“Spread love as thick as you would peanut butter” <– That’s good advice, I’d say, at least if you love the stuff as much as I do. Creamy, dreamy, and topped in chocolately swirl goodness, this peanut butter fudge is rich in wholesome fats and so seriously delicious. Like my cookie dough fudge and chocolate peppermint fudge recipes, it’s super simple to make – no cooking needed!
Now, before I tell you how to make this decadent goodness, let’s talk about swirl technique. When I first started making swirl fudge, all the instructions I found basically said something like, “Pour the chocolate layer on top and use a toothpick or knife to create a swirl pattern.”
It sounded easy, but my first few attempts didn’t look like I was hoping. Fortunately, it was so yummy I kept on making it, and discovered a really easy method for creating beautiful swirls.
How To Make Pretty Swirls In Fudge
Here’s what you need to do:
Step 1: Pour the peanut butter fudge layer in the pan.
Step 2: Pour the chocolate layer over the peanut butter layer in a zigzag pattern. I’ve found it’s easiest to do this step if you mix the chocolate layer in a measuring cup so that it’s easy to pour.
Step 3: Pull the knife through the fudge in the direction of the arrows shown.
Step 4: Pull the knife through the fudge in the opposite direction as shown in the arrows, but instead of going in a straight line make a curving motion to create swirls.
Step 5: Chill fudge for about an hour, or until the swirls have set and the fudge is firm enough to slice. Cut into pieces and enjoy or return to the freezer for storage.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge
Yield 48 one inch pieces
For the peanut butter fudge base:
- 2 cups smooth peanut butter (find it here)
- 3/4 cup butter or refined coconut oil, melted (find it here)
- 1/3 cup maple syrup (find it here)
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt (find it here)
For the chocolate swirl topping:
- Grease an 8x8 inch baking dish with coconut oil and line it with parchment paper. This step is not absolutely necessary but it makes getting the fudge out the pan much easier when it's ready
- In a medium bowl, whisk together all the ingredients for the peanut butter fudge base.
- In a measuring cup with a pouring spout, whisk together the ingredients for the chocolate swirl topping.
- Pour the peanut butter fudge base into the baking dish, then pour the chocolate layer on top using the technique described in the post.
- Chill fudge for about an hour, or until firm enough to slice. Cut into pieces and enjoy or store in the fridge for later.