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Easy Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Fudge

I love Food. I love fudge. I love peanut butter. I love easy recipes. This fudge literally only took 5 minutes to whip up. You should make it. Really. Go to your kitchen and throw this together, now. You won’t regret it.

JavaCupcake’s Easy Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Fudge
Makes approx 64, 1 inch, pieces
Prep: 5 minutes
Total: Approx 15 minutes

1 cup butter
1 cup peanut butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
4 cups powdered sugar
1/4 cup (or 1/4 of a bag as someone suggested) semi-sweet chocolate chips

8×8 inch pan
parchment paper

  1. Cut two pieces of parchment paper to fit inside the pan & hang over the edges.  Set one aside. Lay the other parchment paper on a flat surface and run a stick of butter over it until it’s got an even coat. Push the buttered paper, butter side up, into the 8×8 pan.
  2. In a large bowl, sift the powdered sugar.  Set aside.
  3. In a medium microwave safe bowl, melt the butter and peanut butter.  (In my microwave, I melted on high for 1 minute, then stirred until all the chunks were gone.  Your microwave may take less or more time.)
  4. Add the vanilla to the butter and stir.
  5. Pour the butter into the powdered sugar.  With a wooden spoon, mix together until no more powdered sugar can be seen.  About 30 strokes.
  6. Put the fudge into the lined pan.  Lay the reserved parchment paper on top and use your hands and fingers to press the fudge into the corners, evenly distributing.
  7. Sprinkle chocolate chips over the top of the fudge.  Press down gently with the parchment paper into the fudge.
  8. Leave the fudge covered and place into the refrigerator to cool (about 10 minutes).
  9. Using the overhanging parchment paper, pull the fudge out onto a cutting board. Cut into cubes and store in an airtight container for up to a week.

UPDATE: My Twitter and Facebook friend, Michelle, ran to her kitchen after I posted this recipe today and whipped up her own version of this fudge!  She told me she made a 1/2 batch of the peanut butter fudge, then melted a chocolate bar, spread it over the fudge and topped with crushed peanuts!  These look SO GOOD! Thanks Michelle!


Wednesday 24th of November 2010

This recipe was so easy and wonderful and I love how it taste.. so smooth and full of flavor but not over bearing. I did not have the chocolate chips so I just used a bar.. and I love it... sprinkled the nuts on top for a bit of contrast to the smooth. This is the best site for recipes.. everyone I try from here has been top of the line.. easy to make, taste great! Thank you so much!


Wednesday 24th of November 2010

ok, I've been cooking and cleaning all day and am tired . . . but this looks so good and easy that I'm making it after dinner! Thanks!

Cupcake Activist

Wednesday 24th of November 2010

Yum! I've never had peanut butter fudge, but I know I would love it!


Wednesday 24th of November 2010

I just sent my husband a text message asking him to bring home the ingredients :) Looks yummy!

Ryan @ Ryan's Baking Blog

Wednesday 24th of November 2010

even though I'm not a fan of peanut butter, this recipe is making me crave it...I might go make this tonight. thanks!