butter to tame down the sweetness. I probably ended up adding somewhere between ¾ c. to 1 c. of peanut butter. I bought a small jar, and used nearly the entire thing.
When you add your peanut butter in after killing the heat, use a whisk. It’ll give you the desired texture.
Beautiful, isn’t it?
If you were like me and weren’t able to locate whipped cream, but you have some nifty heavy whipping cream, clean off your whisk, put some of that cream into a mixing bowl, and get to work!
Once you have your whipped topping and your peanut butter sauce all ready, it’s time to assemble!
I used a bowl, and added 2 scoops of ice cream in. Then I put the chocolate and peanut butter sauces over the top. After that, I added another scoop of ice cream on top. Then, add your pièce de resitance, which would be your Reese’s pieces. I forgot cherries, but since YOU didn’t forget, put on your whipped topping and your cherry!
I didn’t add a pic with the whipped cream because you wouldn’t have been able to see this as well.
Sidenote: When I ate this, I realized only later that I had put it in my Reese’s bowl. Good one, Rach.
Enjoy Sundae Sunday folks!