peanut butter fudge melts

In my opinion, fudge has to be the best treat to eat, after chocolate of course. This version of fudge, however, is quite a bit different from the traditional kind. The ingredients create something that’s oh so delicious and soft, melting in your mouth and the palm of your hand. This is a lot more delicate than a traditional fudge, and doesn’t set completely – which is why I called it a melt. Because of this, you get a rich, chewy and creamy candy thats super decadent, and just like soft toffee. It’s utterly irresistible.

For me, this recipe is the ultimate peanuty treat, because it’s so gooey, sweet and mouth watering. With a handful of plain roasted peanuts swirled into it, you get a perfect crunch to bite into, creating a delicious contrast in texture between the candy’s softness. Then, to top this devilish confection off, I added some salted caramelised peanuts and a drizzle of dark, rich chocolate. Mmmm.

Now, this peanut butter deliciousness makes something I just can’t resist. Complete with my favourite things in life; chocolate and caramel, this is my true, utter confectionary temptation. Enjoy.

peanut butter fudge melts

makes 15-20 squares

ingredients

for the fudge:

1/3 cup (85g) smooth peanut butter

1/3 cup (80ml) maple syrup

1/3 cup (50g) plain, roasted peanuts

2 tbsp raw virgin coconut oil

for the caramelised peanuts:

2 tbsp plain, roasted peanuts

3 tbsp maple syrup

2 tsp raw virgin coconut oil

1/2 tsp salt

for the chocolate:

about 4 squares high quality dark chocolate (at least 70%) – amount depends on how much you want

method

1. Firstly, make the fudge. Add the peanuts, maple syrup, peanut butter and coconut oil into a pan, and place onto a low-medium heat. Stir together, heating through for about 2-3 minutes until all has melted and mixed together. Then, remove from the heat and pour into a cake tin (I used a 6″/16cm tin) with a removable base. Move the fudge into the freezer and leave to set for 1 hour.

2. After an hour has passed, make the caramelised peanuts. Add the peanuts, coconut oil, maple syrup and salt into a pan and place onto a low-medium heat. Stirring together, and heat through for about 3 minutes, allowing the maple syrup to bubble. Then, remove from the heat to cool and thicken.

3. While the nuts cool, add the chocolate into a pan on a low heat, and stir until melted. Then, also set aside.

4. Now, remove the fudge from the freezer and pour the caramelised nuts on top, and drizzle with the chocolate. Then, move the fudge back into the freezer for another hour and a half. When the fudge has set, it won’t be completely hard like normal fudge. So, remove it from its tin, and slice carefully. It will be fairly sticky, but firm enough to slice into shapes. (Alternatively, you can leave it in the freezer for 5 hours or so/overnight for a firmer, fudgier texture). Then, serve! Between servings, store any remaining slices in the fridge or freezer to keep it’s texture. Yum!

*Note that when the caramelised nuts solidify, some of the coconut oil goes back to it’s whitish colour and looks separated – but don’t worry this doesn’t affect the overall taste.

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How beautiful is this mini stand too? I’m so in love with it! If you like it as much as I do, you can buy it from Notonthehighstreet here!

37 thoughts on “peanut butter fudge melts

  1. Oh man, I have to be honest I’m not a fan of fudge but I am drooling over this! This looks delicious!
    Love the little wooden cake stand too.

    Christine | DimesandDonuts.com

    1. Thank you so much Christine, I hope you enjoy it! 🙂

  2. Girl, you are cranking out the amazing recipe! These little sweets look SOOOO good! XOXO

    1. Thank you so much Rebecca! Same for you!! 🙂 xx

  3. Hi Harriett!
    I am so happy to find your page – amazing recipes!
    I love these – looks so damn delicious 😀

    1. Thank you so much Josephine!! I hope you enjoy them 🙂

  4. Great recipe and amazing pictures! Need to try these 🙂

    1. Thank you so much Mira! 🙂

  5. oh my gosh! this is mouthwatering! looks heavenly! 😉

    1. Thank you so much Michele – It’s soo addictive!!

  6. A rich, chewy and creamy candy thats super decadent, and just like soft toffee?!!! um, please pass me like 5! love these!!!

    1. Thank you! You definitely have to try them Alice!! I could so easily eat a whole batch in one sitting.. mwahaha

  7. I adore peanut butter fudge. This looks delicious!

    1. Me too Jess! Thank you 🙂

  8. Love these adorable little bites. They look fantastic!

    1. Thank you so much Kelly!! 🙂

  9. Now you are talking my language girlfriend!! Fudge, peanut butter, maple syrup….these are what dreams are made of, haha! Looks so decadent, simple and delicious which I love so much! Love the closeup of the fudge too…total food porn!

    1. Thank you Brandi! Oh yes, this is my dream indulgence mwahaha! So glad you like it 🙂

  10. I haven’t made fudge of any kind in the longest time! This looks awesome!

    1. Thank you so much Ashley!!

  11. Who can say No to peanut butter. And this fudge is really making me damn hungry. Fantastic share, Harriet! 🙂

    1. I definitely can’t – it’s my favourite!! Thank you so much Anu! 🙂

  12. We are fans of peanut butter!! These fudge melts look absolutely divine.

    1. Me too! Thank you so much 🙂

  13. This looks absolutely dangerous for my appetite, but all the best things are! Peanut butter fudge is the ultimate combination 😀 -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey’s

    1. Hehehe! Thank you Audrey!!

  14. Oh yummy! I was about to say… I FREAKING ADORE that mini stand but then at the end you pointed out where to get it from 🙂 btw these look pretty much irresistable!

    1. Thank you so much Hannah! I love the stand so much!! 🙂

  15. The way you describe this makes it sound like nothing short of heaven!

    1. Thank you so much Erin!!

  16. PB and chocolate is one of life’s great joys. In fudge, even more joyous! Get me some NOW, please!

    1. Definitely! Thank you so much 🙂

  17. How do you keep from eating them all at once!? looks great!

    1. It was very difficult – but they always go within the day of making them!!! So addictive but oh so good. Thank you Rachael!

  18. This is a great peanut butter fudge melts recipe, as you know I made it a short while ago and it was lovely, in fact have made it again since. Thanks a lot for sharing!

    1. Thank you so much Jill!! I’m so glad you like it! <3

  19. This peanut butter fudge melt is so Instagrammable and adorable! As you know I made it a short while ago and it was lovely! Thx for sharing!

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