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Easy 2-ingredient Peanut Butter fudge recipe

Hello, everyone! If you’re a fan of sweet treats but don’t want to spend hours in the kitchen, I’ve got a delicious treat in store for you. Today, I’m sharing a super easy 2-ingredient peanut butter fudge recipe.

2-ingredient peanut butter fudge

Yes, you read that right- a scrumptious fudge with only two items from your pantry! You won’t need a candy thermometer or any complex methods to whip up this fudge. This recipe is perfect for both experienced bakers and beginners.

Ingredients you’ll need for this Easy fudge recipe

This list of simple ingredients is perfectly short! you can find these 2 ingredients in any grocery store:

  • Peanut butter. Go for the smooth peanut butter instead of the chunky kind.
  • Ready-made vanilla frosting. Opt for the regular vanilla frosting, the kind you can buy ready-made. Avoid whipped or cream cheese frosting.

Take a look at the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post for the full recipe.

Add-ins and Substitutions for this Easy Peanut Butter Fudge Recipe

  • Crunchy Peanut Butter Fudge: Sub out the creamy peanut butter for chunky peanut butter and add some peanut butter chips to the mix.
  • Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge: Mix in chocolate frosting instead of the regular vanilla frosting for a rich chocolate fudge.
  • Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Fudge: Enhance your fudge by gently folding in some dark chocolate chips for a delightful burst of chocolate in every bite.
  • Peanut Butter and Jelly Fudge: Drizzle a bit of raspberry or strawberry jam on top for a tangy and fruity contrast.
  • Nutty Peanut Butter Fudge: Mix in chopped nuts like almonds, walnuts, or pecans for an extra crunch and a nutty flavor.
  • Cookie Crunch Peanut Butter Fudge: Crumble your favorite cookies (like Oreos or chocolate chip cookies) and sprinkle them over the fudge for a delightful cookie crunch.
  • Spiced Peanut Butter Fudge: Add a dash of ground cinnamon to the mix for a warm and cozy twist on classic peanut butter fudge.
2-ingredient peanut butter fudge

How to make this easy dessert

To make this easy recipe, you will start by lining the sides and bottom of an 8×8 or 9×9 inch square pan with wax paper. Alternatively, use aluminum foil. Set aside

 Next, soften the peanut butter placing the jar of peanut butter in the microwave in 10-second intervals. Peanut butter should be soft and warm, not hot and runny.

Likewise, soften your frosting in the microwave, making sure you remove any metal bits from the lid to avoid any microwave mishaps.

Once both are softened, mix them together in a medium-sized bowl. Give it a good stir, until fully combined.

Pour your fudge mixture into your prepared pan. Use a spatula to level the top and make it even. Optional: sprinkle with sea salt for extra flavor.

Place the pan in the refrigerator and let it chill for at least 2-3 hours, or until the fudge is set. You can also leave it in the fridge overnight.

Once the fudge is firm and set, use the parchment paper overhangs to lift it out of the pan. Place it on a cutting board and use a sharp knife to cut it into squares or triangles.

How to store this two-ingredient peanut butter fudge recipe

Store any leftover fudge in a tightly sealed airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days. Place parchment paper between layers of fudge if you’re stacking it.

If you want your fudge to last longer, you can freeze it.

To freeze, place in an airtight container, add plastic wrap between the lid and the container to avoid any freezer burn, and close tightly. If you’re stacking your fudge, place parchment paper between each layer.

Your fudge will last around 3 months frozen.  To thaw, place in the fridge overnight.

2-ingredient peanut butter fudge

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use any other nut butter instead of peanut butter?

Absolutely, you can use other nut kinds of nut butters in place of peanut butter in a fudge recipe. In fact, experimenting with different nut butters can result in a variety of delicious flavors. Almond butter, cashew butter, and hazelnut butter are good alternatives.

Remember that the consistency of different nut butters may vary slightly. Feel free to get creative and mix and match nut butters and add-ins to create unique and delicious variations of your fudge.

Can I use the stovetop instead of the microwave?

