Home > Desserts > Reese’s Fudge Reese’s Fudge December 22, 2020 | 1 Comment SAVE TO RECIPE BOX Jump to Recipe This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure policy. Today I’m channeling the best peanut butter chocolate candy into a rich and delicious fudge recipe. This Reese’s Fudge has two layers, starting with a peanut butter base, and is topped with a milk chocolate layer. This fudge recipe is easily made on the stovetop, in thirty minutes or less, and does not require a candy thermometer! Try some of our other favorite fudge recipes: this caramel Microwave Fudge, this Oreo Fudge, or this Peppermint Fudge. Reese’s Fudge There’s something magical about combining chocolate and peanut butter as evidenced (in part) with this Buttercrunch Candy, Chocolate Peanut Butter Snack Mix, and Chocolate Peanut Butter Muffins. The two flavors just work together. And that’s why Reese’s® candies are so popular and it’s also why this fudge has been a huge hit with everyone that has tried it. It’s creamy, smooth, rich, and the perfect blend of chocolate and peanut butter. If you love Reese’s candies, you are going to be obsessed with this fudge! Peanut Butter Layer The peanut butter layer begins with Reese’s peanut butter baking chips. You’ll find these chips with the other baking chips in the grocery store. These chips encompass that classic taste you know and love from the peanut butter layer in Reese’s candies. These peanut butter chips are what makes this Reese’s fudge taste so similar to the candy! We won’t use the entire bag for this fudge, so add leftover baking chips into pancake batter, muffin batter, chocolate cookies, or enjoy them by the handful! Chocolate Layer We add a milk chocolate layer on top of the peanut butter layer. ( Since Reese’s candies are made with milk chocolate, that’s what we use here.) If you’re worried about sweetness or if you don’t love milk chocolate, semi-sweet or dark chocolate will work just as nicely in this Reeses’s fudge. For this chocolate layer, I recommend high-quality chocolate chips. My favorites are Ghirardelli® and Guittard® (not sponsored). The higher the quality of chocolate used, the tastier this fudge will be. Reese’s Fudge Tips Line the pan. For easy removal, be sure to line the pan with parchment paper or foil, leaving an overhang to easily pull out the fudge for serving. A food scale comes in handy! Since we divide the sweetened condensed milk into 2 parts, it’s nice to have a food scale to get this measurement exact; each layer uses 198 grams of sweetened condensed milk. You can eyeball it, but I recommend using a food scale if you have one. I use the same nonstick pot for both of the fudge layers. When washing it out in between layers be sure to thoroughly dry the pan. Water left in the pan can cause the chocolate to cloud or seize. Stir constantly! I like to use a heat-resistant sturdy spatula and constantly stir the fudge mixture, making sure to scrape the bottom as often as possible while the ingredients are melting. Use that same spatula to gently press each layer of fudge into a smooth and even layer. QUICK TIP Serve Reese’s Fudge straight out of the fridge; nothing beats chilled fudge! Make sure to store the fudge in an airtight container; cold air will dry out the fudge quickly. More tasty desserts Peanut Butter Brownie Bites using a brownie mix Brown Sugar Cookies soft and chewy cookies Muddy Buddies peanut butter and chocolate snack mix Oreo Balls covered in chocolate Turtle Candy chocolate, pecan, and caramel candy FOLLOW ALONG! Subscribe to my newsletter and follow along on Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram for the latest updates, recipes and content. Reese's Fudge - Review this recipe Today I'm channeling the best peanut butter chocolate candy into a rich and delicious fudge recipe. This Reese's Fudge has two layers, starting with a peanut butter base, and is topped with a milk chocolate layer. This fudge recipe is easily made on the stovetop, in thirty minutes or less, and does not require a candy thermometer! SAVE TO RECIPE BOX Print Recipe Reese's Fudge - Review this recipe SAVE TO RECIPE BOX Print Recipe Today I'm channeling the best peanut butter chocolate candy into a rich and delicious fudge recipe. This Reese's Fudge has two layers, starting with a peanut butter base, and is topped with a milk chocolate layer. This fudge recipe is easily made on the stovetop, in thirty minutes or less, and does not require a candy thermometer! Course Dessert Cuisine American Keyword Reese's Fudge Prep Time 30 minutes Chilling Time 4 hours Total Time 4 hours 30 minutes Servings 36 pieces Calories 65kcal Cost $6.35 Ingredients4 tablespoons (56.7g) unsalted butter, divided1 and 1/2 cups (270g) Reese's peanut butter baking chips1 can (14 oz.; 396g) sweetened condensed milk, divided1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt, divided2 teaspoons vanilla extract, divided1 and 1/2 cups (270g) milk chocolate chips (See Note 1) InstructionsPREP: Line an 8x8-inch pan with parchment paper, leaving an overhang for easy removal (or line with foil). Do not skip this step, or the fudge won't remove nicely. Cut the butter into 1-tablespoon-sized pieces.PEANUT BUTTER BASE: In a thick-bottomed, nonstick pan, heat 2 tablespoons of the butter, Reese's peanut butter baking chips, half of the sweetened condensed milk (198g -- use a food scale if you have one!), and 1/8 teaspoon fine sea salt on low. Using a heat-resistant spatula, stir the mixture constantly, making sure to scrape the sides and bottom. Resist the urge to increase the heat-- your patience will pay off!ADD FLAVOR: As soon as the mixture is melted, remove the pan from heat. Stir in 1 teaspoon of the vanilla extract; mix well by folding the extract into the fudge with the spatula. Pour into the prepared pan and use the spatula to smooth and press the fudge into one even layer. Place the pan in the fridge while preparing the milk chocolate top layer.MILK CHOCOLATE TOPPING: Quickly clean and thoroughly dry the pan. Heat the remaining 2 tablespoons of the butter, milk chocolate chips, the remaining half of sweetened condensed milk, and the remaining 1/8 teaspoon fine sea salt on low. Using a heat-resistant spatula, stir the mixture constantly, making sure to scrape the sides and bottom. Once melted, remove from heat and fold in the remaining 1 teaspoon vanilla extract. Mix until well combined. Remove the other fudge from the fridge and pour the milk chocolate layer on top. Use the spatula to gently coax and spread the fudge to fully cover the bottom layer.CHILL: Cover and refrigerate for 4-8 hours or until fudge is firm.SERVE: Remove from the pan using the overhang of parchment paper. Cut the fudge with a hot, very sharp knife. (Run it under hot water, dry, and then make quick cuts.) I recommend cutting the fudge into small pieces -- it's rich!STORAGE: We love Reese's Fudge straight out of the fridge; it's so delicious chilled! Make sure to store the fudge in an airtight container; cold air will dry out the fudge quickly. Video Recipe NotesNote 1: We love milk chocolate chips in this fudge, but for a less-sweet fudge, use semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips instead. Use good-quality chocolate chips for the best flavor. Nutrition FactsCalories: 65kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 36mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 41IU | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 1mg We do our best to provide accurate nutritional analysis for our recipes. Our nutritional data is calculated using a third-party algorithm and may vary, based on individual cooking styles, measurements, and ingredient sizes. Please use this information for comparison purposes and consult a health professional for nutrition guidance as needed. DID YOU MAKE THIS RECIPE? I love hearing from you when you've made one of my recipes! Tag me on Instagram at @ChelseasMessyApron or leave me a comment below.