Our peanut butter fudge with condensed milk is an easy no-bake fudge recipe. With just 4 ingredients and made in 5 minutes, this fudge will become a holiday staple. Gluten-free.
This easy peanut butter fudge with condensed milk is super easy for anyone – from beginner candy makers to children of all ages, to those living in a dorm room! If you have a microwave, you can make this easy fudge.
How To Make
- Prepare a 9 x 9-inch pan lined with wax paper.
- In a small bowl, mix peanut butter with about 3 tbsp. sweetened condensed milk, stirring until smooth. Add additional sweetened condensed milk if needed to thin. Set aside.
- Add chocolate to a medium-sized microwave-safe bowl.
- Add the remaining sweetened condensed milk and vanilla
- Microwave 90 seconds then stir. Continue heating in 30-second increments until smooth. Do not overheat.
- Pour chocolate mixture into wax paper lined 9×9 inch pan, and spread with a spatula until even.
- Scoop peanut butter mixture onto the chocolate mixture. Using a spoon, carefully spread across the top of the chocolate. Let cool.
- To remove fudge, lift the wax paper from pan and slice with a knife or pizza cutter.
Get started by lining a 9×9 inch pan with wax paper. You don’t have to do this step, but it makes it really easy to remove and cut the fudge once it hardens.
Kitchen Tip: It can be tricky to get the wax paper to stay in the pan. Crease around the bottom edges, folding the paper to help, then place 2 cans into the dish to weigh it down while you make the recipe.
This fudge is much easier to make and you have a lesser chance of it not working. Check out this post for tips on how to fix fudge that hasn’t set, but by using sweetened condensed milk, you should not have this problem.
To get started, scoop the peanut butter into a small bowl.
I used Jiffy, but you could use natural peanut butter, allergy-free butter, or even Nutella for a different version.
Pour a small amount of the sweetened condensed milk into the peanut butter.
Start with about 3 tbsp. or so. Stir. If the mixture is still pretty thick, add more sweetened condensed milk to thin it out. Set the peanut butter aside.
Next, place the chocolate into a microwave-safe medium-sized bowl. Add the remaining sweetened condensed milk and vanilla. Don’t have vanilla? Simply leave it out.
Place in the microwave for 90 seconds. Stir.
Continue heating in 15-30 second intervals until the chocolate is melted. Do not overcook or the chocolate will seize up.
Kitchen Tip: You can use chocolate chips for an even faster version or buy brick chocolate to save a little money. Carefully use the tip of a knife to break apart the brick.
Once the chocolate is melted, pour into the wax paper-lined 9×9 inch pan. Use a spatula to spread it evenly in the pan.
Scoop the peanut butter mixture onto the chocolate mixture. Use a spoon to carefully spread it across the top portion. Set aside to harden, about 60 – 90 minutes.
Once the fudge is hard, lift the wax paper from the pan and use a knife or pizza cutter to slice it into squares.
Yes, you can! Store in an airtight container or wrap with wax paper and seal in a ziplock bag. Follow these tips for the best results:
-Make sure the fudge is properly cooled before freezing.
-Don’t store it in the door portion of the freezer as it’s the warmer spot.
-Prevent ice crystals and freezer burn by using an air-tight container and wrapping with parchment paper or wax paper.
-If storing fudge in layers, place a piece of wax paper between the layers.
After cooking fudge made with sweetened condensed milk does not need to be refrigerated.
More holiday recipes
- Chocolate Bark
- Christmas Fruit Tart
- Gluten Free Impossible Pumpkin Pie
- Christmas Wreath Bundt Cake
- Christmas Story Fudge
- Make Ahead French Toast Casserole
- Whole Beef Tenderloin
- make-ahead homemade whipped cream
CKC Features both Gluten-Free Guidance and Kids Cooking Instructions: If you’re new to eating gluten-free we understand it’s overwhelming trying to figure out which foods may contain gluten and which ones don’t. All of our gluten-free recipes marked with this symbol ✅ represent foods that need to be checked for gluten or cross-contamination.
The ⭐️ symbol in the recipe below denotes the steps in which kid cooks may need a helper (depending on age). If there is no ⭐️ symbol, that step (or recipe) doesn’t require a helper.
Peanut Butter Fudge
- 10 ounces milk chocolate (chocolate chips or brick chocolate) ✅
- 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk ✅
- 1/3 cup peanut butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla ✅
- Prepare the pan. Prepare a 9 x 9-inch pan lined with wax paper.
- Combine the peanut butter with some condensed milk. In a small bowl, mix peanut butter with about 3 tbsp. sweetened condensed milk, stirring until smooth. Add additional sweetened condensed milk if needed to thin. Set aside.1/3 cup peanut butter, 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk
- Blend the chocolate. Add chocolate to a medium-sized microwave-safe bowl. Add the remaining sweetened condensed milk and vanilla.10 ounces milk chocolate (chocolate chips or brick chocolate), 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk, 1 teaspoon vanilla
- ⭐️Heat. Microwave for 90 seconds then stir. Continue heating in 30-second increments until smooth. Do not overheat. Pour chocolate mixture into wax paper-lined 9×9 inch pan, and spread until even.
- Spread. Scoop peanut butter mixture onto of chocolate mixture. Using a spoon, carefully spread across the top of the chocolate. Let cool.
- Serve. To remove fudge, lift wax paper from pan and slice.
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