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Better than Reese’s Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge

chocolate peanut butter fudge plated

Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge

Creamy and rich, this easy chocolate peanut butter fudge recipe is so simple and quick to make. You only need three ingredients and most of the work is done in the microwave! You can’t go wrong combining these two classic flavors.

If you love Reese’s Peanut Butter cups as much as my family does you NEED to try this fudge. It tastes just like a peanut butter cup, if not better!

I used crunchy peanut butter for an added texture and crunch to make this creamy crunchy addictive dessert!

chocolate peanut butter fudge plated

What is in Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge?

This simple 3 ingredient fudge is made of pantry staples so you can prepare it any day of the week.

ingredients to make chocolate peanut butter fudge

Traditionally, old fashioned fudge is made by combining sugar, cocoa powder, milk, butter and vanilla extract. However, this shortcut fudge is made with sweetened condensed milk and semi sweet chocolate making it a quick and simple dessert.

How to Make Shortcut Fudge:

This recipe couldn’t be any simpler.

steps to make chocolate peanut butter fudge

Full printable recipe card below

1 Prepare an 8×8 inch pan with parchment paper.

2 In a microwave safe container, combine the peanut butter with 2 tbsp of the sweetened condensed milk. Microwave for 15 seconds until melted. Stir until smooth. Set aside.

3 In a second microwave safe container, combine the chocolate chips and the remaining sweetened condensed milk. Microwave in 15 second intervals, stirring after each interval until smooth and fully melted.

4 Pour the chocolate mixture into the prepared pan and spread evenly.

5 Pour or scoop out the peanut butter mixture on top. Spread evenly. Take a knife, spray it with cooking spray, and then run it through the two layers to combine, creating swirls.

6 Optional: top with chopped peanuts

7 Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2 – 3 hours.

8 Cut the fudge into 48 bite sized squares or 24 larger squares to serve. Store in the refrigerator until ready to enjoy.

chocolate peanut butter fudge plated

Looking for More Simple Sweets?

  • Cookie Dough Cheesecake Bars – my favorite simple dessert. Two layers of chocolate chip cookie dough with a creamy cheesecake filling. Baked until golden brown they are creamy and delicious!
  • Oreo Fudge – another simple delicious 3 ingredient fudge. Loaded with crushed Oreos. This fudge tastes just like a cookies and cream chocolate bar!
  • Chocolate Salami – This chocolate salami is the easiest way to change up your regular charcuterie board. Trick your friends with this delicious deceiving dessert… is it salami or is it a chocolatey treat loaded with cookies?

Enjoy!

– Sab

chocolate peanut butter fudge plated

Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge

Creamy and rich, this easy fudge recipe is so simple and quick to make. You only need three ingredients and most of the work is done in the microwave! You can’t go wrong combining these two classic flavors.
4.80 from 5 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Chilling Time 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 10 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 48 bite size squares
Calories 71 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

Fudge

  • 1 ¼ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • ½ cup peanut butter, smooth or crunchy
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk (300 mL)

Optional Topping

  • 1 tbsp chopped peanuts

Instructions
 

  • Prepare an 8×8 inch pan with parchment paper.
  • In a microwave safe container, combine the peanut butter with 2 tbsp of the sweetened condensed milk. Microwave for 15 seconds until melted. Stir until smooth. Set aside.
  • In a second microwave safe container, combine the chocolate chips and the remaining sweetened condensed milk. Microwave in 15 second intervals, stirring after each interval until smooth and fully melted.
  • Pour the chocolate mixture into the prepared pan and spread evenly.
  • Pour or scoop out the peanut butter mixture on top. Spread evenly. Take a knife, spray it with cooking spray, and then run it through the two layers to combine, creating swirls.
  • Optional: top with chopped peanuts
  • Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2 – 3 hours.
  • Cut the fudge into small squares to serve. Store in the refrigerator until ready to enjoy.

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Notes

• Fudge slices best with a sharp knife.
• Warm your knife first by running it under hot water. Dry the knife with a clean cloth and use it to slice through.
• Cold fudge slices more easily. Do not let it come to room temperature before cutting.
• Fudge should be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator. To ensure the fudge doesn’t stick to each other, use a piece of wax or parchment paper to separate each piece. Fudge that is stored in the refrigerator will last between 2 to 3 weeks when it is kept in an air-tight container.
• Dark chocolate would be wonderful, too! Use any type of chocolate chips that you’d like.
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NUTRITION

Calories: 71kcalCarbohydrates: 8gProtein: 2gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 23mgPotassium: 76mgFiber: 1gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 24IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 28mgIron: 1mg
This nutrition information is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. See our full nutrition disclosure here.

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Lisa

Saturday 16th of April 2022

These really were so much better than the Reese’s peanut butter cups! Thanks for this recipe.

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