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.

Although 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.

 

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

How to Make Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge

Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge

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.
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Refrigerate 3 hrs
Total Time 3 hrs 30 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 36
Calories 180 kcal

Ingredients
 

Chocolate layer

  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream or (canned) evaporated milk
  • 8 oz. semi sweet chocolate
  • 3.5 oz marshmallow cream 1/2 of a 7 oz jar, eye ball it the best you can
  • 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 creamy natural peanut butter 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons
  • 3.5 oz marshmallow cream 1/2 of a 7 oz. jar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions
 

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.

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 slightly 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 thermometer, by following the directions listed.

Nutrition

Calories: 180kcalCarbohydrates: 28gProtein: 2gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 24mgPotassium: 75mgFiber: 1gSugar: 25gVitamin A: 109IUCalcium: 22mgIron: 1mg
Keyword chocolate peanut butter fudge
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29 comments

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

  2. 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!

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

  4. 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!)

  5. 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.

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

  7. Buonissimo…mamma mia..good!!!

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

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