Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Fudge aka… the easiest recipe, like ever.

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Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Fudge… Creamy and rich fudge that only requires 3 easy ingredients and is ready in 10 minutes!

Reese's Peanut Butter Fudge....3 ingredients and 10 minutes is all you need to make this perfect fudge!

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I don’t think I discussed quite what I did for Father’s Day this year. I didn’t mean to NOT talk about it, I just forgot….which is pretty much the norm these days. So here’s the horror that went down:

I got up early Sunday morning to make breakfast for my husband. Brooke picked the menu and made sure I understood that I was to wake her up “super early” so we could make the eggs, bacon and crepes together before Gord woke from his deep slumber.

I woke her up at 6:30 the next morning and guess what. She rolled over and said “can you make the food and then wake me up when it’s done?

Thanks for leaving me high and dry, girlfriend.

So, I made crepes as quietly as I could for about 10 minutes before Blake wakes up. This was not planned.

I continued making crepes while trying to keep a starving 1 year old quiet…a rather impossible task, but I do my best.

The crepes were done around 7:10 and I moved onto the bacon and eggs. By this time, I hear Gordon go into the bathroom. Almost immediately thereafter, I hear this conversation:

Brooke calling out while still cuddled warm in her bed: “Daddy?”

Gordon calling back: “yeeeeeees?”

Brooke responding: “GO BACK TO BED!”

At this point, I conclude that the element of surprise is ruined. I sort of saw it coming though. Out of the two of us, he most definitely is the morning person. Brooke comes out of hibernation to tell me to hurry up because her father is in fact awake. Thanks kid. Thanks.

7:30, things are all done and we bring him the obvious breakfast in bed.

He starts to eat when Brooke requests that she too will be requiring breakfast in bed. Between the two of them in my bed and Blake in the middle, I should have seen the chocolate sauce from the crepes getting onto my white sheets.  But alas, I did not.

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Gord opens his gifts and we got him his favorite party game, Telestrations. We also made him a ‘we love you because’ jar and wrote out reasons we loved him and attached them to his favorite mini chocolate bars.

Sometimes, I pull cute stuff together. WhatcanIsay?

ANYWAYS, after breakfast everyone takes their time getting ready for church and I spend the majority of the time doing dishes and getting my kids ready. I literally then have 10 minutes to pull my hot mess of a self together, so I throw on some clothes, tie my hair back, put my taller boots on cause ain’t nobody got time to shave and do my makeup in the car. #motherhood #ohthejoys #thisseriouslyhappened #mylifeladiesandgentlemen

Oh, at some point during this mad dash, I also sliced these bars up because I wanted to bring them to church to share with all the other Dad’s…because I didn’t want them in my house aaaaaaand I’m nice like that. #ilovefood

Good news. We made it to church on time. I think I felt semi-peaceful there, but it’s hard to tell between my cranky {teething} baby and my daughter who refuses to whisper.

After church {hallelujah}, I took a nap, made Bang Bang Chicken for dinner, and played Telestrations with Brooke.

A great great day had by all. Except maybe me.

So, what’s to conclude? I should not have brought the fudge to church because by the end of this crazy day, a whole pan of this is exactly what I could have used.

This stuff could totally be my crack. It’s only 3 ingredients, takes minutes to make and is the epitome of glutton. AKA, my new bff.

Here’s how you make them:

Reese's Peanut Butter Fudge....3 ingredients and 10 minutes is all you need to make this perfect fudge!

Start by lining a square glass dish with foil and lightly spray with non-stick cooking spray. Then….are you ready for this?…..line the entire bottom of the pan with Reese’s.

That’s right. YOU HEARD ME.

Reese's Peanut Butter Fudge....3 ingredients and 10 minutes is all you need to make this perfect fudge!

Then, take some chocolate chips and stir together with a whole can of sweetened condensed milk. Microwave this for 2 minutes or so, stirring every 30 seconds until it’s completely melted.

