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Peanut Butter Cup Fudge

Peanut Butter Cup is the ultimate holiday treat for Reese’s lovers! Rich and creamy peanut butter fudge stuffed with Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Miniatures! Just 4 ingredients, no candy thermometer needed and only about 10 minutes to make this delicious fudge!

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Quick and easy candy recipes are my favorite for holiday baking. Just like my Snickers Fudge this Peanut Butter Cup Fudge is a super simple recipe perfect to make and share! 

Peanut Butter Cup Fudge

Ingredients for Peanut Butter Cup Fudge:

Ingredients for Fudge: Reese's Mini Peanut Butter Cups, Peanut Butter, Powdered Sugar, Butter

  • Peanut Butter – I like crunchy, use smooth if you prefer it.
  • Butter
  • Powdered Sugar
  • Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Miniatures

Peanut Butter Cup Fudge on a platter

How to Make Peanut Butter Cup Fudge:

Mini peanut butter cups cut in half on a gray cutting board with a knife

  • Cut peanut butter cups in half. 

Peanut Butter Cups sliced in half in a parchment lined blue baking pan

  • Line an 8 x 8 pan with parchment paper or wax paper/
  • Sprinkle half of peanut butter cups over lined baking dish. 

2 sticks of butter with peanut butter in a sauce pan

  • In a heavy saucepan, add peanut butter and butter and cook over medium heat. 

Boiling peanut butter and butter mixture in a pan with a wood spoon

  • Bring mixture to a boil and cook 2 minutes, stirring occasionally.

powdered sugar in peanut butter mixture in a sauce pan with spoon for fudge

  • Remove from heat, stir in powdered sugar.

Peanut butter fudge in a saucepan with wood spoon

  • Mix until smooth.

Peanut butter fudge poured over parchment paper with chopped mini peanut butter cups

  • Pour over peanut butter cups.

 

peanut butter fudge in a parchment lined pan

  • Smooth into an even layer. 

Chopped peanut butter cups pressed into peanut butter fudge in a parchment lined pan

  • Sprinkle remaining peanut butter cups over fudge and press into fudge. 

Peanut Butter Cup Fudge with melted chocolate on top - in a blue baking dish

  • Smooth the top, the chocolate from the peanut butter cups will be melted and create a thin layer of chocolate over the top.

Chilled peanut butter cup fudge with chocolate on top in a blue baking dish

  • Refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

peanut butter cup fudge cut into 1 inch squares

  • Remove from baking dish and cut into about 1 inch squares.

How to Store Fudge:

Stored in an airtight container at room temperature for about 2 weeks or refrigerate up to 4 weeks.  Freeze up to 3 months.

Stack of peanut butter cup fudge

Making candy and cookies for the holidays to share with our family, friends and neighbors is so much fun every year. Fudge is one of the most requested recipes and this Peanut Butter Cup Fudge is sure to be a favorite. I love that I can make it in advance and this recipe is seriously simple. 

Easy Holiday Candy Recipes

Add this peanut butter cup fudge to your holiday sweets list and give it as a homemade gift this year!

Peanut butter cup fudge stacked on a platter

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Yield: 48 servings

Peanut Butter Cup Fudge

Peanut Butter Cup Fudge stacked on a polka dot baking sheet

Peanut Butter Cup is the ultimate holiday treat for Reese's lovers! Rich and creamy peanut butter fudge stuffed with Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Miniatures! Just 4 ingredients, no candy thermometer needed and only about 10 minutes to make this delicious fudge!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Additional Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 pound powdered sugar
  • 12 ounces mini peanut butter cups (36)

Instructions

  1. Line an 8 x 8 baking dish with parchment paper or wax paper.
  2. Unwrap peanut butter cups and cut in half.
  3. Scatter half of the peanut butter cups over lined pan.
  4. In a heavy sauce pan, combine butter and peanut butter over medium heat.
  5. Bring mixture to a boil and cook 2 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  6. Remove from heat and mix in powdered sugar until well combined.
  7. Pour fudge over chopped peanut butter cups and smooth evenly in pan.
  8. Sprinkle remaining peanut butter cups over top of fudge and press down into the fudge.
  9. Smooth the top with a spatula, spreading the melted chocolate over the top.
  10. Refrigerate at least 2 hours or overnight.
  11. Slice into 1 inch squares.

Notes

Store fudge in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 weeks or refrigerate up to 4 weeks. Freeze up to 3 months.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

48

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 139Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 81mgCarbohydrates: 15gFiber: 1gSugar: 13gProtein: 2g

Nutritional calculations are estimated and may not be accurate.

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4 Comments

    1. Hi Stacey,
      It is possible that you didn’t have enough powdered sugar or it could possibly be the brand of peanut butter that you used. I used skippy peanut butter and I’ve made it with Jiff before also. I hope this helps.

      ~ Milisa

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