Copycat Dairy Queen Peanut Buster parfait


For the Hot Fudge Sauce:

  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt

For the Roasted Peanuts:

  • 1 cup unsalted peanuts

For Assembly:

  • Vanilla ice cream
  • Whipped cream (optional)


Hot Fudge Sauce:

  1. In a saucepan over medium heat, combine chocolate chips, heavy cream, and butter.
  2. Stir continuously until the chocolate is completely melted and the mixture is smooth.
  3. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla extract and a pinch of salt.
  4. Let the hot fudge sauce cool slightly.

Roasted Peanuts:

  1. In a dry pan over medium heat, roast the unsalted peanuts until they are lightly browned. Stir frequently to prevent burning.
  2. Remove from heat and let them cool.


  1. Scoop vanilla ice cream into serving glasses or bowls.
  2. Pour a generous amount of the hot fudge sauce over the ice cream.
  3. Sprinkle the roasted peanuts on top of the hot fudge.
  4. Repeat the layers until you reach the desired amount.
  5. Optionally, top with whipped cream.

Serve immediately and enjoy your homemade Peanut Buster Parfait!

Note: While this recipe doesn’t involve the air fryer, it captures the essence of the Dairy Queen Peanut Buster Parfait. If you specifically want to use the air fryer for some elements, you might consider air-frying store-bought or homemade cookie dough to create a crunchy element to sprinkle over the parfait. Adjust the recipe to your taste preferences and enjoy your delicious dessert!

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