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Peanut Butter Fudge with Nuts & Caramel Topping

18 July 2011 70 Comments

Nutty peanut butter fudge

A sweet indulgence – making Fudge is very common during festivals and many religious ceremonies in India. Though Wiki defines it as a western confectionery, for me a fudge is what completes any Indian festivity as long as I remember. From the humble melt-in-mouth Besan ki chakki (chickpea flour fudge) to the more exoticΒ  Kaju Katlis (cashew fudge) Indian festivals are incomplete without these goodies. With loads of sugar, butter and milk to go into making these fudge,Β  these goodies are truly aΒ  sinful indulgence!

Peanut butter fudge is high on calories but if eaten in moderation it could provide all the health benefits attached with peanuts in your diet. These Nutty Peanut butter Fudges are highly addictive and a word of caution is to keep a tab on the number of times you open your refrigerator πŸ™‚

Various flavorful condiments and ingredients are added to give delicate texture and exotic tastes to the fudges. It requires constant monitoring to get the soft ball stage and the desired consistency to make into perfect melt-in-mouth fudge.

I wanted to make it more appealing and healthy for my kids with the nuts and chocolate layer on the fudge. The caramel on top with the nuts gave a perfect crunch to the soft and creamy fudge below.

peanut butter fudge with nuts and caramel

Ingredients to go in…


  • 1/2 cup Peanut Butter
  • 1/4 cup powder sugar
  • 1 tbsp. Honey
  • 1 tsp. butter/ghee
  • 1/4 cup almonds/cashew/black currents
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla essence or vanilla pod
  • Any chocolate with caramel inside
Peanut Butter Fudge with Nuts & Caramel Topping

Spread the nuts over the fudge.

Method; Heat butter/ghee in a thick bottom pan and add honey & peanut butter to it, keep the flame at low and mix well. Peanut butter will melt in just 1-2 minutes, take off the flame and add powder sugar and vanilla essence to it. Mix it well.

You can microwave the above mix for about 1 minute on high to get the same results.

Grease a 8×8” square pan or spread a parchment paper and grease it lightly.

peanut butter fudge with nuts and caramel

Caramel coating..

Coarsely chop the nuts (can take any combination of nuts) and keep it aside. Melt the chocolate with caramel inside simultaneously on a double boiler, the caramel will be hard to melt and will remain thick and very sticky. Pour the melted peanut butter mix in the greased pan and tap it lightly to remove any bubbles in it.

Refrigerate for 10 minutes and take it out. Sprinkle the chopped nuts over the set fudge.

Pour the melted chocolate and caramel over the nuts. Refrigerate again for 1-2 hours before slicing into pieces.

peanut butter fudge with nuts and caramel

Free flowing caramel..Yum!

I took the 5 starts chocolate bars and melted it over a double boiler. Cooled it for 1 minute and poured the caramel and chocolate over the nutty fudge. The caramel will not spread evenly and give a bumpy looking top.

Nutty peanut butter fudge with caramel topping

Slice of yum!

You could even avoid the caramel and nuts all together if you wish and enjoy the Peanut butter fudge as it is.

peanut butter fudge with nuts and caramel

peanut butter, nuts and caramel coating.

The nuts gave a lovely texture and crunch to the otherwise bland and creamy peanut butter fudge. The caramel topping makes it a bit difficult to get perfect edges, but does it matterΒ  πŸ™‚

peanut butter fudge with nuts and caramel

Melt-in-mouth fudge..

These Peanut Butter Fudge with Nuts & Caramel Topping are highly addictive and I really warn you to keep a tab on the numbers πŸ™‚


  1. Peanut butter fudges could be a healthy idea for a wholesome snack for your kids.
  2. Peanuts come under some of the β€˜most allergic food list’ along with other food products such as cow’ milk (lactose), whole-wheat (gluten).
  3. Check with your physician for any allergic reaction before consuming these nuts.
  4. Please let the fudge rest in your refrigerator for a day if you can, to get perfect slices.
  5. You could avoid the 1 tsp. of melted butter/ghee also and yet get a perfect fudge.
  6. These Peanut Butter Nutty Fudge are extremely easy and quick to make and can save a lot of time during festive hours.
  7. You could even roll each fudge into small balls and serve them as an individual servings in cute cup cake liners.

Would you like a little adventure in cooking with Peanut Butter stuffed veggies, here is Ridge gourd and Okra for you!

Stuffed Ridge Gourd

Stuffed Ridge Gourd with Peanut Butter filling


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  • Liz said:

    I’m your newest follower! I love everything involving caramel….great selection for the SRC πŸ™‚

  • Marla said:

    Hi! This fudge looks great. Super fun to be in the SRC with you too πŸ™‚

  • Kristy said:

    Those look AMAZING! I can see how they’d be addictive πŸ™‚
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  • VeenaAravind said:

    I am drooling…!!!These really look delicious..yummy yummy..now its time to treat my tummy πŸ™‚
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  • Suman Singh said:

    Fudge looks really tempting and delicious..love the nuts and caramel topping..yum…

  • Maya said:

    I think I gained 10lbs just looking at these lovely fudge bars! But it’s extra weight that I’m willing to carry ;-).

  • amanda @ fake ginger said:

    Mmm, please send me a piece! It looks delicious!
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  • Kate said:

    Wow…these look wonderful. I would have to be very careful around them! Great SRC entry.
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  • Nutmeg Nanny said:

    Sweet delicious fudge! Love it…yum!

