Easy Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge


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Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge is an incredibly delicious treat that comes together in a flash! Topped with chocolate chips and peanuts, this recipe creates one of the most beautiful and tasty versions of fudge that I have ever had!

When it comes to bake sales, I love making fudge. I find it so much to make something that can be cut into squares. The kids always rave about this fudge, I will usually add in a batch of Mint Oreo Fudge and even whip up some brownies.

A stack of chocolate peanut butter fudge ready to eat

Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge

This chocolate peanut butter fudge recipe requires only 3 ingredients (plus totally optional toppings and some chocolate ganache is always delicious), which you likely have in your pantry! After melting your ingredients in the microwave and giving them a stir, the hardest part about this recipe waiting for it to cool and set in your refrigerator!

I added chopped peanuts and chocolate chips on top of this fudge, feel free to skip the toppings or to add chopped up peanut butter cups.  This fudge is a sweet treat that your friends and family will thank you for!

Chocolate peanut butter fudge ready to eat

How To Make Peanut Butter Fudge

To make this easy chocolate peanut butter fudge:

  1. Melt sweetened condensed milk and chocolate chips in the microwave
  2. Add peanut butter.
  3. Spread into a foil-lined 8×8 tray. Top with desired toppings (pecans, walnuts, peanut butter cups, more chocolate).
  4. Refrigerate until set.
  5. Lift out of the tray with foil and cut into squares.

How Long Does Fudge Last

Fudge lasts about two weeks on your counter. Keep it wrapped in plastic wrap or in an airtight container. If you want to extend the shelf life of your chocolate peanut butter fudge, placing it in the fridge should give you up to a month of deliciously rich fudge.

Squares of chocolate peanut butter fudge ready to add to a cookie tray

Can You Freeze Fudge

You bet! All fudge freezes extremely well. If you’re freezing it, just wrap it tightly and place it in the freezer.

Fudge lasts about 3 months in the freezer, so remember to date the package when you put it in. When you’re ready to enjoy it again, you can take the fudge out and place it on the counter to defrost. Voila! Chocolate peanut buttery goodness once again!

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Review Recipe

Easy Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 16 pieces
Author Holly Nilsson
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
An incredibly delicious treat that comes together in a flash!

Ingredients

  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk (14oz)
  • 12 oz semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 1/2 cups peanut butter
  • Optional: peanuts & chocolate chips for topping

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Instructions

  • Line an 8x8 pan with foil.
  • Combine sweetened condensed milk & chocolate chips in a large bowl. Microwave 1-2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add in peanut butter stir until smooth.
  • Top with desired toppings and refrigerate 1 hour.
  • Lift out foil and cut into squares.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 265, Carbohydrates: 16g, Protein: 7g, Fat: 20g, Saturated Fat: 7g, Cholesterol: 1mg, Sodium: 113mg, Potassium: 278mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 10g, Vitamin A: 11IU, Calcium: 24mg, Iron: 2mg
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    1. Hi Hollie, you can scroll to the bottom of the post or select the Jump to Recipe button at the top for the full recipe with measurements.

  1. I made this on 26 Jan for the family, easy and absolutely delicious! This was well received by the family. For a topping I used peanut butter MM candies, perfect. Thanks, Holly, for a great recipe.5 stars

    1. I can’t say for sure as I haven’t had the same issue. Did you use sweetened condensed milk (and not evaporated milk)? What type of chocolate and peanut butter did you use?

  2. I’m excited to try it, but I’m going to try less peanut butter as I’m going to lace it with Reece’s bits and Reece’s cups

  3. I have tried many times to find out the ingredients for this recipe. I went to the recipe like you told another person, and I still can’t find it. Most other recipes have a “jump to recipe” icon at the top of the page. Please tell me how to find out the ingredients. Thank you!

    1. Hi Vayle, if you scroll down to the recipe section it lists the ingredients and amounts to use! For the optional toppings, add as much or as little as you’d like! Hope that helps!

  4. Not sure why, but fudge was really tasteless/almost no sweetness at all and I personally don’t like things too sweet anyway.. Followed recipe exactly. :-(

    1. Did you use sweetened condensed milk or evaporated milk? Sometimes people get the two confused. The fudge should be very sweet if sweetened condensed milk is used.

  5. I had a question about the chocolate chips you’re using – are they pure chocolate or compound chocolate? I have both and trying to figure out what to use. Thanks! 

    1. I use semi sweet chocolate chips. They typically have sugar and other fats in them. Hope that helps Veera!

  6. I made it and used the right amount of everything, but the peanut butter overpowered the rest of the flavors. Going to try to make it again though with less peanut butter or more chocolate. It was very easy to make though!!!3 stars

  7. This looks like the gluten free fudge I have made for a friend. I don’t think any of the ingredients would have gluten in them. She will love the addition of PB. I usually just do chocolate chips, sw. cond. milk, and white chocolate chips.
    Thanks!

    1. Wow great to know! I’ll check my ingredients, now I have a treat for my daughter’s GF friend when she visits!

  8. This recipe sure made a hit. I try to keep it a secret for a while for those smart people that think you have to stand over a hot stove to make fudge. I wait until I get accolades and then I tell them. By the way, I shipped it from PA to MS. Priority mail, no problem.

  9. This fudge tastes as deliscious as it sounds so easy to make and so quick i used a mix of milk and dark chocolate and it came out perfectly
    Thankyou for the recipe5 stars

  10. I live in central Fl and would like to make and sent some to my son in Portland Oregon have you tried shipping this fudge? do you thing it would hold up well?

  11. I just made this fudge and it is absolutely delicious and easy this is going to be my go to recipe from now on thank you so much!!! ❤️❤️❤️5 stars

  12. just made this fudge, I will use it from now on, so many things you can do with this recipe, use any toppings you like, have fun with it.5 stars

  13. This is what my mother would make every Christmas for years!! I love this recipe and so does everyone who has tried it!! She never added the nuts or chocolate chips to the top. Crunch peanut butter gives a “crunch”. It is such an easy recipe to make!! Addictive also!

  14. out of interest, why foil & not grease proof paper. is there a specific reason? like you don’t want the “grease” element to leave fudge or could i use either for ease of movement from tray?
    thanks
    nicky

  15. In about the first year of blogging I posted a recipe almost like this. The pictures are SO horrific I can’t even go look at the post. But the crazy thing is that they still get pinned! From like 2010 or so. lol

    Your fudge looks AMAZING! Gorgeous and anything with chocolate and PB and sweet milk, count me in!

    1. I bet it still gets pinned because it’s just yummy… I mean, chocolate fudge is really just a big blob of brown, it’s not supposed to be pretty! LOL!