Healthy Peanut Butter Fudge is the perfect snack for satisfying sugar cravings! This gluten-free, vegan treat is made from only four ingredients and is naturally sweetened to serve as a healthier dessert option.
The easiest peanut butter fudge recipe ever
If you have three minutes to spare, you have time to make some delicious chocolate peanut butter fudge. Yep, you read that correctly. 3. Minutes.
Treat your friends and family with a delicious and gourmet tasting fudge recipe that you can pretty much make with your eyes closed. It’s simple, quick, and foolproof. Oh, and did I mention it only uses four ingredients?
I love to make this fudge treat for my friends because it’s completely gluten-, refined sugar-, and dairy-free. It’s also vegan! With all of those boxes checked, it’s a dessert that pretty much anyone can enjoy, which makes it great for serving to groups.
The next time you’re entertaining guests, you’ve got to give this recipe a go!
Easy peanut butter fudge ingredients
The fewer ingredients, the better, which means this fudge recipe is already off to a good start! You will just four main ingredients to make this delicious chocolate peanut butter fudge. I recommend adding a dash of vanilla, chocolate chips, and sea salt, but those are optional!
- Natural peanut butter (be sure to grab salted. If unsalted, add a pinch of salt to your mix)
- Coconut oil
- Maple syrup
- Vanilla (optional)
- Coconut oil
- Cocoa powder
- Chocolate chips
- Sea salt
What you’ll need to make this recipe
This dessert could not be simpler to make unless it made itself. However, with directions this easy and item lists this small, it practically does!
How to make healthy peanut butter fudge
There are five steps included in this recipe. After preparing your fudge mix and pouring it into the pan, it will need to chill in the freezer. I recommend at least 15 minutes, but you can let it sit a bit longer if you’d like. I like to let mine chill for at least an hour before eating.
Next, mix the cocoa swirl ingredients and drop it spoonful by spoonful on top of the peanut butter mixture.
Swirl the cocoa mixture around with a toothpick and then sprinkle chocolate chips and sea salt on top.
Place the pan in the freezer for at least 15 minutes, and then the fudge is ready to enjoy!
How to store extra peanut butter fudge
This fudge can be stored in the refrigerator for up to one week. Be sure to keep it in a securely sealed container so that it stays fresh, chewy, and delicious.
If you find that the fudge dries out in the fridge, try the cookie softening method! Place a small piece of bread in the container with the fudge and let it sit overnight. The moisture in the bread will help to soften the fudge. It’s a foolproof method that I’ve been using since I was a kid!
Love a good chocolate and peanut butter combo?
There are so many more peanut butter x chocolate recipes where this one came from! For more of the classic flavor combination, try these dessert ideas.
- No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars
- Healthy Peanut Butter Blossoms
- Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Balls
- Three Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies
Peanut Butter Fudge
- 1 cup natural peanut butter (salted – if not, add salt)
- 1/4 cup melted coconut oil
- 2 Tbsp maple syrup
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 2 tbsp coconut oil
- 3 Tbsp cocoa powder
Chocolate chips + salt for topping (optional)
- In a bowl, mix peanut butter, coconut oil, maple syrup, and vanilla.
- Pour into bread 9×4 loaf pan (It was thicker this way, can use a brownie pan too)
- Mix together cocoa swirl ingredients and drop by spoonful on top of peanut butter mixture
- Swirl around with a toothpick and add chocolate chips and sea salt on top if desired.
- Place in freezer for at least one hour before eating. Store in freezer.
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