If you’ve never made fudge before, see how easy it is. Photography by Melody Mulligan | Dreamstime.
KAREN HOCHMAN is Editorial Director of THE NIBBLE.
Last Updated May 2017
Easy Peanut Butter-Chocolate Fudge Recipe
So Easy, You’ll Be Tempted To Make Fudge Too Often
While you can read the history of fudge—it wasn’t so easy to make in the beginning.
Then, a better technique was discovered: Use sweetened, condensed milk instead of cream.
This is a chocolate peanut butter fudge recipe.
- For extra peanutty fudge and a crunchy texture, stir in chopped peanuts.
- For an all-peanut butter fudge, use peanut butter chips.
The yield is 64 pieces, or 1-1/4 pounds of fudge.
- For pan: butter or cooking spray
- 1 bag (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips*
- 1 jar (12 ounces) crunchy peanut butter
- 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
- Optional: 1/2 cup roasted or honey roasted peanuts, roughly chopped
- LIGHTLY BATTER an 8 x 8-inch pan, or sprayed with cooking spray.
MELT the chocolate in the top of a double boiler over hot (not boiling) water. You also can melt it in a microwave, stirring at 30-second intervals.
IMMEDIATELY ADD the peanut butter and the sweetened condensed milk, stirring well until completely mixed. Stir in the chopped peanuts.
- POUR the mixture into the pan. Refrigerate to chill. When firm...
- CUT into 1-inch pieces. Store in an airtight container.
Need A Reason To Celebrate?
- May 12th is National Nutty Fudge Day.
- June 16th is National Fudge Day.
- July 22 is National Penuche† Day.
- November 20th is National Peanut Butter Fudge Day.
See all of the American food holidays.
*If you prefer a less sweet fudge, chop up bittersweet chocolate bars, 70% cacao or more.
†Penuche is brown sugar fudge.