Easy Peanut Butter Swirl Chocolate Fudge

Swirled with peanut butter, this one-bowl fudge is a quick, easy and super delicious treat for the entire family!

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This weekend I’m having a few very special guests come for a visit… Deb and her husband John and their son Jack.  Jack was here this summer for a week of rest while he backpacked and couch surfed across Europe.  This time, I get to see the entire wonderful family (minus big brother David)!   I’ve known Deb since my college days at the University of Washington.  We were in an art class together that changed my life.  I’m blessed to have kept in contact with Deb and her family ever since.  The picture below is of Johh, Deb, Me and Jack at the Flossenburg Castle Ruins during their visit!

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Typically, I’d bake cupcakes, a big elaborately flavored cake or some super delicious cookies! But, my friends have a son who was recently diagnosed with Celiac disease.  If you didn’t already know, Celiac disease is an immune reaction to eating gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley and rye damaging the persons small intestine and over time can cause brain damage. A gluten-free diet is essential to battling this disease.

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When Jack visited this summer, he ate lots of cereal and all the cupcakes (I made Red Velvet Nutella Cupcakes on his last visit) and junk food I had in the house.  Which was totally awesome… but this time, it had to be different.  So, I stocked up on some gluten-free mixes and started planning their visit.

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The first night I’d make a pumpkin chili and serve a gluten-free corn casserole with it.  For dessert, I made this Easy Peanut Butter Swirl Chocolate Fudge.  Really, you can’t go wrong with fudge… everyone loves it.  And finally for breakfast the morning I’ll make gluten free pancakes filled with fresh berries and topped with homemade whipped cream all accompanied by Italian sausage, eggs and of course… lots of coffee!  (PS… They ate every last piece of fudge and I didn’t make breakfast! Deb and John did and it was DELISH!)

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Although they won’t be able to enjoy my cupcakes this visit… I’m hoping that they will enjoy the delicious food I’ve so thoughtfully prepared for them.


Easy Peanut Butter Swirl Chocolate Fudge
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Serves: 64 1-in squares of fudge
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips
  • ¼ cup peanut butter chips
  • 1 (14 ounce) can Sweetened Condensed Milk, divided
  • 2 Tbsp + 1 tsp unsalted butter, softened
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp + 1 dash vanilla extract
  1. Line an 8x8 inch metal pan with wax paper.
  2. In a medium, heavy sauce pan stir together the chocolate chips, 2 Tbsp butter, 1 cup Sweetened Condensed Milk and salt until all the chocolate chips have melted. Stir in 1 tsp vanilla extract. Remove from the heat.
  3. In a small, heavy sauce pan stir together the peanut butter chips, remaining Sweetened Condensed Milk and 1 tsp butter until all the peanut butter chips have melted. Stir in the dash of vanilla extract.
  4. Pour the chocolate mixture into the prepared pan. Using an offset spatula, smooth out the top until level. Drop the pan from 1in high 2-3 times on the counter to get all the air bubbles out.
  5. Dollop the peanut butter mixture evenly across the chocolate. Using a butter knife, swirl the peanut butter into the chocolate.
  6. Allow to set in the refrigerator for 3 hours.
  7. Carefully pull the wax paper up and remove the fudge from the pan. Cut into squares.
  8. Store in an air-tight container in the refrigerator.

21 thoughts on “Easy Peanut Butter Swirl Chocolate Fudge

  1. Its super easy to bake gluten free as I have found out! I use 1 2 3 gluten free all purpose flour and it doesn’t have that grainy texture most gluten free flour do. In fact when baking with it you cannot tell you are eating gluten free. It already has xanthum gum in it so no need to add a binder. When subbing for regular ap flour use 7/8 a cup for every one cup of ap flour. Biggest thing baking gluten free is adding any moisture back in that was taken out. With this flour there are no worries! I hope this helps next time they visit! I love all your recipes! You are truly talented and I appreciate you and all you do to share your recipes with us!

  2. This fudge looked so yummy, had to try immediately, even without plans for visitors!
    It is as easy and delicious as blogged.
    Thank you so much, betsy for another fab recipe!

  3. Hello Betsy,
    Thank you so much for posting your fudge recipe-I discovered it via Pinterest. I made fudge for the first time in my life following your recipe and it came out delicious! Initially I was going to follow a recipe on another site, and although the other recipe had alot more reviews than yours, it was a mixed bag of positive and negative reviews. Many people said they followed the recipe posted on the other website to the “T” and their fudge did not come out right. I took a chance and used your recipe and I’m so glad I did. I made the fudge along with a few other treats for a family member’s birthday. I was nervous since I never made fudge before. I will definitely be making this fudge again in the future! Thanks again for sharing your recipe!

  4. Hi Just wondering would you be able to substitute the peanut butter chips for peanut butter? and if so how much peanut butte would you use 🙂

    1. In theory, you might be able to use peanut butter instead. But, it probably won’t set up like the chips do. The chips are meant to be solid, so when melting, swirling and then allowing to set up again, those pb chips will get solid again. The peanut butter probably won’t get solid and will remain very soft on top of the chocolate fudge. If you don’t mind a really soft peanut butter swirl, then go ahead with the peanut butter. 🙂 Good luck!

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