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Coffee Sundaes with Salted Peanut Butter Caramel

Photo: Peden & Munk; Styling: Amy Wilson


Total time 20 mins
Yield Serves 4
The sweet and salty combo in this sundae is truly amazing. Serve it to special guests, or treat the family to a weeknight splurge.


  • 2/3 cup store-bought good-quality caramel sauce
  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/3 cup chunky old-fashioned peanut butter
  • 1 pt. coffee ice cream or frozen yogurt
  • 1 cup sweetened whipped cream
  • 1/4 cup chopped salted roasted peanuts
  • 1 teaspoon whole roasted coffee beans, crushed

Nutrition Information

  • calories 484
  • caloriesfromfat 60 %
  • protein 9.7 g
  • fat 32 g
  • satfat 14 g
  • carbohydrate 40 g
  • fiber 1.7 g
  • sodium 569 mg
  • cholesterol 107 mg

How to Make It

  1. Put caramel sauce and salt in a small saucepan and heat over medium heat until sauce is warm but not boiling and salt dissolves, 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in peanut butter until incorporated.

  2. Scoop 1/2 cup ice cream into each bowl. Top each with 1/4 cup caramel sauce, 1/4 cup whipped cream, 1 tbsp. peanuts, and a sprinkling of coffee beans.

  3. Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

Also appeared in: Sunset, January, 2012;