If you’re looking for amazing Christmas fudge recipes, look no further! This incredible layered Peanut Butter Chocolate Fudge recipe is super simple to make and perfect for your Christmas cookie & candy exchanges!
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Layered Chocolate & Peanut Butter Fudge
In my humble opinion, I don’t really think it’s Christmas until I’ve indulged in a really good piece of fudge. This year I was craving a good peanut butter chocolate fudge recipe, and this layered Peanut Butter Chocolate fudge did not disappoint!
This fudge recipe was super-simple to make – no sauce pans or candy thermometers needed. All you need to whip up this delicious fudge is your microwave and a pan to put it in.
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Do you make Christmas cookies and candies to bring to your neighbors, friends and co-workers? I always think its a very sweet (literally!) gesture to show your people how much you love and appreciate them.
This Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge recipe is perfect for packaging in a pretty box or container and gifting to those you love. Making it couldn’t be easier. I’ll show you the simple steps to making this delicious Layered Chocolate & Peanut Butter Fudge.
Step 1: Start with the peanut butter fudge layer
In a microwave safe bowl, melt together the butter and peanut butter. Then stir in the vanilla. You’ll then add the powdered sugar one cup at a time. The mixture will be very thick. Press into the bottom of a lined 9×9″ square pan.
Pan I’m using: OXO Good Grips Non-Stick Pro Cake Pan Square 9 x 9 Inch (Amazon Affiliate Link): A 9×9″ square pan is the perfect size for this fudge recipe! A must-have tool for any kitchen.
Pro tip: To secure the parchment paper, I like to use binder clips on the sides of the pan. This helps keep the paper in place and not slide around when you’re trying to add the fudge layers.
Step 2: Melt together the chocolate fudge layer
In another microwave-safe bowl, add the chocolate chips, sweetened condensed milk and butter. Melt in increments, stirring frequently. Don’t over cook – your chocolate will become dry and lumpy.
The microwave-safe bowls I use: 3-Piece Pyrex Glass Mixing Bowl Set (Amazon Affiliate Link): I use these glass mixing bowls any time I need to melt something in the microwave. It’s also my go-to tool for mixing any type of batter, like pancakes or cakes!
Prevent overcooking by stirring the fudge well and microwaving in short increments. When the fudge looks smooth and glossy, and the chocolate chips have nearly melted completely, you’ll know its ready to spread.
Step 3: Spread the chocolate fudge over the top of the peanut butter layer
Using a frosting spatula (see the one I use below) or a rubber scraper, spread the chocolate fudge evenly over the top of the peanut butter fudge layer. Make sure to go all the way to the parchment paper.
The icing knife I’m using: OXO Good Grips Small Offset Icing Knife (Amazon Affiliate Link): This is a really handy tool for way more than just frosting. I often time use it anytime I need to spread cream cheese, dips and spreads. It’s also perfect for this fudge recipe!
Step 4: Refrigerate or Freeze to get the fudge to set
Once both chocolate and peanut butter fudge layers are in place, the fudge is ready to be refrigerated. You’ll want to chill the fudge for at least 2 hours. You can also freeze for about 1 hour.
This will help the fudge harden to cut into squares. Don’t skip this step. The fudge will need to be adequately set in order to cut into squares.
Once your fudge is set, it’s ready to cut into squares. The fudge will easily come out of the pan – simply lift out by the edges of the parchment paper. Remove the paper, and place on a cutting board.
Slice with a large, sharp knife. This peanut butter fudge recipe makes quite a large quantity. You’ll get at least 48 – 1″ squares, if not more.
This fudge is absolutely irresistible! It’s the perfect treat for your next holiday party, cookie or candy exchange. I hope you get to enjoy this Layered Peanut Butter Fudge recipe soon! ~Erin
If you loved this delicious Peanut Butter Chocolate Fudge Recipe, then be sure to check out some of my other Christmas Fudge recipes:
If you find chocolate and peanut butter irresistible, be sure to check out some of my other Chocolate & Peanut Butter recipes:
- Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Cookies
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats
- Chocolate Dipped Ritz Cracker Cookies
- Peanut Butter White Chocolate Crock Pot Candy
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Mousse Bars
- Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Penguin Cookies – no bake & made with chocolate & peanut butter!
- Reindeer Pretzels
- Rice Krispie Christmas Trees
- Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Banana Bread
Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge recipe:
Peanut Butter Layer:
- 1 c. creamy peanut butter
- 1 c. butter (2 sticks)
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 3 1/2 c. powdered sugar
Chocolate Fudge Layer:
- 1 (10 oz. bag) semi-sweet chocolate chips (about 1 1/2 cups)
- 1 (14 oz. can) sweetened condensed milk
- 2 Tbsp. butter
- Line a 9x9" square pan with parchment paper. Secure with binder clips to help keep the paper in place.
- In a microwave safe bowl, melt together the butter and peanut butter. Microwave for 60 seconds. Stir, then microwave for another 30 seconds until melted, stirring well.
- Add in the vanilla and stir to combine. Gradually add in the powdered sugar, one cup at a time. Mixture will become very thick. Press into the bottom of the lined pan. Set aside.
- For the chocolate fudge layer: In a microwave safe bowl, add the chocolate chips, sweetened condensed milk and butter. Microwave for 60 seconds. Stop and stir well. Microwave for another 30 seconds and stir until smooth and melted. Pour over the peanut butter layer. Spread evenly with a spatula, making sure all sides are evenly covered. Refrigerate the fudge for at least 2 hours (you can freeze for 1 hour) to let the fudge set before cutting into squares.
Recipe yields about 48, 1" squares.
This fudge freezes well. Great for making in advance and bringing out for holiday parties or gifting in decorative containers to friends and neighbors.
Nutrition Information:Serving Size: 2, 1" squares
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 2776Total Fat: 174gSaturated Fat: 81gCholesterol: 277mgSodium: 1383mgCarbohydrates: 306gSugar: 268gProtein: 31g