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Easy Reese’s Peanut Butter Fudge

This quick and easy recipe for Reese’s peanut butter fudge is the perfect creamy dessert candy for the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.

The fudge recipe is made with butter, sweetened condensed milk, white chocolate chips, peanut butter, and Reese’s Pieces and is the perfect addition to any party.

It makes a great gift for friends and neighbors, and the recipe only requires a few ingredients. Plus, you don’t need a candy thermometer.

A Simple Recipe With Simple Ingredients

Peanut butter fudge stacked on a plate

I love how easy it is to make this recipe, and it only requires a few ingredients. You can even make this in the microwave if you don’t want to get out the saucepan.

Reese’s peanut butter fudge was a huge hit at our house, and my husband said it was one of the creamiest and most delicious recipes he’d ever tasted–you can’t argue with that!

Plus, you don’t have to worry about burning the fudge, waiting for it to get to the right temperature, or even dropping it in cold water to do the candy test.

Great Gift Idea

The fun recipe makes great homemade gifts, especially for peanut butter lovers.

You can add the fudge to a basket or metal tin to give away at Christmastime.

What Tools Are Needed For The Reese’s Fudge?

  • Saucepan
  • Stovetop
  • Spatula
  • 8″ x 8″ casserole dish
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • Parchment paper

What Ingredients Are Needed To Make The Homemade Fudge Recipe?

  • Peanut butter
  • White chocolate chips
  • Sweetened condensed milk
  • Butter
  • Reese’s Pieces

Full printable recipe with measurements and instructions listed below in the recipe card.

Peanut butter fudge with Reese's Pieces cut up in sections.

How To Make The Creamy Fudge

  1. Add the butter to a saucepan on medium-high heat.
  2. Next, add the white chocolate chips, sweetened condensed milk, and peanut butter.
  3. Allow the ingredients to melt, stirring occasionally.
  4. Cook until melted, and add half of the Reese’s Pieces candy. Stir.
  5. Pour into a greased 8″ x 8″ square baking pan and sprinkle the remainder of the candy over the top.
  6. Allow the fudge to set up for at least two hours on the counter or one hour in the refrigerator.

Step-By-Step Instructions For Reese’s Peanut Butter Fudge

Butter melting in a saucepan

Start by adding the butter to the saucepan. Turn the heat on medium to medium-high. The stovetop will melt things fairly fast.

White chocolate chips in a saucepan with melting butter to make peanut butter fudge

Next, add the white chocolate chips.

Sweetened condensed milk, white chocolate chips, and butter melting in a saucepan

Add the sweetened condensed milk to the pan.

If you’re like me, I have a terrible time getting all of the condensed milk into the pan because I want to eat big spoonfuls of it.

Peanut butter, sweetened condensed milk, white chocolate chips, and butter melting in a saucepan.

Finally, add the creamy peanut butter and let everything melt for a minute or so and then stir the fudge.

Peanut butter, sweetened condensed milk, butter, and white chocolate chips melting in a saucepan

Give things a stir every once in a while to make sure the butter melts all of the way, and things don’t stick to the bottom of the pan.

You’ll be done cooking the fudge in a few short minutes. It won’t take that long.

See how easy that was? It is the easiest fudge recipe around. If you want to make gifts for friends and neighbors or bring treats to the kid’s teachers, this is the ticket.

You can make Reese’s peanut butter fudge, cut it up into small pieces, and hand it out as gifts. Easy peasy.

Reese's pieces in a saucepan with melting peanut butter fudge

Once the fudge melts, add half of the Reese’s Pieces candy to the saucepan and stir it in.

If you don’t want to use half, you can add in as many or as little as you’d like.

Reese's Pieces sprinkled on top of peanut butter fudge

Pour it into a lined 8-inch x 8-inch square pan, spread it to the edges of the pan, and sprinkle the remainder of the Reese’s Pieces on top.

If you don’t have an 8-inch x 8-inch, a 9-inch x 9-inch pan will be fine.

I added parchment paper to the dish so I could easily pull the fudge right out and cut it up once it set up.

I greased the pan first, added the parchment paper, and then sprayed some more nonstick cooking spray on the paper. It might seem like overkill, but the fudge didn’t stick.

Reese's peanut butter fudge cut up into pieces

You can either leave the fudge on the counter to set up for a couple of hours at room temperature or place it in the refrigerator for at least an hour to take shape.

The kids loved this fudge, and my husband kept wanting to break his diet and eat more because it’s just so creamy.

You can also make this your go-to fudge without Reese’s Pieces and add a different candy, or make it without candy at all.

It’s the perfect recipe with plenty of peanut butter flavor. Reese’s lovers will love this recipe.

Reese’s Peanut Butter Fudge

Peanut butter fudge cut up and stacked on a white plate

Optional Toppings

Reese’s Peanut Butter Fudge FAQs

Can It Be Made In The Microwave?

Yes, you can make the fudge in the microwave very easily.

Place all of the ingredients (except the Reese’s Pieces) into a large bowl and microwave for about one minute.

Take it out and stir it. If it still needs to melt a little, add it back to the microwave in increments of 10 seconds, stirring in between.

Add half of the candy to the fudge mixture and pour it into a dish to set up. Sprinkle the remainder of the candy on the top of the fudge.

Does Peanut Butter Fudge Have Dairy?

It depends on the recipe. This recipe does contain dairy in the sweetened condensed milk.

Can You Make Peanut Butter Fudge With Crunchy Peanut Butter?

Yes, you can add crunchy peanut butter to this recipe instead of creamy.

Reese's Pieces peanut butter fudge cut up and stacked on a white plate

If you like this creamy peanut butter fudge, try these fudge recipes: 

Check out the Reese’s Peanut Butter Fudge recipe card below, grab the easy ingredients, and start cooking! This is a decadent dessert any time of the year, and I know you’ll  love it.

Reese's peanut butter fudge on a plate

Reese's Peanut Butter Fudge

Yield: 25 pieces
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 15 minutes

If you are a peanut butter lover and have a sweet tooth, this recipe is perfect for you. The recipe is made with five simple ingredients and is perfect for the holidays or any time of year.

Ingredients

  • 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk
  • 12 ounce bag white chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 9.9 ounce bag Reese's Pieces Candy

Instructions

  1. Add the butter to a saucepan on medium to medium-high heat.
  2. Next, add the white chocolate chips, sweetened condensed milk, and peanut butter to the saucepan.
  3. Let the ingredients melt for a minute and stir to combine.
  4. Cook until the ingredients are melted and continue to stir on occasion.
  5. Add half of the Reese's Pieces (if you'd like to add that many) and stir.
  6. Pour into a greased 8" x 8" casserole dish.
  7. Sprinkle the remainder of the Reese's Pieces on top.
  8. Allow to set up for two hours on the counter or one hour in the refrigerator.

Notes

Spray the baking dish with nonstick cooking spray and then line with parchment paper. Spray again with cooking spray for easy removal.

Store the fudge in an airtight container or cover with plastic wrap and keep it on the counter or in the refrigerator.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 25 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 262Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 115mgCarbohydrates: 28gFiber: 1gSugar: 26gProtein: 5g

Nutrition is approximate.

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