This Spicy Peanut Sauce is so versatile! You can use it as a dipping sauce for chicken, a salad dressing, or just dip your finger in it and eat it. I think I would even dip chocolate in it. Hmmmmmm… Hold on, I’ll be right back.

Spicy Peanut Sauce

Yes, go ahead and dip chocolate in it.

I used to be anti-peanut if it was anything other than cookies or PB&J. Pad Thai? Ewwwww. I wouldn’t think to pair peanuts with meat. Trail mix was even a stretch.

But then… I don’t know. My tastes evolved. I got older. Or shall we just say I became more sophisticated? Okay, let’s go with that.

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Ingredients Needed for Spicy Peanut Sauce:

Spicy Peanut Sauce

You guys, please, please, please try this recipe if you like peanut sauce. And especially if you like spicy stuff! Look for this recipe to creep into other recipes in the future!

Spicy Peanut Sauce

Spicy Peanut Sauce


  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1/3 cup tahini
  • 1 tablespoon gochujang
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 inches fresh ginger peeled and grated
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • coconut oil


  1. Add all ingredients except the coconut oil to a food processor and blend well. 

  2. Scrape down the sides of the food processor bowl and blend again, drizzling in the coconut oil until the sauce is the desired consistency.

  3. Can be used immediately and also will refrigerate up to 10 days.

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