Creamy chocolate peanut butter fudge is made with just two ingredients. (You can make fudge with nuts or without nuts.) One of the best and easiest fudge recipes I’ve ever made!
The Best Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge Recipe
This is 2 ingredient peanut butter fudge without condensed milk and no dairy added! This quick and easy recipe makes it great for last minute desserts, party foods, or even an easy holiday gift (you can easily double this recipe for homemade food gifts for the holiday season!). No matter when you make it, you’ll definitely add this 2-ingredient peanut butter fudge to your easy desserts rotation after you try it!
Ingredients For This Recipe:
- Creamy Peanut Butter (regular peanut butter)
- Chocolate Frosting
RECIPE NOTE: We topped our fudge with nuts, but that is an optional ingredient. This simple fudge without nuts is still yummy!
Materials For The Fudge Recipe:
- Microwave-safe bowls
- Square baking pan
- Wax paper or parchment paper
How To Make 2-Ingredient Fudge Step By Step Instructions
I love this simple recipe way better than a traditional fudge recipe because of the simple ingredients and the fact that it always makes creamy fudge. (Sometimes old-fashioned fudge comes out gritty.) Plus, you don’t need sweetened condensed milk for this dessert recipe!
We used walnuts on our fudge recipe, but this is optional and is just as good without them if you don’t like nuts.
Don’t forget to get the full printable recipe card below after these step-by-step microwave instructions!
Step 1: Line a baking pan with wax paper.
Line a square baking pan (either 8×8 or 9×9) with waxed paper.
Step 2: Heat the peanut butter.
Spoon peanut butter in a microwave-safe bowl. Heat in the microwave until creamy, around 1-2 minutes.
RECIPE TIP: You can start with 30 seconds, stir, then continue heating at 30-second intervals until melted.
Step 3: Heat the icing.
Spoon the icing into another microwave mixing bowl.
Heat the icing until just melted, around 1 minute.
(Again you can heat at 30 second intervals.)
Step 4: Combine the peanut butter and icing.
Add the melted icing into the melted peanut butter bowl and stir until combined.
Spoon mixture into the prepared pan and smooth fudge mixture.
OPTIONAL: Sprinkle nuts on top and press lightly into mixture. If you don’t like nuts, you can leave it plain or try topping it with semisweet chocolate chips, dark chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, or even sprinkles. We actually double the amount of nuts listed in the recipe because we like nut fudge!
Step 5: Refrigerate fudge until set.
Chill fudge mixture in the refrigerator until set, about 1 hour.
Cut into small squares with a sharp knife and serve.
Store any leftover fudge in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
Two Ingredient Fudge Recipe
This easy peanut butter fudge recipe makes a creamy texture every time (unlike homemade fudge).
This is such a crowd pleaser dessert that they’ll never guess this is a two-ingredient fudge recipe! A few basic ingredients and you’re done!
FUN RECIPE TIP: If you’re wondering can I make it with any icing the answer is YES! You can use any flavor of icing that you like. This easy recipe is great with different icings like vanilla icing or cream cheese frosting, too, and makes a yummy peanut butter white chocolate fudge.
Print the two-ingredient peanut butter fudge recipe:
- 16 ounces (1 jar) of creamy peanut butter
- 16 ounces (1 container) of chocolate icing like Betty Crocker chocolate frosting
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
- Line a 8x8 or 9x9 baking pan with waxed paper.
- Spoon peanut butter into a microwave save bowl. Heat in microwave in 30 second increments until peanut butter is melted, usually between 1-2 minutes. Set aside.
- Spoon icing into a separate microwave safe bowl. Heat in microwave for 30 seconds, stir, and then heat again for 30 seconds or until icing is melted.
- Add melted icing to the peanut butter bowl. Stir to combine.
- Spoon mixture into the prepared baking pan.
- OPTIONAL STEP: Gently press chopped nuts into the top of the fudge mixture.
- Place in the refrigerator to set (usually up to 1 hour). When set, cute into bite-sized pieces and enjoy. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 1-2 weeks.
We usually get about 24 pieces of fudge in this recipe, but you may get more or less depending on what size pan you use and how big (or small) you cut your pieces of fudge.
Try this recipe with vanilla icing or cream cheese frosting, too!
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 203Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 130mgCarbohydrates: 15gFiber: 2gSugar: 10gProtein: 5g
Nutrition information is estimated. Changes to the recipe and use of different brands may cause changes to the nutritional information to vary slightly from the ones provided here.
About Making Fudge
What is the best way to store peanut butter fudge?
The best way to store this chocolate peanut butter fudge is to place the cooled fudge in an airtight container and place it in the refrigerator. It will last up to 2 weeks like this.
How long does peanut butter fudge last?
This simple fudge recipe can last up to one to two weeks in the refrigerator.
Can I freeze the fudge?
Yes, you can also freeze fudge for up to 3 months. Allow the fudge to thaw completely before eating.
More Yummy Sweets: Easy Cake Mix Cookies
After you try the easy fudge recipe, add another quick treat: cookies made from boxed cake mixes!
Chocolate Cake Mix Cookie Basic Recipe
- Boxed Chocolate Cake Mix of Choice
- Vegetable oil
- Powdered Confectioners Sugar
Enjoy the easy chocolate fudge recipe!