Who else can eat peanut butter straight from the jar? This peanut butter swirl fudge is a PB lover's dream. With just three ingredients and 15 minutes of preparation time, this smooth and creamy fudge is both ridiculously easy and insanely delicious!
Welcome to our peanut butter fudge party! If you're nuts about peanut butter like we are, then you're in for a real treat. Our recipe is all about celebrating the star of the show - peanut butter - and pairing it with chocolate!
Ingredients in Peanut Butter Swirl Fudge
- Smooth peanut butter: this will make us the majority of the flavour of your fudge, so use a high quality peanut butter where possible.
- White chocolate: I use chopped white chocolate blocks. If you're want to use chocolate chips instead of a block of chocolate, make sure they are high quality (not labelled 'compound' or 'candy melts').
- Milk chocolate: or dark chocolate, if you want a less sweet fudge.
How to make Peanut Butter Swirl Fudge
Making this fudge is easy! There's three basic steps:
- Melt together the white chocolate with half of the peanut butter.
- Melt together the milk chocolate with the other half of the peanut butter.
- Swirl together the two mixtures in a prepared pan then refrigerate until set.
Making Fudge in the Microwave
Making fudge in the microwave is a quick and easy way to satisfy your sweet tooth without breaking a sweat.
Is it really possible to make fudge in the microwave?
Absolutely! Making fudge in the microwave is a game-changer. Gone are the days of slaving over a hot stove. With just a few simple steps, you can whip up a batch of delicious fudge in no time.
Can I use my regular microwave for making fudge?
Yes, indeed! Just make sure to use a microwave-safe bowl and follow the recipe instructions for cooking times and adjust as needed according to the strength (wattage) of your microwave. It's a breeze!
Is making fudge in the microwave as good as traditional stovetop methods?
Absolutely! Microwave fudge is a fantastic option for those who want a quicker and easier approach. Plus, it's just as delicious and satisfying!
What are some tips for making fudge in the microwave?
Patience is key! Make sure to stir frequently and keep a close eye on the fudge to avoid any overflow mishaps. Also, be sure to use microwave-safe utensils and take caution when handling hot bowls.
Tips when Making Peanut Butter Fudge
Allow the fudge to set properly
Even though you may be tempted to slice and serve the fudge straight away, make sure you allow the full amount of time (4 hours) to set firmly. If your house is warm, keep the fudge stored in the fridge until ready to serve.
How to cut fudge cleanly
Cutting the fudge properly will give you neat and even slices. Try:
- Marking out where you will cut the fudge before slicing it
- Use a large, sharp, non-serrated knife to cut the fudge
- Clean the knife after each cut
- Apply even pressure when slicing the fudge
When swirling the two mixtures together to create a pattern, drag the skewer through carefully. Too much mixing will result in the colours mixing together and won't be as impressive to look at.
Use baking paper (parchment) to line the pan
Make sure the entire pan is lined with parchment paper. This will prevent the fudge sticking to the pan when you go to turn it out. Even if small areas of the fudge are sticking to the tin, it can cause the fudge to crack when you go to turn it out.
It is also helpful to drag a sharp knife around the edges of the fudge to separate it from the tin before turning it out.
You can keep the fudge un-refrigerated in a cool place in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks. If it's hot in your house, keep the fudge in the refrigerator.
To gift the fudge, you can wrap two or three small squares in a cellophane bag and tie the top with twine or ribbon. This fudge makes fabulous gifts for special occasions. Make sure to label the fudge with ingredients in case of nut allergies.
- Chopped nuts: add your favourite chopped toasted nuts through the mixture before swirling together.
- Dark chocolate: substitute milk chocolate with the same amount of dark chocolate for a bold flavour twist.
- Chocolate drizzle: drizzle melted chocolate over the fudge squares and refrigerate until set.
- Crunchy peanut butter: use crunchy peanut butter for a different texture. Note: this may make it harder to create a nice swirl pattern.
- 1 cup smooth peanut butter, divided
- 360 g (12.5 oz) block of white chocolate, roughly chopped
- 360 g (12.5 oz) block of milk chocolate, roughly chopped
- Grease and line a 20 cm (8 inch) square cake tin with baking paper, ensuring there is at least 3 cm (1 inch) of overhang to allow for easy removal of the fudge.
- In a medium heat-proof bowl, microwave together ½ cup of peanut butter and the white chocolate for 1 minute on full power. Stir well. Microwave for a further 30 seconds and stir until smooth and well combined. Microwave in further 10 second bursts, if needed.
- In a separate medium heat-proof bowl, microwave together the remaining ½ cup of peanut butter and the milk chocolate for 1 minute on full power. Stir well. Microwave for a further 30 seconds and stir until smooth and well combined. Microwave in further 10 second bursts, if needed.
- Pour half of the white chocolate mixture into the prepared tin. Pour over half of the milk chocolate mixture. Pour over the remaining white chocolate mixture and then the remaining milk chocolate mixture. Drag a skewer or flat bladed knife in a swirling motion through the mixture to create a marbled effect.
- Refrigerate for 4 hours or until fudge has set firm. Remove from tin and slice into even pieces.
- You can keep the fudge un-refrigerated in a cool place in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks. If it's hot in your house, keep the fudge in the refrigerator.
Substitutions & Tips
- Can I use chocolate chips? Many chocolate chips aren't designed to be melted down. If you want to use chocolate chips instead of a block of chocolate, make sure they are high quality (not labelled 'compound' or 'candy melts').
- Can I use dark chocolate? You can substitute 360 g (12.5 oz) of chopped milk chocolate with 360 g (12.5 oz) of chopped dark chocolate.
Nutrition Information:Serving Size: 1/25th of Fudge
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 219Total Fat: 14.1gSaturated Fat: 6.7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 48.7mgCarbohydrates: 19.1gFiber: 0.3gSugar: 9.1gProtein: 4g