Peanut Butter Pumpkin Fudge (2024)

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Peanut Butter Pumpkin Fudge is an easy fudge recipe. The combination sounds strange but it really works!! This no-fail fudge recipe needs to be on your baking list this fall. Peanut butter and pumpkin totally belong together. I was skeptical too, until I made this bread. Ever since then I’ve been a total fanatic and peanut butter pumpkin fudge was just the next logical step!

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Easy Pumpkin Fudge Recipe

I am a huge believe in easy fudge. You know the kind that uses chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk? I think I’ve only actually cooked fudge once. I liked that recipe, but come on. Easy fudge is just so…easy. I don’t have to think when I use the sweetened condensed milk fudge recipe – I just have to add my different flavorings and poof, fudge.

I don’t make fudge a lot during the year but I make it a ton in fall. It’s great for giving and something about the holidays screams fudge for me – just like it screams pumpkin!

Now, before you freak out because I mixed peanut butter and pumpkin together, don’t. The flavors go really, really well together. I think it’s why my Peanut Butter Snickerdoodles did so well last year. Something about peanut butter just lends itself to spice, and spice lends itself to pumpkin. Don’t knock it until you try it, my friends.

Peanut Butter Pumpkin Fudge is a foolproof pumpkin fudge with peanut butter. It’s the perfect holiday fudge recipe!

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Ingredients Needed

This no-fail easy fudge has 5 ingredients and comes together in just minutes and produces a rich, thick, perfectly peanut buttery and pumpkin spicy fudge. It’s a creamy fudge too! I really love the combination of flavors in this fudge, but even when I took my first bite I just sighed a little, because it was so much better than I expected.

  • White Chocolate Chips: This is the base of the easy fudge.
  • Creamy Peanut Butter: Don’t use natural – use a no stir peanut butter.
  • Pumpkin Puree: Not pumpkin pie mix.
  • Pumpkin Pie Spice: You can buy pumpkin spice or make my DIY Pumpkin Pie Spice to add the flavoring into this easy fudge. Remember, people thought my peanut butter snickerdoodles were weird (peanut butter with cinnamon?!) but it WORKS. Trust me!!
  • Vanilla Extract
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How do you make easy fudge?

I love that it’s possible to make fudge without marshmallow cream or a candy thermometer. Life is good!

  • Line an 8×8” pan with foil and spray with cooking spray. Gather all your ingredients; making fudge is fast work.
  • Place white chocolate chips and peanut butter in a large microwave safe bowl. Heat until melted and smooth. (Alternately, you can do this in a medium saucepan over medium-low heat on the stovetop. Just be sure to stir continuously.)
  • Once chocolate and peanut butter are melted together and smooth, immediately stir in the pumpkin puree, spice, and vanilla.
  • Pour into prepared pan and let cool to room temperature on the counter. Chill until set, then cut into squares.

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Tip From Dorothy

Expert Tips

  • If you chill it, fudge should only take a few hours to fully harden. Once the chocolate chips start to firm up the fudge follows suit.
  • This fudge gets soft if it’s out of the refrigerator too long, so keep it in the fridge until you’re ready to serve.
  • I like to advise that you only slice fudge as you’re ready to eat it. If you’re slicing it up to ship or give away, wrap it well in an airtight container.Fudge should keep in the freezer for a few weeks.

What do I do if my fudge doesn’t harden?

Ask yourself:

  • Did you use the full amount of white chocolate chips?
  • Did you use a no-stir peanut butter (a brand like Skippy)?
  • Did you use pumpkin puree (NOT pumpkin pie filling)?

If all those are a yes, then it should harden just fine. Try chilling it a few hours or pop it in the freezer.

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Peanut Butter Pumpkin Fudge Recipe

This peanut butter pumpkin fudge has only 5 ingredients and comes together in minutes! Peanut butter and pumpkin belong together, especially in fudge.

Prep Time 5 minutes minutes

Cook Time 10 minutes minutes

Chill time 2 hours hours

Total Time 2 hours hours 15 minutes minutes

Yield 36 piecees

Serving Size 1 square

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Ingredients

  • 4 cups (680g) white chocolate chips
  • ½ cup (133g) creamy peanut butter use a no-stir (not natural) brand
  • cup (163g) pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie mix)
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Line an 8×8” pan with foil and spray with cooking spray. Gather all your ingredients; making fudge is fast work.

  • Place white chocolate chips and peanut butter in a large microwave safe bowl. Heat on 50% power for 1 minute. Stir, then continue heating on 50% power in 30 second increments, stirring between each, until melted and smooth. (Alternately, you can do this in a medium saucepan over medium-low heat on the stovetop. Just be sure to stir continuously.)

  • Once chocolate and peanut butter are melted together and smooth (remove from heat if doing on the stovetop), immediately stir in the pumpkin puree, spice, and vanilla. Pour into prepared pan and let cool to room temperature on the counter. Chill until set, then cut into squares.

  • Note: the fudge gets soft on the counter. Store in the refrigerator until serving.

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Recipe Nutrition

Serving: 1square | Calories: 131kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 35mg | Potassium: 90mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 712IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutritional information not guaranteed to be accurate

Course Dessert

Cuisine American

Author Dorothy Kern

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  1. Hi I’m confused. You say to use a no stir pb but up top you say a no stir will separate and cause the fudge to not set…?? Thanks!

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    1. Don’t use a no stir peanut butter – not natural.

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    2. Looking forward to making this recipe. I don’t like white chips can I use Choc chips? I know it changes the flavor, but what do you think??? Thanks

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    3. Hi! Sounds interesting & looks good. Have to give it a try & give it out during the Holidays. Would JIFF be alright to use? Does it need to be creamy peanut butter? Thanks!

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    4. Would love to try this but unfortunately I can never find a tin of pumpkin puree her in Ireland. Do you know of an alternative?

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      1. I’ve never tried it with homemade but you could give it a go (just make sure to squeeze out any extra water).

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      2. Oh my goodness! I just made my first batch which was absolutely the easiest thing ever! I may have just licked the spatula and bowl clean! Even the melted version is divine, can’t wait to dig in…after my guests have a chance, of course! Great pinterest find!

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