My Famous Peanut Butter Fudge Recipe


I am so excited to share my Peanut Butter Fudge recipe with you today. With only five ingredients, this is a treat that everyone loves. 

Peanut butter fudge is in the same category as Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, but homemade. It’s sweet and salty and very delicious. I have been serving peanut butter fudge at our Christmas Party for the last thirty years. It’s the first dessert to disappear and I have friends who often request that I bring my Peanut Butter Fudge to events and parties. It’s that good!

homemade peanut butter fudge
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Today I have joined some very talented blogger friends and we are featuring twenty different holiday dessert recipes. Be sure to check them out at the bottom of this blog post.

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I have served Peanut Butter Fudge at our holiday party for as long as I can remember. It’s such a great dessert because you can freeze it and bring out as much as you need anytime during the holidays.

peanut butter fudge

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What You Need to Make Peanut Butter Fudge

My Peanut Butter Fudge recipe has only five ingredients. They are chocolate chips, graham cracker crumbs, powdered sugar, peanut butter, and butter. It’s that simple to make.

ingredients for peanut butter fudge

The peanut butter and graham cracker mixture has a texture similar to oatmeal. It may seem a bit sticky at first. If the rubber spatula sticks, use the back of a large metal spoon to spread it into the pan.

peanut butter and graham cracker crumb recipe

The chocolate and peanut butter fudge recipe is so easy to follow! First, you create a graham cracker and peanut butter layer.

recipe for peanut butter fudge

Then melt the chocolate with butter, layer it over the peanut butter, and spread it flat in the pan.

adding chocolate to peanut butter

Enjoy the recipe and make sure to try this fabulous treat. It’s so good!

Yield: 16 pieces

The Best Ever Peanut Butter Fudge

Peanut Butter Fudge

This is a sweet and salty fudge consisting of a peanut butter graham cracker crust topped with melted chocolate.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour


  • 1 16 oz. box of powdered or confectioners sugar
  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 8 oz. jar chunky peanut butter
  • 1 cup butter, melted
  • 1 12 oz. package semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup butter


  1. Mix the first four ingredients. Press into a 6" x 6" square baking pan.
  2. Meanwhile, melt the one stick of butter with chocolate over low heat. Stir until smooth. Pour chocolate over peanut butter mixture, smoothing with a spatula. Refrigerate twenty minutes. Cut into 1" squares and refrigerate until firm.

Commonly Asked Questions

How long does peanut butter fudge take to set?

This recipe makes a delicious chocolate and peanut butter fudge. Once the fudge has set you just need to cut it into squares. It doesn’t take long for the fudge to set, no more than 45 – 60 minutes in the refrigerator and it is ready to eat.

Does peanut butter fudge need to be refrigerated?

Unlike many other candy recipes, peanut butter fudge actually can also be stored in the refrigerator.  If you choose to refrigerate it, be sure to store it in a tightly sealed container.

How do you store peanut butter fudge?

To keep peanut butter fudge fresh, store it in an airtight container and keep it in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. Allow fudge to come to room temperature before serving. You can also freeze fudge for up to 2 months. When ready to serve, thaw in the refrigerator for 2-4 hours.

Can the recipe be modified?

I have one friend who likes more chocolate on his peanut butter fudge. I always adapt when I get requests, so we doubled the chocolate listed in the recipe. And the fudge was so good. You can also replace the chunky peanut butter with smooth peanut butter. And change the chocolate.

peanut butter fudge recipe

Twenty Holiday Treat Recipes

And now I am sharing twenty holiday treat recipes from some of my favorite bloggers. Look at these fabulous desserts! Yum!

Peppermint Whipped Cream by Ella Claire & Co. | Fondant Christmas Cupcakes by Craftberry Bush | Old Fashioned Peanut Brittle by anderson + grant | Dairy Free 6 Ingredient Salted Caramels by Zevy Joy | No Bake Healthy Coconut Bars by Tidbits

Easy Peppermint Bark by Jenna Kate at Home | Black Walnut Christmas Cake by Inspired by Charm | Chocolate Covered Marshmallows with Salted Pretzel Topping by Boxwood Avenue | Christmas Popcorn by Town and Country Living | Snowman Cheese Ball by Julie Blanner

Slow Cooker Candied Pecans by Live Laugh Rowe | Fudgy Peppermint Coconut Flour Brownies by Farmhouse on Boone | Hot Peppermint Mocha by Shabbyfufu | Homemade Take 5 Peanut Butter Cups by Chronicles of Home | Slow Cooker Chocolate Peppermint Pretzels by Nest of Posies

Berry Topped Chocolate Cake by French Country Cottage | Pecan Butter Tart Bars by So Much Better With Age | Chocolate Pinecones by My Sweet Savannah | Peanut Butter Fudge by My 100 Year Old Home | Simple Holiday Fudge by House 214 Design

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  1. Hi Leslie! I have enjoyed all of your Christmas DIY’s and recipes and just everything. I have bought everything for this fudge but I was wondering what would it turn out with smooth peanut butter? Thank you for sharing all your wonderful crafts and everything. What is next?

  2. Hello Leslie. I read and enjoy your posts so much. My son has a severe peanut allergy and I was wondering if you have ever used a nut free butter when cooking? Poor guy has never had a Reese Cup!
    Happy New Year to you and your loved ones.

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