Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge

Welcome to The Daily Dish 2nd Annual Holiday Bake-Off!

This year’s first prize-winning recipe comes from Tracie W., a Floridian with a passion for FUDGE. Having won the 2008 Bake-Off with her Old Fashioned Peanut Butter Fudge recipe, she’s back to wow us with another. Tracie writes: If you really love old fashioned fudge, but find it hard to make, this recipe is for you. It couldn’t be simpler, and the candy tastes like chocolate peanut butter fudge without all the work. Here’s how you can make a batch in less than 10 minutes.

Whether given as gifts or offered to guests, these scrumptious salt free fudgies will leave you & yours clamoring for more. Easy to make and even easier to eat, each candy has a dry, flaky texture – akin to the Cadbury Flake for those familiar with it. My family and I loved the recipe just as is, but for a truly decadent treat, try enrobing each piece of fudge in white, dark or milk chocolate. Oh my.

Yields 3 dozen candies.

SODIUM CONTENT: 4 mg per candy


2 c. sugar
1/2 c. (1 stick) unsalted butter
1/2 c. baking cocoa
1/2 c. milk
2/3 c. unsalted peanut butter (smooth or crunchy)


Mix sugar, butter, cocoa and milk in saucepan. Bring to a boil quickly on the stove top, on high heat, stirring constantly.

Once boiling, reduce heat to medium and boil 6 minutes longer, stirring occasionally.

Remove from heat and beat in peanut butter.

Let sit for five minutes; meanwhile put parchment paper or aluminum foil sheets on counter.

Drop spoonfuls of the mixture in dollops on the parchment or aluminum. (For this step I used a tiny ice cream scoop & it worked wonders!)

Let harden and cool. Store in airtight container.

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7 Responses to Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge

  1. john says:

    These are delicious! They just melt in your mouth… mmm, yummy.

  2. Tracie says:

    Wow, Christy, I love the modifications… esp. boiling them just a little longer and letting them sit so they firm up better. And dipping them in white chocolate – gotta try that!!!

  3. Tracie says:

    Ok, so I went back and read my recipe and obviously I’ve lost my marbles, since you didn’t modify it… the really weird thing is, this is one I made up, so you’d think I’d have a clue. Oh, well… I certainly didn’t think of dipping them in another chocolate. : )

  4. Christy says:

    John – SO GLAD you’re enjoying them!

    Tracie – No worries about the mix-up, and if you ever do try enrobing them in chocolate – let me know what you think! XO

  5. Hayden Tompkins says:

    This recipe has Chris’s name ALL OVER IT. He loves him some fudge and he loooves him some peanut butter. Wow, this is perfect!

  6. Christy says:

    Hayden – you should definitely make some for him. SO EASY & so good! XO

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