Easy 2-layer Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge (Vegan, Gluten & Processed Sugar-Free) | picklesnhoney.com

2-layer Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge

Easy 2-layer Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge (Vegan, Gluten & Processed Sugar-Free) | picklesnhoney.com

Oh, fudge!

Did you used to say that phrase when you were little or when you didn’t think it was appropriate to use the actual f word you wanted to say? No? Me neither. We are such rebels.

I am in a strange mood today, all hyped up on the holidays and sugar and dreaming about what I hope to do in the new year. But mostly I think I am hyped up on this fudge! When I posted my Maple Pecan Pumpkin Pie Fudge the other week, I asked you to tell me your favorite fudge flavor. It turns out there are quite a few chocolate and peanut butter fudge lovers out there! [I’m saying this like it’s surprising; it’s not. PB + Chocolate is a classic for a reason.]

For the last week, my elves, Honey and Barley, and I have been hard at work in the kitchen tinkering with chocolate and peanut butter (the elves only get to taste test the peanut butter) and the perfect ratios and our fudge swirling techniques and and and! See? Too much sugar.

Easy 2-layer Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge (Vegan, Gluten & Processed Sugar-Free) | picklesnhoney.com

Easy 2-layer Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge (Vegan, Gluten & Processed Sugar-Free) | picklesnhoney.com

When I finally felt like I had perfected a recipe that brought me back to the fudge from the local ice cream shop I used to eat growing up, I excitedly handed Aaron a square to sample and asked him what he thought. Mouth coated in peanut butter and laughing, he responded:

“This is ridiculous…just…ridiculous.”

And then he giggled (yes, giggled) some more.

Do you ever eat something that’s so over-the-top delicious that it actually makes you laugh? That’s what happened here.

This chocolate peanut butter fudge is definitely in the running for my most decadent recipe to date. A layer of dark chocolate fudge rippled with a thick maple peanut butter swirl, then topped with as many chopped dark chocolate peanut butter cups as I could fit. {Swoon}

Easy 2-layer Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge (Vegan, Gluten & Processed Sugar-Free) | picklesnhoney.com

What’s really exciting to me in addition to the obvious chocolate and peanut butter bliss, though, is that this fudge is made from simple, whole foods: raw cacao powder, unrefined coconut oil, peanut butter, and pure maple syrup. No processed sugars or weird condensed milks and butter substitutes. Just real ingredients, a couple of minutes of mixing, and lots of love.

For those of you who told me that your favorite fudge involves hefty doses of peanut butter and chocolate, ask and you shall receive! This recipe is for you.

Easy 2-layer Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge (Vegan, Gluten & Processed Sugar-Free) | picklesnhoney.com

I hope you find this fudge so dreamy it makes you laugh…or curse. Oh, fudge!

Now please come over and help me eat it. xo Amanda

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2-layer Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge

Easy 2-layer Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge (Vegan, Gluten & Processed Sugar-Free) | picklesnhoney.com

2-layer Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge

Gluten Free, Vegan,

Serves: one 4" x 8" dish


Prep Time: 1 hour

Dark chocolate fudge rippled with a thick maple peanut butter swirl, then topped with loads of chopped dark chocolate peanut butter cups. This vegan fudge is over-the-top decadent, all without processed sugar or dairy.

Easy 2-layer Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge (Vegan, Gluten & Processed Sugar-Free) | picklesnhoney.com

2-layer Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge

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Ingredients

For the chocolate layer:

  • 1/2 cup unrefined coconut oil, melted
  • 1/4 cup creamy salted peanut butter, warmed to help it mix in
  • 1/4 cup raw cacao powder (or cocoa powder)
  • 1/4 cup + 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • heaping 1/4 teaspoon sea salt

For the peanut butter layer:

  • 1/3 cup creamy salted peanut butter, warmed to help it mix in
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • generous pinch sea salt

For the topping:

Cuisine: Gluten Free, Vegan Servings: one 4" x 8" dish

Prep Time: 1 hour

Dark chocolate fudge rippled with a thick maple peanut butter swirl, then topped with loads of chopped dark chocolate peanut butter cups. This vegan fudge is over-the-top decadent, all without processed sugar or dairy.

Instructions

  • Line a 4" x 8" baking dish with plastic wrap and set it aside.
  • Blend all of the chocolate layer ingredients together in your blender until smooth. Transfer the mixture into your prepared pan and use a spatula to smooth out the top.
  • In a small bowl, make the peanut butter layer by stirring together the peanut butter, maple syrup, and salt. Pour the mixture on top of the chocolate layer and use a knife to swirl it throughout the chocolate base.
  • Sprinkle the chopped peanut butter cups on top. Freeze for 1 hour, or until completely solid. Slice the fudge into squares and enjoy! Leftovers should be stored in a container in the freezer.

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  1. you are celebrating holiday is a true fashion!!! love those chunks.

  2. Oh. My. Goodness. I will take anything chocolate and peanut butter anyday, but fudge especially! I am going to put this on my ‘to make’ list to take to my parent’s house for Christmas : )

    1. Amanda says

      This fudge is perfect for Christmas! I plan to off-load the batch I made on my family later this week. 😉

  3. O wow….this is chocolate peanut butter heaven!

    1. Amanda says

      It doesn’t get more chocolate peanut butter-y than this!

  4. Kait says

    I’ll be there this weekend! Think there’ll be any left by then? 😉

    Also – next time, please record the giggles. PLEASE? Because that is the best type of food. When you can’t even control the sounds coming out of your mouth. Tehehehe

    <3

    1. Amanda says

      Aaron would love for me to record the giggles. haha The thought alone of me putting that out to the interwebs is cracking me up, so thank you for that. <3

      1. Kait says

        I do what I can! 😉

  5. Cadry says

    I’m on my way! The peanut butter cups on top are a genius addition!

    1. Amanda says

      Thanks, Cadry! I love the contrast of the smooth fudge and the bite from the chopped pb cups.

  6. Oh my good lord, girl. This IS ridiculous! I should probably end my holiday eating now but I think I’ll extend it just so I can get this in ma belly asap. Thanks for sharing such a gem, as always 🙂 -D

    1. Amanda says

      I think you should extend your holiday eating so you can enjoy this fudge too. 🙂

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