Yes, you can absolutely use the stovetop instead of the microwave to melt the ingredients for your fudge. Just follow the next steps:

  1. Place your frosting and peanut butter (or other nut butter) in a saucepan.
  2. Heat on medium-low heat. Use a low setting to prevent burning. Stir continuously as the ingredients heat up.
  3. Keep stirring until the mixture is smooth and all the ingredients are fully combined.
  4. Follow the rest of the instructions as described in the recipe card.

Can I double-batch my recipe?

Yes, you can absolutely double the batch of your 2-ingredient fudge recipe to make a larger quantity. 

Just double your ingredients, use 2 baking pans instead of 1, and divide the mixture equally between them. Then, follow the steps as in the recipe card

2-ingredient peanut butter fudge

Take a look at this Video of this homemade peanut butter fudge so you can see how quickly it’s made!

Take a look at the links below for more No-bake dessert recipes. Or click here for more easy dessert recipes.

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Simple Homemade OREO Truffles (3 ingredients)

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2-ingredient peanut butter fudge
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Easy 2-ingredient peanut butter fudge recipe

If you're a fan of sweet treats but don't want to spend hours in the kitchen, I've got a delicious treat in store for you. Today, I'm sharing a super easy 2-ingredient peanut butter fudge recipe.
Prep Time10 minutes
Set time3 hours
Total Time3 hours 10 minutes
Course: Treats, Jams & Sauces
Cuisine: American
Keyword: 2 ingredient peanut butter fudge, easy fudge recipe, easy peanut butter fudge recipe, Maria Corcuera, sweet fix baker, two-ingredient peanut butter fudge recipe
Servings: 24 pieces
Author: Maria Corcuera

Equipment

  • 8×8 inch baking pan
  • 1 microwave

Ingredients

  • 16 ounce creamy peanut butter
  • 16 ounce vanilla frosting *Not whipped or cream cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt optional

Instructions

  • Start by lining the sides and bottom of an 8×8 or 9×9 inch square pan with wax paper. Alternatively, use aluminum foil. Set aside
  • Soften the peanut butter placing the jar of peanut butter in the microwave in 10-second intervals. Peanut butter should be soft and warm, not hot and runny.
    16 ounce creamy peanut butter
  • Likewise, soften your frosting in the microwave, making sure you remove any metal bits from the lid to avoid any microwave mishaps.
    16 ounce vanilla frosting
  • Once both are softened, mix them together in a medium-sized bowl. Give it a good stir, until fully combined.
  • Pour your fudge mixture into your prepared pan. Use a spatula to level the top and make it even. Optional: sprinkle with sea salt for extra flavor.
    1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • Place the pan in the refrigerator and let it chill for at least 2-3 hours, or until the fudge is set. You can also leave it in the fridge overnight.
  • Once the fudge is firm and set, use the parchment paper overhangs to lift it out of the pan. Place it on a cutting board and use a sharp knife to cut it into squares or triangles.

Notes

Frequently Asked Questions
Can I use any other nut butter instead of peanut butter?
Absolutely, you can use other nut kinds of nut butters in place of peanut butter in a fudge recipe. In fact, experimenting with different nut butters can result in a variety of delicious flavors. Almond butter, cashew butter, and hazelnut butter are good alternatives.
Remember that the consistency of different nut butters may vary slightly. Feel free to get creative and mix and match nut butters and add-ins to create unique and delicious variations of your fudge.
Can I use the stovetop instead of the microwave?
Yes, you can absolutely use the stovetop instead of the microwave to melt the ingredients for your fudge. Just follow the next steps:
  1. Place your frosting and peanut butter (or other nut butter) in a saucepan.
  2. Heat on medium-low heat. Use a low setting to prevent burning. Stir continuously as the ingredients heat up.
  3. Keep stirring until the mixture is smooth and all the ingredients are fully combined.
  4. Follow the rest of the instructions as described in the recipe card.
Can I double-batch my recipe?
Yes, you can absolutely double the batch of your 2-ingredient fudge recipe to make a larger quantity. 
Just double your ingredients, use 2 baking pans instead of 1, and divide the mixture equally between them. Then, follow the steps as in the recipe card

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