If you’re looking for an easy recipe for a sweet treat, this 2 Ingredient Peanut Butter Fudge with condensed milk recipe is for you. It’s only two ingredients (plus peanuts as a garnish, but you can skip that).
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I’m such a fan of dessert. Like honestly, I could eat it every day. I have such a sweet tooth. But Pete is so good about saying no to dessert. But this 2 Ingredient Peanut Butter Fudge recipe? He won’t say no to it.
He likes it because it’s basically all peanut butter, so a really good source of protein. And, it’s not as sweet as a fudge where the base is melted chocolate, so it feels less like a dessert and more like a snack to him, I think.
Either way you look at it, this is a really easy and really delicious treat. You need two simple ingredients, plus peanuts as a garnish if you want (but you don’t need them). And a microwave. That’s it. It’s a really easy dessert that you’ll be making all the time.
If you like the flavor of peanut butter, you need to check out our list of Desserts With Peanuts for more homemade treats.
2 Ingredient Peanut Butter Fudge (with condensed milk) Recipe
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2 Ingredient Peanut Butter Fudge Ingredients:
How To Make 2 Ingredient Peanut Butter Fudge:
Spoon the peanut butter into a microwave-safe bowl.
Pour in the sweetened condensed milk.
Microwave on high for a minute and stir the peanut butter mixture until it’s one single consistency.
If this is your first time making this, heed this small warning. The mixture is pretty oily when it first comes out of the microwave. So, you’ll want to give it a good stir to get it started, then stir pretty gently. It’ll thicken pretty quickly.
Pour the fudge mixture into an aluminum foil or parchment paper-lined 8- x 8-inch square pan. Use the back of a spoon to smooth it out to create an even layer.
Chop the peanuts and add them on top. Gently push them down into the fudge to assure that they stick.
If you want, you can skip this step. The peanuts look really pretty up top, so if you’re serving this to company or making it on special occasions, go with the garnish. But, if you’re just enjoying this at home, the peanut don’t really add anything or change the recipe.
Put the entire baking dish into the fridge for at least two hours until the fudge hardens.
Remove the tray from the fridge and use a sharp knife cut the fudge into 36 small squares.
Keep the fudge in an airtight container until you’re ready to serve it.
Peanut Butter Fudge: Frequently Asked Questions
This version, with sweetened condensed milk, is the traditional fudge recipe as far as 2 ingredient fudge goes. However, there’s a twist on the recipe where instead of sweetened condensed milk, you use ready made vanilla frosting.
If that’s what you have on hand, you can use it. It’s fine. But, the consistency is a little bit different. You may end up with a flaky layer on top of a smooth layer, which you don’t get when you use sweetened condensed milk.
You also get more of a sticky mouth feel with that fudge. Oh. Do you know what I mean? Like when something is cloyingly sweet and the flavor sort of sticks to the roof of your mouth. That’s what I feel like you get with fudge with frosting.
If you want, you can use peanut butter chips instead of creamy peanut butter. But, the ratio would be different. Swap the two cups of peanut butter for three cups of peanut butter fudge.
You may have to microwave the mixture for an extra 30 seconds because you want to make sure that the chips are completely melted and incorporated into the mixture.
If you have peanut butter allergies, but almond butter is fine, you can absolutely use almond butter (or any other nut butter) instead. Just make sure to get a creamy version, not chunky.
We don’t recommend chunky peanut butter in this fudge recipe. The peanuts displace some of the peanut butter, which will throw the ratio off and the fudge won’t come together properly.
If you do really want peanuts in your fudge, follow the recipe as is (with smooth peanut butter). Chop up some peanuts and add them after you microwaved the mixture. That will work.
Natural peanut butter has a different oil amount and consistency than regular peanut butter. We don’t suggest using natural peanut butter because of that.
Store any leftover homemade peanut butter fudge in an airtight container in the fridge. It’ll last about two months. If you don’t have any room in the fridge, you can store it at room temperature for about a week.
The easiest way to free fudge is to wrap it in foil or plastic wrap and put it in a freezer safe bag. It’ll last about three months. Just be sure to thaw it out before eating it.
More Fudge Recipes:
If you’re looking for some twists on this easy fudge recipe, we have a bunch you might enjoy, like our Rocky Road Fudge and Candy Cane Fudge. Those are both made using our two ingredient fudge recipe and then adding in extras to change the flavor.
And, while you’re at it, be sure to check out all of our delicious fudge recipes for more inspiration.
- 2 cups creamy peanut butter
- 1 can sweetened condensed milk
- 1/4 cup peanuts (optional)
- Spoon the peanut butter into a microwave-safe bowl.
- Pour in the sweetened condensed milk.
- Microwave on high for a minute and stir the peanut butter mixture until it’s one single consistency.Pour the fudge mixture into an aluminum foil or parchment paper-lined 8- x 8-inch square pan. Use the back of a spoon to smooth it out to create an even layer.
- Chop the peanuts and add them on top. Gently push them down into the fudge to assure that they stick.
- Put the entire baking dish into the fridge for at least two hours until the fudge hardens.
- Remove the tray from the fridge and use a sharp knife cut the fudge into 36 small squares.
- Keep the fudge in an airtight container until you’re ready to serve it.
Amount Per Serving Calories 94Total Fat 8gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 5gCholesterol 0mgSodium 74mgCarbohydrates 4gFiber 1gSugar 2gProtein 3g
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