3-Ingredient Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge

February 25, 2019

Dessert

By: Jasmine Briones 

A rich and decadent chocolate peanut butter fudge that requires just 3 simple ingredients and about 15 minutes to put together. It’s creamy, smooth, and one of the easiest desserts to make!

Chocolate peanut butter fudge stacked up on a plate with a bite taken

I’ve got a special place in my heart for fudge, but don’t we all? Rich, creamy, chocolatey and perfectly sweet. I don’t know about you but to me, that just sounds like perfection in a bite. There is nothing more satisfying than making your own fudge at home. Plus, it’s pretty much effortless, and it also makes a great gift!

Peanut butter, chocolate chips and vanilla on a cutting board

Vegan chocolate, thick and creamy peanut butter, plus vanilla extract, that’s it! All you’ve gotta do is melt the chocolate, mix everything together in food processor until smooth, pour everything into a lined dish and set it into the refrigerator to harden. The hardest part is waiting for it to set…it took some discipline for sure!

If you are allergic to peanuts or prefer not to use them, another thick and creamy nut OR seed butter will work in its place. The key is to use a nut or seed butter that is not runny to ensure that the fudge has the perfect thick and creamy consistency and sets properly. Sunflower, cashew and almond butter works great.

Store this fudge in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks or in the freezer for about 3 months. We like to make a batch of this and store it in our refrigerator so that we have a snack to grab when we are craving something sweet.

Chocolate peanut butter fudge stacked up on a plate

If you’re digging this fudge, then you’re definitely going to want to check out some other yummy desserts that we have on out blog for ya:

Chocolate peanut butter fudge stacked up on a plate with a bite taken

Make sure you tag us on Instagram @sweetsimplevegan and @consciouschris and hashtag #sweetsimplevegan if you recreate any of our recipes, we love to see your photos!

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3-Ingredient Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge (Easy + Vegan)


  • Author: Jasmine @ Sweet Simple Vegan
  • Total Time: 1 hour 17 minutes
  • Yield: 24 small squares

Description

A rich and decadent chocolate peanut butter fudge that requires just 3 simple ingredients and about 15 minutes to put together. It’s creamy, smooth, and one of the easiest desserts to make!


Ingredients

  • 2 cups vegan chocolate chips of choice (we used semi-sweet)
  • 1 cup no-stir peanut butter (or any smooth and thick nut or seed butter; see notes)*
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Maldon salt, to garnish (optional)

Instructions

  1. Line a medium dish with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. Add the peanut butter and the vanilla extract to the bowl of a food processor.
  3. Place the chocolate chips in a medium microwave-safe bowl. Microwave the chocolate in 30-second increments, mixing after each increment, until it is completely melted. Add the melted chocolate into the food processor and process until smooth.
  4. Using a spatula, transfer all of the fudge from the food processor into the lined baking dish, being sure to smooth it out and level off the top. Place the dish into the refrigerator and allow the fudge to set for 1 hour, or until solidified.
  5. Remove the dish from the refrigerator. Loosen up the sides of the fudge using a butter knife and pop it out of the baking dish. Transfer the fudge to a cutting board and using a slightly wet sharp knife, cut into small squares (we cut 24).
  6. Top the fudge with salt (optional) and dig in.
  7. Transfer the fudge into an airtight container and store it in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks (see notes)*.

Notes

  • We used Trader Joe’s Creamy no-stir peanut butter. It is presweetened which was not necessary but if you are working with dark chocolate, it may be ideal based on your taste preferences.
  • If you are allergic to peanuts or prefer not to use them, another thick and creamy nut OR seed butter will work in its place. The key is to just make sure that the nut or seed butter you use is not runny. This will ensure that the fudge has the perfect thick and creamy consistency and sets properly. Sunflower, cashew and almond butter all work great.
  • Another option for melting the chocolate is placing it into a small pot on the stove with the peanut butter and heating it until completely melted, whisking often.
  • Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks. This fudge is also freezer-friendly. You can store it in an airtight container in the freezer for about 3 months, just be sure to set it out to thaw for about 15 minutes before consuming.
  • Prep Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Category: Desserts
  • Method: No-Cook
  • Cuisine: Vegan, Gluten-free

Keywords: Peanut Butter, Fudge, 3-Ingredients, Vegan, Gluten-free, No Cook, Desserts

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  1. GIULIA says:

    chocolate is always a good deal

  2. Christine Vezinot says:

    I am so trying this. Thank you!

  3. Looks like a perfectly and almost dangerously easy recipe! Peanut butter and chocolate chips melted together can really act as a powerhouse. You can use the mixture as a frosting, a cookie dough, a filling for a pie, fudge, and so much more!

  4. Margaret Solis says:

    Like to make chocolate peanut butter fudge! Ty

  5. Brandy says:

    Easy and delicious!

  6. Kaitlyn says:

    I made this recipe this weekend and it was super easy! The hardest part was cleaning the food processor after :). This recipe fit well in a loaf pan. I shared with some nonvegans and they couldn’t get enough of it! I will definitely be making this again and I am thinking of maybe adding crushed candy canes on top with some peppermint extract for Christmas time.

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