Layered Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge #ChristmasWeek #Freund

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I’m not sure why it took me so long to make this incredible confection. Maybe it was because I knew the hubby wouldn’t touch it, and I, on the other hand, would have trouble keeping my distance. This chocolate peanut butter fudge surpassed my expectations…and was totally irresistible.

Welcome to Day #3 of Christmas Week, a multi-blogger event co-hosted by Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic and Jen from Juanita’s Cocina! Each day we will be celebrating the holidays with a different set of Christmas-themed treats, as well as a fabulous Christmas giveaway. We hope you enjoy this fabulous event. Tune in each day starting today, Monday, December 9th and ending Saturday, December 14th. Be sure to scroll down to the bottom of this post to see all the wonderful Christmas goodies plus the giveaway details.

This recipe is basically my tried and true fudge with a twist. I made a half batch of the traditional version with marshmallow creme and chocolate chips, then topped that with a batch using a half cup peanut butter instead of chocolate. I always use a candy thermometer to ensure that the sugar melts properly, although using marshmallow creme does prevent sugar from recrystallizing. If you’re successful making your fudge without a thermometer, just make sure your candy is at a rolling boil for 4 full minutes and you should be fine.

Tom, Katie and I all nibbled away at this two toned treat…and I sent a bunch home with Tom for his roommates to inhale, instead of me. This peanut butter fudge may have to replace the peanut blossoms I make each year for the holidays…it’s amazing!

Layered Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge

Ingredients

  • 3 cups sugar, divided
  • 12 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 2/3 cup evaporated milk, divided
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla, divided
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 7 ounce jar marshmallow creme, divided

Instructions

  1. Line 9x9 pan with non-stick foil. Set aside.Combine 1 1/2 cups sugar, 6 tablespoons butter, 1/3 cup evaporated milk in a heavy saucepan.
  2. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly till temperature reaches 234º.
  3. Remove from heat and stir in 1/2 teaspoon vanilla, the chocolate chips and half the marshmallow creme (just less than 1/2 cup). Mix till chips are melted.
  4. Pour into prepared pan and smooth with off-set spatula.
  5. Repeat with remaining ingredients, adding peanut butter, vanilla and marshmallow cream when mixture reaches 234º.
  6. Pour peanut butter fudge over chocolate fudge and smooth top.
  7. Cool to room temperature, then cut into squares to serve.
  8. Yield: 81 1-inch pieces of fudge
    Total time: 2+ hours with cooling time
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Comments

  1. Lizzy , those fudge are pretty neat ! I still have to try that marshmallow creme :P :D

  2. Your fudge looks great Liz! I think I’d have a weak spot for it too:@)

  3. What a gorgeous fudge! Your photos always make me want to dive through my screen!

    Happy day #3!

  4. Oh Fudge! I love it! It is my weakness, too:) Yours looks amazing Liz!!! What a great event, thank you so much for sharing…

  5. These look perfect and delicious dear Lizzy! I can´t believe Christmas is soooo close:))

  6. woa, I just saw them earlier on google+ and I had to get the recipe. Awesome Liz!

  7. okay, I’m in trouble! fudge is one of my favorite treats, but topped with a peanut butter layer?? I’ll eat the whole pan! perfect combo, can’t wait to try this!

  8. As I kid growing up I would make peanut butter fudge all the time, I loved it!! Yours looks so wonderful, thanks for sharing!!!

  9. Chocolate and peanut butter is such a great combo! We use it all the time, but rarely layered like this. Looks gorgeous! And I know it tastes even better. Thanks.

  10. Dear friend Liz.
    I have not been able to visit the corners of my friends so dear because my life has been invaded by an earthquake, but God willing will soon pass.
    Christmas came so fast I can not believe it. Your suggestions are so hot I’ll take some. I loved the Toffee Nut Balls Claus will be made ​​as soon as I can.
    My friend my affection for you and your family.
    kisses

  11. Uff, this looks incredible, Liz!!!

  12. Good call in sending these off for the roommates, Liz! My weakness is salty but when you mix it with sweet, there is trouble. Gorgeous fudge!

  13. What gorgeous fudge, Liz! They look like the sort you’d see in specialty shops in places like Martha’s Vineyard :)

  14. LOL. Even your fudge is sophisticated, Liz! Can’t imagine why your husband wouldn’t dive in? Marshmallow creme? PB? Anyway it is definitely irresistible looking to this Ninja Baker =)

  15. Looks like a combination made in heaven Liz! My kids would LOVE this! pinned!

  16. It’s been eons since I made fudge! I think the main reason I stopped is because I also wouldn’t be able to keep my distance. No one in the family likes it but me. Lots of temptation here Liz!

