Fudge Recipe

A simple, yet delicious fudge recipe is pretty golden around the holidays. One that you can whip up and have chilling in the refrigerator before a party or that friends look forward to as gifts each year is a fudge recipe that you want in your arsenal for sure.

 

fudge-recipe

For years, I made the traditional fudge recipe that is credited to Mamie Eisenhower and then one year I didn’t have all of the ingredients to make it and went in a new direction.

That year, my fudge disappeared faster than ever before and I kept hearing that it tasted just like a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup. Well, needless to say, it has been the fudge that I make each year now. I still keep saying I need to make more of Mrs. Eisenhower’s, but when everyone loves this one so much, I think I better stick with it for a while longer.

 

And you know, this fudge couldn’t be any simpler to make. The microwave really does all the hard part for you in about two minutes. From that point, it’s just stirring and pouring, chilling, slicing, and eating.

Nothing hard about that!

Here’s the recipe for my favorite fudge recipe – it’s a chocolate and peanut butter lover’s ultimate fudge recipe!

 

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Fudge Recipe
 
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This fudge recipe is a chocolate and peanut butter lover's ultimate fudge recipe!
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Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • 8 ounces bittersweet chocolate
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • sea salt
Instructions
  1. Line an 8x8 baking pan with parchment paper, including an additional 2-inches of parchment paper to hang over both sides of the baking pan. Lightly spray the parchment paper with nonstick cooking spray. Set the baking pan aside.
  2. Add chocolate, peanut butter, and butter to a microwave safe bowl. Heat between 1½ - 2 minutes on 80% power, depending on your microwave, until chocolate has begun to melt. Remove from microwave and stir until smooth.
  3. Add sweetened condensed milk and vanilla to chocolate peanut butter mixture and stir until well-combined. Pour into the prepared pan and smooth the top of the mixture with the back of a spoon.
  4. Allow the fudge to sit at room temperature for about 3-5 minutes to begin to firm slightly. Sprinkle with sea salt.
  5. Place baking pan into the freezer for about 30 minutes to harden.
  6. To cut the fudge, lift the fudge out of the baking pan using the overhanging parchment edges. Cut into 1-inch squares.
  7. Store fudge in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Merry Christmas!
Robyn xoxo

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Comments

  1. 5

    Mary says

    Happy to see a fudge recipe that is easy, and does not have any marshmallows!!!! This looks so good. Thanks for this fantastic recipe. Merry Christmas to you and your family!!

  2. 7

    Jocelyn says

    I have never had much of a desire to make fudge, until now! Before I dive into the world of fudge making with this recipe, I have two quick questions. First, is there a particular bittersweet chocolate you recommend? Second, have you ever made the fudge with crunchy peanut butter instead of smooth, for that is all I have on hand? Thanks so much!

    • 8

      says

      Hi Jocelyn, you will become addicted to making it once you start! :) For the bittersweet chocolate, I’ve used everything from Scharfenberger chocolate to a box of Baker’s. Both work just fine. For the second question, I’ve not used crunchy peanut butter instead of smooth, but now that you mention it, I’m wondering why not! If you do, please let me know how it works for you!

  3. 20

    says

    Yummy this sounds great. I got a ginger bread recipe from another website and I am definitely giving this a try as well. Dad’s gonna be cooking with the kids :)

  4. 23

    Tracy says

    Omg! I just made this and it is incredible. So easy to make and absolutely delicious. Sweet salty peanut buttery and chocolate goodness. I would give it two thumbs up except for the fact that one of my hands has a death grip on the fudge :)

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