Indulge in a velvety slice of heaven with our easy peanut butter fudge with frosting. Simplicity at its finest with just two ingredients!
Ready to whip up a treat that's sure to impress? Our 2-Ingredient Peanut Butter Fudge is the ultimate solution for those sweet-tooth cravings.
Not only is it quick and straightforward, but it's also so rich and luxurious that a small piece is all you need. This easy fudge recipe is also an excellent gift idea!
Fudge has always been a timeless treat cherished during holidays, gatherings, and celebrations.
This peanut butter variation is no exception, offering a twist on traditional flavors.
This recipe is very similar to our 2 ingredient chocolate fudge recipe, but instead of chocolate frosting we use vanilla frosting, and instead of chocolate chips, we use creamy peanut butter chips.
We actually combined to the this recipe with our chocolate fudge recipe to create a chocolate peanut butter fudge that's out of this world!
What You'll Love About This Recipe
- Effortless Preparation: With only two primary ingredients, you can achieve a dessert that feels gourmet.
- Versatility: Ready to change things up? You can easily adapt this base recipe for a plethora of flavor variations. Maybe try the coconut fudge or gingerbread fudge next!
- Perfect for Sharing: Its richness ensures it goes a long way. This fudge is great for parties or gifting.
- No Advanced Baking Skills Required: This is the perfect recipe for beginners, ensuring success every time.
White Frosting: Opt for a good-quality frosting, which will act as a sweet base and provide that creamy texture. Consider frosting flavors to match your desired end result. We used vanilla frosting.
Reese’s Peanut Butter Chips: These add the distinct peanut buttery flavor for this peanut butter fudge recipe. When choosing, ensure they're fresh and not near their expiration for the best taste.
- 8x8 Baking Pan: A standard size for fudges. If you don't have one, consider using a similar-sized dish.
- Parchment Paper: Essential for easy fudge removal. If unavailable, consider using wax paper, but parchment is preferable.
- Microwave-safe Mixing Bowl: Ensure it's spacious enough for mixing.
Start by preparing your pan. Lay a piece of parchment paper in your 8x8 baking pan, ensuring it covers the bottom and sides.
This will make your life a breeze when you're ready to devour your fudge.
In your microwave-safe bowl, toss in the Reese’s Peanut Butter Chips.
Microwave them, but remember to give them a gentle stir every 30 seconds. We want them melted, not scorched.
Now, let's deal with that white frosting. Take off the top and any foil, and give it a minute in the microwave.
Now it's time to merge these two. Pour the warm frosting over the melted chips. Stir, stir, stir! Make sure everything’s combined and smooth.
Transfer this delightful mix into your waiting pan. Spread it out evenly. A little tip? Tap the pan gently on your counter to smooth out the top.
Patience is key! Pop the pan into the fridge for about 4 hours.
Once chilled, grab a sharp knife and cut into 1-inch squares of peanut butter paradise.
This is our microwave peanut butter fudge. If you don't want to use a microwave you can melt the peanut butter chips on the stove top using the double broiler method.
Simply bring a pot of water to boil with a bowl bigger than the width of the pot sitting on top. Melt the chips in there and then stir in your icing.
Here are our top tips for making the best peanut butter fudge ever!
Melt Gently: When melting the peanut butter chips, the key is patience. Always opt for a gradual melt rather than a quick zap. This prevents the chips from becoming lumpy and retains the smooth texture.
Parchment is Paramount: If you're even considering skipping the parchment paper, think again. It's crucial for ensuring your fudge doesn't stick and makes removal a breeze.
Flavor Exploration: Don't be afraid to experiment with various chip flavors. From dark chocolate to mint, the possibilities can add delightful twists to your fudge.
Peanut Butter Frosting: For those craving an intense peanut butter kick, replace white frosting with peanut butter frosting. It'll elevate the nutty richness.
Peanut Butter Choices: While creamy peanut butter can be an alternative to peanut butter chips, opt for brands with added sugar for optimal consistency. Natural varieties tend to separate and can affect the texture.
Condensed Milk Option: If you're using sweetened condensed milk as a substitute, don’t forget to bump up the quantity of peanut butter chips to balance flavors and texture.
Pan Tapping: After pouring your mixture into the pan, give it a few gentle taps on the countertop. This helps to remove any air bubbles and ensures a uniformly smooth surface.
Chill Adequately: Don’t rush the chill time. Letting the fudge set properly in the fridge ensures it firms up and achieves the desired consistency.
- Peanut Butter: Creamy variants can replace peanut butter chips, but it’s best to avoid natural peanut butters.
- Frosting: Not feeling the vanilla frosting? You're welcome to try other flavors.
- Sweetened Condensed Milk: A delectable alternative to frosting, but remember to adjust the quantity of peanut butter chips.
- Peanut Butter Chocolate Fudge: Incorporate chocolate chips for a delightful duo of flavors.
- Coconut Fudge: Sprinkle in desiccated coconut for a tropical twist.
- Gingerbread Fudge: Add gingerbread spices for a festive feel.
- Strawberry Fudge: Integrate strawberry flavoring or small strawberry chunks for a fruity take.
Peanut Butter Fudge
- 1 Can White Frosting (16 oz)
- 1 Package Reese’s Peanut Butter Baking Chips (16 oz)
- Line 8x8 pan with parchment.
- Melt peanut butter chips in the microwave, stirring every 30s.
- Microwave frosting for 1 min.
- Combine melted chips and frosting.
- Transfer to pan, flatten.
- Chill for 4 hours.
- Slice into 1-inch pieces
Room Temp: Place your fudge in a cool, dry spot, ideally in a sealed container to prevent it from absorbing other odors. It will remain fresh for up to a week.
Fridge: For a slightly firmer texture, or if you reside in a hot climate, store your fudge in a sealed container in the fridge. It will keep well for up to a week.
Freezer: If you've made a large batch or want to savor it over time, store the fudge in an airtight container, separating layers with parchment paper. This method will keep your fudge delectable for up to 3 months. When you're ready to enjoy, simply thaw at room temperature.
If your fudge has been in the fridge or freezer and you prefer it a tad softer, let it sit out until it reaches room temperature. Avoid microwaving as it might alter the texture.
Ensure a consistent melt by stirring regularly. A grainy texture often results from uneven melting or overheating.
Typically, yes. But always check the ingredients of your frosting and peanut butter chips to be sure.
Absolutely! Consider roasted peanuts, walnuts, or dried fruits like cranberries for added texture and flavor.
Stored properly in an airtight container, your fudge should retain its taste and texture for up to 3 months.
It might need more time to set. Extended chilling can help achieve the desired firmness.
Yes, you can. This will lead to a more chocolatey flavor, similar to our 2 ingredient chocolate fudge.
Yes. Ensure you choose dairy-free frosting and chips. Alternatively, replace the frosting with a dairy-free condensed milk option.