(Last Updated On: October 22, 2023)
The hardest part about this 3 ingredient peanut butter fudge is having to wait a couple of hours while it chills and sets up properly in the refrigerator. But the easiest part is making it within one minute of cooking time. The peanut butter gets heated in the microwave, so there is no need to boil this fudge recipe on the stove or use a candy thermometer. And the best part about this easy fudge recipe is it tastes absolutely amazing!
If you love chocolate fudge, and you are a peanut butter lover too, this homemade fudge is the perfect treat that will tickle your fancy and satisfy your sweet tooth all at the same time. If you’d rather make a fudge recipe without peanut butter, try our delicious dark chocolate fudge, or the original fantasy fudge recipe, which has always been a favorite of mine.
🍴 Key Ingredients
👩🍳 How to Make 3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Fudge (Step-by-Step Instructions with Detailed Photos)
Step 1. Add the Peanut Butter to the Condensed Milk
Pour 1/2 cup of sweetened condensed milk into a large glass bowl that is safe for the microwave. Then add 1 cup of creamy peanut to the bowl with the condensed milk.
Step 2. Stir and Put the Peanut Butter Mixture in the Microwave
With a spatula, stir the peanut butter together with the condensed milk until it is a creamy texture. Then place the microwave-safe bowl in the microwave on high for 30 seconds. Take the bowl out of the microwave, then stir again and return it to the microwave for 30 more seconds.
Step 3. Add the Chocolate Chips
Take the peanut butter mixture out of the microwave and immediately add the chocolate chips to it, then stir. The peanut butter mixture is hot enough to melt the chocolate chips. Do not put it back into the microwave.
Step 4. Combine the Chocolate Chips with the Peanut Butter Mixture
Keep stirring the peanut butter and chocolate chip mixture until it is smooth and well blended. It will turn into a soft, smooth, and thick peanut butter fudge right before your very eyes. Set it aside for just a minute while we prepare the baking dish in the next step.
Step 5. Prepare the Baking Dish
Put a piece of parchment paper in an 8-inch baking dish, overlapping it on all sides of the dish. Pour the fudge mixture into the prepared baking dish and spread it evenly around in the dish. The easiest way to do that is to press the fudge down using your fingers or a spatula.
Tip: If you don’t have any parchment paper, you can use wax paper or spray the baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
Step 6. Chill in the Refrigerator
Put the fudge in the refrigerator for about two hours to set properly. After that, take it out of the refrigerator and lift the parchment paper out of the baking dish with the peanut butter fudge on it (or you can leave the fudge in the dish), then with a sharp knife, cut the fudge into 25 small squares. This fudge is very sweet and rich, so it only takes a couple of small pieces to make you very happy. Enjoy!
⭐️ Recipe Variations
- If you prefer a nutty flavor, add some chopped walnuts or finely chopped pecans to the peanut butter mixture right before adding the chocolate chips, or you can sprinkle the nuts on top of the fudge right after spreading it in the baking dish. This will also give the fudge a nice crunch.
- Or, if you like crunchy peanut butter, you can use that instead of the creamy peanut butter, but keep in mind that you will have peanuts in your fudge, which sounds good to me.
- Add a few white chocolate chips after the chocolate chips have melted and cooled down a bit.
- If you prefer a rich dark chocolate flavor, use dark chocolate chips instead of semi-sweet chocolate chips or milk chocolate chips.
You can leave any leftover peanut butter fudge sit on the countertop at room temperature in the same baking dish you made it in and cover it with a piece of plastic wrap or aluminum foil. You can also transfer it to an airtight container and put the fudge in the refrigerator.
Yes, you can freeze leftover peanut butter fudge. As a matter of fact, it tastes fantastic half thawed. Put the leftover fudge in a freezer bag, or cut the fudge into individual pieces and put in them in small ziplock bags. Then you can grab a small bag from the freezer and enjoy it whenever you want to.
💭 Final Thoughts
You can’t go wrong making this easy peanut butter fudge recipe with its simple ingredients and rich fudge flavor. It’s the perfect fudge for special occasions and the holiday season, and makes great Christmas presents too.
The next time you are looking for an easy recipe that only takes a minute to make in the microwave, this creamy peanut butter fudge with lots of melted chocolate is the prefect recipe for you. The taste is amazing.
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📑 Recipe Card
3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Fudge in Microwave
This 3 ingredient peanut butter fudge is so easy to make in the microwave. It only takes one minute. The combination of peanut butter and chocolate create a rich and creamy texture, making it a melt-in-your-mouth delight for peanut butter and chocolate lovers alike.
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Put the peanut butter and sweetened condensed milk in a microwave-safe bowl. Stir until blended well.
Put the peanut butter mixture in the microwave on high for 30 seconds.
Remove the peanut butter mixture and stir again.
Put it back into the microwave for 30 more seconds.
Remove the peanut butter mixture from the microwave and add the chocolate chips. Stir the peanut butter mixture until the chocolate chips are completely melted (the peanut butter mixture is hot enough to melt the chocolate chips).
Overlap a sheet of parchment paper in a 8×8-inch baking dish, or you can use non-stick cooking spray if you don’t have parchment paper.
Pour the peanut butter fudge into the baking dish, spreading it out evenly.
Chill in the refrigerator for a couple of hours to cool and set properly.
After the fudge has chilled, cut it into small squares.
Store on the countertop or in the refrigerator.
A wife, a mother to a son and a daughter, and a grandmother to three granddaughters. Flo loves sharing recipes passed down from her own mother, her mother-in-law, and her grandmother as well as new recipes created with her daughter, Tamara Ray.
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