Candy & Sweets

Two Ingredient Peanut Butter Candy

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 Candy

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Serves: 30 Cooking Time: 0-minutes

Ingredients

  • 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)

Instructions

1

Line a 9x13-inch baking pan with foil or parchment paper and spray with baking spray. Set aside.

2

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.

3

Option to melt 8-ounces of chocolate and spread over cooled peanut butter mixture.

4

Once candy is completely cooled, cut into desired sized squares.

Notes

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!

XOXO,

Kelly

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21 Comments

  • Reply
    Kim “The Baking ChocolaTess” Lange
    February 20, 2017 at 4:08 PM

    Oh I pinned this for later Kelly! My daughter loves peanut butter fudge and she would love this recipe! It looks so good! Thank you! xoxo

    • Reply
      Kelly
      February 20, 2017 at 4:11 PM

      Thank you Kim! Everyone who tries this candy LOVES it! And it’s so easy to make! Let me know what your daughter thinks after you make it for her! XOXO

  • Reply
    Maria Doss
    February 21, 2017 at 11:51 AM

    It looks so good Kelly! Got to love two ingredient anything:)

    • Reply
      Kelly
      February 21, 2017 at 4:18 PM

      This candy is SOOOOOOOO good. You totally need to try it Maria! XOXO

  • Reply
    heather (delicious not gorgeous)
    February 22, 2017 at 8:42 AM

    chocolate and pb?! yes please, all day every day. i tried a brazillian peanut butter candy that tasted like the inside of a peanut butter cup the other day; it was delicious but crumbly, and got everywhere. this has that same sweet peanut vibe going on, but hopefully creamier and less mess (:

    • Reply
      Kelly
      February 22, 2017 at 11:54 AM

      Oh Heather!! You totally need to try this then….totally creamy and definitely not crumbly! Add that chocolate on top too 🙂 XOXO

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    Rachael@promisinglypennywise.com
    February 23, 2017 at 6:18 PM

    This looks delicious! I love easy recipes! Pinning!

    • Reply
      Kelly
      February 24, 2017 at 7:07 AM

      Hi Rachael! Thank you! Can’t beat a super easy, yummy recipe, right?!?! XOXO 🙂

  • Reply
    Heidi
    February 26, 2017 at 4:25 PM

    Wow! Just two ingredients! Love the idea to add the milk chocolate on top for a Reeces taste! Thanks for linking up with Funtastic Friday!

    • Reply
      Kelly
      February 26, 2017 at 5:17 PM

      Hi Heidi! Two ingredients is great, but I think the chocolate is worth adding it as a third ingredient to totally makes these like Reese’s! Thanks for having me on Fantastic Fridays! XOXO 🙂

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    jamesw1289
    February 27, 2017 at 9:40 PM

    The honest truth? I literally ate almost an entire sandwich bag of this fudge in one sitting the other night. It’s that good. The only recommendation I would give for the next time you make this Kelly is to ration my portions that way I can enjoy it for more then one sitting!

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      Kelly
      February 27, 2017 at 9:57 PM

      Hahaha I warned everyone that this candy was addicting! That’s why I don’t leave myself alone with it! 🙂

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    Val - Corn, Beans, Pigs & Kids
    June 12, 2017 at 5:05 AM

    I’m loving this recipe. So simple and who doesn’t love peanut butter and chocolate! I know my Dad would love it. Thanks for linking up to the Celebrate 365 Father’s Day Favorites Blog Party!

    • Reply
      Kelly
      June 12, 2017 at 6:41 AM

      Thank you Val! I know peanut butter is a favorite flavor of my dad and husband, so I figured this candy would be perfect for Father’s Day! XOXO 🙂

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    prissanna
    September 5, 2017 at 3:39 PM

    Thanks for the recipe! Shared with my readers and pointed them here for directions. http://collectorofrecipes.com/?p=1437

    • Reply
      Kelly
      September 5, 2017 at 6:06 PM

      Awesome! Thanks so much! Have a great week 🙂 XOXO

  • Reply
    Judy
    December 5, 2017 at 5:05 PM

    I was wondering about melting the white almond bark in a double boiler would that work

    • Reply
      Kelly
      December 6, 2017 at 5:58 AM

      Hi Judy! Yes! You can totally use the double boiler method instead 🙂

  • Reply
    Judy
    December 5, 2017 at 5:12 PM

    This sound like it would be good got to try this soon thanks for this candy recipe I love peanut butter

    • Reply
      Kelly
      December 6, 2017 at 5:59 AM

      Thanks Judy! Let me know what you think if you make this! This is always a hit at parties when I bring it (plus it’s a favorite of mine!) XOXO 🙂

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