Chocolate Caramel Peanut Butter Fudge


Chocolate Caramel Peanut Butter Fudge in a stack.


Before I get to this no bake Fudge recipe, thank you so so much for all your beautifully kind, compassionate, thoughtful comments and emails on my last post.  I am so humbled by the outpouring of love, encouragement and gratitude and can’t thank you enough for uplifting me! I have the best readers.  I love you! Thank you!!!

Chocolate Caramel Peanut Butter Fudge in a row on a baking sheet.

Now a little about this Chocolate Caramel Peanut Butter Fudge.  Truth be told, I am not really a fudge fan and that is why I haven’t posted any yet thus far.  But this Chocolate Caramel Peanut Butter Fudge isn’t just dense fudge.  It somehow tastes light despite the peanut butter (thank you marshmallow fluff) and is so melt in your mouth, you will be shocked at how much you can eat in just one sitting, and still crave more….

What I especially love about this Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge is that the peanut butter flavor really shines through.  And if you are a peanut butter lover as most humans should be, then you will love the peanut buttery-ness in each snickers-like bite.

A single Chocolate Caramel Peanut Butter Fudge.

The rich peanut butter taste is achieved by using not only peanut butter but both chopped and whole peanuts.  The chopped peanuts are stirred into the melted chocolate that forms your base…

Showing how to make Chocolate Caramel Peanut Butter Fudge.

While the the whole peanuts are mixed with melted butter, creamy peanut butter and marshmallow fluff to create a light, peanut butter nugget tasting fudge.

Showing how to make Chocolate Caramel Peanut Butter Fudge adding peanuts.

The flavor profile alone of chocolate, caramel, and peanut butter is a recipe for deliciousness but in addition, the easy factor makes this no bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge recipe a no fail, success every time.

Showing how to make Chocolate Caramel Peanut Butter Fudge pouring into a pan.

Because we aren’t cooking the fudge, you will want to keep the peanut butter fudge frozen until serving as it becomes soft in about 20 minutes.  But trust me, it won’t last that long.  That being said, I did transport this Chocolate Peanut Butter Caramel Fudge to Thanksgiving an hour away.  The trick is to place it back in the freezer for a bit so it can harden again.

A close up tall stack of Chocolate Caramel Peanut Butter Fudge.

The peanut butter fudge layer is drizzled with caramel and chocolate for the perfect kiss of indulgence.  An indulgence that belongs in your mouth for New Year’s and all year!

 EASY Chocolate Caramel Peanut Butter Fudge with NO boiling and no candy thermometer! I made these for Thanksgiving and they were gone in minutes with everyone begging for the recipe

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EASY Chocolate Caramel Peanut Butter Fudge with NO boiling and no candy thermometer! I made these for Thanksgiving and they were gone in minutes with everyone begging for the recipe

Chocolate Peanut Butter Caramels

Chocolate Caramel Peanut Butter Fudge with NO stove or candy thermometer!  This unbelievably easy dreamy fudge tastes like mini snickers bites and will have everyone begging for the recipe!  
Servings: 36 small squares
Total Time: 3 hours 30 minutes
Prep Time: 30 minutes

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  • 8 oz. semi-sweet baking chocolate, chopped
  • Vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup salted dry roasted peanuts, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 7 oz. jar marshmallow fluff
  • 1/2 cup salted dry roasted peanuts whole
  • 4 oz. soft caramels (like Kraft)
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • nonstick cooking spray


  • Line an 8 x 8 baking dish with foil, leaving enough overhanging foil on 2 sides so you can use as handles to lift out of dish. Grease foil.
  • Combine 6 oz. chocolate and 2 tablespoons vegetable oil in a medium bowl. Microwave at 50 percent power, stirring occasionally until melted, 2-3 minutes. (If you don’t have medium power, try defrost setting. Chocolate will scorch at full power). Mix in chopped peanuts then transfer to prepared pan. Smooth into an even layer. Refrigerate until set, about 30 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, combine peanut butter and butter in a medium bowl and microwave until butter is melted, about 30-45 seconds. Stir until incorporated. Fold in marshmallow fluff and stir until well combined (mixture might look separated which is fine). Fold in ½ cup whole peanuts. Spread evenly over chilled chocolate layer and chill in the refrigerator until firm, about 1 hour.
  • Heat caramels and heavy cream in small saucepan over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until caramels melt and sauce is smooth; set aside.
  • Melt remaining 2 oz. chocolate with 1 teaspoon vegetable oil in microwave at 50 percent power until smooth. Drizzle caramel and chocolate over peanut butter layer and freeze until set, about 4 hours (may freeze longer).
  • Using greased knife, cut into 36 squares. You can either serve immediately as Fudge will become soft after about 20 minutes OR place in an airtight container and continue to freeze until ready to serve.


Fudge become soft if left out of the freezer after about 20 minutes.  They are fine to transport and be left out for over an hour but then refreeze when you arrive at your destination before serving.   This is what I did for Thanksgiving and they were gone in minutes!

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  1. Sara says

    I have never made fudge before but I am definitely making this! LOVE peanut butter and caramel together!

    • Jen says

      Hi Sara, I am so excited for this to be your first fudge! It is super easy and so yummy! Enjoy!

  2. Candice says

    This is the prettiest fudge I have ever seen! I have not doubt it will be amazing like all your other recipes! Might make it this weekend for New Years. Thanks Jen!

    • Jen says

      You are so sweet, thanks Candice! I am happy to hear you are enjoying my recipes! I think you will love this one too, I couldn’t stop eating it!

  3. Therese says

    Woke up this morning to find this post in my inbox and all I could say was Praise the lord!! Thank you Jesus!! Answered Prayer!! She’s back home 🙂
    Have this printed and ready to make! I will let you know how good it was 🙂

    • Jen says

      You are awesome Therese, thank you! The post in the hospital was from a long time ago and I am doing great now! I am excited for you to make these! Happy New Year!

  4. Siena says

    Hi Jen

    I really look forward to your posts. The recipes are devine.

    I wanted to know if I am the only one experiencing difficulties viewing the photos in your posts. I click to download pictures in my email, however that doesn’t enable me to view the pictures. I always have to click to view in my browser. The following message appears in the box where the picture should be: “The linked image cannot be displayed. The file may have been moved, renamed, or deleted. Verify that the link points to the correct file and location.” Thanks

    • Jen says

      Hi Siena, thanks for following my blog! I think the post is meant to be viewed in your browser and just a preview via email.

  5. tara says

    Ok i’m kinda bummed I didn’t see this before Xmas, but I’m super pysched to try this because it’s a long wait til summer to get my Jersey shore fudge fix. Happy New Year!

    • Jen says

      I was bummed I didn’t get to post it before Christmas too but now we can just make it for ourselves and not have to share 🙂 I hope you love it Tara!

  6. Amanda says

    Goodness gracious, this fudge. I’ve now forced myself to only make these once a month, because every time I’ve made them, they disappear in about two days. When I ran out of peanuts, I substituted with leftover pecans from the holidays, and my brain was none the wiser. These are a go-to for dessert duty and easily among my top three favorite dessert recipes I’ve ever replicated.

    • Jen says

      YAY! I am thrilled these are one of your favorite desserts Amanda! It says a lot when you have to force yourself to only make the once a month – I know the feeling 🙂