Microwave Peanut Butter Fudge topped with Chocolate & Mini Peanut Butter Cups

This may be the easiest fudge I’ve ever made. Peanut Butter Fudge cooked in the microwave, then topped with chocolate and mini peanut butter cups. 

Peanut Butter Fudge topped with Chocolate and Mini Peanut Butter Cups

This recipe is perfect for any beginner cook. The bonus perk of this Peanut Butter Fudge is you won’t heat up your house during the summer while making this. Decadent yet easy to make. That’s my kind of fudge!

There’s nothing better than fudge, it reminds me so much of my childhood. I love that sugary punch it delivers in such a small bite. Peanut butter fudge is seriously decadent. I really don’t think you can beat peanut butter fudge. Well, unless you top it with melted chocolate and tons of pieces of mini peanut butter cups. Now that my friends is packing a punch that will keep your sugar cravings quelled for hours. Or like 5 minutes till you grab another piece.

The thing about most fudge recipes is they are wicked hard to make, or they are step heavy, or they are just plain temperamental. Most people get intimidated by fudge. However this fudge, well, this one should inspire no fear. It’s made in the microwave. Every step of it. It is the easiest fudge I’ve ever made in my life. It’s a thing of beauty. 

Microwave Peanut Butter Fudge by Cravings of a Lunatic

This is how the fudge looks before topping it with more peanut butter madness!

I usually make my peanut fudge on the stove top but with the temperature sky rocketing here, and my a/c barely keeping up with it, I knew I needed another solution. One that did not require me to turn on the oven or stove top. I happened upon Alton Brown’s recipe for microwave fudge and since I find his recipes intriguing I knew I had to test this out. It does not disappoint.

Since this fudge has a special purpose I had to up the wow factor a bit. Plain peanut butter fudge was not going to cut it today. So I decided to drizzle some really good quality chocolate over top of the fudge. Then I chopped up mini peanut butter cups and tossed those on top. Sheer perfection if you ask me. In a tiny little sugar package.

This recipe does not disappoint. It’s super easy to make. It’s absolutely d

Peanut Butter Fudge topped with Chocolate and Mini Peanut Butter Cups

If you’re thinking to yourself  “wow I’d really love some of this decadent Peanut Butter Fudge topped with Chocolate and Mini Peanut Butter Cups”, well, you’re in luck. This fudge is super easy to make. Plus it’s wicked quick too.  Seriously, it’s the easiest fudge you’ll ever make.

Peanut Butter Fudge topped with Chocolate and Mini Peanut Butter Cups

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Microwave Peanut Butter Fudge topped with Chocolate & Mini Peanut Butter Cups

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: One 8 x 8 inch pan of fudge

Serving Size: Depends how hungry you are!

Microwave Peanut Butter Fudge topped with Chocolate & Mini Peanut Butter Cups

This may be the easiest fudge I've ever made. Peanut Butter Fudge cooked in the microwave, then topped with chocolate and chopped up pieces of mini peanut butter cups. Perfect for any beginner cook. The bonus perk is you won't heat up your house during the summer while making this. Decadent yet easy to make. That's my kind of fudge!

Ingredients

  • For the fudge:
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 1/4 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 1/2 cups of powdered sugar
  • For the topping:
  • 1 cup good quality chocolate, melted
  • 1 cup mini peanut butter cups, chopped

Instructions

  • Place butter and peanut butter in a large microwave safe bowl. Place in the microwave and cook for 2 minutes. Remove and stir, place back in microwave and cook for about another minute depending on your microwave. It gets super hot so handle with care. If you're microwave is not powerful you may need to go an additional minute.
  • Place on counter, whisk the butter and peanut butter until smooth. Add the vanilla, then the powdered sugar. Stir with a wooden spoon until it comes together and loses it gloss.
  • Transfer to a parchment lined 8 by 8 inch pan. Make sure you leave some parchment hanging over the edges so you can pull it down to cover the fudge while it sets, and also it makes it easier to remove to cut.
  • Smooth the fudge inside the pan. Fold over the parchment so the fudge is covered and not exposed to air. Pop in the fridge till it sets up. Takes a couple of hours.
  • Remove from fridge and set on counter in pan.
  • In a microwave safe bowl, melt the chocolate in 30 second increments until it's melted and smooth. Spoon evenly over fudge.
  • Toss the chopped up pieces of peanut butter cups over top on the warm chocolate so they stick.
  • Pop back in the fridge for a couple of hours.
  • Serve with a big old peanut butter smile!

