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Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge (3 Ingredients)

chocolate peanut butter fudge pieces garnished with flakey sea salt in a small white dish.

This 3-ingredient chocolate peanut butter fudge is positively addicting! With just a couple of ingredients you probably already have in your pantry, you can make a batch of this fudge anytime the craving hits. A great option for giving during the holiday season too!

chocolate peanut butter fudge pieces garnished with flakey sea salt in a small white dish.

If you are looking for a simple and fuss free dessert, this 3 ingredient chocolate peanut butter fudge is the best! We make this often on the weekends when the craving for something sweet hits – just microwave your chocolate, mix, and chill. This recipe is similar to my chocolate tahini fudge – another delicious no bake dessert!

Why You’ll Love this Recipe

  • Just 3 ingredients and one bowl – what’s more to love!
  • A simple gift idea for the holidays – perfect for those who don’t like baking!
  • A delicious fudge recipe that can be made without sweetened condensed milk. Peanut butter adds all the creaminess you need.
  • This recipe is vegan, dairy free, egg free, and gluten free.

Ingredients You’ll Need

chocolate peanut butter fudge ingredients in small bowls with labels.
  • Chocolate: Use vegan semi sweet chocolate chips for this recipe. My favorite brand of chocolate chips for this fudge is Enjoy Life.
  • Peanut Butter: You’ll want to use a creamy, no-stir peanut butter for this recipe. Some of the natural peanut butters that require stirring may be too oily. We like to use Justin’s peanut butter.
  • Peanuts: You can skip these if you’d like but adding some chopped peanuts to this fudge gives it a nice little crunch. Use unsalted, roasted peanuts.
  • Flakey Salt: Helps cut through the sweetness of this fudge and creates that delightful flavor combination of salty and sweet.

See recipe card below for a full list of ingredients and measurements.

Ingredient Substitutions

  • For the peanut butter: any nut butter will work instead of peanut butter but the flavor will be a little different.
  • For the peanuts: use another chopped nut for crunch or even chop some vegan peanut butter cups for the top. Want to add a pop of color and flavor? Add chopped freeze dried strawberries – a classic pairing with both peanut butter and chocolate.
  • More topping options: crushed pretzels, granola, crisp rice cereal.

Step by Step

melted chocolate and peanut butter stirred together in a small mixing bowl.

Step One: Add your chocolate chips to a mixing bowl and microwave to melt. When they are still warm, stir in the peanut butter.

fudge mixture poured into a parchment lined loaf pan.

Step Two: Pour fudge mixture into a parchment lined loaf pan.

peanut butter fudge with extra melted peanut butter swirled into the top.

Step Three: If desired, heat up an extra tablespoon of peanut butter in a small dish in the microwave until runny. Pour over fudge mixture and swirl with a butter knife.

fudge in pan garnished with chopped peanuts before chilling.

Step Four: Sprinkle fudge batter with chopped peanuts and flakey salt. Chill in the fridge for at least 1 hour until firm. Cut into 20 pieces. Store in the fridge.

Expert Tips

  • Gather all of your ingredients before starting: this recipe comes together very quickly so you want to get everything out and measured before starting.
  • To create the swirled top: put an extra 1 tablespoon of peanut butter in a small dish and microwave for about 30 seconds until pourable. Drizzle over the top of the fudge before chilling and create swirls with a butter knife.
  • Storage: store this fudge in the fridge or freezer in an airtight as it will soften on the counter – especially if it is hot out.
chocolate peanut butter fudge pieces in small dish garnished with sea salt.

Recipe FAQs

Can I make this sugar free?

Yes! It is really easy to make a sugar free version of this recipe – simply use sugar free chocolate chips.

How long does this chocolate peanut butter fudge last?

Store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. Store in the freezer in an airtight container for up to 3 months.

Can I make this with white chocolate chips?

Yes! You can make this with white chocolate chips instead if you like. If you want to use a vegan option, I like the vegan white chocolate chips from Enjoy Life.

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge (3 Ingredients!)

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This 3-ingredient chocolate peanut butter fudge is positively addicting! With just a couple of ingredients you probably already have in your pantry, you can make a batch of this fudge anytime the craving hits. A great option for giving during the holiday season too!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Diet Vegan
Prep Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 20 pieces
Calories 145kcal
Author Deborah Murphy

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons chopped peanuts
  • 1 dash flakey sea salt

Instructions

  • Line a 9"x5" loaf pan with parchment paper and set aside.
  • Add chocolate chips to a small mixing bowl and melt in the microwave. (Stop at 15 second intervals to stir until melted.)
  • While the chocolate is still hot, stir in the peanut butter. Pour into prepared pan. Swirl with additional peanut butter if desired. Top with chopped peanuts and flakey salt.
  • Chill in the refrigerator until firm (at least 1 hour). Cut into 20 pieces and serve.

Notes

  • To create peanut butter swirl: heat up an extra 1 tablespoon of peanut butter in a small dish in the microwave for 30 seconds until pourable. Drizzle over the fudge before chilling; use a butter knife to create swirls.
  • Other topping options: crushed pretzels, freeze dried strawberries, crispy rice cereal, chopped vegan peanut butter cups, granola.
  • Storage: store prepared fudge in the fridge (keeps for up to 2 weeks). You can freeze this fudge for up 3 months.

Nutrition

Serving: 1piece | Calories: 145kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 45mg | Potassium: 140mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 7IU | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg

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