Chocolate peanut butter fudge is the perfect combination of chocolate and peanut butter in the world’s perfect confection – fudge.

My father is in charge of certain things in our household. Always has been, always will be. The grill is his. The smoker, don’t touch it. You know, those manly things. Oh, and there’s the baked goods and candy.

It’s sick really – but the man can bake like there is no tomorrow. His pies, pastries, cookies and brownies are something I have not been able to recreate in all of my failed attempts and moments of brilliance in the kitchen. He just has the magic touch.

Guess that post from Chow earlier this week wasn’t all right because my dad doesn’t dilly dally around the kitchen trying to come up with a formula. The man has perfection down.

One of the things that is his is his double layer chocolate and peanut butter fudge. For (at least 25) years every holiday season someone asks for a batch and dad sets to work in the kitchen making it. It had been a mystery to me how he always came back from his methodical period in the kitchen with perfect little trays of decadent fudge.

Until now.

Chocolate peanut butter fudge is the perfect combination of chocolate and peanut butter in the world's perfect confection - fudge. \\

Ha! I can do it too – and with short cuts! And without layers! So there!

Chocolate peanut butter fudge is the perfect combination of chocolate and peanut butter in the world's perfect confection - fudge. \\


Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge

Chocolate peanut butter fudge is the perfect combination of chocolate and peanut butter in the world's perfect confection - fudge. \\ PassTheSushi.comfrom Food Network Magazine June 2011


  • Unsalted butter, softened, for brushing
  • 1 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 cups bittersweet chocolate chips
  • 2 pinches salt
  • 2 cups peanut butter chips


Line an 8-inch-square baking pan with foil, pressing it into the corners and up the sides; leave an overhang on 2 sides. Brush the foil with butter.

Combine 3/4 cup condensed milk, the chocolate chips and a pinch of salt in a medium saucepan. Combine the remaining condensed milk, the peanut butter chips and a pinch of salt in a separate saucepan. Put both pans over low heat and cook, stirring occasionally, until the chips are melted and smooth.

Spoon the chocolate mixture into the prepared pan, leaving spaces between the spoonfuls. Spoon the peanut butter mixture into the gaps. Brush an 8-inch square of parchment paper with butter and lay it directly on top of the fudge; press to flatten evenly and fill any gaps. Refrigerate until firm, about 45 minutes. Lift the foil to remove the fudge from the pan and cut into 1-inch squares. Store up to 1 week in an airtight container.


Chocolate peanut butter fudge is the perfect combination of chocolate and peanut butter in the world's perfect confection - fudge. \\

All gloating up there aside, this is one of those moments I’m happy dad doesn’t read my blog. Na na na na bo bo.

Please go check out all the other awesome post in this weeks collection of holiday goodies!


  1. Oh wow! Those look dangerous…and my mom’s baked goods are the same way. No matter how hard I try I am never able to recreate them…these just look amazing though I am in awe!

  2. Wow this looks amazing! I’ve never tried making fudge but with all of these delicious recipes floating around I think I might just have to try it out. YUM!!

  3. Ha! You just na nah’ed your dad. That’s brilliant. These brownies are brilliant too. I just love your fat kid friendly recipes!

  4. I always think it’s so cool when guys cook or bake… I really don’t know any, but that’s really cool. Now… I totally want a batch of these to go with my coffee this morning!

  5. I love fudge! I have never attempted to make it on my own. I help my mom make it every year, but never in my own house. She does just plain chocolate though – so I could totally attempt this one. And really, pb & chocolate is my favorite combination for anything!

  6. Lol, my Dad is like Katrina’s. He’s a great cook, and master at the grill too, but it’s always more of “by sight” than by measurement device. So my Dad isn’t the baking type. This fudge looks great 🙂

  7. Wow I would’ve never guess that these had such a short list of ingredients and steps. You make it seem so easy!

    Oh and my dad is totally the same way. I hate remaking things that he has mastered because it just isn’t as good.

  8. I remember my mom making fudge with the thermometer and then all that hand beating-no fun. I do not think anyone out their would not want an easy recipe for fudge! Great classic flavors -yum. I have saved this recipe-thanks for sharing this one.

  9. Yum. Anything chocolate and peanut butter is a winner in my book…especially when it’s fudge! Looks great.

  10. Good for you! That fudge looks perfect. I am loving the two flavor/layer look you created. Anything with condensed milk is a winner in my book!

  11. Oh this is pure evil. In a good way. It sounds like he can work his magic in the kitchen AND in the outdoor area too! That “magic touch” is frustrating for people like me because there is no recipe for that. 🙂 Thanks for activating my sweet tooth, my dear!

  12. Imwaytoobusy says:

    Oh, your Dad has competition 😉 Peanut butter and fudge? Perfect combo.

  13. Kita, this would make a fabulous Christmas goodie! I’m so glad you found such a simple, delectable recipe 🙂

  14. I love the way layered fudge looks. I’ve never come across anything like this before. Will have to try it out soon! Thanks for sharing this lovely treat!

  15. Love the look of this fudge. Chocolate and peanut butter fudge….must be good!

  16. My dad cooks so many delicious dishes but when it comes to baking … well, that’s when I come in LOL
    This fudge sounds so good!

  17. This fudge looks gorgeous! I love how it’s two-toned!

  18. Kita, this is absolutely delish. It’s awesome that your dad bakes so well. For my case, my mom’s incharge of the kitchen, so I only get to bake or cook when she’s not using it.. Hehehe.. I can’t stop drooling over your choco peanut butter fudge. It’s like Reese’s Peanut Buttercups. I’m in heaven right now.. Thanks for buzzing me over at my blog. Hugs, Jo

  19. Two of my favourite things combined into one! I wish I wasn’t on a diet right now 😛

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