Notes

Slightly adapted from Alton Brown's Peanut Butter Fudge

http://www.cravingsofalunatic.com/2013/07/microwave-peanut-butter-fudge-topped-with-chocolate-mini-peanut-butter-cups.html

Peanut Butter Fudge topped with Chocolate and Mini Peanut Butter Cups

You must make this. Now. Hurry. It’s going to take a few minutes then it’s pure bliss!

Toodles and smoochies! xx

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Comments

  1. 1

    Awe…little Demon Spawn. :) Hadley says hi! Incidentally, Hadley is smarter than many people I’ve met but, when it comes to things she doesn’t want to do, she suddenly develops a case of severe brain damage…

    • 2
      Kim Beaulieu says:

      Ha, isn’t she precious. Mostly when she’s sleeping. Malia says hi to Hadley and she would like more puppy treats soon. Omg, I hear you. My sis got Malia one of those toys that hides treats in compartments and she had it figured out in seconds. And some were wicked hard. Yet me teaching her not to bite me when she wants me to throw her ball is beyond her. lol

      • 3

        Oh, yeah, I’ve tried those doggie brain game things with Hadley. She figures them out instantly and then looks at me like I’m an idiot. But the concept of heel, as in ‘stop dislocating my shoulder when we go for walks, you damn dog’…that’s totally above her capabilities. :)

  2. 4

    oh my goodness: the fudge right now! i saw this over on Kita’s site this morning, and i’m fairly certain i gained weight just looking at it. just saying. it’s so nice of everyone to participate in this: you all did a fantastic job…so many baked goods, and it couldn’t be for a better cause. Now i don’t know what to bid on.

  3. 6

    I love your fudge but alas, peanut butter cups don’t live here. I’m going to try it with just the chocolate. :)

    • 7
      Kim Beaulieu says:

      Thanks so much Maureen. You should try it with chocolate then peanut butter ganache. Holy heck that would be amazing.

  4. 8

    Ohhh I need to make this! Looks amazing. I wonder if I can make it with Biscoff too…?

    • 9
      Kim Beaulieu says:

      Thanks Ashley. I would try it. I’m making it with Nutella tomorrow. It’s now an obsession.

  5. 10

    Microwave fudge is the best! We’ve been making it that way for years – super flavor and dead simple to make. Yours looks terrific. Kita is doing good stuff – thanks for passing along the word. And cute picture of Malia. Funny, she appears rather angelic in that picture – nothing at all like the Demon Spawn of Satan!

    • 11
      Kim Beaulieu says:

      Thanks John. I am so pleased with it. I need to keep my house cooler. It’s taking all my self restraint not to bake in my oven and cook on the stove.

      Kita is amazing. I’m so happy she’s willing to help Muffin, they are a perfect match.

      Don’t let the Demon Spawn fool you. She’s presently pushing my hubby our of the chair cuz she thinks it’s hers.

  6. 12

    But but. . . I don’t currently have a microwave!! Can I just put peanut butter on a spoon, top it with the fudge and call it it a day?

  7. 13

    Oh great heavens….

    so prettyyyy and choco-peanutbutteryyy

  8. 14

    Great cause Kim and it looks like great fudge!

  9. 16

    I love that we’re peanut butter cup fudge twins! Great minds definitely think alike. I also love that Muffins for Muffin was such a success–can’t think of a better cause!

  10. 17

    This fudge is one of my fave quick recipes! Everyone I give it to loves it so much. Great idea to add toppings!

  11. 18

    Oh yes, I am all for simple though I don’t always stick to that. Today I am about to make a four layer cake and each layer is different. Let’s see if I return to simple is best after today.

  12. 19

    Perfect fudge, great gift set, and all for such a great cause!

  13. 20

    WOWWWW These are fantastic treats!!

    P.S – Demon Spawn is looking sooooooooo cute :)

  14. 21

    This looks great!

  15. 22

    What a great cause.. you guys and Kita are all awesome!!

  16. 23

    TOO, too easy, Kimmy.
    Love the chocolate on top. Just makes it even more decadent.
    xo

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