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Peanut Butter Cup Fudge

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I love peanut butter cups and I love fudge so combine the two together and you get some amazing homemade peanut butter cup fudge.

If you have a sweet tooth and you like peanut butter and you like fudge then you will love these wonderful treats. Also, the best part is these are super easy to make with only 5 ingredients. Chances are you already have the ingredients at home in your house.

If you are familiar with my recipes this is pretty much the same as my peanut butter fudge recipe but with chocolate melted on top. So awesome!

Impress your friends and family with this amazing peanut butter cup fudge. If I can do it, you can do it. Let’s get started!

Step 1: Gather the ingredients

In order to make this easy peanut butter cup fudge you need just a handful of everyday ingredients:

  • Sugar -- The main sweet element and will help the fudge set.
  • Half and Half -- You may also use whole milk or other milk if you like. This will dissolve the sugar when heated. And will also aid in the setting process.
  • Vanilla extract -- The vanilla will add flavor to the fudge. It can be left out if you don’t have any.
  • Peanut Butter -- You can’t have this peanut butter cup fudge without the peanut butter. You could also substitute with other nut butter if you wanted.
  • Chocolate chips -- You can use your favorite chocolate chips. I usually will use dark chocolate chips, so it will balance out the sweetness a little bit, but milk chocolate is also amazing along with semi-sweet chocolate.

Step 2: How to make peanut butter cup fudge

Begin by adding the white granulated sugar and half and half or milk into a medium saucepot. Heat the mixture on the burner of the stovetop with medium-low heat until it boils. This will allow enough time for the sugar to dissolve.

If you don’t heat it up enough it could wind up with a grainy texture and your fudge may not set properly.

After it comes to a boil allow it to cook for 2 to 3 minutes while stirring. Then remove it from the heat.

Step 3: Peanut butter and vanilla time!

hot peanut butter fudge in a sauce-pot on a wooden table.

Once you remove it from the heat add the vanilla extract and the peanut butter and stir until the peanut butter melts and the mixture becomes smooth.

Step 4: Spread it out and add the chocolate

Now add the peanut butter cup fudge base to a 11x7 inch or 8x8 inch pan and spread it out evenly with a spatula. While it is still hot sprinkle on the chocolate chips. Push them down a bit into the peanut butter fudge.

Then allow it to sit for about 5 minutes. The leftover heat will melt the chocolate chips.

Step 5: Chill that peanut butter cup fudge

Pan full of peanut butter cup fudge with hand spreading chocolate on top with a metal cake spatula

After the chocolate has had time to melt, come in with a cake spatula or the back of a spoon or something and spread out the chocolate as evenly as possible on the top of the peanut butter fudge.

Pan full of finished peanut butter cup fudge on top of a wooden table

Then allow the pan to cool until about room temperature. Now you can put it in the fridge to set completely. It will take an hour or two for the chocolate and the peanut butter fudge to set fully.

Step 6: Serve it up!

Peanut butter cup fudge cut into several squares on top of a white cutting board with a hand holding a piece.

After it has set you can pull up the parchment paper and slice up that yummy peanut butter cup fudge. Now all you have to do is serve it up! Can you eat just one square?

How do I store this peanut butter cup fudge?

Store the fudge in an airtight container in the refrigerator where it will last for 2 to 3 weeks.

Peanut Butter Cup Fudge

I love peanut butter, chocolate, and fudge. I also love homemade peanut butter cups, combine the two and you have amazing peanut butter cup fudge. This treat is perfect for peanut butter and chocolate lovers. And it is so easy to make using very few ingredients.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Cooling Time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 25 mins
Course: Candy, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate, peanut butter, sweet, treats
Servings: 54 pieces
Calories: 69kcal
Author: Matt Taylor

Equipment

  • 7x11 pan or for thicker fudge use 8x8
  • parchment paper
  • Saucepot
  • Wooden spoon
  • Spatula

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup of half and half or whole milk 125mL
  • 2 cups white granulated sugar 450g
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract 5mL
  • 3/4 cup of peanut butter 195
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips milk chocolate, semi-sweet (150g)

Instructions

  • Combine the half and half or milk with the sugar in a medium pot. Bring it slowly to a boil over medium-low heat. Keep stirring it with a wooden spoon or silicone spoon. After it comes to a boil stir constantly for 2 minutes. Then remove it from the heat.
  • Add in the vanilla extract and peanut butter and stir until the peanut butter melts and the mixture becomes smooth.
  • Pour the hot peanut butter fudge into a pan lined with parchment paper. Use a 11x7 inch or 8x8 inch pan. Spread it out evenly with a spatula.
  • While still hot sprinkle the chocolate chips on the top. Allow them to sit for about 5 minutes, they should soften right up. Then you can spread them out evenly on the top.
  • Your peanut butter cup fudge is done. Now just allow the pan to cool at room temp for 25 to 30 minutes. Then place it in the fridge for an hour to 2 hours until it completely sets.
  • Once the fudge sets, remove it from the pan and cut it into whatever size squares you like. Enjoy!

Video

How to Make Peanut Butter Cup Fudge | 5 Ingredients

Notes

Note: These nutritional facts are based on just one little square of peanut butter cup fudge. The facts will vary depending on the size you cut the squares.
Nutritional facts for peanut butter cup fudge
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10 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Peanut Butter + Fudge? Heavenly! So good.

  2. 5 stars
    This is one of our favorite treats!! So good and easy to make!

  3. 5 stars
    My favorite candy happens to be peanut butter cups so this is a must try for me! Looks hands down delicious!

  4. 5 stars
    I LOVE fudge! My grandma makes it for Christmas every year. Can’t wait to try this recipe!

  5. Alaskan Bev

    5 stars
    Matt, you do come up with the most awesome recipes! I’ll surely be trying this one soon and will let you know how it came out. Great photos and directions, as always!
    Thanks for sharing it.

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