Reese's Peanut Butter Fudge....3 ingredients and 10 minutes is all you need to make this perfect fudge!

Like so!!

Reese's Peanut Butter Fudge....3 ingredients and 10 minutes is all you need to make this perfect fudge!

Spread this over those peanut butter cups and smooth the top.

Reese's Peanut Butter Fudge....3 ingredients and 10 minutes is all you need to make this perfect fudge!

Then, because I’m ridiculous, chop up a few more Reese’s and press these into the top of the fudge.

Reese's Peanut Butter Fudge....3 ingredients and 10 minutes is all you need to make this perfect fudge!

And that my friends is how you make the easiest fudge in the world.

Reese's Peanut Butter Fudge....3 ingredients and 10 minutes is all you need to make this perfect fudge!

Refrigerate it, cut it into bars and serve. Can you see the peanut butter cups in these? Totally amazing!

Reese's Peanut Butter Fudge....3 ingredients and 10 minutes is all you need to make this perfect fudge!

I brought these to church for Father’s Day to share with all the Dad’s and they went quick. At least according to my husband they did. So score!

If you’re addicted to chocolate and peanut butter my certain people in my life….cough cough Gordon….then you must try this fudge and change your life. It’s the easiest way to make it and it will turn out every.single.time. Thanks to Crazy for Crust for the idea!

Print this recipe out and try it today 🙂

5 from 5 votes

Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Fudge

The easiest, fastest, richest, most divine fudge you'll ever eat. Oh, and did I mention you only need 3 ingredients? OMG, yes.
servings 25 squares
Prep Time 4 hrs
Cook Time 2 mins
Total Time 4 hrs 2 mins

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Line 8x8 glass dish with foil and spray with nonstick cooking spray lightly. Line with 16 whole Reese's {as pictured above.} Set aside.
  • In a large microwave-safe bowl, stir chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk together and microwave in 30 second increments until smooth and completely melted. Pour over peanut butter cups and smooth the tops.
  • Chop up the remaining Reese's and press into the top. Bring to room temperature {about 1 hour} before refrigerating. Once it's pretty solid, remove from the pan using the foil and cut into squares. Serve.

Notes

Recipe slightly modified from Crazy for Crust

Nutrition

Calories: 243kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 93mg | Potassium: 115mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 100IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 83mg | Iron: 1mg
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Fudge

Reese's Peanut Butter Fudge....3 ingredients and 10 minutes is all you need to make this perfect fudge!

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  1. Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness

    It may have been a busy, lacking breakfast-in-bed day for you, but at least you did your good wifely duties…right? 😉
    I love the title of these bars…easy and peanut butter cup? UM YES.
    But I kinda hate you for making me eat the whole pan 🙂 Pinned!

  2. Karen Michaelson

    Perfect for my nephews. Both in the air force. Will put in their Christmas goodie box. Thanks. Have a wonderful summer!

      1. Shawnda

        I mailed regular fudge before and it was just fine.. hubby got it and as soon as it was out of the package it was like the other soldiers radars went off because they were at his chew door lol.

  3. Ashton

    Sounds a little bit like our Father’s day!!! lol. It’s just the best, right? 😉 I DEFINITELY could have used a plate of this fudge. That’s all I’m sayin….

  4. Christeen

    That is so funny! My daughter who is 5 is not a morning person. So on Sunday, her Dad and I are up and talking and then she strolls in the family room and says, “Daddy you are suppose to be in bed. Go back to bed!” But she helped make breakfast and we ate at the kitchen table. So, it all worked out well.

  5. Crystal

    My jaw dropped and my mouth started watering when I saw the pic of your recipe. Our favorite candy is Reese’s peanut butter cups. This will probably be our favorite fudge. When we go to Eureka Springs, we always stop by this fudge place and get four different kinds, one of which is always peanut butter fudge. Thanks so much for this recipe!!

  6. Alana

    This will be great for Chri8stmas !!! I usually bake something for my closest neighbors. They’ll get this delicious fudge this year!!!! THANK YOU!!!!!!!

