Peanut butter candy made using just TWO ingredients, that is rich, smooth, creamy and will have people
asking begging for the recipe! This candy is crazy good! It’s like the creamiest peanut butter fudge, but it’s super easy to make, it’s made in the microwave, takes just minutes to make and no candy thermometer is required! Have I sold ya yet?? This is just a great recipe for any party or get together, or for Netflix binge watching on a Saturday night! It just doesn’t get any easier than this recipe….
The first time I had ever had this candy was in Cincinnati, Ohio many years ago…but I still remember it like it was yesterday. Life changing peanut butter candy y’all! This recipe actually comes from my former father-in-law, Jim. While visiting him in Ohio, he made this candy for me and I ATE IT ALL! And then I asked for the recipe, but Jim told me (with a sly smile on his face) that it was a secret. Bummer. However, a few days after we returned home from our visit to Ohio, I received a box in the mail from my father-in-law. Inside the box were two ingredients….everything I needed to make that glorious peanut butter candy. Happy dance, happy dance, happy dance. I have fond memories of my late father-in-law, who sadly passed away a few years ago. He had such a unique sense of humor and I always enjoyed our trips to Ohio to see him. Oh and yes I actually do dance in the kitchen while I am baking.
I have been making this candy ever since my father-in-law so graciously gave me the recipe, and it is a go-to recipe for me when I am needing something quick to make for the holidays, baby showers, birthday parties, etc. Everyone always asks for the recipe after trying it and I feel silly when I tell them how simple it is to make! But just because something is incredible and yummy, doesn’t mean it has to be super difficult to make! It’s kinda like cheater fudge 😉
Ok….so here are the two ingredients you need to make this:
Almond Bark (AKA: vanilla flavored candy coating) and a jar of creamy peanut butter. Yup I went all out and bought the good stuff…Winco brand. And almond bark does not contain any almonds…mostly just sugar and some other ingredients. No almonds though. Not sure entirely why they call it that. So just two ingredients needed to make this awesome candy. But you know I can never leave good enough alone, so I added a third ingredient to really set this over the top! Can you guess what that third ingredient might be??
You can chop up your almond bark before melting it in the microwave. I did that because I thought it would melt faster. Then after I was all done making this I looked at the directions on the back of the package. Not necessary. But I am weird and in my own mind it saved time melting in the microwave.
Two Ingredient Peanut Butter CandyPrint Recipe
- 24-ounce package White Almond Bark or Candi-Quik, chopped into chunks
- 18-ounce jar of creamy peanut butter
- 8-ounces semi-sweet or milk chocolate (optional)
Line a 9x13-inch baking pan with foil or parchment paper and spray with baking spray. Set aside.
In a large microwave safe bowl, add the entire package of almond bark or Candi-Quik. Chopping it into chunks first will speed up the melting time. Melt the almond bark in the microwave for 1-2 minutes, checking and stirring every 20-seconds. Remove from the microwave once the almond bark is melted. You don't want to over heat the almond bark or it will scorch. Immediately add the entire jar of peanut butter to the melted almond bark. Stir until both ingredients are completely incorporated. Pour mixture into prepared pan and spread it evenly in the pan. Let set on the counter to cool for 10-minutes, then transfer to the refrigerator to finish cooling.
Option to melt 8-ounces of chocolate and spread over cooled peanut butter mixture.
Once candy is completely cooled, cut into desired sized squares.
Store candy in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week.
Let the candy cool before you cut it into squares…or do some quality control and dip a spoon in there for a taste 😉
I am warning you though…this candy is SO ADDICTING!
If ya want to be all fancy then add that third ingredient!
I don’t think you could ever go wrong with peanut butter and chocolate!
Almond bark, or Candi Quik, can usually be found by the chocolate at the grocery store and I have seen it sold at Target and Walmart too. I divided these yummies up and gave some to my sister and her family, James and Ethan, my parents and the Davis family. So this recipe definitely makes a lot. Enough to spread the love around! Pin this, share it on Facebook with your friends…everyone will love you for it! Two ingredients….just saying. Now you can go do your happy dance!
PS—I have linked this recipe up at Candy Plan Monday!!! Click HERE to check out all the yummy candy recipes!