Buckeye Fudge has a creamy peanut butter fudge layer covered with a thick layer of chocolate. It’s the fudge version of my favorite candy to make for Christmas.
Making regular Buckeyes is time consuming. You have to roll out all those little balls, refrigerate them, dip them in chocolate, refrigerate them again. Not to mention how much effort is required to mix the butter, sugar, and peanut butter together to make the peanut butter balls.
This Buckeye Fudge is much less work. The peanut butter layer only takes about 5 minutes to make. Melt together some chocolate chips with sweetened condensed milk and a little butter, put it on top of the peanut butter layer and you just have to wait long enough for it to set up before eating.
Once ready to slice, you’ll have to give it away in a hurry or you won’t have any left to give away.
Peanut Butter and Chocolate – What’s not to love? It’s the greatest combo ever!
Peanut Butter Layer
- 1 1/4 cups creamy peanut butter
- 1 1/4 cups butter, cut into 9 pieces
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 4 cups powdered sugar
- 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 cup sweetened condensed milk
- 2 1/2 tablespoons butter
- Place peanut butter and butter pieces into a medium microwave safe bowl. Microwave on HIGH for 60 seconds. Stir. Microwave an additional 30 seconds. Stir until smooth.
- Stir in vanilla extract.
- Gradually whisk in powdered sugar.
- Pour into a lightly greased 9-inch square pan. Set aside.
- In another medium microwave-safe bowl, combine chocolate chips, sweetened condensed milk, and 2 1/2 tablespoons butter.
- Microwave on HIGH for 45 seconds. Stir. Microwave another 30 seconds. Whisk until smooth.
- Pour on top of peanut butter layer and use a rubber spatula to smooth it out. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before cutting into squares.
It helps if you sift the powdered sugar to remove any lumps. Otherwise you will get a really good arm workout whisking the lumps out.
Recipe adapted from Barefeet in the Kitchen