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Gift This! Easy Chocolate Peanut Butter Swirl Fudge


Much as I love to dive into a lengthy baking project (and oh, do I ever!) sometimes simple is best. There's no better example of this than our long-standing holiday favorite - fudge. This recipe uses just four ingredients and it's super quick to make. I always use my microwave to make this candy, but if you don't have one then a stove top will work just fine, too.


You'll need an 8x8x2-inch square pan for most fudge recipes, and this one is no different. However, I love using my mini Le Creuset 7 x 5-inch baking dish, too. If you have one, this recipe fits in it just fine.


The great thing about fudge is that one batch makes many servings (about 32 pieces), so there's plenty to share. When I make fudge for stocking stuffers, I divvy the pieces up 6 per cellophane bag.That's about 5 stocking stuffers with a few pieces leftover for snacking.


This is one of the easiest fudge recipes I've ever made, and it's pretty, too! It's silky smooth and its flavor is reminiscent of a peanut butter cup.

I love getting creative with the packaging of holiday treats. As I mentioned earlier, I usually opt for a simple cellophane bag with festive ribbon, but a pretty candy tin works well for gifting an entire batch of fudge.

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Easy Chocolate Peanut Butter Swirl Fudge
Yields 32 pieces

12 ounce bag (2 cups) semisweet chocolate chips
4 tablespoons salted butter, divided
1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk, divided
1/2 cup (3.5 ounces) peanut butter baking chips

Grease an 8x8x2-inch square baking pan with butter or shortening and line with parchment paper that overhangs all four sides of the pan (the grease will make the paper stick to the pan).

Combine the semisweet chips, 2 tablespoons of the butter and 1 cup of the milk in a large microwave-safe bowl. Heat at 30 second increments at 100% power until the mixture can be stirred smooth, about 1 minute 30 seconds.

In a separate bowl, combine the peanut butter chips, the remaining 2 tablespoons butter, and the remaining sweetened condensed milk. Use a small rubber spatula to efficiently remove all of the milk from the can. Heat in the microwave in 30 second increments at 100% power until the mixture can be stirred smooth, about 1 minute.

Pour the chocolate mixture into the prepared pan followed by the peanut butter mixture on top. Use a butter knife to swirl the peanut butter portion into the chocolate portion.

Refrigerate until firm, about 2 hours. Lift the candy from the pan using the overhanging parchment paper. Cut into 2-inch squares.

Package in a festive air-tight tin or in cellophane bags tied with ribbon for gift-giving.

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8 comments :

  1. This fudge is definitely going in my holiday gift bags! :-) Quick question: Is there any reason not to use chocolate wafers/disks, or do the chocolate chips specifically impart any structural/chemical benefits? Same thing with PB chips vs. smooth peanut butter? Thanks!

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    1. Hi! You can absolutely use higher quality chocolate (disks, blocks wafers) in equal measure for the chips. The recipe is written to be friendly for the busy home baker. It's a no-brainer to throw a 12 ounce bag of chips in the grocery cart. :)

      I've never substituted smooth pb in this recipe, but someone commented on my Facebook post yesterday saying they have subbed smooth pb with success. I hope this helps! Thanks for asking. xo

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  2. This looks delicious and like the perfect gift! But this post also reminded me that giving edible cookie dough as gifts is pretty much the best idea ever. That's basically all I want for Christmas :)

    Sues

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  3. Thank you very much ! Original gift simple to make ! Have a pleasant week !

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  4. Thank you very much ! Original gift, simple to make ! Have a pleasant week !

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  5. Oh yes please! peanut butter and chocolate are pretty much bffs and especially in fudge!

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  6. Yum! Peanut butter & chocolate is always a great combo!
    Kari
    http://sweetteasweetie.com/10-minute-pretzel-chocolate-chip-cookies/

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  7. Thank you for your reply above-- that is really helpful. Happy Holidays! :)

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