This Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge is very easy to make in your microwave. It is foolproof, made using just 3 main ingredients and makes a great Holiday gift.
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Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge
Easy recipes with just 3 ingredients are the best like this brown sugar cookies, almond flour cake or almond butter cookies. This amazing fudge is an irresistible combination of chocolate and peanut butter, like Chocolate Peanut Clusters or Peanut Butter Balls Recipe. What's not to love?
Traditional Fudge can be a tricky confection to make at home that needs a candy thermometer and you might end with a grainy or greasy candy if not done right.
Why You'll Love This Recipe?
- Quick and Easy - It is made using 3 main ingredients, comes together in about 3 minutes and you don't need a candy thermometer. Can't get easier than that.
- Smooth and Velvety - This homemade recipe has a smooth texture that just melts in your mouth.
- Perfect for the Holidays - It is a great recipe for Christmas season, since it can be made ahead and stored in the freezer.
- Microwave recipe - It is easily made in the microwave without a stovetop making it an easy dessert for kids to make.
How Is Fudge Different From Chocolate?
Old fashioned fudge is a confection made using sugar, butter, milk and sometimes with cocoa powder or nuts. The ingredients are cooked to a soft ball stage and then beaten to get a smooth consistency.
Chocolate is made by roasting and grinding cocoa kernels, flavored and set and to make a devoured treat.
What chocolate To Use?
Semi sweet chips or baking bar is perfect since it is the right balance of sweetness and taste when combined with the remaining ingredients. Milk variety will make the candy very sweet.
Another important note is that not all brands are the same. Nestle toll house chips tends to be more sweeter and makes the fudge more sweet. We loved Ghiradelli semi sweet chips for the right amount of sweetness.
- Peanut butter - Use no stir, creamy variety like Jif or Skippy and not crunchy or natural.
- Chocolate Chips - Use Ghiradelli semi sweet variety.
- Sweetened condensed milk - Use one can.
- Flavorings - Vanilla extract and salt
- Make thinner fudge - Spread mixture into a 8x8 square pan instead of the loaf pan.
- Line with parchment paper - Make sure to line the parchment paper so that it comes up the sides of the pan for easy removal.
- Chocolate - We love the taste of Ghiradelli semi sweet chips when compared to Nestle Toll House.
- Add-ins - Although we loved the simple recipe, you can stir some walnuts, roasted peanuts, hazelnuts, mini marshmallows or toffee bits for some texture contrast.
- Flavorings - Switch up flavorings and use peppermint or almond extract instead of vanilla.
- Peanut Allergy? Use creamy almond butter instead.
How To Make?
- Melt - All you need is to add sweetened condensed milk, peanut butter and chips into a microwave safe bowl and microwave until melted, stirring every 20 seconds.
- Set - Stir in vanilla extract and spread mixture into a loaf pan or 8x8 square baking pan lined with parchment paper and chill in the refrigerator until firm.
- Cut - Cut into slices and store in the refrigerator.
How To Store?
The best way to store the cut pieces in the refrigerator for a week.
Can You Freeze?
Sure can! You can freeze the entire block (wrap in plastic wrap and then in a gallon size zip lock bag). Let it thaw overnight in the refrigerator and then slice cold.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
If you happen to have leftovers by chance, cut into small pieces and stir into hot milk for a peanut flavored hot chocolate.
Use a 8x8 square pan for thinner pieces or a loaf pan for thicker ones.
Absolutely! Add water so that it comes to a few inches in height in a saucepan. Heat the water, so that it comes to a gentle simmer.
Place your bowl with all 3 ingredients on top, stir occasionally until melted.
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More Easy Homemade Candy Recipes to Try:
- Line a standard loaf pan with parchment paper that covers the sides of the pan.
- Add chocolate chips, sweetened condensed milk and peanut butter into a microwave safe bowl. Microwave for 50 to 80 seconds, stirring every 20 seconds, until it has melted and smooth.
- Stir in vanilla extract and immediately transfer mixture into the prepared loaf pan, smooth top and sprinkle sea salt on top.
- Refrigerate for at least 6 hours or until firm.
- Cut into pieaces while it's still cold (right out of the fridge) and store in an air tight container in the refrigerator.
Make thinner fudge - Spread mixture into a 8x8 square pan instead of the loaf pan.
Chocolate - Ghiradelli semi sweet chips gives the right amount of sweetness when compared to Nestle Toll House which makes it more sweeter.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 123Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 42mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 1gSugar: 16gProtein: 3g
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