Peanut Butter Cup Fondue (PLUS the Perfect Dipping Plate and Video!)

How Do You Fondue?

How do you fondue?

If you don’t, then there’s a big hole in your life. You know, that void where you have never experienced the joy of dipping food into melty cheese or chocolate. Be sad if you haven’t been there.

But feel free to change your ways, and now! I’m attaching a warning to this recipe: you will eat it and not be able to stop. Be ready. Come with an empty stomach!

How Do You Fondue?

In my champagne brownies post last week, I mentioned that our New Year’s Eve is always a chill one. I’ve never been one to go out and party the night away. It’s so much cozier to stay at home, make good food, and cuddle with the man I love more than anything in the world, chocolate included.

We love to do fondue on New Year’s because it’s quick and irresistible. We start with cheese fondue and work our way over to chocolate. One of the most fun parts is creating a dipping plate for each course. Take a look at my newest video about how we do dipping plates, JAB-style. And be sure to check out the full recipe at the bottom after you watch!

But for now, let’s focus on the fondue itself. You know, the good stuff. The stuff I want to eat by the spoonful.

This fondue has a milk chocolate and peanut butter base. It’s important to add the peanut butter cups at the end as a garnish, or they’ll fully melt in. Some of you might prefer that, but I like to fish out little half-melted peanut butter cup pieces with my fondue fork. Or the champagne brownie pieces.

How Do You Fondue?

To be honest, the fondue itself is so rich that those of you with less of a sugar tolerance may prefer to stick to strawberries for dipping. But for the rest of us, these dipping plate components will make this a rich and unforgettable dessert experience. Here’s what’s on my dipping plate:

The aforementioned champagne brownies (pictured above and in last week’s post with video tutorial).

Chocolate chip cookie bars. I took 24 oz. of refrigerated cookie dough, pressed it into an 8-inch square pan, and baked until done. Then I cut up the bars in little pieces.

How Do You Fondue?

And these lovely blinged-out marshmallows. You make them by brushing marshmallows with water and rolling them in graham cracker or Oreo crumbs.

How Do You Fondue?

Maybe it’s me, but I find that fondue is incurably romantic. You share it with loved ones, and in my own case, I got engaged over fondue at a restaurant. So this is always the way I’ll want to spend celebratory date nights with Kenny.

Whether you’re experiencing fondue for the first time or you’re an old pro, up the ante this New Year’s with an unforgettable recipe. Creating a party at home is not a problem with this for dessert! Now that you’ve got the dippers ready to go, here’s the fondue recipe!


Peanut Butter Cup Fondue (PLUS the Perfect Dipping Plate and Video!)


1 cup milk chocolate chips
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup sugar
5 miniature Reese's peanut butter cups, chopped into quarters


  1. In a saucepan over low-medium heat, melt all the fondue ingredients (except the peanut butter cups) until smooth and well blended.
  2. Transfer the mixture to a fondue dish. Sprinkle the chopped peanut butter cups on top.
  3. Dip and enjoy!


I fulfill many roles in life: wife, mother, teacher, everlasting learner. This site is dedicated to one role that expresses my creativity in ways that I find consistently challenging and rewarding: baker. Inventing new ways to enhance food, especially if that food involves chocolate or peanut butter (or both!), is a passion of mine. I look forward to sharing my ideas with you.

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  1. Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice

    This fondue is calling my name, Mir! I love it! I could totally see myself devouring this all on New Year’s. Such an easy and creative recipe!
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    1. Mir

      Thanks, Gayle! It’s so easy. And I need to stop eating it. 🙂

  2. Michele @ Alwayzbakin

    Love the video! You did a great job. Believe it or not, I’ve never made fondue. I think it’s a great idea for New Year’s. We don’t go out either. We just make good food like you and stay home. Happy New Year!!! I can’t wait to try this. 😮
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    1. Mir

      You should totally try fondue, Michele! It’s so festive!

  3. Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom

    Mir, I LOVE the video!!!! you look great!!! and hello?!!! this fondue?!!!! it’s a Reese’s peanut butter cups lover’s dream!!! 🙂 If I had to choose, I’m all about the chocolate fondue. . love this!!! Wishing you a fabulous 2016!!!! Happy New Year!!!!
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    1. Mir

      Thanks, Alice! I cringe when I see myself, but I’m trying to figure out how to do the video thing. It’s fun to work on them! And the fondue is just fun to eat. Happy New Year, my bloggy friend!

  4. Kate @ Framed Cooks

    Oh my gosh FONDUE! The perfect perfect New Year’s Eve treat!!! Have a great New Years! xo
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    1. Mir

      You too, Kate! Hugs!

  5. Manali @ CookWithManali

    Oh my god, I need this in my life! So good! Wish you a fantastic 2016 Mir!

    1. Mir

      Same to you, my friend!

  6. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust

    This is the BEST IDEA EVER!!
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    1. Mir

      I know. Not even gonna be modest here. It was great!

  7. David | Spiced

    Oh wow, this looks like the ultimate way to end the holiday season! We often make peanut butter chocolate brownie sundaes, and this fondue reminds me of that. I wonder if I still have time to pull it together for dessert tonight? 🙂 Looks amazing!
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    1. Mir

      Those sundaes do sound good! We need to take on one another’s holiday traditions!

  8. Amanda

    I love fondue. I used to always make creme de menthe marshmallows to dunk in a dark chocolate fondue. I gain a couple of pounds just thinking about it! 🙂 This fondue looks magnificent. I love the peanut butter cup garnish. And I’m totally down for dunking brownies and chocolate chip cookie bars in it. I have a high sugar tolerance. 🙂 Happy New Year.
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    1. Mir

      Fondue is definitely the way to go for those of us who love the sugar!

  9. Amy

    Hey, I never thought about this, great idea.
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    1. Mir

      Thanks! I like to push my dessert limits!

  10. Aria

    Hahaha….what a coincidence! We’re doing a cheese fondue tonight! This, however, looks absolutely delightful.
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    1. Mir

      I can’t resist cheese fondue, Aria!

  11. Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy

    Happy New Year Mir – I hope you had a great one 🙂
    Oh my, I could so eat this right now and it’s 8am on a Monday. Cheese or chocolate fondue, I just love them both.
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    1. Mir

      I love them both, too. They make the perfect meal together!

  12. annie@ciaochowbambina

    Fondue and I go way back! The first time I remember having it was while watching Billie Jean King beat Bobbie Riggs on the tennis court in 1973; I was all of 9. But I’m pretty sure our fondue was cheese and bread… Love your video, Mir! And love the goodies! This is gooood stuff!
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    1. Mir

      Wow, that’s a great memory. She kicked butt! She did so much for women in tennis!

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