Peanut Butter Jelly Fudge

This rich Peanut Butter Jelly Fudge recipe has two layers of peanut butter fudge with pockets of grape jelly in the middle. It's a fudge that will take you back to your childhood instantly!

Peanut Butter Jelly Fudge


 

It's that time again where a few foodies come together and we create a themed dessert recipe. This month is peanut butter and jelly or jam. I had a crazy idea to make peanut butter jelly fudge. It has two of my favorite combinations in it, so it had to be a winner. Peanut butter + fudge and peanut butter + jelly are two pairings that will win me over immediately.

I love when I bite into a piece of this fudge and find a pocket of concord grape jam. It makes my day. every. time.

I tried mixing the jam into the fudge. Don't do that. It was the ugliest fudge. Tasted amazing, but the appearance would not sell it. Not that this fudge is gorgeous, but I couldn't give up on it!

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Peanut Butter Jelly Fudge
Peanut Butter Jelly Fudge

I shared this peanut butter fudge recipe a little over a year ago, but it's my very favorite. I was thinking about mixing it up, but I couldn't bring myself to make another recipe. Yes, it's that good. I promise.

I also canned the concord grape jam that I used, but feel free to use store bought and any jam/jelly you like will do. If you don't care for grape, try strawberry. Get crazy with it.

Peanut Butter Jelly Fudge
Peanut Butter Jelly Fudge

This will take you right back to your childhood and give you a pretty hefty sugar high as well. It's the best.

Peanut Butter Jelly Fudge
Peanut butter jelly fudge on a white plate.

Peanut Butter Jelly Fudge

This rich Peanut Butter Jelly Fudge recipe has two layers of peanut butter fudge with pockets of grape jelly in the middle.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 42 squares
Calories 170 kcal

Ingredients
  

Bottom Layer

  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon salted butter
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • ½ cup grape jelly or jam

Top Layer

  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon salted butter
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter

Instructions

Bottom Layer

  • Line an 8x8 pan with plastic wrap and set aside.
  • Place the jelly or jam in a piping bag or plastic sandwich bag and set aside.
  • In a large saucepan, add in the sugar, milk and butter. Turn the burner onto medium and stir until everything is dissolved.
  • Measure out the peanut butter and have it ready.
  • Using a candy thermometer, bring the mixture up to 234 degrees(soft ball stage). Stir occasionally.
  • Remove from heat and quickly add in the peanut butter. Stir until the peanut butter is completely combined into the sugar mixture.
  • Pour mixture into prepared pan. Immediately shove the tip of the piping bag with the jam in it into the peanut butter fudge. Squeeze until the pocket is full of jam. Repeat making pockets of jam in the fudge. Work very quickly so the fudge doesn't harden. If there is any left. make a few zigzagging lines on top of the fudge.
  • Place into the fridge until chilled. It will probably take 30-45 minutes.

Top Layer

  • In a large saucepan, add in the sugar, milk, and butter, Turn the burner onto medium and stir until everything is dissolved.
  • Measure out the peanut butter and have it ready.
  • Using a candy thermometer, bring the mixture up to 236-239 degrees or soft ball stage. Stir occasionally.
  • Remove from heat and quickly add in the peanut butter. Stir until the peanut butter is completely combined into the sugar mixture.
  • Pour into the pan and place into the fridge until chilled. Slice and and serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 170kcalCarbohydrates: 25gProtein: 3gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0.02gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 63mgPotassium: 90mgFiber: 1gSugar: 23gVitamin A: 35IUVitamin C: 0.4mgCalcium: 21mgIron: 0.2mg

(Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.)

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39 Comments

  1. Am I the only one that noticed that at no point in recipe did you actually add the jelly? I’m reading the step-by-step instructions in the recipe.

  2. This looks good you did a really good job i think im going to make this to thanks for leaving up my dream of becoming a good cook.

  3. I love peanut butter fudge, but that layer of jelly takes it to a whole new level! I can't wait to try this recipe out!

    1. I know, peanut butter fudge is such a weakness of mine. Add jelly to the mix and I can't even.. handle it. I couldn't stop over-indulging in it. 😀

  4. These look yummy! I am just one one year into the obsession of Peanut butter Jelly, having refused to eat it until last year!! Definitely have some catching up to do and this fudge might be the next step! 🙂

    1. Thank you, Dini! I can't believe anyone refused to eat peanut butter and jelly. This fudge is definitely the next step. lol

  5. WHOA, you win the Creative Fudge Award! 🙂 I know this tastes amazing because I just did a similar thing with peanut butter ice cream and strawberry jam. Something about the acidity of the jam offsetting the richness of the peanut butter. Amazing flavor pairing. Bravo!

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