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Reese’s Peanut Butter Fudge


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No one will be able to pass up this Reese’s Peanut Butter Fudge during the holidays or any time of year! The blend of peanut butter cups and chocolate creates an amazingly rich dessert that will disappear off the platter! I know that I always get in the Christmas spirit when I make fudge!

Reese's Peanut Butter Fudge on a brown cutting board on a blue and white striped linen with an Instant Pot in the background

WHY ARE PEANUT BUTTER AND CHOCOLATE SO GOOD?

There are so many duos out there that we can’t help but love.

Some of my favorite food duos are:

  • Bacon and Eggs
  • Burgers and Fries
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Spaghetti and Meatballs
  • Tequila and Lime (if you love this flavor combo try these Margarita Lime Tequila Cookies!)
  • Ham and Cheese
  • Chips and Salsa
  • Cinnamon and Sugar
  • Biscuits and Gravy

I think that chocolate and peanut butter belong on this list too! Yes, peanut butter and jelly are good, but they really don’t compare to peanut butter and chocolate!

This incredible combination delivers a scrumptious fudge you will make every year.

INGREDIENTS FOR REESE’S PEANUT BUTTER FUDGE

This recipe calls for a lot of ingredients used in simple fudge. The best addition is the peanut butter cups!

ingredients for Reese's Peanut Butter Fudge in the Instant Pot, like chocolate chips, reeses peanut butter cups, peanut butter chips, butter, vegetable oil spray in a pan wrapped in aluminum foil, and a measuring spoon

HOW TO MAKE REESE’S PEANUT BUTTER FUDGE

You know I don’t do complicated, so trust me, this is going to be a cinch.

STEP ONE: CHOP PEANUT BUTTER CUPS

The first step and the most tedious is to unwrap and chop up all the peanut butter cups. I like to enlist my kids to help me with this. Just be sure to have some extras on  hand for kids (and adults) who snack while they work, LOL.

STEP TWO: ADD INGREDIENTS

It is time to add the following ingredients to your sauce pan or Instant Pot (yep — just for fun I tried it in my IP): butter, white chocolate chips, semi-sweet chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, sweetened condensed milk and vanilla extract.

sweetened condensed milk being poured from a bowl into the Instant Pot that's filled with peanut butter chips, white chocolate chips, and chocolate chips

STEP THREE: MELT

Over medium heat (or on your IP’s saute mode) stir the ingredients while the mixture starts to melt. Continue stirring until it is completely melted.

a whisk in the instant pot that's filled with the melted chocolate fudge mixture

STEP FOUR: PREPARE PAN

Place a piece of foil in the bottom of an 8-inch by 8-inch baking pan.

Lightly spray the foil with nonstick cooking spray.

Sprinkle the chopped up mini Reese’s peanut butter cups over the bottom of the pan.

STEP FIVE: POUR MIXTURE

Now pour the melted chocolate mixture finto the baking dish.

Reese's Peanut Butter Fudge in a baking pan covered with aluminum foil on a red linen on a brown table

STEP SIX: COVER

Cover the baking dish with foil.

STEP SEVEN: REFRIGERATE

Place the baking dish of Reese’s Peanut Butter Fudge into the refrigerator and let it sit until the fudge is nice and firm. This usually takes a few hours.

Remove the fudge from the refrigerator and remove the fudge from the pan. Place it on a cutting board and cut into 1 or 2-inch pieces.

Store any leftovers in an airtight container.

Reese's Peanut Butter Fudge on a brown cutting board on a blue and white striped linen

REESE’S PEANUT BUTTER FUDGE RECIPE

There is no doubt you can’t wait to make this fudge! You can download and print off the complete ingredients and instructions via the recipe card below:

Reese's Peanut Butter Fudge in the Instant Pot

Reese's Peanut Butter Fudge

Reese's Peanut Butter Fudge is easy to make in the Instant Pot. This rich peanut butter chocolate fudge will be a family favorite for the holidays.
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Prep Time 30 mins
Refrigerate 3 hrs
Total Time 3 hrs 30 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8 people
Calories 660 kcal

Equipment

  • Electric Pressure Cooker

Ingredients
  

  • 24 mini peanut butter cups unwrapped and chopped into small pieces
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup peanut butter chips
  • 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Nonstick Cooking spray

Instructions
 

  • Unwrap and chop up all the peanut butter cups. Set aside.
  • Add butter, chips, sweetened condensed milk and vanilla extract to saucepan.
  • Over medium heat, stir or whisk ingredients almost constantly until mixture is completely melted.
  • Place a sheet of foil into the bottom of an 8x8 baking dish. Spray foil with cooking spray.
  • Cover bottom of the pan with the peanut butter cup pieces. Pour mixture from saucepan into the baking pan.
  • Cover baking pan with foil and place in refrigerator until fudge is firm. Typically about 3 hours.
  • Place fudge on cutting board and cut into 1-2” pieces and enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 660kcalCarbohydrates: 75gProtein: 13gFat: 36gSaturated Fat: 21gCholesterol: 36mgSodium: 228mgPotassium: 448mgFiber: 4gSugar: 67gVitamin A: 250IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 216mgIron: 2mg
Keyword dessert, fudge, peanut butter, Reese's
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