3 Minute 3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Fudge

3 Minute 3 Ingredient Creamy Peanut Butter Fudge

Say hello to the World’s Easiest Peanut Butter Fudge!

I’m pretty skeptical when it comes to 2 and 3 ingredient recipes. Maybe because I’ve tested more than a dozen and the results are mostly underwhelming. This recipe makes up for all of those disappointments. It’s a keeper. This fudge is just so creamy and smooth!

3 Minute 3 Ingredient Creamy Peanut Butter Fudge

All you need is one can of sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated milk – double check!) 2/3 cup of creamy peanut butter and one 16 ounce package of white almond bark (I use Candiquick, which is sold at Target). Put it all in a big bowl and heat it at 1 minute intervals, stirring well between heating. You can also do this on the stove top over medium heat. It will probably take a little longer than 3 minutes, but it will still be just as delish.

3 Minute 3 Ingredient Creamy Peanut Butter Fudge

I like using a large rubber spatula to fold all of the ingredients together. The combined mixture should look smooth and creamy like the picture above.

3 Minute 3 Ingredient Creamy Peanut Butter Fudge

I made several batches of fudge to give away this year, and one batch of fudge will fill a 6×2-inch square (or round) metal tin. You could also pour it into a foil-lined 8×8-inch pan.

3 Minute 3 Ingredient Creamy Peanut Butter Fudge

The top of the candy is difficult to smooth with a spatula, so just pick up the tin (or pan) and drop it twice on a work surface or until the surface is level. The cooked candy will make the tin hot, so be careful! Place the fudge uncovered in the refrigerator until it firms, about 2 hours.

3 Minute 3 Ingredient Creamy Peanut Butter Fudge

I couldn’t resist giving this fudge a sprinkle of flake sea salt. This step is optional, but it makes the candy taste so good! Any kind of flake or coarse sea salt would be a delicious addition. It’s a nice touch, especially for the gourmet on your Christmas list.

3 Minute 3 Ingredient Creamy Peanut Butter Fudge

I pre-sliced a few tins of fudge, and others I left solid. Either way, a Birchware fork tied to the outside of the package looks really cute. If you give the tins a light coat of cooking spray before you pour the fudge in, the cut pieces pop right out!

3 Minute 3 Ingredient Creamy Peanut Butter Fudge

This is a perfect last minute addition to your candy tray, or even as a last minute homespun gift. I have an extra tin tucked away just in case I have an unexpected guest on Christmas Day.

3 Minute 3 Ingredient Creamy Peanut Butter Fudge

Heather Baird
This is a perfect last minute addition to your Christmas candy tray, or even as a last minute homespun gift. 
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 3 mins
Total Time 13 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 36

Ingredients
 
 

  • 1 can 14.5 oz sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated)
  • 2/3 cup peanut butter traditional style like Jif brand, not natural
  • 1 package 16 oz white almond bark , broken into pieces
  • *Flake or coarse grain sea salt optional

Instructions
 

  • Line 8-inch square pan with foil that overhangs all four edges and spray with cooking spray. If using a 6×2-inch holiday tin as I did, lightly spray it with cooking spray and set aside.
  • Place the sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated milk), 2/3 cup creamy peanut butter and almond bark in a large microwavable bowl. Heat in the microwave uncovered on high (100% power) in 1-minute increments, stirring well between each, until melted and smooth. This will take about 3 minutes. Be careful; the bowl may get hot.
  • Immediately pour the mixture into the prepared pan or tin. Pick up and drop the pan twice or until the surface becomes level. Transfer to the refrigerator and let chill until set, about 2 hours. Sprinkle with sea salt, if using.
  • If you made the fudge in a pan, then you can lift the candy out of the pan by the overhanging foil; cut the candy slab into pieces with a large chef’s knife. If you made the fudge in a tin for a homemade gift, cut the fudge into squares with a small straight edge knife (non-serrated) but do not remove any pieces. Include a disposable Birchware fork with the gift so the recipient can easily remove pieces of the fudge.
  • The fudge may be stored in an airtight container at room temperature.
Keyword almond bark, candy coating, creamy peanut butter, sweetened condensed milk
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Roxana
Roxana
5 years ago

This fudge is so flawless, and I can't believe how quick and easy it is! That sea salt on the top is perfection. 😀

Emily
Emily
5 years ago

Beautiful! I would do a little happy dance if someone gifted me this fudge.

