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Easy Peanut Butter Cup Fudge Recipe

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You are only four ingredients away from making this crazy delicious Easy Peanut Butter Cup Fudge Recipe! No one will ever be able to tell that you can microwave this fudge and have it cooling in the pan in under ten minutes!

Easy Peanut Butter Cup Fudge Recipe
Easy Peanut Butter Cup Fudge Recipe

How to Make This Easy Fudge Recipe

This fudge recipe is entirely evil as you can make it in the microwave. This fudge has been my go-to choice when making baked goods for gifts for the holidays as it literally only takes a few minutes to make – and that means you can make a few pans at one time, getting it all over with at once!

Ingredients Needed

  • one can of sweetened condensed milk 300ml
  • 1 1/2 tsp pure vanilla
  • 9 1/2 squares of semi-sweet baking chocolate
  • one 230 gram bag of mini Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups

Directions

  1. In a large microwave safe bowl, and a 4 cup Pyrex measuring cup works perfectly, combine the chocolate and condensed milk.
  2. Microwave for one minute, then stir, then again for 45 seconds. Keep stirring until the chocolate is completely melted.
  3. Let it sit and cool, then mix in the peanut butter cups.
  4. Line an 8×8 baking pan with tinfoil. Spread the fudge into the tinfoil lined pan then chop up the rest of the peanut butter cups, smaller this time, and press into the top of the fudge.
  5. Refrigerate a few hours then slice. It makes a nice 36 pieces of fudge.

Tips & Tricks for Making Easy Fudge

  1. Use your microwave if you can, it reduces not only the time it takes to prep the fudge recipe BUT it also prevents you from accidentally overheating the ingredients in a pot on the stove.
  2. Make sure that you let the mixture cool down enough so that you can add in the peanut butter cups without it melting. That’s why this recipe takes 10 minutes to prep instead of 5. I put mine in the fridge – or outside my door if it’s winter here in Alberta. Same thing.
  3. Make sure to line the pan well! The tinfoil is the older way of making fudge and does shape better into the corners of the pan, but it can stick once in a while. Parchment doesn’t shape that well, but won’t stick.

And that my friends, is pretty much the only fudge recipe that I make during the Christmas season because it’s SO easy to make!

Happy cooking!

Love,

Karlynn

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Easy Peanut Butter Cup Fudge Recipe

You are only four ingredients away from making this crazy delicious Easy Peanut Butter Cup Fudge recipe in mere minutes, thanks to microwaving the ingredients!

5 from 5 votes
Prep Time
2 minutes
Cook Time
3 minutes
Total Time
5 minutes
Course
Dessert
Cuisine
American
Servings
36
Calories
43
Author
Karlynn Johnston

Ingredients

  • 1 300 ml can of sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 9 1/2 squares semi-sweet baking chocolate
  • 1 230 gram bag of mini Reese's Peanut Butter Cups chopped in half or thirds

Instructions

  1. In a large microwave safe bowl ( a 4 cup Pyrex measuring cup works perfectly ) combine the chocolate squares and the condensed milk.

  2. Microwave for one minute, then stir, then microwave again for 45 seconds. Keep stirring until the chocolate is completely melted. Stir in the vanilla completely.

  3. Let it sit and cool, then mix in half of the peanut butter cups. ( if it is too hot the peanut butter cups will melt) 

  4. Line an 8×8 baking pan with parchment paper or  tinfoil. Spread the fudge into the lined pan then chop up the rest of the peanut butter cups even smaller  and press into the top of the fudge.

  5. Refrigerate a few hours then slice. It makes a nice 36 pieces of fudge.

Recipe Notes

This easy fudge can be frozen successfully, simply place in a freezer safe container and freeze for up to 3 months.

 

Nutritional information will vary depending on the brand of ingredients used

Nutrition Information

Calories: 43kcal, Carbohydrates: 3g, Fat: 2g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Potassium: 41mg, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 0.1%, Calcium: 0.5%, Iron: 2.6%

All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.

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Karlynn Johnston

I’m a busy mom of two, wife & cookbook author who loves creating fast, fresh meals for my little family on the Canadian Prairies. Karlynn Facts: I'm allergic to broccoli. I've never met a cocktail that I didn't like. I would rather burn down my house than clean it. Most of all, I love helping YOU get dinner ready because there's nothing more important than connecting with our loved ones around the dinner table!

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  1. Sharon Watchel says

    We were in Edmonton yesterday for an appointment and I fell in love with a chocolate shop right on the corner of 101 and 124 St! To die for chocolates and awesome staff! Just in case you need a quick chocolate fix!

  2. Julie Scriver says

    going to have to try this one for Christmas! Thx C.

  3. RoyceNevarez says

    I made this last night and my family loved it, thanks for the great recipe. I had a few questions, I have never worked with condensed milk so I was not sure how to store it. Does the fudge need to be stored in the fridge or keep it out in a sealed container? The second question does the vanilla go in after you microwave the chocolate with the milk? I am from the states and on my measuring cup it had 300 ml, my milk can said it was the 414 ml, but when I put it in the measuring cup I barley got 300 ( strange) So I ended up using the entire can. Thanks again for the great treat. 

  4. Kevin says

    I was right, in hindsight. I believe I ate a whole pan’s worth of these last xmas season.

  5. Fleur says

    Hi!
    These look absolutely delicious! I would like to make them in two weeks time for the children in my tutor group. How many grams are those 9 1/2 square pieces of chocolate? And can I replace the peanut butter cups with a Snickers bar for example? We don’t have these cups in Holland.
    Thanks!

    • Karlynn says

      The squares are measured in ounces, just to make things confusing. They are one ounce each so you need 9.5 ounces of chocolate. Which is about 270 grams.

  6. A Canadian Foodie says

    It is funny reading Kevin’s comment – as my first comment was “YOU ARE EVIL” to be such a tease!!! What is it about peanut butter and chocolate??? I love them together.
    And, I have never seen a recipe like this, so clearly, you are part genius, too!
    🙂
    Valerie

  7. Kevin says

    Oh Lord, those look evil. As in, I’d eat the whole pan, evil.

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