Made with just 6 ingredients and zero added sugar, this High Protein Peanut Butter Fudge Recipe is quick, easy, and the perfect balance of salty and sweet. Make it in minutes for a vegan dessert you can feel good about eating!
Why You’ll Love This Peanut Butter Fudge Recipe
Honestly, what’s not to love about peanut butter fudge? It’s a superior treat in my humble opinion. Perfectly sweet, just a little salty, and so easy to make it’s a pretty failproof dessert that’s perfect for every occassion. However, I took the classic recipe and made it even better. You can thank me later. For now, all you need to know is that this peanut butter fudge recipe:
- Has zero added sugar.
- Is high in plant-based protein.
- Comes together with just 6 pantry ingredients.
- And so good your family will be begging for more!
Simple Peanut Butter Fudge Ingredients
Typically, fudge recipes are made with loads of sugar and butter. Don’t get me wrong, they’re totally delicious. However, from day to day, I prefer my sweets to be a little more nourishing. Know what I mean? So, I took the original recipe and made it even better with whole food ingredients you can feel good about eating! Here’s what you’ll need:
- Peanut Butter – I know there’s a big debate between crunchy and smooth peanut butter lovers, but just trust me. You’re gonna want crunchy. Mkay?
- Coconut Oil – Used to replace butter, coconut oil helps create combine the ingredients and provide the rich taste we love.
- Protein Powder – Don’t skip this! I found that Nuzest vanilla pea protein works best (Feel free to use code: thekellykathleen). However, feel free to experiment with whatever you like best.
- Peanuts – Mixing in whole peanuts takes the peanut butter flavor to the next level and adds an extra crunch you’ll love.
- Sea Salt – Just a pinch of salt helps enhance the rest of the flavors.
How to Make Easy Peanut Butter Fudge
Not to toot my own horn, but this might be the easiest peanut butter fudge recipe you’ll ever make!
- Combine all of the ingredients.
- Line a small baking dish with a piece of parchment paper.
- Pour the fudge mixture into the dish.
- Freeze for at least an hour.
- Let the fudge come to room temperature for 15-20 minutes.
- Slice it into pieces (preferably large ones), and dig in!
Personally, I love the simplicity of this recipe. However, if you want to add a little extra flavor, feel free to experiment with additional add-ins! Some of my favorite options include:
Chocolate Chips. Folding in a few chocolate chips makes for a classic chocolate and peanut butter combination.
Candy Pieces. Break up your favorite candy like Reese’s or Butterfingers for an extra decadent dessert.
Chopped Pretzels. If you’re a fan of salty flavors, try chopping up a few pretzels to add to the batter.
Sprinkles. I’m pretty sure sprinkles can go in anything. They don’t add a ton of flavor, but they make everything pretty and so fun to eat!
How to Store
I’ve never heard of anyone having leftover peanut butter fudge. However, if you do, it keeps well and can be stored 3 ways!
Room Temperature: Store in an airtight container for 2-3 days.
Refrigerator: Layer your fudge between pieces of parchment paper, and keep them in the fridge for 2-3 weeks.
Freezer: For the longest-lasting results, place your peanut butter fudge in the freezer for p to 2-3 months.
More Peanut Butter-Filled Desserts You’ll Love
If you’re a peanut butter fiend like me, you won’t want to miss out on these recipes!
- Gluten-free and high-protein, these Oreo Stuffed Peanut Butter Cookies combine everyone’s two favorite cookies into one irresistible dessert.
- Traditional Whoopie Pies are taken up a notch with these Chocolate Peanut Butter Whoopie Pies!
- Soft, fluffy, made with 3 ingredients, and dairy-free, this Peanut Butter Mug Cake recipes is the dessert of your dreams.
- A childhood favorite, this Peanut Butter Cinnamon Streusel Pizza is ready in just 17 minutes and out-of-this-world delicious.
High Protein Peanut Butter Fudge Recipe
Six simple ingredients create an easy high-protein, sugar-free peanut butter fudge recipe for a dessert you can feel good about eating!
- 1/2 cup crunchy peanut butter
- 5 tbsp coconut oil melted
- 1 1/2 serving vanilla pea protein
- 1/4 cup peanuts
- Pinch of sea salt
Combine all of the ingredients in together in a medium sized bowl. In a small rectangular dish of choice (I used a 6×3), add a piece of parchment paper before pouring the mixture in.
Place the dish in your freezer for about an hour.
When ready to eat, let the fudge sit on your counter for about 15-20 minutes and slice it into however many pieces you’d like.
To store, keep the cut fudge in an air tight container placed in your fridge until ready to eat.