Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge

There is possibly no flavor combo more deeply loved by some, than peanut butter and chocolate.  This sweet, rich, and flavorful fudge will cure any craving for peanut butter and chocolate, and satisfy any sweet tooth.

Althought the recipe from start to finish will take a bit of time (and several hours to chill), the end result is smooth, rich and delicious.

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge

Yield: 36 (or more) squares

This fudge is rich and delicious! Feel free to make it with both layers (chocolate and peanut butter), or double the ingredients of one layer for a single flavor fudge.

Ingredients:

Chocolate layer
1 1/2 cups sugar
6 tablespoons Challenge butter
1/2 cup heavy cream, or (canned) evaporated milk
8 oz. semi sweet chocolate
1/2 of a 7 oz jar (eye ball it the best you can) marshmallow cream
1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Peanut Butter layer
1 1/2 cups sugar
6 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup heavy cream or (canned) evaporated milk
1 cup white chocolate (morsels, or 8 oz from a bar)
6 tablespoons (1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons) creamy natural peanut butter
1/2 of a 7 oz. jar marshmallow cream
1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Directions:

Prepare the pan-
Line an 8" or 9" square pan with parchment paper or foil, leaving extra hanging over the sides, so the fudge can be easily removed once set.

Make the chocolate layer-
In a large saucepan, heat sugar, butter and cream over medium-high heat. Bring ingredients to a boil, gently stiring constantly. Allow mixture to boil 4 minutes (set a timer), or until the mixture reaches 234*F (gently stiring constantly).
Remove pan from heat and add chocolate and marshmallow cream. Stir until melted and fully combined, 1-2 minutes.
Add vanilla. Stir well to fully incorporate.
Pour fudge into prepared pan. Smooth as needed. Set pan in the fridge while preparing the next layer.

Peanut Butter layer-
In a large saucepan, heat sugar, butter and cream over medium-high heat. Bring ingredients to a boil, gently stiring constantly. Allow mixture to boil 4 minutes (set a timer), or until the mixture reaches 234*F (gently stiring constantly).
Remove pan from heat and add white chocolate, peanut butter and marshmallow cream. Stir until melted and fully combined, 1-2 minutes.
Add vanilla. Stir well to fully incorporate.
Pour peanut butter fudge on top of (slighly chilled) chocolate fudge. Return pan to fridge and refrigerate about 3 hours, until firm.

To cut, lift entire block of fudge from the pan, by pulling up on the parchment (or foil) liner. Use a sharp, straight edge knife, rinsing off the knife in warm water (then wiping dry) as needed between cuts. Store fudge in fridge until ready to serve.

Recipe notes-
Use unsalted butter plus a pinch of salt, or salted butter.

Use natural peanut butter, the only ingredients should be peanuts and salt (or just peanuts).

Using the proportions above, your peanut butter layer may not be as tall as shown. I used sligtly different proportions, but adjusted the final recipe for simplicity.

I added the desired temperature (234*F.) for those who like exacting recipes. I have been able to successfully make this recipe without the use of a themometer, by following the directions listed.

Recipe Source- Recipe as listed by Glorious Treats, adapted from "Fantasy Fudge" as printed on the jar of marshmallow cream.

Is there a chocolate and peanut butter lover in your house?

29 comments

  1. They’re just perfect!
    Have a nice day
    xox

  2. Buonissimo…mamma mia..good!!!

  3. I am the chocolate/peanut butter fiend in my house! This looks amazing, Glory. I can’t wait to try it!

  4. Glory- I am new to your blog and I just adore it! You are truly an inspiration in the gorgeous confections department! This fudge looks like the perfect addition to any holiday basket or gift.

  5. ooh i love the idea of putting marshmallow creme into it! sounds fabulous and not too challenging if you’ve never made fudge before (like me!)

  6. yes please! I’ll be adding these to my holiday baking list!

  7. Glory,
    This looks incredible! I was going to make my son his favorite crunchy, no-bake peanut butter cornflake goodie with chocolate on top, for when we go down to Tucson this weekend to meet him for the U of A homecoming game. But I think I will try this, I have everything on hand but the marshmallow cream. I am sure he will love it! Thanks!

  8. Yum, yum, yum! I need to make some desserts for Thanksgiving–and I might put these on the list!

  9. Oh yum, I’m definitely making this! Thanks Glory!

  10. Looks so good. And I am so hungry right now.

  11. These look wonderful but I don’t think we can get marshmallow cream here in New Zealand and I don’t really know what it is but it sounds good.

    • Hi Suzanne, Sorry, I didn’t think that would be a specialty product. I’ll try to work on a fudge recipe that doesn’t require the marshmallow cream. I bet you could melt some regular marshmallows in the microwave, stir them, and use that, but I’m not sure the amount to suggest.

  12. What a pretty looking fudge. I can imagine how wonderful it tastes too. If you’re looking for someone to take of all the end pieces for you…. :)

  13. First of all, awesome combination. I want to eat these right this moment. And fudge is a dangerous thing for me… Somehow once I start putting the fudge in my mouth I can’t seem to find the “off” switch! Second of all… Your treats are always so perfect looking! I must learn this skill. My food tastes good, but usually looks a little sloppy. Especially in comparison 😉

  14. This is perfection! I don’t know if I’ve ever even had homemade fudge! I truly love pb and chocolate combo.

  15. I NEED these!! LOL It looks amazing and I want to add it to my candy trays for Christmas! Thanks so much for sharing:)

  16. I NEED to forget I ever saw this! PB/chocolate is a serious weakness of mine. Something magical happens when those two get together and I can’t resist. Let us never speak of this again…

  17. They look amazing!! I need like 6 of these right now! :)

  18. Looks amaaaazing! Got to ask….

    What is your secret for cutting the fudge into same size pieces so perfectly? Template? Good old measuring? Would love to know!!!

  19. Hey! I’m making these today. I’m so excited to try them out 😀
    Also wanted to point your direction to this page: http://www.chow.com/recipes/30296-homemade-marshmallow-creme
    We don’t have marshmallow cream here either, but making it yourself is not so hard – just time consuming. But it’s worth it! It’s basically just meringue. :)

  20. Oh wow. Your layering is perfect! I’ve made something similar before but it didn’t look nearly as good. And this sounds delicious. :)

  21. This was delicious! I gave it to my friend as a b-day present-and she loved it!
    The only thing is my fudge layers really didn’t stick together, and both layers were a bit pale. Still amazing- and to make it only took 45 minutes! 😉

    Sooo goood!
    -may

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  23. Made this for my friends surprise b-day party! It was SO easy to make, and it tasted so professional even though it was so simple. Thank you so much for all your tried-and-true recipes and dedication. <3 :)

  24. Quick, easy to make fudge. I took it too a potluck at work and everyone loved it! They were disappointed when it was all finished and came around to see if I had any more

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