This Easy Homemade Reeses Peanut Butter Fudge is a quick and easy fudge that uses just a few ingredients and can be made entirely in the microwave. It's made with peanut butter chips, chocolate chips, and Reese's Peanut Butter Cups. It is a peanut butter chocolate swirl fudge recipe that takes just minutes to prepare and is dangerously delicious.
Easy Homemade Reeses Peanut Butter Fudge Recipe
This is our family’s favorite fudge recipe to make throughout the year. It works for the holidays, wedding showers, gifts, and even just as a simple sweet treat at home. Best of all, this Homemade Fudge recipe requires no thermometer, takes only a few minutes to make, and can be made entirely in the microwave!
The flavor of the creamy peanut butter along with the rich chocolate is the perfect flavor combination. And thanks to the sweetened condensed milk, it’s ultra-creamy without being overly rich.
This particular recipe calls for reserving a handful of chopped Peanut Butter Cups to top the fudge with, but you could also top with anything from toasted nuts to Mini Chocolate Chips, or even toffee. Get creative, and let us know what you liked!
Ingredients in Easy Homemade Reeses Peanut Butter Fudge
- Sweetened Condensed Milk - be sure you are not using evaporated milk as they are entirely different ingredients and evaporated milk will not work.
- Chocolate Chips - we suggest using either milk chocolate or semi-sweet chocolate chips for this recipe. However, we also have provided a few variations that call for using different types of chocolate chips. Make a few different batches and find out what you like best.
- Peanut Butter Chips- You can find peanut butter chips in the baking isle by the chocoalte chips.
- Vanilla Extract - pure vanilla extract tastes best.
- Reese's Peanut Butter Cups- I used some leftover Halloween candy for my fudge but you can use any size or kind of peanut butter cups you love.
How to Make
- Prepare the ingredients. Add half a bag of chocolate chips to a large bowl, add half a bag of peanut butter chips to a large bowl. Cut a piece of parchment paper to fit in a 9 by 9" pan. Chop about 1 cup of Reese's Peanut Butter cups into bite sized pieces.
- Melt the ingredients. In a large microwave-safe bowl, the sweetened condensed milk. Cook on high for 1 minute or until boiling. Pour half of the hot sweetened condensed milk on the chocolate chips and the other half on the peanut butter chips.
- Add vanilla extract and pour into pan. Once the chocolate has completely melted, add the vanilla extract to the melted chocolate and pour the melted chocolate fudge,and peanut butter fudge, alternating spoonfuls into a 9” x 9” square baking pan lined with parchment paper (you can also line the pan with foil). Use a aspoon to swirl the fudge together. Sprinkle the chopped Reese's on top of the fudge.
- Refrigerate. Refrigerate for 2-4 hours (or overnight), then cut into 1" cubes.
Serve or store. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 5 days, or up to 3 months in the freezer. Enjoy!
- Top with chopped toasted nuts (pistachios, walnuts, macadamia nuts, almonds)
- Sprinkle mini chocolate chips or toffee bits over the top before putting into the fridge.
- Stir toasted coconut flakes into the fudge before pouring into the pan to set up.
- Instead of Reese's peanut butter cups, use chopped Rolos, Snickers, or Kit Kats, white chocolate chips, semi sweet chocolate chips or a combination of all.
- Stir in about 1 tablespoon of Rum along with the vanilla extract.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes - just place the sweetened condensed milk into a small saucepot and heat over medium heat until bubbling. Be sure to stir constantly with a wooden spoon or rubber spatula so that it does not burn. Once bubbling, turn off the heat and add the chocolate chips.
Stir until completely melted, then add in the flavoring extract and transfer to your prepared pan.
Homemade Fudge lasts for quite a while since all of the ingredients are very shelf-stable. You can store up to 5 days at room temperature, a month in the fridge or 3 months in the freezer.
Yes! It freezes great. We suggest cutting into cubes, then freezing flat on a sheet tray for at least 30 minutes. Once chilled, transfer to an airtight container or freezer bags and store for up to 3 months.
No! It does not work - you must make this chocolate fudge with condensed milk.
- Room Temperature: store in an airtight container for up to 5 days at room temperature.
- Refrigerator: store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 month.
- Freezer: store frozen, either in freezer bags or an airtight container, for up to 3 months.
Homemade Reese's Peanut Butter Fudge
- 1 14-oz Can Sweetened Condensed Milk
- 1 ½ cups Reese's Peanut Butter Cups chopped, reserve for topping
- ½ tsp Vanilla Extract
- 1 cup Peanut Butter Chips found in the baking isle by the chocolate chips
- 1 cup Milk Chocolate Chips or semi sweet chocolate chips, if desired
- Add the chocolate chips to a medium sized mixing bowl, add the peanut butter chips to another medium-sized mixing bowl. Cut a piece of parchment paper to fit in a 9 by 9" pan. Chop about 1 ½ cup of Reese's Peanut Butter cups into bite sized pieces.
- Line a 9" x 9" (or 8" x 8") square pan with parchment paper and set aside.
How to make Reese's Peanut Butter Swirl Fudge
- In a microwave-safe bowl, add the sweetened condensed milk. Heat on high for 1 minute or until boiling. Pour half of the sweetended condensed milk onto the chocolate chips and the other half on the peanut butter chips.
- if needed, heat again for 30 seconds, then remove and stir, repeating at 30-second intervals until all of the chips are melted and the mixture is smooth.
- Once the chocolate has completely melted, add the vanilla extract to the chocolate mixture and pour the fudge into the prepared baking dish, alternating the peanut butter and chocolate. Swirl the flavors together with a small spoon. Sprinkle the chopped Reese's Peanut Butter Cups on top of the fudge and press into the fudge with the palm of your hand.
- Refrigerate for 2-4 hours (or overnight), then cut into 1" cubes.
- Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days, or up to 3 months in the freezer. Enjoy!
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- Saltine Cracker Toffee
- Pretzel Toffee
- Buttery English Toffee
- Peanut Butter Balls
- Homemade Caramels
- Coconut Caramel Popcorn
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This 5-minute Homemade Reeses Peanut Butter Fudge uses just a few ingredients and can be made entirely in the microwave. It's made with peanut butter chips, chocolate chips, and chopped Reese's Peanut Butter Cups. It is a peanut butter chocolate swirl fudge recipe that takes just minutes to prepare and is perfect for the holidays or anytime you need a sweet tooth fix.