What’s wacky about this Two Ingredient Fudge Recipe? It’s incredibly creamy, chocolatey, nutty, and yummy, it’s hard to believe it took five minutes to make and only two common ingredients.
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TWO INGREDIENT CHOCOLATE FUDGE (WITH PECANS) RECIPE
The holidays are just around the corner, and if you’re one of those looking to indulge in a little sweet treat, but still want to keep it healthy-ish and homemade, this one’s just the right thing for you. Whipped up quickly with just two easily available ingredients, this fudge recipe is absolutely divine and will pretty much make you the hero at any party.
Even if it’s a party for one. Haha!
So come on down and make this for your next potluck or make it for the holiday season and include it in all your sugar-binging.. you won’t be sorry!
Now let me explain something really quick. The base of this fudge recipe IS two ingredients. That’s it!
You don’t have to embellish the ingredient list a bit of you don’t want to.
But.. if you know me, you know I just had to!
I mean, what’s fudge without nuts, right? So I added some pecans.. so TECHNICALLY this is a 3 ingredient fudge, but well, kinda not really.
So the BASIC ingredients that you need to whip up this quick fudge right in your kitchen!
- Peanut butter
- Premade Frosting,
- And some pecans snuck in there… but are totally optional. That’s it!!
If you’re still a tad bit confused about how this will turn out, (like I was), don’t be. Just give it a shot and you’ll be amazed at how wacky, but simply delicious it really is.
How To Make This Easy Creamy Fudge Recipe
In contrast with the usual fudge recipes that need a ton of babysitting and attention, and poking around with the thermometer to ensure the gooey goodness achieves the right temp and texture, this one’s straightforward and crazy easy.
- Start by emptying the entire jar of peanut butter into a microwave (yes…… I know… the microwave) safe bowl.
- Add the entire can of frosting.
- Heat in the microwave for a bit. Take it out… stir.
- Heat it again for a few seconds.. stir.
- Quickly pour it into the prepared pan and then whisk it off into the fridge for a few hours.
So if you’re going to add the nuts, you’ll want to do that after all the heating has been done of the other two ingredients. Just fold them in, and you’re good to go.
What Other Nuts Can I Use?
- Crushed peanuts (Incidentally, you can just use crunchy peanut butter and not worry about adding extra nuts)
- Broken walnut pieces
- Pecans (like I used)
- Even almonds. Of course, don’t use whole almonds, but slivered almonds would be nice!
Also, remember to choose fresh pecans (or any other nuts that you’d rather add). Adding in stale nuts can really destroy the flavor and freshness of the fudge.
Got a Peanut Allergy?
I haven’t had a chance to try it out with different nut butters yet, but I’m assuming it would work with different nut butters.
So, almond butter, soy nut butter, cashew butter or even sunflower butter. I can’t guarantee the flavors, but I have heard of people having success with this combination but if you give it a shot, please let me know how it worked out!
Can I Use Other Frosting Flavors?
Well, yes. Feel free to use ANY flavor of frosting that appeals to you. Just be sure it’s not the whipped kind, always use the regular, run-of-the-mill frosting type in the plastic container.
What Does The 2 Ingredient Chocolate Fudge Taste Like?
Happiness. Yes.. it tastes like pure happiness.
Ok.. AND.. it has reminiscent flavors of peanut butter cups (because of the peanut/chocolate profile).
It’s not cloyingly sweet like regular fudge, so you shouldn’t expect that.
It doesn’t have the same texture as regular fudge, and actually, I much prefer this texture.
When you make it, I strongly suggest adding some sort of nut or using chunky peanut butter only so you have some awesome texture contrast (and flavor as well!).
Is it like a traditional fudge? No.
Is it as delicious as traditional fudge? Most definitely.
So while it’s not your traditional fudge, this easy 2 (or 3) ingredient fudge really hits it out of the ballpark for an easy, simple, and delicious ‘fudge’. I don’t know the science behind it, but heck, hurray for sciency, delicious stuff!
Storage & More
Adding to the easy factor for this fudge, it’s super easy to store as well. You can pop this in the refrigerator and it’ll stay fresh and edible for up to a month. Just be sure to wrap that fudge up really well.
The best way to have the fudge is when it is refrigerated and slightly cold. You can also have it at room temperature if you prefer a gooey and soft texture to your fudge.
Can You Only Eat This Fudge On Holidays?
My gorgeous reader, you can eat this fudge ANY TIME you darn well feel like it!!
- At Christmas time,
- around a campfire,
- in the bathtub,
- on a mountaintop,
- or huddled in your broom closet – hiding from the kids who have their noses in the air like dogs, sniffin’ out that fudgy fudge treats you got goin’ on! Enjoy!
Or… how about these 3 Ingredient Banana Pecan Muffins??? Sound good? Check them out!!
And, as always, thanks so much for stopping by The Salty Pot today! Reach out and send me some pics or tell me how you made this fudge exactly how YOU wanted to! Until next time, have a fantastic day!
- 2 cups peanut butter
- 2 cups prepared chocolate frosting
- ½ cup pecans, chopped (optional)
- Empty the peanut butter and chocolate frosting into a microwave-safe bowl.
- Heat the contents for 1 minute and then give it a good stir
- Heat again for 1 minute, stir, and fold in the nuts if you are using them.
- Pour into a well-greased or parchment paper-lined 8x8 baking dish. *see notes
- Refrigerate for at least one hour, or ideally 3+ hours.
- Cut into 1" pieces.
1. If you decide to use nuts, please make sure they are the freshest you can get.
2. Be sure to line the pan with parchment paper or grease it. The paper makes it easy to lift the entire dessert out of the pan to cut it into pieces.
3. DO NOT use whipped frosting.. ONLY use the regular, normal frosting in the can. The whipped frosting makes the fudge too soft.
4. Hide it from the little ones as this fudge will be gone in a FLASH!
Nutrition Information:Yield: 20 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 300Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 183mgCarbohydrates: 27gFiber: 2gSugar: 21gProtein: 6g
All nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods, and portion sizes per household.