Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge

Also Known As Fast Fudge

by Alli

It seems like I’ve been making chocolate peanut butter fudge forever! This fudge is failproof and so, so good. And it’s fast. 

I got this recipe from my son’s Kindergarten teacher. She calls it fast fudge. My son is 33 now, so that was a long, long time ago. It’s been my go-to peanut butter fudge recipe ever since.

This chocolate peanut butter fudge always sets up fast and the recipe has never failed me. I guess that’s why I like it so much. Well, the taste is why I like it so much, but having an easy recipe is a bonus. 

Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge

This fudge makes a great gift idea. Print or write out the recipe and give it along with a tin of fudge. 

Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge

Place a cup of peanut butter and vanilla extract in a large bowl and set aside. Butter an 8x8x2 dish. 

Peanut Butter and Vanilla in a bowl

In a large saucepan, stir together sugar, cocoa, and 1/2 cup water.

Sugar and Cocoa for Fudge

Bring the chocolate mixture to a boil and boil rapidly for exactly one minute.

Chocolate and Fudge Mixture Boiling for Fudge

Yes, you need to time it because it needs to be exactly one minute – no more and no less.

Pour the chocolate mixture over the peanut butter and vanilla. Beat with a spoon until thick. It thickens quickly so don’t overbeat it. 

Stir chocolate mixture into peanut butter mixture

Pour the mixture into the buttered pan.

Pour Fudge Mixture in Pan

Let cool completely and cut into small squares. This should make about 24 squares. 


You may not want to make this when you’re home alone because you can’t eat just one square. At least I can’t. 

Peanut Butter Fudge

Store fudge in an airtight container. 

Can you freeze fudge?

You can freeze fudge. It may not retain the exact same consistency. Freeze after cooling and before cutting into squares. Wrap it twice with plastic wrap and place it in a ziplock freezer bag.

Does the weather affect fudge?

Yes, it can! The weather can affect how candy (like fudge) hardens. If it’s humid or rainy, the fudge may end up with a sugary or grainy texture. I always try to make candy (like this fudge) on a sunny day. 

Yield: 24 squares

Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge

Peanut Butter Fudge

Peanut Butter Fudge is easy to make. It only takes a few minutes to make this delicious fudge.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Total Time 11 minutes


  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
  • 1/2 cup water


    1. Place peanut butter and vanilla in a large bowl. Set aside.  
    2. Butter an 8x8x2 dish and set aside.
    3. Mix sugar, cocoa and 1/2 cup water in a saucepan. Bring to a boil and boil rapidly for exactly one minute.
    4. Pour the chocolate mixture over the peanut butter and vanilla. Beat with spoon until thick. As soon as the chocolate mixture is mixed well with the peanut butter mixture, pour into buttered pan. Cut into squares when cool.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 131Total Fat 5gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 0mgSodium 52mgCarbohydrates 20gFiber 1gSugar 17gProtein 2g

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