This smooth and creamy Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge is going to be your new favorite treat this holiday season. I made this fudge for my husband’s office last week and my kids went a little crazy over it when I let them taste test the recipe.
They were so sad when I packed it up to send to work with Sean that I promised them we’d make it again soon. I knew I could make good on that promise because of how easy this fudge is.
Easy Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge
Easy fudge recipes are my saving grace this time of year. I always want to be that hostess or friend with plenty of holiday treats at her fingertips, but then time gets away from me. Lightning fast candy recipes help me put together holiday treats with the least amount of effort.
It only takes a few minutes to stir this fudge together and it always disappears almost as quickly as I can slice it. For more simple and stress-free holiday treats, check out these candy recipes and chocolate barks to satisfy your holiday sweet tooth.
Peppermint Bark is a spin on chocolate bark that’s extra festive and fun during the holidays. I also love to make big batches of this Peppermint Marshmallow Fudge and Cranberry Macadamia Nut Fudge to give as gifts and bring to parties.
If you’re wanting more chocolate and mint in your life, these Low Carb Thin Mint Cookies are blowing my mind. I don’t even know how it’s possible to turn everyone’s favorite Girl Scout cookie into a low carb dessert that tastes every bit as good as the original, but it is.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge
This easy chocolate peanut butter fudge recipe is the perfect blend of my favorite 5-Minute Chocolate Fudge and this Creamy Peanut Butter Fudge. At first glance, it looks like a normal all-chocolate fudge. When you bite into one of these squares, you enjoy the mind blowing flavor combination of peanut butter and rich chocolate.
The texture of this fudge is spot on. Each bite melts in your mouth with creamy chocolatey perfection.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge Recipe
The secret to the perfect texture of this fudge is the marshmallows. Mini marshmallows are melted together with semi-sweet chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk.
We liked the balance between sweet and bitter that semi-sweet chocolate provides, but if you prefer you could certainly substitute milk or dark chocolate chips.
However, please do not try to substitute evaporated milk or real cream for the sweetened condensed milk! I promise you that condensed milk is the only kind that will give the fudge the right consistency. Trust me on this.
After the chocolate and marshmallows are melted, simply stir in creamy peanut butter and vanilla extract and mix until everything is well combined. Pour the fudge into a prepared pan and let it chill until firm (about 3 hours).
I prefer to slice this fudge into one inch squares to serve and store. The chocolate peanut butter fudge is so rich that sometimes just a square or two is enough to satisfy my sweet tooth . . for a few minutes, at least. I admit to finding this treat hard to resist.
Store your chocolate peanut butter fudge in a sealed airtight container in the fridge for up to two weeks. Chances are it’ll be gone well before then, if the people in your house liked this as much as mine did!
This fudge recipe also freezes beautifully. Once the fudge is sliced, transfer it to a sealed container and store in the freezer for up to several months. Thaw it in the fridge when you’re ready to serve.
If you’re like me and tend to find yourself strapped for time during holiday baking season, consider making a big batch of chocolate peanut butter fudge in advance. Then, whenever you find yourself with last minute company (or realize you forgot to buy a gift for your child’s teacher) you have a delicious homemade treat ready to go!
I’m never sad to have a freezer stocked full of fudge, I tell you.
- 12 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips about 1 1/2 cups
- 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk
- 1 cup miniature marshmallows
- 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- Combine the chocolate chips, milk, and marshmallows in a medium-size saucepan over medium heat. Stir frequently as the chocolate melts. Add the peanut butter and vanilla. Stir to melt and combine well.
- Remove from the heat. Lightly grease a 10-inch square pan or line with parchment. Pour the fudge into the pan and spread with a spatula. Chill in the refrigerator until firm. Slice into 1-inch pieces and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Enjoy!
This fudge can be made ahead of time and then kept in the freezer for several months. Thaw in the refrigerator when ready to serve.
If you can’t get enough of all things chocolate and peanut butter, you’ll go nuts for this Buckeye Fudge recipe I recently shared. It reminds me of the popular candy only takes so much less time and effort to make.
Looking for even more easy fudge recipes to enjoy all holiday season?
Smores Fudge by Love From The Oven is another fudge recipe with marshmallows that I can’t wait to try. After I’ve eaten my way through another batch of White Chocolate Caramel Fudge , I’ve got my eye on Butter Pecan Fudge by Shugary Sweets and Spiced Cider Fudge by Dessert Now Dinner Later.
My fridge is going to be PACKED with trays of fudge to share and I can’t even pretend to be sorry about that. When I find a fudge recipe that makes people happy and makes my life easier, I just can’t resist.