  7. Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet

    I will trade you a whole plate of my cheesecake bites for this, Lauren! 🙂 My Hubby is a huge Reese’s fan and he would love this fudge! Pinned!

  8. Jeanne

    Hi, did you use full-sized Reese’s for this, or miniatures? Looks great; my Reese’s-loving daughter is sure to love this!!

      1. Elaine Woods

        24 full-sized? This is quite an expensive recipe with the Reeses’ cups costing nearly two dollars apiece (they come two per pkg),. Twelve dollars for one ingredient, three dollars each for choc condensed milk? Eighteen dollars for ingredients alone is too steep for me.

  9. Jocelyn @BruCrew Life

    I am seriously drooling over this awesome fudge right now! Good for you for sending it out of the house for the dads…I wouldn’t have that kind of will power 😉 Reese’s does me in every single time!

  10. Valerie | From Valerie's Kitchen

    Wow, when you say easy you ain’t kiddin’ are you? It doesn’t get much simpler than 3 ingredients. It’s so pretty it looks like it would be far more complicated. Looks amazing!

  11. Christina

    This post really made me smile! So funny! I LOVE reading your stories and of course the recipes too. I also have two young children and appreciate all that you write and put in your blog. Thanks for a great blog, keep up the wonderful work! Christina (Australia)

  12. Christina

    Hi Lauren,
    I had to laugh reading this – that is so funny! I also am a mum of two small children (one also called Brooke!) and can totally relate. I absolutely LOVE reading your stories and of course your recipes. Thanks for all the great work you do on such an amazing blog. I love it. Keep up the fantastic work! Christina (Australia)

  13. Tom

    Confused. I got out my 8 X 8 dish, lined it with foil, sprayed, and started installing full size Reese’s cups. Your instructions call for 24, but only 9 would fit in the bottom of the dish. Your 8 X 8 dish must be a lot larger than mine.

    1. Lauren

      Mine were definitely the normal size. Not mini. Weird!! Are yours a different size? Just fit them in as best as you can!

    2. Mike

      maybe a 9×9 would work for yours, Tom.
      Either way, her instructions and accompanying picture show 16. the remainder she cuts into smaller pieces and tops the mixture, pressing them into the fudge

  14. Sandy

    Yeah, I’m confused too. Would take a big pan to put that many regular size peanut butter cups in it.That’s 4 boxes of 6 pk Reeses? Never bought that many before.

    1. Lauren

      I would store them in the fridge just so they kept their shapes. But they can stay out on the counter too, but they’d soften up a touch. Since there’s so much sugar in them, they are most likely not going to spoil very quickly at all.

  15. Wilma

    If you use an 8 x 8 plate and the Reese’s are about 2 ” each, you should use 16, 4 x 4, right? The extra were chopped and put on top. I think that’s where the confusion is. You have to read the recipe through.

  16. Lindsay Ann @ Lindsay Ann Bakes

    um 3 ingredients to make those little squares of fudgy, chocolatey, peanut buttery goodness?! YES please! My favorite part of making fudge, is getting to cut off all the sides to create sharp edges… and then getting to eat all the scraps to myself 😉

  17. sharon butler

    I WILL BE MAKEING THIS I LOVE EVER THING THAT IS USE TO MAKE THIS SO EASY TO MAKE WILL BE MAKEING A LOT OF THIS OUR CHURCH HAS CARRY IN DINNERS I KNOW EVERY ONE WILL LOVE IT AND WILL BE ASKING ME HOW I MADE IT

  18. Carole

    Looks and sounds good but I think I will just put nuts maybe pecans on top. I like a little salt with my chocolate .

  19. Miriam

    Regardng the size of dish or PBCs. Pkgs. with 2 are larger than pkgs. with 3 or 4 bars so that could be the difference. I’m a diabetic but OMG… I’ll try this when I KNOW I’m IMMEDIATELY going somewhere to share them.

  20. Sandra Brooks McCravy

    They look divine! I had a sugar rush just looking at the photographs! Can’t wait to make them.

