This 2-ingredient peanut butter fudge is the ultimate easy treat! Silky-smooth and incredibly decadent, this no-bake fudge requires just two simple ingredients: canned white frosting and peanut butter chips. With just a small piece, you'll satisfy your sweet tooth and create the perfect gift for loved ones - it's quick, easy, and undeniably irresistible.
Have you ever made your own fudge? With the right recipe, it takes minimal effort and time to prepare, making it perfect if you’re busy or want a quick sweet fix. It’s also great for gifting or making a batch to share with friends and family at a gathering.
ℹ️ What Is Fudge?
Fudge is a sweet confectionery made by mixing sugar, butter, and milk or cream together, then boiling them until they're just right in temperature and consistency. After that, it's time for the magic to happen - the mixture gets a cool-down session and a good beating until it becomes smooth and creamy, like a fluffy cloud of deliciousness.
It’s rich and dense yet has that creamy, melt-in-your-mouth texture and it can come in a variety of flavors.Fudge is often cut into bars, squares or other bite-sized pieces.
It’s quite sweet, so you normally only need one or two squares to satisfy that sweet craving.
🥜 2-Ingredient Version
Our no-bake peanut butter fudge is a no-cook recipe, also known as ‘easy’ or ‘quick’ fudge. It’s a simplified version of traditional fudge using only two ingredients: canned vanilla frosting and peanut butter chips.
In other quick fudge recipes, you might use sweetened condensed milk and say chocolate chips or other flavorings.
Instead of cooking the ingredients on the stovetop, they are combined and melted together using either a microwave or a double boiler. The mixture is then poured into a pan or tray to set in the refrigerator.
This peanut butter fudge is easy and convenient and perfect if you’re new to make homemade fudge.
For ingredients, we are using store-bought vanilla frosting (e.g. canned frosting) and Reese’s peanut butter chips.
You could use creamy peanut butter instead but make sure it’s the sweetened kind as the recipe didn’t work as well with natural peanut butter.
Condensed milk could be used instead of the frosting, see our recipe tips below.
📷 How To Make Peanut Butter Fudge
You will find the full recipe below, here are some step by step pics.
Step 1. Line an 8x8 pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
Step 2. Place the peanut butter chips in a medium, microwave-safe mixing bowl and microwave on high for 2 minutes, pausing every 30 seconds to stir the chips so they don’t burn.
Step 3. Take the top and foil off the can of frosting and microwave on high for 1 minute.
Step 4. Pour the frosting into the bowl with the melted peanut butter chips.Stir well to combine all ingredients.
Step 5. Pour the mixture into the prepared pan and spread evenly, tapping the pan on the counter to flatten. Place in the fridge for 4 hours or until set.
Step 6. Using a sharp knife, slice the fudge into 1-inch pieces.
👩🍳 Recipe Tips
- Don’t overcook your peanut butter chips or they’ll turn out lumpy.
- Store fudge in a sealed container in the fridge or cool, dry spot for up to 1 week, or in the freezer for up to 3 months.
- Swap out the flavor of the chips to change up the flavor of the fudge.
- Don’t just use nonstick spray on your pan as it doesn’t work. I know this, because I did it and it was so tough to get the fudge out. Parchment paper is the only way to go.
- If you can find peanut butter frosting, you’re welcome to use that in place of the white frosting for an even bigger peanut butter taste.
- If you don’t want to use the peanut butter chips, you can use 16 ounces of creamy peanut butter in its place. It didn’t work the greatest with the natural peanut butter, but it worked great with the sugar added peanut butter options. Follow the steps the exact same way when making this substitution.
- You can also use a 14-ounce can of sweetened condensed milk in place of the frosting, but you will need to add 2 more ounces of peanut butter chips, if you do.
- If you want thicker fudge, double the recipe or use a smaller pan.
2-Ingredient Peanut Butter Fudge
- 8x8 Baking Pan
- Parchment Paper
- 16 oz White Frosting 1 can
- 10 oz Reese’s Peanut Butter Chips 1 bag
- Line an 8x8 pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
- Place the peanut butter chips in a medium, microwave-safe mixing bowl and microwave on high for 2 minutes, pausing every 30 seconds to stir the chips so they don’t burn.
- Take the top and foil off the can of frosting and microwave on high for 1 minute.
- Pour the frosting into the bowl with the melted peanut butter chips. Stir well to combine all ingredients.
- Pour the mixture into the prepared pan and spread even, tapping the pan on the counter to flatten. Place in the fridge for 4 hours or until set.
- Using a sharp knife, slice the fudge into 1-inch pieces and enjoy!