Double Decker Peanut Butter Fudge

by kitchenarian on February 4, 2012

Nothing says love like peanut butter fudge.

February is filled with lots of fudge love opportunities! Whether it’s the love you feel for your Valentine, love for your football team, or just loving the final weeks of winter (Have we had winter yet?), this fudge is perfect for all these occasions. Trust me on this – two layers of creamy, sweet peanut butter and chocolate stacked together to make a melt-in-your-mouth fudge. Mmmm…

This recipe is a family favorite that I have made for years and years. I was a little surprised when I realized that I had not shared this recipe before now.  I remember making this fudge in my itty bitty kitchen in the first home that my husband and I lived in.  It was one of those old Richmond homes with a narrow bowling alley kitchen that had about eighteen inches of counter space. Good times!

Warning: This recipe makes a lot of fudge. My advice is to share it with someone you love.


2 cups Reese’s peanut butter chips, divided
¼ cup butter, melted
½ cup cocoa
1 teaspoon vanilla
4 ½ cups sugar
1 7-ounce jar of marshmallow creme
1 12-ounce can of evaporated milk
¼ cup butter

Line a 13×9 pan with aluminum foil; set aside. Place 1 cup peanut butter chips in a medium bowl and set aside. In the second bowl, blend ¼ cup melted butter, cocoa and vanilla until smooth. Then add 1 cup peanut butter chips.

In a heavy 4-qt saucepan, combine the sugar, marshmallow creme, evaporated milk, and ¼ cup butter. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a rolling boil. Boil and stir for five minutes. Remove from heat. Immediately add half of boiling mixture to the bowl with the peanut butter chips and then pour the remainder into the cocoa mixture. Stir to blend. If you have two people, it’s great to be able to stir both bowls at the same time. If not, beat the peanut butter mixture first until the chips are completely melted. Spread into the pan. Beat the cocoa mixture until the chips are melted and the mixture begins to cool and thicken. This takes just a few minutes. Spread evenly over top of peanut butter layer.

Cool completely and lift from the pan by the aluminum foil. Peel off the aluminum foil and cut into squares. Store in an airtight container. Makes 4 pounds of fudge.



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Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen February 4, 2012 at 4:44 pm

Do you ship orders? 😉 I will take a pan!!


kitchenarian February 5, 2012 at 11:52 am

Maybe I can deliver! 🙂


Jeannette February 4, 2012 at 6:02 pm

This looks super amazing!! I love that you used Reese’s pb chips. My hubby might actually love this!! Will have to try!!


kitchenarian February 5, 2012 at 11:53 am

It’s an easy recipe to make. Your hubby will love it!


Kim Bee February 4, 2012 at 6:34 pm

This looks incredible. I have been looking for a good double fudge recipe. I must try this one. Looks good enough to eat a whole batch in one sitting. xx


Kim - Liv Life February 5, 2012 at 1:14 am

I think this might just deserve the OMG good!! I love everything about it, and I”m afraid I would hoard this all for myself…


kitchenarian February 5, 2012 at 11:51 am

Ha ha, I don’t think your children would let you get away with it. Trust me, it makes enough to share! 🙂


Medeja February 5, 2012 at 3:37 am

Chocolate + Peanut Butter = Love ! I couldn’t agree more 😀


Emily @ Life on Food February 5, 2012 at 9:36 pm

Can you ever have too much fudge? What a great way to share some love! Does it defeat the purpose if you don’t share?


Alix February 6, 2012 at 3:16 am

Love this. Fudge is very yummy. If only I could get my hands on Reese’s pb chips. If you ever get the urge to send some to Brisbane wouldn’t complain. 🙂 Will replace the butter with smooth peanut butter. Making it tonight.


kitchenarian February 7, 2012 at 9:49 am

Let me know how it works if you replace the pb chips with smooth peanut butter and how much you use. Good luck!


Alix February 20, 2012 at 8:06 pm

I made this last weekend and it was an adventure for me as marshallow creme and pb chips aren’t available in Australia. So went searching on google and found a from scratch all natural recipe for marshallow creme and subtracted the butter for smooth peanut butter about 1/2 a cup and used white choc bites instead of the pb chips. It worked and my 4 kids gobbled it down but I did order pb chips and marshallow creme from USA foods so will compare. I was curious to taste what pb chips and marshallow creme actually taste like. It was interesting.


kitchenarian February 21, 2012 at 9:56 am

I am so impressed at the effort you went to – making your own marshmallow creme. But this fudge is worth it! My children love this recipe. Thanks for your comment and I am anxious to know what you think about USA marshmallow creme and pb chips when they arrive!


Alix February 21, 2012 at 8:14 pm

my order arrived and I love the pb chips and have already used my packet. Made your chocolate and peanut muffins. The marshmallow creme was sweet. I don’t get it but the kids loved it. They spread it on choc chip biscuits. Weird 🙂


kitchenarian February 21, 2012 at 9:21 pm

So glad you love them! Sometimes we (well maybe just me) just eat the pb chips before we ever use them in a recipe. I am still laughing at the thought of your children spreading on that marshmallow creme. That is some sweet stuff! Thank you for sharing your experience.

Liz February 6, 2012 at 7:45 am

Ooooh, this looks super yummy!!! Adding to my “must try” list!


Eftychia February 6, 2012 at 8:13 am

Congrats!! It really looks delicious!


Adele Forbes February 6, 2012 at 10:49 am

that looks and sounds so very wonderful, I will have to make this for my hubby. Thank you so very much for sharing!


Geraldine Saucier February 6, 2012 at 12:45 pm

What delicious fudge. Perfect for Valentine’s Day. Congratulations on Foodbuzz Top 9.


kitchenarian February 7, 2012 at 9:46 am

Thanks. 🙂


Daisy@Nevertoosweet February 6, 2012 at 3:55 pm

Congrats for being Top 9 🙂 Yum a double decker fudge ~ I love fudge hehe cuz it’s so ooey and gooey and sticky hehe 😀


kitchenarian February 7, 2012 at 9:45 am

Thanks so much.


Kiri W. February 6, 2012 at 7:09 pm

Ooooh, now that’s my kind of treat. To die for!!


Happy When Not Hungry February 6, 2012 at 9:09 pm

Wow I could eat this entire batch of fudge. Love the peanut butter and chocolate duo!


Robin February 7, 2012 at 12:35 am

Could someone please tell me about how much it makes? I’m going to send some to my son. I need it for about 43 people. Will I have to make 2 of them? I know he is going to love it.


kitchenarian February 7, 2012 at 9:45 am

The batch makes 4 pounds, but I’m not sure exactly how many pieces of fudge that is. It will depend on how big you want to cut each piece. If I were making it for 43 people, I would make two batches. Oh, I hope your son loves it!


Connie February 7, 2012 at 8:48 pm

Fabulous. I love fudge. I really enjoy the layered look. I am new to this blog and love it. Very beautiful..


Tiffany February 8, 2012 at 1:50 pm

I couldn’t agree more! NOTHING says love like PB and chocolate (which happens to be my sweetie’s favorite flavor combo!)


Ally February 9, 2012 at 12:43 pm

Oh my goodness… this fudge is certainly what dreams are made of!


lisa April 27, 2013 at 5:36 am

I have made this for years and lost the recipe, went thru hundreds of my recipes and was upset until I found your website…Love this fudge!!


Gail bush December 23, 2013 at 1:41 am

I have used this recipe for years and recently misplaced copy. I was so happy to find it again. It is a big family favorite!


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