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No Bake Peanut Butter Fudge

Looking for a homemade fudge recipe that’s both easy to make and delicious? This 2 ingredient no bake peanut butter fudge with condensed milk is rich, creamy, and full of flavor!

overhead plate with pieces of peanut butter fudge

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With family parties, kids’ birthdays, bake sales, school events, and more, there’s never a shortage of reasons to make dessert.

Sure, you could run out to the store and grab something, but where’s the fun in that?

I personally prefer to get in the kitchen and whip up cookies, cake, brownies, and other sweet snacks!

Homemade fudge is one of my favorites — it’s such an indulgent treat. And, while the results are super impressive, it’s actually quite easy to make yourself!

Many times, you also don’t have to worry about using a lot of extra ingredients like confectioners sugar.

This recipe for no bake peanut butter fudge without confectioners sugar only calls for two things: peanut butter chips and sweetened condensed milk.

It doesn’t get much easier than that! 

My 2 ingredient no bake peanut butter fudge is such a lifesaver if you’re short on time.

It comes together in about 10 minutes, and then all that’s left to do is wait for it to set! 

Here’s what I’m going to teach you in this post:

  • Instructions on how to make 2 ingredient peanut butter fudge with condensed milk and peanut butter chips.
  • How to melt the ingredients for your no cook peanut butter fudge — microwave and stovetop instructions included.
  • FAQs that may come up when you make this 2 ingredient no bake peanut butter fudge with condensed milk.

This no cook peanut butter fudge is the ultimate dessert if you don’t like spending a lot of time in the kitchen. It requires minimal prep work, and best of all, you don’t have to bake it!

ingredients to make peanut butter fudge

How To Make No Bake Peanut Butter Fudge

A full printable version of this recipe with ingredient measurements is available at the bottom of this post.

STEP ONE: Line an 8×8-inch baking dish with parchment paper and set aside.

ingredients in container

STEP TWO: Next, combine the peanut butter chips and sweetened condensed milk together and melt until smooth.

You can do so in a saucepan over medium-low heat on the stovetop, or in a large microwave bowl at 30-second increments. 

pouring fudge mixture into pan

STEP THREE: Spread your no bake peanut butter fudge without confectioners sugar into the prepared dish and allow it to chill in the fridge for at least 2 hours. 

STEP FOUR: Slice into squares and serve!

sliced peanut butter fudge

What Is The Secret To Perfect Fudge?

Making fudge could be considered an art form — like most baked goods!

While you don’t need to load up on a lot of unnecessary ingredients (hello, no bake peanut butter fudge without confectioners sugar), you do need to make sure that the fudge mixture is fully melted and smooth before adding it to the baking dish to cool.

Your no cook peanut butter fudge should be smooth and firm to the touch, but easy to slice and bite into. 

peanut butter fudge with bite out of it

What Causes No Bake Peanut Butter Fudge Not To Harden?

You could end up with mushy 2 ingredient no bake peanut butter fudge if you don’t melt the peanut butter chips and condensed milk enough.

Remember: you want the mixture to be completely smooth. If you leave a few unmelted chips in there it won’t harden the way you want it to.

Make sure to check it before you pour it into the baking dish to set!

Can I Use Condensed Milk Instead Of Evaporated Milk In Fudge?

Absolutely! That’s what this 2 ingredient peanut butter fudge with condensed milk recipe is all about.

Some recipes will tell you that you can’t replace the evaporated milk, but after some trial and error, I was able to determine that yes, you can. 

stack of peanut butter fudge

Should I Refrigerate No Cook Peanut Butter Fudge?

You’ll have to allow your 2 ingredient no bake peanut butter fudge to set in the fridge.

I also recommend storing it in the refrigerator as well — when stored properly, it will keep for up to 1 week!

If you want to make a double batch to freeze for later, you can do that too. Make sure to place it in an airtight freezer-safe container first.

It will keep in the freezer for up to 2 months. Allow it to thaw overnight before serving.

sideview of peanut butter fudge

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Yield: 16 servings

No Bake Peanut Butter Fudge

overhead plate with pieces of peanut butter fudge

No bake peanut butter fudge is indulgent and easy to make! You’ll only need two simple ingredients: peanut butter chips and condensed milk.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Chill Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 - 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk
  • 12 ounce peanut butter chips

Instructions

  1. Line an 8x8 baking dish with parchment paper, set aside.
  2. Melt together the baking chips and sweetened condensed milk until smooth (this can be done on medium low heat on the stovetop, or in the microwave in a large bowl in 30 second intervals.
  3. Spread the mixture evenly into the prepared dish.
  4. Allow to chill in the refrigerator at least 2 hours, then slice into squares.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

16

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 220Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 12mgSodium: 96mgCarbohydrates: 28gFiber: 1gSugar: 26gProtein: 7g

This nutrition information is based on the exact products I used in this recipe. Brands and sizes of products could alter exact nutrition and should always be calculated independently.

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