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Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Fudge

This recipe for Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter fudge creates a thick and rich fudge that is so simple to make. Perfect for gift-giving!

DELICIOUS FUDGE WITH A DELIGHTFUL CRUNCH!

If you are whipping up your favorite fudge and candy recipes to give as gifts for friends and family, make sure you include this recipe for Peanut Butter Fudge! The combination of peanut butter and chocolate together is so delicious!

pieces of peanut butter fudge topped with chocolate chips shown on a white square plate with bowls of chocolate chips and peanut butter in the background.

TIPS FOR MAKING THIS FUDGE RECIPE:

  • You can use creamy peanut butter instead of the crunchy.
  • Also, feel free to leave off the chocolate chips or use mini chocolate chips. Or try sprinkling with salted chopped peanuts for a sweet and salty treat! The fudge is sweet by itself, you don’t need anything else, unless you want it.
  • Store fudge in an airtight container, at room temperature, for about 2 weeks but you can also keep the fudge (in an airtight container) in the fridge for 3-4 weeks. Fudge can also be frozen (again, in an airtight container) for up to 3 months.
  • If you like this recipe, be sure to try my Grandma’s Peanut Butter Bars.
Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Fudge recipe from The Country Cook, three fudge pieces shown stacked on top of each other with glasses of milk in the background.

INGREDIENTS NEEDED: (FULL RECIPE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE POST)

  • salted butter
  • light brown sugar
  • heavy cream
  • crunchy peanut butter
  • vanilla extract
  • powdered sugar
  • chocolate chips
salted butter, light brown sugar, heavy cream, crunchy peanut butter, vanilla extract, powdered sugar, chocolate chips.

HOW TO MAKE CHOCOLATE CHIP PEANUT BUTTER FUDGE:

Line an 8×8-inch baking pan with parchment paper or nonstick aluminum foil. In a medium saucepan, melt the butter.

melted butter in a saucepan.

Then stir in the brown sugar and heavy cream. Allow the mixture to boil, and then remove from heat.

brown sugar and heavy cream added to pot with melted butter.

Stir in the crunchy peanut butter and vanilla extract, until well combined.

crunchy peanut butter and vanilla extract added to brown sugar mixture in a sauce pan.

Mix in the powdered sugar.

powdered sugar mixture added to peanut butter mixture in a large sauce pan.

Stir until thoroughly combined (mixture will be thick.)

powdered sugar mixed into peanut butter mixture in a nonstick sauce pan.

Spread fudge mixture evenly into prepared pan.

peanut butter fudge batter spread into a parchment paper line baking pan.

Sprinkle the chocolate chips on top.

chocolate chips evenly sprinkled on top of peanut butter fudge in a baking pan.

Quickly place pan into the refrigerator until the fudge completely sets (about 3-4 hours.) Cut into bars. 

slices of peanut butter fudge stacked on a white square plate.

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Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Fudge

This recipe for Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter fudge creates a thick and rich fudge that is so simple to make. Perfect for gift-giving!
5 from 2 votes
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Cooling Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 24

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Line an 8×8-inch baking pan with parchment paper or nonstick aluminum foil.
  • In a medium saucepan, melt the butter. Then stir in the brown sugar and heavy cream.
  • Allow the mixture to boil, and then remove from heat. Stir in the crunchy peanut butter and vanilla extract, until well combined.
  • Mix in the powdered sugar. Stir until thoroughly combined (mixture will be thick.)
  • Spread fudge mixture evenly into prepared pan. Sprinkle the chocolate chips on top.
  • Quickly place pan into the refrigerator until the fudge completely sets (about 3-4 hours.)
  • Cut into bars and serve!

Notes

  • You can use creamy peanut butter instead of the crunchy.
  • Also, feel free to leave off the chocolate chips or use mini chocolate chips. Or try sprinkling with salted chopped peanuts for a sweet and salty treat! The fudge is sweet by itself, you don’t need anything else, unless you want it.
  • Store fudge in an airtight container, at room temperature, for about 2 weeks but you can also keep the fudge (in an airtight container) in the fridge for 3-4 weeks. Fudge can also be frozen (again, in an airtight container) for up to 3 months.
Course: Candy, Dessert
Cuisine: American

Nutrition

Calories: 287kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 11g | Sodium: 87mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 44g

Nutritional Disclaimer

“The Country Cook” is not a dietician or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories and other nutritional values can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.

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3 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    This was a great recipe but really sweet! Next time, I will definitely cut back on the sugar. But other than that, it was pretty easy to make!