Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge recipe
Today, I felt a sudden craving for something sweet and delightful. You know what they say—life is too short to skip dessert, especially when it’s Peanut Butter Fudge Day (November 20)! So, I decided to roll up my sleeves, gather the ingredients, and embark on a delicious adventure in my kitchen.
But I didn’t want to stick with the old-fashioned recipe. So, I made a bold decision to introduce a hint of bitterness of chocolate into the mix—Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge! The marriage of rich, velvety chocolate and the creamy goodness of peanut butter is like a symphony for the taste buds. It’s like a mini version of the childhood Peanut Butter Cup.
Let’s see how this chocolatey twist transforms the ordinary into something extraordinary! Here’s how to make Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge and it’s a no-bake recipe:
Quick, Easy and Simple Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge
- 1 cup peanut butter
- 1/2 cup cocoa powder
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/4 cup honey or maple syrup or 1/3 cup of sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- A pinch of salt
- In a saucepan over low heat, melt together the peanut butter, cocoa powder, milk, and honey or maple syrup.
- Once melted, remove from heat and stir in the vanilla extract and a pinch of salt. Mix until smooth.
- Line a small square baking dish with parchment paper. Pour the mixture into the dish, spreading it evenly.
- Place the dish in the refrigerator and let it chill for at least 2 hours or until firm.
- Once firm, remove from the refrigerator and cut into small squares.
If you don’t like the Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge, you can try other flavors:
- Salted Caramel Peanut Butter Fudge: The sweet and salty synergy creates a taste explosion that’s both sophisticated and comforting.
- Pretzel Crunch Peanut Butter Fudge: Add a satisfying crunch by incorporating crushed pretzels into the fudge mixture. The salty, crispy bits complement the smoothness of the fudge, creating a textural symphony.
- Toasted Coconut Peanut Butter Fudge: Take a tropical twist by mixing in toasted coconut flakes. The nutty and slightly caramelized coconut adds a layer of complexity to the fudge’s profile.
- Peanut Butter Fudge with Chocolate Swirl: this marbled masterpiece is made by swirling melted chocolate into your peanut butter fudge mixture before chilling. The contrast of dark chocolate ribbons against the creamy peanut butter base adds a visual and flavorful delight.
- 2-ingredient Peanut Butter Fudge: This is the easiest recipe with 2 ingredients: peanut butter and sweetened condensed milk (evaporated milk).
- White Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge with raspberries: Infuse a burst of fruity freshness by incorporating freeze-dried raspberries and swirls of melted white chocolate. The tangy raspberries beautifully balance the sweet creaminess of the white chocolate and peanut butter.
- Chai Spice Peanut Butter Fudge: Embrace warmth and spice by adding a blend of chai spices, such as cinnamon, cardamom, and nutmeg, to your peanut butter fudge. This aromatic twist creates a cozy and exotic flavor profile.
Fudge is a rich and creamy concoction typically made with 3 ingredients: sugar, butter, and milk, brought together through careful heating and cooling processes. Its National Day is June 16. While rooted in simplicity, this dessert has embraced a spectrum of variations, each offering a unique twist to this classic sweet.
- Chocolate Fudge is a timeless classic that boasts a deep, cocoa-rich flavor that forms the foundation for countless adaptations. From dark chocolate to milk chocolate and everything in between, chocolate fudge is a canvas for indulgence.
- Peanut Butter Fudge: A marriage of nutty goodness and creamy texture, peanut butter fudge introduces a savory element to the sweetness, creating a heavenly blend that appeals to peanut lovers.
- Maple Walnut Fudge: Embracing the rich, robust notes of maple syrup and the crunch of walnuts, this variation elevates fudge to a sophisticated and autumnal delight.
- Vanilla Fudge: The subtle, sweet simplicity of this one allows for endless creativity. Additions like swirls of caramel, sprinkles of sea salt, or a touch of citrus can transform vanilla into a masterpiece.
- Rocky Road Fudge: Packed with marshmallows, nuts, and sometimes bits of cookies or candies, Rocky Road Fudge is a delightful medley of textures and flavors reminiscent of its ice cream counterpart.
- Mint Chocolate Fudge: Cool and refreshing, this variation combines the decadence of chocolate with a burst of minty freshness, making it a favorite for the holiday season.
- Vegan and Dairy-Free Fudge often feature coconut oil, nut butter, or alternative sweeteners, proving that everyone can savor the joy of fudge.
Whether enjoyed in classic form or as many creative versions, with or without condensed milk, fudge remains a testament to the delightful possibilities born from a few simple ingredients and a touch of culinary magic.