Peanut Butter Fudge Recipe (3 Ingredients)
Quick and easy peanut butter fudge recipe, made in microwave with 3 ingredients. This old fashioned fudge is rich and creamy with chocolate swirls.
*Thank you Jewel-Osco for sponsoring this post so that I can use O Organics® products to make this peanut butter fudge. As always, all opinions are mine.*
If you are fond of peanut butter, you have to make this peanut butter fudge as soon as possible.
I made this for the first time when I was in college, using whatever ingredients I had in my pantry.
It’s so RICH and CREAMY.
Also, unlike most fudge recipes, which are very sweet, this one is NOT overly sweet… Thank goodness!
The nutty peanut flavor balances BALANCES the chocolate flavor really well.
I make this for family and friends during the holiday season because it makes a great homemade gift and everyone always wants more.
I am sure you have made or tried recipes for easy peanut butter fudge with powdered sugar or marshmallow creme or sweetened condensed milk.
Those are the CLASSIC ingredients ingredients used in this type of fudge and it also requires cooking on the stovetop.
Let’s see now…
I have made peanut butter fudge with:
- Sweetened Condensed milk
- Almond milk
- Brown sugar
- Granulated sugar
- Powdered sugar
- Marshmallows or marshmallow creme or marshmallow fluff
- Coconut oil
- Chocolate chips
- Peanut butter chips
- Cream cheese
Everyone seems to have their own FAVORITE version of this fudge! lol.
However, my EASY to make peanut butter fudge requires only 3 ingredients:
- White chocolate
- Semisweet chocolate
- Peanut butter
Hands down, this is the BEST peanut butter fudge without cooking!
During Christmas time, I make this 3 ingredient peanut butter fudge a lot but sometimes, I also make a 4 ingredient peanut butter fudge with those same ingredients plus vanilla extract to jazz it up a a little.
Here are some TIPS for making this easy peanut butter fudge:
- Use the BEST quality chocolate and peanut butter you can find.
- Make sure to heat chocolate and peanut butter at 30 second increments to PREVENT it from burning.
- You can “set up” the fudge more quickly if you freeze it rather than refrigerating it.
- Make sure to MIX together the peanut butter and white chocolate properly so there are no lumps and the mixture is smooth and creamy.
- ADJUST the amount of semisweet chocolate to your liking. I think 1/3 cup is enough to create the pretty swirls.
- Use CREAMY peanut butter instead of chunky peanut butter for the best creamy results.
Here are some flavor VARIATIONS you can try with this recipe:
- To make peanut butter fudge bars, prepare these homemade granola bars and once they set, don’t slice them but pour the fudge mixture on top of the granola mixture and let this layer set. Then, slice and enjoy.
- To make peanut butter fudge ice cream, chop up the fudge pieces and mix them into vanilla ice cream.
- To make peanut butter fudge cake, prepare chocolate cake in a springform pan and pour the fudge mixture on top of it and let it set.
- To make peanut butter fudge pie, pour the fudge mixture in a cooked pie crust and let it set.
- To make peanut butter fudge cheesecake, prepare the cheesecake first. Then, secure a collar around it and pour the fudge mixture on top and let it set.
- To make peanut butter fudge brownies, bake a batch of these Nutella brownies first. Once it cools down, pour the fudge mixture on top and refrigerate until it sets. Then, cut slices.
- Instead of chocolate swirled peanut butter fudge, you can also make layered peanut butter chocolate fudge. Make a layer of chocolate fudge first and when it sets, add the fudgy peanut butter mixture on top and let it set.
I used O Organics 51% semi-sweet chocolate chips for this fudge.
This was my first time using this brand and I was very IMPRESSED with the quality and flavor.
It tasted really good and didn’t have a weird after-taste, as I have experienced with some semi-sweet chocolate.
I am very particular about the ingredients that I use in my desserts and these chocolate chips were delicious.
The chocolate melted easily and was very creamy too.
O Organics chocolates can only be found at Jewel-Osco in the Chicago area and there are few different varieties to choose from.
If you don’t have a Jewel- Osco in your area, you can also get this chocolate along with the entire line of O Organics from any of Albertsons Companies family of stores, including Albertsons, Safeway, Vons, Pavilions, Randalls, Tom Thumb, Shaw’s, Star Market, United Express, United and Carrs/Safeway.
There are over 400 USDA-certified O Organics products in nearly every aisle and these products are USDA-certified organic and affordable.
I shop at Jewel-Osco often because it’s nearby my house and it pretty much has everything I need and I love that their baking aisle is always fully stocked…hehhe.
The staff is also very helpful and you can even use coupons and their app for additional savings.
How do you make peanut butter fudge in the microwave?
Start off by adding peanut butter and white chocolate in a large microwave-safe bowl. Heat in the microwave at 30 second increments and mix together until smooth. Pour in a rectangle dish, lined with wax paper and spread it out evenly. Pour melted semi-sweet chocolate randomly on top and run a butter knife through the mixture to create a beautiful swirl pattern. Chill until fudge sets and then cut square pieces and enjoy!
How to long do you cook peanut butter fudge?
My recipe below uses the microwave and the fudge mixture is ready in 10 minutes. It does not require any cooking.
How long does peanut butter fudge last?
If it’s frozen properly, it can last up to 1 month. If it’s refrigerated, it can last up to 1 week.
How to store peanut butter fudge? Can homemade peanut butter fudge be frozen? Refrigerated?
Yes, it can be frozen and refrigerated too. If you are freezing fudge, it’s best to wrap the entire block in saran wrap and then pack it in a sealed air-tight freezer bag. You can slice the fudge, once it has thawed. If you are freezing fudge pieces, it’s best to wrap individual slices in saran wrap and then pack it in a sealed air-tight freezer bag. Fudge can be frozen up to 1 month. It can also be refrigerated in a sealed container for up to 1 week. Those are the 2 best ways to store fudge.
Why won’t my peanut butter fudge harden? Why is my peanut butter fudge soft?
It has not had enough time to set in the fridge. Refrigerate for at least 3 hours. However, everyone’s fridge temperature varies and “fudge setting” time may vary because of that.
Why is my peanut butter fudge grainy and crumbly?
The mixture wasn’t mixed together properly OR good quality chocolate was not used.
Well, that’s all for today.
If you liked this recipe for peanut butter fudge (microwave version), you may like some of these other fudge recipes:
Peanut Butter Fudge Recipe (3 Ingredients)
- In a large mixing bowl, add white chocolate chips and peanut butter.
- Heat in the microwave at 30 second increments and mix until smooth.
- Pour this mixture into a pyrex dish (Dimensions: 10x7x2), lined with wax paper and spread it out evenly.
- Pour melted semisweet chocolate randomly on top and run a butter knife through the mixture to create a beautiful swirl pattern.
- Chill the fudge in the fridge for at least 3 hours or until it sets and is firm enough to slice. Enjoy!
- Read all my tips above.
- Leftovers can be stored in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 1 week.