  17. Lovely layered fudge bars, Liz! I love how you carefully sliced and arranged them in one single row in the tray!

  18. This has to be one of my favorite recipes here! I must make this before Christmas.

  19. I’d get several wire bale air seal glass jars

  20. Peanut butter and marshmallow creme? Well, I’m sold! These would go quick at my house because both Ryan and me love fudge. Thank you for sharing!

  21. Ah, we are on the same wavelength today. I just did a post of several Christmas confections such as fudge as well. Yours looks beautiful.

  22. I love this fudge! Chocolate and peanut butter the perfect match. My hubby wouldn’t touch it either, he won’t eat peanut butter, it’s a shame because I love the stuff.

  23. Chocolate and peanut butter – It can’t get any better than that!

  24. Forgot to mention that if I won I would like to get the clear glass french square bottles with black caps and the 6oz. blue glass Fiji bottle with cork. The Fiji blue is very pretty.

  25. THESE LAYERS!!!

    they’re so good, ohhh so SO goooood! and super duper pretty too! but man oh man the yumminess!

  26. This looks amazing and sounds right up my alley. Can’t wait to give this a try!

  27. I could really go for some of this fudge right now! Think I should make some for the peanut-butter- lover son-in-law! Perfect holiday gift!

  28. Another fabulous bar recipe that I have to try!!! Looks great for the holiday cookie platter ;)

  29. What a great fudge! Love the peanut butter layered with the chocolate! I’ve been known to stir chopped chocolate morsels up with some peanut butter and eat it as a snack. I think that is a big indication that I would LOVE this fudge! Thanks!

  30. Oh my, how delicious!! I would love a batch of these, I am sure they wouldn’t last a day ;)

  31. I do love the look of these squares, Liz; they’re so perfect. And I love fudge! And these would make excellent gifts. I don’t know if we can buy marshmallow creme here but perhaps I could just make my own marshmallow xx

  32. Homemade fudge is so heavenly!

  33. I’d have to hide this fudge from myself to prevent over indulgence – your layers are just perfect!

  34. What’s not to love these gorgeous layered fudges! Chocolate and peanut butter are heavenly together.

  35. Peanut butter fudge…I think I’m in heaven :) ela

  36. These would be so dangerous around me… I would want to eat the whole batch. :)

  37. This fudge looks delicious, I love how nice your layers came out Liz :) I just made a few batches of layered fudge to give out as gifts too but they don’t look nearly as clean cut or pretty like yours :) Yum, peanut butter, chocolate and marshmallow creme? These would disappear so fast in our house :)

  38. It’s so pretty!

  39. These must have been as good as they look, I love easy fudge recipes.

  40. Oh how yummy! Yes, I think I’d want to eat the lot too!

  41. chocolate and peanut butter this must be one of the greatest combination ever. Your pics also look amazing!!!

  42. It’s ok to have fudge for breakfast, right? :-) I have been wanting to make fudge from scratch! Like, the candy thermometer kind. I am pinning this one for later on. I hope you are having a good week! :-)

  43. Oh my gosh lady, this fudge is amazing. You just do layers like no one else. Spectacular.

    So happy you are with us for Christmas Week. It’s always a pleasure to work on projects with you.

  44. I don’t trust myself with fudge. I would eat it all. This peanut butter and chocolate combo would be gone in a minute.

  45. Hard Choice for the giveaway! I can’t decide between the Mason jar mugs or the Decorative cookie Tins – amazing products. I didn’t even know the company existed! Thanks! The fudge is wonderful, and dangerous. I have to camp out at the gym after I visit your site each time! But it is worth it.

  46. I love the blue glass Fiji bottles!

  47. Looks good. What a cool giveaway! Thanks!

  48. I would definitely get some nice glass bottles and vials for mixing some essential oils! Lovely options!

  49. Jamie Bogart McCormick says:

    Totally trying this! I’ve been looking for a good fudge recipe! Nothing goes better with PB than chocolate does! And they are so pretty too!

  50. Rachel Garcia says:

    This looks so good, can’t want to try it!

  51. Jamie Bogart McCormick says:

    If I won I think I would buy a million glass maple syrup bottles! I love the handles.
    You can put dressings or syrups or oils or whatever in them!!

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