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A swoon-worthy, creamy layered chocolate peanut butter fudge! You’ll make this decadent candy again and again.

This Easy Peanut Butter Fudge makes terrific hostess or food gifts for the holidays. Nobody needs to know you didn’t have to break a sweat to make it!

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Layered Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge

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.

Two squares of peanut butter fudge on a square white plate

 Tips for Making This Easy Peanut Butter Fudge Recipe

This recipe is basically my tried and true no-fail 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 of 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. The mixture should reach a temperature of 234 degrees.
  • If you make your layered chocolate peanut butter fudge without a thermometer, just make sure your candy is at a rolling boil for 4 full minutes and you should be fine.
  • I like using an offset spatula to spread each layer evenly in the pan. But spread quickly, then don’t shake or move the pan until the fudge sets so you have a smooth top surface.
  • Lining the pan with non-stick foil allows you to remove the whole batch to a cutting board once cooled. It’s much easier to slice when out of the pan.
  • Store your easy peanut butter fudge in an airtight tin to keep it fresh longer. It should keep well for 2-3 weeks.
  • Fudge also freezes well and will stay fresh for months. Defrost in the refrigerator to minimize any condensation.
Two slices of Layered Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge on a square white plate

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 layered chocolate peanut butter fudge may have to replace the peanut blossoms I make each year for the holidays. Try this Tiger Bark, too, if you love this combination. It’s amazing!

Here are a few more Holiday Recipes from my blogger friends: Ginger Bears by Cravings of a Lunatic, Peppermint Chocolate Cupcakes by The Dutch Baker’s Daughter, and Cranberry Pistachio Biscotti by Noshing With The Nolands.

Layered Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge squares on a white tray

This post was first shared in December 2013. The text and photos were updated in 2019.

Layered Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge

Layered Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge

A delectable, creamy two layer fudge featuring chocolate and peanut butter!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Yield 36 fudge squares


  • 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


  1. Line 9x9 pan with non-stick foil. Set aside.Combine 1½ cups sugar, 6 tablespoons butter, ⅓ 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 ½ teaspoon vanilla, the chocolate chips and half the marshmallow creme (just less than ½ 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.


Total time does not include cooling time. 2 squares is one serving.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 square

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 167Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 12mgSodium: 58mgCarbohydrates: 26gFiber: 1gSugar: 23gProtein: 1g


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59 comments on “Layered Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge”

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

  2. 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! 🙂

  3. 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.

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

  5. 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.

  6. I love the blue glass Fiji bottles!

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

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

  9. 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!

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

  11. 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!!

  12. this fudge looks super creamy and perfect for the upcoming holiday!

  13. This fudge is the perfect balance of PB and chocolate! Absolutely scrumptious!

  14. This fudge is always a favorite! So easy to make! Chocolate and peanut butter is the best flavor combination! 

  15. What could be better than creamy fudge for Christmas? Indeed, I am considering making one or two kinds of real fudge (Not the simplified version with condensed milk and chocolate), and peanut butter is one of the top considered flavourings. Are you a mind-reader, Liz? 🙂

  16. Beautiful presentation! Everybody likes a little fudge at the holidays:@)

  17. Chocolate and peanut butter is SUCH a terrific combo of flavors — one of my favorites for sweets. And who doesn’t like fudge? It’s a must for the holidays! Speaking of which, Happy Holidays!

  18. These are so perfect. Perfectly square, perfectly layered and perfectly delicious! 🙂 ~Valentina

  19. I am not sure I could stay away from this delicious treat. 

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