I bet you didn't think it's possible to make a delicious dessert with only 2 ingredients. Well, our easy chocolate peanut butter fudge will prove that thought wrong in so many ways.
So, grab your whisk and let's get to it.
Ah, desserts. Our favorite course. When it comes to sweet treats, the only thing we discriminate against is dairy. If it's dairy-free and sweet, you bet we'll enjoy it.
But, it's exhausting following recipes with tons of ingredients and steps. Sometimes we just want to mix 2 ingredients together with minimal effort to create an incredibly tasty treat. If we're starting to speak your language, this recipe is for you.
There's not a lot of other combinations that are as classic as peanut butter and chocolate. They compliment each other perfectly. Some might say they're a match made in heaven.
But, you need to understand there's a lot of different chocolate and peanut butter brands out there. So, we'll be breaking down the brands we always reach for to make this dessert extra delicious.
Did we mention this recipe is not only vegan and gluten-free, it also comes together so easily that anyone can make it!
🍲 Key ingredients
- Dairy-free chocolate chips: it doesn't get any more simple than this. There's a lot of purposely vegan chocolate out there, but there's also a lot of chocolate that's accidentally vegan. Either will work, but the brand we like to use is called Enjoy Life. We usually use their semi-sweet mini chocolate chips, but we also use the chocolate chunks in this recipe too. You're welcome in advance.
- Peanut butter: okay, this is where things start to get interesting. This recipe all comes down to the peanut butter, and there's only one brand we trust. Adams peanut butter is seriously the only brand we eat. It's the perfect balance of salty and sweet. We're not sure what they're doing in the lab, but they're doing it right. The great thing about peanut butter is how it fulfills all three macronutrients in one serving. Carbs, fat, and protein (25% of that being protein). Talk about a superfood!
First off, you'll need to measure out your chocolate chips into a bowl and melt them down using a double boiler. Alternatively, you can melt them in the microwave in 10-15 second bursts. Just make sure to keep an eye on the bowl so the chocolate doesn't burn.
Then, you'll put the peanut butter into the same bowl and stir everything until it's nice and smooth.
After the chocolate and peanut butter are mixed together, pour it into a parchment-lined loaf pan. At this point, you have the option to create some peanut butter swirls on top with a knife or toothpick.
After your fudge is looking beautiful, it's time to place it in the freezer to set. Leave it for at least 2-3 hours, or overnight. When you are ready to eat it, remove the fudge from your freezer and slice with a slightly wet knife. Yum!
This fudge stores well for up to 2 months in the fridge. If you wish to keep it longer, you can store it in the freezer for up to 5-6 months in an airtight container. Enjoy this fudge at room temperature or slightly chilled.
This recipe is super easy, but here are a few helpful hints to make the most out of it:
- Make sure you use smooth peanut butter to avoid any clumps in your fudge.
- You can substitute the peanut butter for any nut or seed butter of your liking. We also love almond or cashew butter in this recipe.
- If you can't get your hands on Adams peanut butter, add a pinch of sea salt to your fudge.
🍴 Tasting notes
This dessert comes together with almost no effort, but tastes unbelievably good. It's:
- Perfectly salty
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Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge
- Double boiler or heat-safe bowl and saucepan
- Mixing bowl
- Freezer-safe pan
- Parchment paper
- 1 ¼ cups dark chocolate chips ($4.60)
- ¾ cup smooth peanut butter ($1.32)
- Peanut butter swirls
- First, measure out your chocolate chips into a bowl and melt them down using a double boiler or microwave. Make sure to keep an eye on the bowl so the chocolate doesn't burn.
- Next, mix peanut butter into the same bowl and stir everything until smooth.
- After the chocolate and peanut butter are mixed together, transfer it into a parchment-lined loaf pan. At this point, you can drizzle some more peanut butter on top and create swirls with a knife or toothpick.
- Place the pan in a freezer to set for 2-3 hours, or until firm.
- When you're ready to eat the fudge, remove the pan from your freezer and slice it with a slightly wet knife. Store in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 2 months or in the freezer for up to 6 months.
- To achieve the exact flavor of this recipe, we recommended using the brands we mention in this post. Otherwise, you may have slight variations in taste.
- If you can't find natural peanut butter with salt, add a pinch of sea salt to this recipe to create a richer flavor.
♻️ Similar recipes
For more chocolate-y desserts, check out our:
- 3-ingredient vegan chocolate for another easy and ultra-satisfying treat.
- Vegan brownies if you love rich, moist, and chewy desserts.
- Vegan cookie dough bites to satisfy your sweet tooth without the need for an oven.
- Salted caramel cups if you want your chocolate to have a sweet caramel surprise in the center.
Yes, you can store it in the fridge for longer than 2 months. It will just be at its optimal freshness if eaten before then!
If you don't like peanut butter or have allergies, both almond butter or cashew butter work great in this recipe too.
You'll know your fudge is firm enough when you press your finger down lightly in the middle and it doesn't make an indent.