Quick and Easy Peanut Butter Fudge: A Sweet Treat for Holiday Gifting or Snacking

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.

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Calling all peanut butter lovers, I have a sweet treat that comes together in under 5 minutes,

ideal for last-minute gifting or holiday snacking!

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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 does not disappoint and is a keeper!

It’s so creamy and smooth, you’d never guess that it’s also easy to make.

If you sprinkle some flaky sea salt on top, it’s technically a 4-ingredient recipe,

but we love the addition of salt to marry

 the peanut butter and to help balance the sweet flavor.

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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

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My preferred brand of almond bark is CandiQuik brand, which I use

for Reindeer Corn Snack Mix or Santa and Snowman Bark.

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, which seems to be in short supply as of late,

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.

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Place the sweetened condensed milk, peanut butter and almond bark (broken into pieces)

in a large microwave-safe bowl. I used my 8-cup Pyrex measuring cup

Heat in the microwave uncovered on high (100% power) in 1-minute increments,

stirring well after each burst of heat, until melted and smooth, about 3 minutes.

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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.

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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.

Sprinkle top with flake sea salt while fudge is warm if desired.

Place in refrigerator and let chill until set, about 2 hours.

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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.

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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.

Quick and Easy Peanut Butter Fudge

This easy 3-ingredient fudge comes together in just minutes using the microwave! Ideal for gifting or for a sweet treat at Christmas.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time3 mins
chill time: 2 hours2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 8 mins
Course: Dessert, food gift
Cuisine: American
Keyword: 3 minute fudge, CandiQuik, easy fudge, food gift, peanut butter, sweetened condensed milk
Servings: 36 pieces

Equipment

  • microwave
  • 8-inch square pan

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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.

Notes

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.

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  12 comments for “Quick and Easy Peanut Butter Fudge: A Sweet Treat for Holiday Gifting or Snacking

  1. December 10, 2022 at 8:48 am

    You had me at quick and easy Mary! And I’m a huge peanut butter lover, I can’t wait to make this, thank you!

  2. franki Parde
    December 10, 2022 at 9:01 am

    Winner, Winner…Peanut Butter Fudge for dinner!!! franki

  3. Clara
    December 10, 2022 at 9:44 am

    Thanks Mary! It looks delicious. Clara❤️

  4. December 10, 2022 at 11:33 am

    Not a good day to see this recipe I woke up wanting peanut butter for breakfast, now this?!!!

  5. Barbara
    December 10, 2022 at 2:19 pm

    I can not wait o try this peanut butter fudge, thank you for the recipe and additional help

  6. Paula shoaf
    December 10, 2022 at 7:50 pm

    ~hi Mary ~
    Yees, my middle name is Jiffy , hehe! You always have the best recipes !

    Thank you so very much for the awesome items , love them all !! Give the pups a hug !

    Paula
    IN.

  7. December 11, 2022 at 8:55 am

    Will definitely add this to my fudge repertoire! Thank you for sharing!! 🎄🎄🎄

  8. Cheryl King
    December 11, 2022 at 10:48 am

    Dear Mary, my prize box arrived, and my husband joked that I was like a little girl with an early Christmas gift–because it was! But I want you to know what a TRUE gift your blog is to me, and I’m sure to many of your readers. So much online, as well as at home, is hard. Sad and ugly seems to rule the internet and many workplaces. Your blog is a true escape into things that are visually beautiful, refreshing, and full of ideas to make our homes a refuge from the world. I don’t know what your reasons were when you began your blog, but please know that you are doing something important! And now I must bake! Many thanks.

    • December 11, 2022 at 12:18 pm

      Oh Cheryl, You’re welcome and too kind, what a sweet comment! Thanks so much for your visits. Merry Baking and Christmas to you❣️🎄

  9. Sue
    December 11, 2022 at 2:11 pm

    I can’t wait to try this recipe. I love anything peanut butter!!
    I recently made your Christmas tree cheese board, and it was a big hit! I had made some Parmesan thyme wafers and placed a row of them overlapping each other at the bottom of the tree. It looked a little like a tree skirt and was very cute. Thank you for always inspiring me.

    • Cyndi Raines
      December 14, 2022 at 11:53 pm

      Oh my! This sounds absoultely divine! Love that it is so easy. I do love peanut butter so printing out this recipe for sure. Thank you Mary!

  10. December 11, 2022 at 5:18 pm

    Ooooh my, another easy candy temptation to try!! Hooray for the winners! Hope you have a merry week, Mary! ❤️🎄❤️

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