Mother Lovett was the queen of fudge.
She would make so much of it every December that come March, a handful of stale, crusty pieces would still be sitting under a blanket of saran wrap on her ceramic holly berry plate. And come November, she’d remove the aluminum tin from her freezer that housed a few more frozen pieces that she’d kept “just in case.”
While chocolate was her specialty, she also mastered the two-toned fudge. All of us loved peanut butter fudge, but she rarely made it. Instead she’d make butterscotch fudge every single year, along with a batch of chocolate-butterscotch that I’m not sure anyone ever ate besides her. And maybe my mom.
It was delicious, but the peanut butter was so much better.
While I happened to come across this recipe last year as I went through Mother Lovett’s treasures, I don’t think she ever used it. But it jumped out at me immediately. It is so incredibly simple. It literally takes less than 5 minutes to prepare, and only about 30 minutes to set. And it is the perfect recipe for when you are in a time crunch.
Plus, you can never, ever go wrong with chocolate and peanut butter. That is the flavor combination I chose, of course.
In elementary school, I remember learning that if we were lucky enough to make it to Heaven, it would be full of everything we loved. I am not ashamed to say that to this day I still hope mine will be filled with chocolate, peanut butter, bacon and heavy cream. And champagne. And 63 pairs of Christian Louboutin’s.
Oh, and my loved ones would be nice too. We could share this fudge and drink champagne and float on fluffy clouds together.
I’m really only talking about Heaven because after ingesting 4 pieces of fugde, there was only one thing on my mind…
Is this real life?
All I have to say is that this recipe is ridiculously easy and dangerously delicious because the next time I find myself right smack in the middle of a massive chocolate craving, I’m only 30 seconds away from my next gluttonous indulgence. It’s not quite as perfect as Mother Lovett’s recipe, but don’t worry – I will share that with you soon.
3 Minute Chocolate-Peanut Butter Fudge
1 1/2 cups chocolate morsels
1/2 cup sweetened, condensed milk
1/4 cup peanut butter
1 tablespoon water
Combine all ingredients in a microwave safe bowl. Heat on full power for 30 seconds, then remove and stir. (The mixture should look like it does in the 3rd picture down). Heat again for another 30 seconds, then stir again. Mixture should be smooth by this point, but you may need to microwave it 1-2 more times in 30 second increments depending on your microwave. You can also melt this mixture over a double boiler if you do not want to use a microwave.
When mixture is smooth, pour batter into a baking dish and pop in the fridge for 30 minutes or more. When ready to serve, cut into squares.
If you happen to spot me up in the clouds one day, I’ll be the one with chocolate smeared all over my face.
P.S. -> if you need a laugh…
100 Comments on “3-Minute Fudge.”
When I saw how short the ingredient list was and how simple it was to throw the fudge together, I said aloud, “I love her.” Brilliant.
I love you too!
MMMmmm chocolate peanut butter is the best combo – especially when the recipe is this simple! Love it :)
you took the cake with this one!
YUM! I make a 5 min fudge that’s sort of similar, but it uses coconut milk not sweetened condensed so the vegans are happy :) but i love this version of yours!
i am going to make this for a party…cannot go wrong with the ingred’s and the simplicity!!
These look absolutely amazing! I don’t know if I’d trust myself with these in the house, but I think it’s worth a shot :)
Been looking for a super easy fudge recipe!!! you rock lady!!!!!!!!!!
thank yoU!!!!!!!!! :) I love your blog!!! and your hubby so remindes me of mine!! :)
Thanks so much Amanda! :)
I love making pan buckeyes (essentially peanut butter chocolate fudge) but after drooling over the pictures and simple ingredients, I will totally love this more! Yum!
I love buckeyes too! My mom has made them for years.
I love 3 minute fudge…but then again it is a dangerous thing…I mean it only takes 3 minutes to make and like 1 minute to eat!
Ahhh that fudge looks glorious!! YUM!
This was just what i needed … I squeezed in a 2-hr. bike ride this morning and needed something quick and easy to make. If the tiny bit left in the bowl is any indication of how it tastes, this fudge rocks!
Seems so easy, I have to try! Dustin loves fudge. I might love it a little, too. Ok, a lot. :D
This looks lovely! All of the women in my family (great grandmother, grandmother, mother…) have always made fudge over the holidays. It’s one of my favorite things. I’m always happy to have some new recipes to try.
Love fudge! Pass me a glass of milk! :)
Thanks so much for the recipe! I made this last night and just posted about it!
It is so delicious but I’m glad I have coworkers to pawn it off on. Otherwise I’d be chowing down on the whole pan!
So glad you liked it!
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This is currently sitting in my fridge chilling. :)
Would this work without the peanut butter? Looking for a good easy fudge recipe for a chocoholic.
Yes I think it would!
Awesome, I’ll let you know how it turns out. I have to say, you’re killing my will to diet, but I’m making shopping lists from your recipes every week now. ^_^
I made this for some friends and we all loved it. I made one batch normal with peanut butter, and it was a hit, so I decided to experiment with a second and substituted the peanut butter for 1/4 cup of Nutella. It was so so so good – I recommend it highly! Thanks so much for this super easy recipe!!
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I’m not a huge fan of fudge, I admit it. But, I have a party tomorrow, and I needed to bring something. I decided to make this, since it wouldn’t be tempting for me to snack on. Well, THANKS A LOT! It’s not only the best fudge I have ever had, but it’s quite possibly the best tasting chocolate treat EVER! I love you, but I also kind of hate you. Now I have a whole batch of this in my fridge, and I can’t eat it because it’s for the party tomorrow. DAMMIT DAMMIT DAMMIT!
I wanted to make my father in law fudge for Christmas, but he doesn’t eat regular chocolate. Do you think I could make this with white chocolate chips?
Yep – but I’d actually suggest white baking chocolate over chips. White chocolate chips tend to seize a lot when melted and may just create a huge mess.
Thanks for the help! I used the nestle baking bars and it turned out really well-my husband was impressed fudge was so easy to make! I think I have a lot more fudge-making in my future :0)
I just made this today and I could not believe how fantastic this tastes and how easy it was! Thank you so much for sharing! :)
awesome recipe! could i also do it without the peanut butter? or with peppermint?
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Love your recipe……. Its easy and affordable…. LURVE it!!!!! :D
The fudge was delicious. I used dark chocolate morsels and it came out great! Great and easy recipe,thanks!!!!!!!
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Made these last night and they are gone!!! I was short a 1/4 of a cup of the chocolate chips but decided to go for it anyways. It was so incredibly creamy I think I would leave that amount of chocolate chips out again just because I wouldn’t want to run the risk of it not tasting as good next time. Definitely super simple and awesome recipe!!!
What size baking dish do you use for this recipe