Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge

Chocolate peanut butter fudge is my all time favorite fudge of the season! The best flavor combo in creamy fudge form and it’s beyond simple to make this buckeye fudge.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge made in the microwave! So easy and perfect for Christmas cookie trays! #fudge #recipes #christmas

Okay, you guys, I am READY.

Bring on the Christmas celebrations.

I’m talking cookies and cakes and candies and twinkly lights and snowy streets and packages all tied up with ribbon.

I have always loved the holiday season but for some reason, this year, I’m just really extra feeling it.

Brace yourselves, because I have a TON of new Christmas recipes heading your way over the next six weeks. I hope you’re prepared for all kinds of goodies!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge made in the microwave! So easy and perfect for Christmas cookie trays! #fudge #recipes #christmas

But first, let’s talk about this chocolate peanut butter fudge!

When I was a kid my grandma always made chocolate fudge and peanut butter fudge every Christmas, but she never married the two together like I’ve done today. I love you Grandma, but you really missed an opportunity. 😉

I’m not all about the traditional fudge where you have to boil sugar to a specific stage – give me this easy microwave fudge! It tastes just as good!

This recipe is so simple. Let’s start with the easy peanut butter fudge.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge made in the microwave! So easy and perfect for Christmas cookie trays! #fudge #recipes #christmas

How to make peanut butter fudge:

My easy peanut butter fudge is soooo good and creamy. It’s honestly a little dangerous for me to keep around because I just keep grabbing little bites every time I walk by!

You’re going to melt together peanut butter and butter in the microwave for 3 minutes, stirring halfway through cooking.

easy microwave fudge in glass bowl

Pour that glorious mixture over some powdered sugar and add a little vanilla and a pinch of salt.

Mix that all up and spread into a lined 8×8 baking dish.

how to make peanut butter fudge

Pop the peanut butter fudge into the fridge to set while we make my easy chocolate fudge!

Easy chocolate fudge:

My chocolate fudge recipe is the same one people all over the internet use and it starts with chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk. I also add in a splash of vanilla, because yum.

how to make chocolate fudge

You’ll just microwave all of this together and give it a good stir.

Sounds crazy, but it really makes a nice creamy fudge and I love that you can use whatever variety of chocolate chip you prefer!

Plop that mixture right on top of the peanut butter fudge and smooth it out.

This will be ready to devour after just a couple of hours in the fridge.

buckeye fudge in pan

We prefer the fudge at room temperature so it’s a bit softer, but you can eat it straight from the fridge too.

Either way, I hope you enjoy my microwave fudge recipe!

More fudge recipes to try:

Oreo Fudge: If you don’t get excited about the thought of Oreo cookies stuffed inside fudge are you even human?

White Chocolate Fudge: Topped of with chunks of pretzels!

Keto Fudge: This maple fudge is actually a fat bomb – it’s perfect for the keto diet!

Cookie Dough Fudge: We all love cookie dough and I’ve stuffed inside some fudge!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge made in the microwave! So easy and perfect for Christmas cookie trays! #fudge #recipes #christmas
5 from 6 votes

Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge

Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
2 hrs 45 mins
Servings: 30 pieces
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: candy, Christmas, easy Christmas recipes, fudge
Calories: 244 kcal
Layers of chocolate and peanut butter in a simple easy fudge recipe that’s made in the microwave.


For the peanut butter fudge
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla divided
  • 1 pound powdered sugar
  • Pinch of salt
For the chocolate fudge
  • 7 ounces sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 ½ cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons butter


  1. To make the peanut butter fudge, add the peanut butter and butter to a large microwave safe bowl and microwave for 1 minute and 30 seconds. Stir well and return to the microwave for another 1 minute and 30 seconds.

  2. Add 1 teaspoon of vanilla and a pinch of salt to the peanut butter mixture along with the powdered sugar.

  3. Stir well to combine. Mixture will be thick.
  4. Spread mixture into a lined 8x8 baking dish and place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  5. To make the chocolate fudge, add the sweetened condensed milk, chocolate chips, and butter to a microwave safe bowl and microwave for 1 minute and then stir. Continue microwaving and stirring in 30 second bursts until mixture is completely melted and smooth. Stir in the remaining 1 teaspoon vanilla.

  6. Spread the chocolate fudge over the peanut butter fudge and return to the refrigerator for 2 hours to set.
  7. Cut into 30 small pieces.
Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge
Amount Per Serving (1 piece)
Calories 244 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 21mg7%
Sodium 109mg5%
Potassium 133mg4%
Carbohydrates 25g8%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 22g24%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 235IU5%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 30mg3%
Iron 0.8mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutrition Disclaimer: All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information shared on should only be used as a general guideline.