This Easy Peanut Butter Fudge only requires 5 simple ingredients and can be made without much work at all. The results are perfect fudge every time and so creamy and delicious!

Pieces of peanut butter chocolate chip fudge stacked on top of each other with a bite taken out of the top piece.

Easy Peanut Butter Fudge

Have I mentioned how much we love fudge? What’s not to love? If you are thinking you don’t like fudge because its too chocolatey (as if), then I have something a little different for you to try.

I have a 5 ingredient peanut butter fudge recipe that is so easy, you will be asking yourself why you never tried this before! This is perfect to include in our 25 days of Christmas cookie exchange recipes.

2 pieces of peanut butter chocolate chip fudge stacked on top of each other with chocolate chips scattered around it.

Peanut butter fudge recipe is so easy to make and delicious.

Make sure you check our post on the 5 tips to making amazing fudge.  These tips will also work when making this easy peanut butter fudge.

You don’t need to be scared of making fudge. It is really easy to make and your family will love it. This peanut butter version is one of our favorites and so tasty.

We love it for the holiday season but it is simple enough to make any time of the year. Yum!

It has always turned out perfect each time. Make this today and cut into squares for your next Christmas party!

3 pieces of peanut butter chocolate chip fudge stacked on top of each other with a bite taken out of the top piece.

Everyone will go crazy over this easy peanut butter fudge.

Our entire family loves this fudge. It is the perfect combination of peanut butter and chocolate to make such a great treat.

The kids love it and it is a hit all around. You seriously can’t go wrong with this amazing fudge recipe.

Each bite is so creamy and delicious that it melts in your mouth. It is super easy to make and SO delicious.

Your kitchen will smell amazing from all of this fudge. Plus, your family will go crazy over this recipe.

If you don’t already have a tradition of making fudge, this will soon become a hit for sure! I have a feeling you will make this each year for the holidays once you give this recipe a try.

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Ingredients to make peanut butter chocolate chip fudge

Chocolate peanut butter fudge ingredients:

  • Peanut butter
  • Butter
  • Vanilla
  • confectioners sugar
  • Chocolate chips

How to make peanut butter fudge:

First you will melt the butter, vanilla and peanut butter until combined.

Mix in powdered sugar. Then swirl in your additional ingredient – we did mini chocolate chips and I left them swirled because they look prettier.

Then pour this mixture into the prepared pan and let set.

Photos showing how to make this peanut butter chocolate chip fudge

You would do anything you want like even m&ms! Try using crunchy peanut butter or natural peanut butters for a change. So good!

Pieces of peanut butter chocolate chip fudge cut into bite size pieces in a baking dish

See doesn’t that look pretty? It is so pretty cut into squares and will make any dessert tray festive for the holidays.

Go ahead and raid your pantry and make this peanut butter fudge recipe – we can’t wait to hear what you think.

It is one of our favorite recipes and I just know you will love it as well.

Pieces of peanut butter chocolate chip fudge laid next to each other on a counter top

Seriously… don’t you want a bite?

It is so amazing and super easy to make.

There you have it! Is that not the easiest peanut butter fudge recipe you have heard?

Does peanut butter fudge need to be refrigerated?

Peanut butter fridge will last longer if refrigerated. Just keep in an air tight container and it should last up to a week in the fridge.

Can you freeze peanut butter fudge?

If this makes more than you need, don’t worry about it. This freezes well.

Just store in an airtight container in the freezer and take it out about an hour before you need to serve it. You want it to be room temperature. We love to make extra so that we can keep some in the freezer.

I love to grab a piece of fudge from the freezer when I am craving a sweet treat. 🙂

Let us know what you think of this peanut butter fudge recipe. What additional ingredients will you add? It is so easy to make and no candy thermometers needed.

Pieces of peanut butter chocolate chip fudge stacked on top of each other on a small white plate

What are your favorite ingredients to add to your fudge?

We love making homemade fudge. It is so much fun to try new recipes and we have so much fun trying new recipes.

Once you try this peanut butter fudge recipe, you will see how easy it is.  It is a great recipe for those that love peanut butter or prefer a less chocolate based fudge.

You can experiment with some of the add ons and come up with lots of new delicious creations. So fun and tasty!

It is easy to make a large batch if you want to make this for holiday gifts for friends and family. Everyone loves fudge so it really makes the best gift.

There is just something so special about fudge and everyone gets excited to eat it! Get started today with this easy fudge recipe and see how delicious it is.

Make sure to come back and let us know how it turned out! If you have any yummy ideas you add to your fudge, please share with us.  This recipe is the best and just so easy and delicious!

If you have been hesitant to make fudge, don’t be! This recipe is very simple to make and so tasty!

You will wonder why you waited so long to try making it. It really is that simple to make.

Print this easy peanut butter fudge recipe below:

Peanut Butter Fudge

5 from 1 vote
You have to try this easy 5 ingredient Peanut Butter Fudge Recipe. It is probably the easiest and most delicious Peanut Butter Fudge you will try.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 2 hrs 15 mins
Servings 24
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 228
Author Eating on a Dime


  • 1 cup butter 2 sticks
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • ½ cup chocolate chips


  • Line 8″ X 8″ baking pan with foil. Spray with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Place butter, peanut butter and vanilla in medium sauce pan and heat over low/medium heat until thoroughly combined.
  • Remove from heat and stir in powdered sugar, ½ cup to 1 cup at a time. Continue until all powdered sugar is incorporated.
  • If you are adding in any additional ingredients (I added mini chocolate chips) do it now.
  • Spread mixture into prepared pan.
  • Chill for 2-3 hours in the refrigerator. Remove waxed paper from baking pan and cut fudge into small squares.
  • Store in an airtight container in the fridge.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 228kcal, Carbohydrates 25g, Protein 3g, Fat 14g, Saturated Fat 7g, Cholesterol 21mg, Sodium 120mg, Potassium 72mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 23g, Vitamin A 245IU, Calcium 11mg, Iron 1mg

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  1. Carrie, thank you for your receipts. I’ve had success with the three that I’ve tried.