Corn syrup is a great ingredient to add to a caramelly peanut butter sauce before heating it up. Mixing it in will allow the sauce to take on a silky, moist texture and also add a needed bit of sweetness. You can choose between either regular light corn syrup or dark corn syrup. Opting for the light corn syrup will yield a more mild taste that might be slightly reminiscent of vanilla, and it favors the strong peanut butter flavor. However, dark corn syrup — which often has molasses in it — has a richer, more intense taste.
If you would rather not add corn syrup, there are a couple of other sweet, sticky options you can include instead. Maple syrup or honey are great alternatives; though they won’t produce quite the same silky texture, the distinct tastes are worth trying.
This recipe can be made by just combining the two ingredients and heating it for around 30 seconds in the microwave or until it bubbles. But an elevated version just requires a bit of heavy cream and sugar added to the other ingredients on the stovetop. However you dish it up, the final result should be a drizzly dip perfect for any after-dinner treats.