Quick and Easy Peanut Butter Fudge
Fudge fans and peanut butter lovers will enjoy this 3-ingredient recipe that comes together in under 5 minutes! Ready to enjoy or gift with 2 hours of chilling time.
This Peanut Butter Fudge requires just 3 ingredients and comes together in the microwave. I usually find 2 or 3 ingredient fudge recipes to be underwhelming, but this recipe is a keeper! It’s so creamy and smooth, you’d never guess that it’s also easy to make.
Here are the ingredients you’ll need:
- 14 oz. can sweetened condensed milk
- 2/3 cup peanut butter, regular style, not natural
- 16 oz. package of white almond bark, broken into pieces
- Flake or coarse sea salt, optional
My preferred brand of almond bark is CandiQuik, which I use
for Reindeer Corn Snack Mix, a favorite holiday and crowd-pleasing treat!
CandiQuik runs around $5 for a 16 oz. package.
Unlike white chocolate chips, which have stabilizers and are designed to hold their shape when baked, almond bark is designed to melt and less likely to scorch when heated. If you can’t find CandiQuik, look for a store brand of candy coating / almond bark. You’ll find candy coating/almond bark near the chocolate chips on the baking aisle. Target sells their brand, ‘Good & Gather,’ candy coating which is comparable to CandiQuik.
Place the sweetened condensed milk, peanut butter and almond bark (broken into pieces) in a large microwave-safe bowl. Heat in the microwave uncovered on high in 1-minute increments,
stirring well after each burst of heat, until melted and smooth, about 3 minutes.
For easy removal of fudge, spray your pan with nonstick spray and line your pan with parchment paper that hangs over the edge of your pan. The spray will keep your paper in place. When fudge mixture is melted, pour mixture into the prepared pan.
Smooth top with spatula and lightly tap pan against the countertop
several times to help level fudge.
If you sprinkle some flaky sea salt on top, this fudge is technically a 4-ingredient recipe, but we love the addition of salt to marry
the peanut butter and to help balance the sweet flavor.
Place in refrigerator and let chill until set, about 2 hours.
When fudge is set, lift out of pan by edges of parchment paper
and transfer to cutting board; cut into 36 pieces. Stored in an airtight container at room temperature.
When adding pieces of fudge to a cookie or dessert tray,
I like to place individual pieces in mini cupcake liners, one
turned inside out, so you can see the patterned paper
instead of the white inside of the liner.
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Quick and Easy Peanut Butter Fudge
- 14 oz. can sweetened condensed milk, not evaporated
- 2/3 cup peanut butter, traditional style not natural
- 16 oz. white almond bark broken into pieces, I used CandiQuick
- Flake or coarse grain sea salt optional
- Spray an 8-inch square pan with nonstick spray and line with parchment paper that overhangs the edges; set aside.
- Place the sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated milk), 2/3 cup creamy peanut butter and pieces of almond bark in a large microwave-safe bowl.
- Heat in the microwave uncovered on high (100% power) in 1-minute increments, stirring well after each burst, until melted and smooth. This will take about 3 minutes. After 3 minutes if fudge is not melted, continue microwaving in 30 second increments.
- Immediately pour the mixture into the prepared pan. Smooth top with spatula and lightly tap pan against countertop several times to help level and smooth fudge.
- Sprinkle top with flake sea salt while fudge is warm if desired. Place in refrigerator and let chill until set, about 2 hours.
- When fudge is set, lift out of pan by edges of parchment paper and transfer to cutting board and cut into 36 pieces.
- Stored in an airtight container at room temperature.
- If you don’t have a microwave, you can make this fudge on your stove top, melting over medium heat; it will take a little longer than 3 minutes to melt.
- Microwaves vary in strength; melting time may vary. Make sure you stir well after each heating time.
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