La Table De Nana
La Table De Nana
5 years ago

Happy Holidays to you and thank you for every recipe and idea you share.

Unknown
Unknown
5 years ago

Girl, you are knocking it out the park with a new recipe every day! That's a lot of work, especially around the holidays – it's great that you're keeping it up. Going to make some of your Rosemary Shortbread later today. Thanks for all the beautiful and tasty treats you're sharing with the world!

Anonymous
Anonymous
5 years ago

Oh WoW!! I want this fudge. Best wishes, Chrissy

A Sweet Craving
A Sweet Craving
5 years ago

It's like opening Christmas gifts when I see each new holiday recipe that you share! Truly something I have daily looked forward to. This, like all the others, is a "must make" in my kitchen….YUM!

Corinney
Corinney
5 years ago

This looks amazing and is way easier than my usual fudge recipe, are there any alternatives for the white almond bark you would recommend?

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5 years ago

These looks so yummy ill have to try them one day. I'm such a fan of peanut butter and I love fudge so much , also the photos are really nice 🙂

Unknown
Unknown
5 years ago

This looks delicious! Could you use white chocolate instead of bark?

yung@foodyoo.com
yung@foodyoo.com
5 years ago

Nice… so easy and so quick. I can't find any excuse not to try this. Can be a great gift for friends during Valentine's Day too. 🙂

charlene020
charlene020
5 years ago

I made this for my father. They were out of the white almond bark, so I used the chocolate. I called it salted chocolate peanut butter fudge. So delicious. Thanks so much and Hapoy New Year!

Nica D
Nica D
5 years ago

This is so delicious! I'm making it this time with the chocolate sweetened condensed milk, can't wait to try it!! 😀 Thank you for such a tasty and easy recipe!

Unknown
Unknown
4 years ago

Looks yummy! Where did you get the adorable tins?

Heather Baird
Heather Baird
4 years ago
Reply to  Unknown

Hi! The tins were purchased at a local discount store. If you're in the US, you may find them at Home Goods (and probably discounted right now!).

Amanda
Amanda
3 years ago

I'm from the UK and have no idea what White Almond Bark is??? What could I use instead?

Heather Baird
Heather Baird
3 years ago
Reply to  Amanda

Hi Amanda,
You can use 16 ounces of white chocolate chips or finely chopped bars. Thanks for asking!

Anonymous
Anonymous
3 years ago

Why do you not recommend using JIF natural peanut butter?

Rose
Rose
3 years ago

I hope you can help me. My husband loves very firm peanut butter fudge. I have tried so many recipes that turned out delicious, but not firm. Do you have any suggestions? I have tried cooking longer, but ruined the fudge. Thank you so much!

Anonymous
Anonymous
3 years ago

This was my first time making fudge in the microwave
Honestly it's only my 4th time ever making fudge PERIOD
But this was so easy and it's almost like burn proof with all the oil naturally it. It seems as long as you follow
The simple instructions it's fool proof and it tastes awesome.. never on stove top again and almond bark is thee
WAY TO GO ,, THANK YOU FOR SHARING

Unknown
Unknown
2 years ago

How does the use of natural peanut butter change the fudge?

Kendall Peak
Kendall Peak
2 years ago

I’ll need to make this and try it before gifting it. But this is definitely a great teachers gift for my kid’s school at Christmas. Thanks!

Unknown
Unknown
2 years ago

"SEPTEMBER 20, 2017 AT 9:32 AM
Hi Amanda,
You can use 16 ounces of white chocolate chips or finely chopped bars. Thanks for asking!"

Wonderful!

But what about JIF Natural?
That's the only JIF I can eat.
Is it the added oil?

Heather Baird
Heather Baird
2 years ago
Reply to  Unknown

jif natural is a no stir, shelf stable peanut butter, so it will work well in this recipe!

Ms. Karen
Ms. Karen
6 months ago

Can you use Wilton's candy wafers?