Coffee Sundaes with Salted Peanut Butter Caramel

Photo: Peden & Munk; Styling: Amy Wilson  

The sweet and salty combo in this sundae is truly amazing. Serve it to special guests, or treat the family to a weeknight splurge.

Yield: Serves 4
Recipe from Sunset

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Recipe Time

Total: 20 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 484
  • Calories from fat: 60%
  • Protein: 9.7g
  • Fat: 32g
  • Saturated fat: 14g
  • Carbohydrate: 40g
  • Fiber: 1.7g
  • Sodium: 569mg
  • Cholesterol: 107mg


  • 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


  1. 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. 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 featured in: Sunset, January 2012
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