Chocolate Peanut Butter Swirl Fudge

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Creamy, smooth batches of chocolate and peanut butter fudge are swirled together to create this unforgettable holiday treat.

Similar to the Buckeye Fudge that has been so popular, this is a little simpler and can be made even more easily. I predict that you’re going to love it every bit as much.

Choc PB Swirl Fudge

Do you love making fudge as much as I do? There is nothing that beats a holiday treat that can be made in just minutes.

I recommend stirring together a batch of this pretty swirled Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge for the holidays this year.

Then you can sit back and enjoy it while someone else stays in the kitchen and bakes cookies. (At least that’s MY plan!)

Peanut Butter Chocolate Swirl Fudge

Chocolate Peanut Butter Swirled Fudge

I like the look and ease of pouring the fudge out on a large baking sheet. (As a bonus, it leaves me plenty of edges to snack on and it’s easier to slice.)

You can also make this fudge in an 8-inch square pan. The fudge will be thicker and more traditionally shaped.

Lining the pan with parchment paper will make it easy to lift out and slice after it is chilled.

PLEASE NOTE: This recipe calls for sweetened condensed milk, not evaporated milk, not heavy cream, not half and half, nothing else will work. Trust me on this.

The sweetened condensed milk contains sugar which is vital to the taste, texture, and consistency of this recipe.

Even if you’ve had success subbing with something else in other recipes, I promise that you NEED to use sweetened condensed milk for this fudge recipe!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Swirled Fudge
Can I Make Fudge On The Stove?

Yes, you can make this fudge on the stove. Keep the heat low and use a double boiler method. The microwave melting method makes this recipe ultra-quick and easy. However, if you don’t happen to be a fan of the microwave (or don’t have one), you can easily melt the chocolate, milk, and butter in a double boiler on the stovetop. It will just take a few minutes longer.

Can I Freeze Fudge?

Yes, you can freeze fudge. Wrap it tightly in parchment (cut or uncut) and then slide it into a zip-close freezer bag. Press the air out of the bag and freeze flat.

Can I Add Nuts To Fudge?

Yes, nuts can be added to almost any fudge recipe. No other adjustments will need to be made.

Can I Substitute The Sweetened Condensed Milk?

No, you can not make this without regular sweetened condensed milk. Nothing else will work. The sweetened condensed milk contains sugar which is vital to the taste, texture, and consistency of this recipe.

Choc PB Swirl Fudge

Chocolate Peanut Butter Swirl Fudge Recipe

  1. Line a large baking tray with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. For the peanut butter layer: Combine the butter, peanut butter, and vanilla in a medium-size glass bowl and microwave for 90 seconds. Stir to combine.
  3. Add the powdered sugar and stir again until smooth. Pour the peanut butter mixture onto the parchment-lined tray and spread to approximately ½-inch thickness.
  4. For the chocolate layer: Combine the condensed milk, chocolate chips, butter, and vanilla in a medium-size glass mixing bowl and microwave for 90 seconds. Stir until smooth and creamy.
  5. Pour the chocolate over the peanut butter layer and spread to the edge of the peanut butter with a spatula or knife.
  6. As soon as you pour the chocolate layer, use the edge of a knife or end of a spoon to lightly swirl the layers together.
  7. Place in the refrigerator and chill until firm, at least 4 hours. Slice into bite-size pieces. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. 
Swirled Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge

Unlike traditional fudge recipes that boil on the stove and must be stirred constantly, each of these fudge recipes can be made in 10 minutes or less.

This 5 Minute 5 Ingredient Fudge Recipe is the starting point for countless holiday candies. Everyone loves this fudge and you can add in whichever fun ingredients you like best. From pecans to peppermint to bits of dried fruit, you can’t go wrong with this recipe.

White Chocolate Caramel Fudge is one of the most popular fudge recipes on the site. No one can resist the swirls of caramel in a rich and creamy white chocolate.

Rocky Road Fudge is everything I love about the classic ice cream, in a handheld candy. Crunchy nuts and soft fluffy marshmallows in every bite make it fun for kids and adults alike.

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Swirl Fudge

Chocolate Peanut Butter Swirl Fudge

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Creamy, smooth batches of chocolate and peanut butter fudge are swirled together to make an unforgettable holiday treat.
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Prep Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 10 mins
Servings: 24 pieces, depending on size

Ingredients 

Peanut Butter Layer

  • ½ cup butter
  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1⅓ cup powdered sugar

Chocolate Layer

  • 7 ounces or ½ cup plus 2 tablespoons, sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Line a large baking tray with parchment paper and set aside.
  • For the peanut butter layer: Combine the butter, peanut butter, and vanilla in a medium-size glass bowl and microwave for 90 seconds. Stir to combine. Add the powdered sugar and stir again until smooth. Pour the peanut butter mixture onto the parchment lined tray and spread to approximately ½-inch thickness.
  • For the chocolate layer: Combine the condensed milk, chocolate chips, butter, and vanilla in a medium-size glass mixing bowl and microwave for 90 seconds. Stir until smooth and creamy. Pour the chocolate over the peanut butter layer and spread to the edge of the peanut butter with a spatula or knife.
  • As soon as you pour the chocolate layer, use the edge of a knife or end of a spoon to lightly swirl the layers together. Place in the refrigerator and chill until firm, at least 4 hours. Slice into bite-size pieces. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. Enjoy!

Notes

COOK’S NOTE: Each layer for this fudge can also be made in a small pan on the stove-top, if you prefer not to use the microwave. Use medium low heat and stir constantly.

Nutrition

Calories: 170kcal · Carbohydrates: 16g · Protein: 3g · Fat: 11g · Saturated Fat: 6g · Cholesterol: 16mg · Sodium: 78mg · Potassium: 108mg · Fiber: 1g · Sugar: 14g · Vitamin A: 173IU · Vitamin C: 1mg · Calcium: 32mg · Iron: 1mg
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  1. Janet says

    I have to laugh! I made the regular recipe today, finished it about 10 minutes ago! The only differences I see are smaller amounts and swirling. Now I’m going to look for something to use the 1/2 can of condensed milk so I don’t just drink it!

  2. Wendy Graveline says

    OMG!!!!! This is the BEST fudge ever!!!!!!!!! It’s this perfect combo of pb and chocolate that melts in your mouth and makes you feel all happy. I might have to lock it up so I don’t eat it all before I share it. I cut the pieces quite small because it is so rich… and because of this I didn’t feel AS bad for eating like half a dozen pieces. This is my new fave recipe! TY so much!!!! 🙂 Merry Christmas!

    *I doubled the recipe and put it in a 13×9 pan. Perfect! Now I don’t have to make pb balls this year! 🙂5 stars

  3. Deb says

    Very easy & so creamy…I seldom ever made fudge, but I will make this again!
    I just added some rice crispies to the peanut butter part.5 stars