Ice cream sundaes are just the beginning.

By Kimberly Holland
October 12, 2020 01:55 PM
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Ice cream parlors are as close as we can get to Willy Wonka's candy factory. In those pastel-coated emporiums of sugar and sweets, you can create a sundae that is as special, creative, and over-the-top as you dare.

But if you've had the experience of going to a parlor and finding they're out of your favorite topping — peanut butter sauce, for example — you know that sometimes ice cream shoppes can also break your heart.

Reese's wants to make sure you never miss an opportunity to enjoy your favorite ice cream sundae sauce. That's why they're selling a 4.5-pound jar of Reese's Peanut Butter Sauce right now on Amazon.

Amazon houses so many oversized versions of snacks and foods, some we need and some we probably don't but may add-to-cart anyway — like five-pound bags of Sour Patch Kids of one color and a gallon of pickle juice. But this jar of peanut butter sauce may take the cake. (Related note: This sauce would be delicious drizzled over a slice of cake.)

Most every food item sold on Amazon is either supersized or sold in packages of two or more. That's part of Amazon's appeal, stocking up on favorites and even subscribing to keep them coming on the regular. But it isn't every day you see 4.5 pounds of peanut butter sauce in a store. Is it necessary to own nearly five pounds of a sauce? Probably not. Should you anyway? Yes!

And here's the thing: don't think this is only for the once-in-a-blue-moon times when you and your family decide to make ice cream sundaes at home. (You should more often. They're fun and cheaper than ice cream parlors.) Reviewers suggested using the sauce as a fruit dip, smoothie bowl stir-in, spread on cookies (or cake, as mentioned above), or poured over granola and yogurt. Some reviewers even suggested using it in salad dressings and sauces for dishes like chicken satay.

You may think by the Reese's connection that this is an overly sweet sauce, but really it's just peanut butter that has been thinned down enough to be drizzled right from the container, no warming needed (though it would be delicious warmed and served over a brownie).

Reese's also makes peanut butter sundae sauces that are much sweeter and even thinner; you'll typically find them in seven-ounce bottles at the supermarket. Should you like the flavor of this sauce but want it as a thicker, spreadable peanut butter, they sell a 4.5-pound jar of the Reese's Peanut Butter, too.

If you grab one of these jars of peanut butter sauce, go ahead and just get everything you need to make an epic ice cream sundae night happen. Snag a 30-count box of Reese's candies, from cups to crispy wafer bars, and get the supersized bottle of chocolate sauce, too. It's perfect for your ice cream, but imagine stirring some into coffee or hot cocoa this winter.

"This is delicious. OMG I remembered having a sundae many years ago at Friendly's restaurant, so I got this. I heated some up in a bowl in the microwave for a short time and poured it over ice cream and put crumbled cookies on top. OMG it was wonderful. You can cook with this and make peanut noodles too. It is so yummy. Huge container too. SO GOOD. If you like Reese's peanut butter you will love this," one reviewer wrote.

Each tub costs $28, which is about the price of one family outing to a parlor. So with this tub, you can make the happiness of an ice cream run happen more often and without anyone having to leave the house.

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Buy it: Reese's Peanut Butter Sauce, $28; amazon.com

This article originally appeared on AllRecipes.

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