    Thank you!
    Sandra Brooks McCravy
    sandrabrooksmccravy.com

  21. ShaNae

    I made these in one of those silver disposable foil tin things for my church bake sale for our youth fundraiser for camp. When they came up for auction, the bidding ended at $85. The lady who won them was really excited to try them, so thank you for an easy uncomplicated recipe!

  22. Emily

    I’m headed to a party this weekend, and would like a quick dessert that doesn’t involved turning the oven on. Too hot these days! I’m curious if you think I could replace the Reese’s with something else? Maybe rolos, or milky ways? Id love it with Reese’s for myself, but I’m heading to a household with nut allergies.

    1. Audrey

      You can use CARAMILK chocolate bars they are just as good, maybe better for those who have nut allergies. Hope it all works for you.

      1. Lauren

        Yes!!! Caramilks ALL THE WAY. In Canada, they are caramilks, in the US you can buy the similar thing by Cadbury called a dairy milk caramel bar {in the purple wrappers}.

  23. RoseJean

    Reese’s Cups are my #2 favorite candy (Peanut M & M’s are #!), and this will definitely be made!
    Many years ago a friend of mine gave me the directions for an Easy Fudge, and all you do is melt a bag of Old Fashion Chocolate Drops and spread in dish and eat! One ingredient and tastes like the regular several ingredient fudge. If you want a bigger dish of it, use two bags of the candy.

  24. Tammy

    Just made my first batch. Cost – less than $10.00. Very easy. Too easy. Can’t wait to taste, they look so delicious. Thanks for the recipe. Have hated making fudge b/c I thought it was a hassle. My new go to.

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  26. Darlene Keating

    I made these last week and they are DELICIOUS!!! And so easy to make. I will most definetely make them again and again.

  27. Sheila

    I have this recipe but it uses white chocolate chips instead of the milk chocolate. It is super good. I use the small Reece’s cups and put them solid in the bottom of the dsh. Our family loves it and it sells well for bazaars too.

  28. Mary Otto

    I added chocolate Heath chips to mine for the extra crunch. Divine!!
    When making brownies add a few chopped up peppermint patties to give you that WOW!!

  29. Kat

    Your recipe calls for milk chocolate chips, have you tried semi-sweet chocolate chips? Or has anyone else? It truly looks like the best fudge!!! I can’t wait to try it!!

    1. Alex

      I made them with semi-sweet chips this weekend and they were the bomb! I also added a few tablespoons of heavy cream to make it a smoother consistency. Store them in an airtight container and they will keep for days – if they last that long! Laren, thank you much for sharing this simple but very yummy recipe!

  30. Debbie

    Made them using semi-sweet chips plus added a crushed Butterfinger candy bar to the top. BIG hit with our Bible study group tonight! (next time, I think I may even layer crushed Butterfinger under the Reese’s Cups. They added a great little crispy texture and additional p’nut butter taste.) Definitely a keeper recipe!

  31. Andrew

    I’ve made this for several events this summer. It’s been a hit every, single time. I don’t dare tell people how easy it is. LOVE. THIS. RECIPE.

    1. Peach

      Just wanted to know did you actually cram 24 regular size Reese’s cups in an 8×8 pan? Looking at Lauren’s photo’s she has space in between her cups. Did your fudge seep in between yours. I’m taking my own challenge. 24 small Reese’s, God forbid 24 regular, and the full 36 that fits perfect in an 8×8 pan. I’m assuming Lauren’s is using the large Reese’s as a total base for her fudge. Well Andrew if you get this message let me know I will give you and Lauren my own thoughts on all three of the devilish treats. Please don’t get me wrong I think it’s the greatest. Wanting to make it for a wedding with the other fudge goodies I have. Bye Bye

  32. Linda Jardee

    Anyone know how many calories in a “chunk” of this stuff? Maybe my whole day’s worth of calories… Can I put this in a metal 8×8 pan? Thanks!