  • Baker Street said:

    I love caramel anything!! Delicious.
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  • Faith said:

    Oooh, this looks like such a tasty treat! The dried fruit and nuts in there really make it something special!
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  • Shelby said:

    I agree, fudge is a special occasion indulgence! It is so yummy πŸ™‚
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  • Angie@Angiesrecipes said:

    Rich,decadent and tasty!
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  • BigFatBaker said:

    Oh wow, this fudge sounds amazing!
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  • peggy said:

    This fudge sounds incredible! The caramel and nut topping just brings it over the top! =)

  • Nishi said:

    Yummy fudge!!! Simply mouthwatering πŸ™‚
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  • Junia @ Mis Pensamientos said:

    who doesn’t love peanut butter fudge?! πŸ˜€
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  • Nithya said:

    yahooo.. this is so so yummy looking πŸ™‚ But too much of calories na!! never mind. Im loving it πŸ™‚

  • Anne @ Quick and Easy Cheap and Healthy said:

    Yum; this looks like a fabulously easy dessert! I had to check out the chickpea flour fudge recipe, too, and it looks more complicated but worth trying!
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  • Biny Anoop said:

    wow awesome dear….donno why i did not get an update…thx for retweetg…gr8 looking fudge

  • Lauren at Keep It Sweet said:

    What a great choice! The caramel in the fudge sounds amazing.
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  • Jayasree said:

    Fudge looks very delicious…loved the stuffing idea for okra and ridge gourd too.

  • Lisa @ The Gonzo Gourmet said:

    Sweets always intimidate me but this one looks easy enough for me to do! I like how you cut them into little bites, it’s a great visual reminder that we only need one taste to satisfy (most of the time, at least). Nice to be in SRC with you!

  • Dan said:

    Serving the fudge in balls is a great idea. I’ll bet they’d present nicely in mini muffin papers.
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  • Pam @ From Apples To Zucchini said:

    Wow – that looks amazing! So simple – those are the best kind of treats!
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  • Tanvi@SinfullySpicy said:

    This fudge looks ultra delicious..I love all the nuts in the recipe.Perfect for a quick snack!

  • Cilantro said:

    Looks great with caramel topping. Lovely presentation too.

  • Fallon said:

    I love fudge but never had just peanut butter fudge. The topping sounds over the top delicious!
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  • kankana said:

    This is made to perfection. I am not a fan of peanut butter but this fudge is looking so delicious!
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  • Kimberly said:

    Yes, please! Looks absolutely delicious … I will definitely be making some!
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  • Tadka Pasta said:

    Looks really decadent! Been trying to cook up a PB fudge, must try your recipe, it looks so easy!

  • Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets said:

    Mmm it’s hard to think of a better combo than PB and chocolate. This looks fantastic!
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  • Reshmi Mahesh said:

    Rich..Tempting Fudge…
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  • Kim - Liv Life said:

    Peanut butter fudge alone was enough to turn my head, but add the nuts and caramel and wow! What a treat!! An excellent SRC post!!
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  • sukanya said:

    fudge looks wonderful, loved anything with peanut butter. with caramel over it is definitely a hit.

  • sara said:

    Oh my, I adore peanut butter fudge! This looks sooooo good! πŸ™‚
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  • Hari Chandana said:

    Woww.. Looks tempting and delicious.. thanks for sharing dear πŸ™‚

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  • Sharmilee said:

    A big wow to the idea…looks so yumm n tempting

  • Jamie said:

    Oh I would really have trouble not eating way too much of this fabulous treat! Chocolate and peanut butter fudge? A weakness! Simply perfect!
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  • Joanne said:

    This is a dangerous post to be reading. That looks beyond amazing!
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  • a spoonful of yumm said:

    that flowing caramel looks gorgeous !! this is indulgence for sure πŸ˜€
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  • Delishhh said:

    WOW!! This looks fabulous. Nice work on the Secret Recipe Club. Isn’t it fun. I love finding new blogs and reading through them.
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  • Reeni said:

    What a delectable treat! I adore the layer of nuts you added – kind of like a candy bar!
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  • Vijitha said:

    Delicious is the word. Must have tasted so good right?

  • Tami said:

    Simply divine. Fudge brings back memories of when I was a little girl and my Mom used to make chocolate and peanut butter fudge for Christmas. πŸ™‚
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  • Simone said:

    Wow that looks like the perfect fudge to me! Delicious!!
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  • Tamar said:

    Another bake-free dessert. This is perfect for many ex-pats in Korea who live in small apartments and officetels that don’t come with an oven.
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  • Cooking Foodie said:

    This is like loaded Reese’s… actually its even better than tht…

  • Priti said:

    Looks so yum ….n delicious ..loved it
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  • elisabeth@foodandthriftfinds said:

    Your Peanut Butter Fudge is totally droolworthy, yummy, and so addictive. Such a beautiful presentation, as well!
    I am dying to bit into a piece right now…not fair just gazing at it, will have to make it ASAP.

    Such a great list of posts, will have to join the SRC…soon!

  • cakewhiz said:

    i love how there is no baking involved! these look so tasty … i am sure i would eat a whole batch without even realizing it..lol
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  • Namitha said:

    Looks so addictive πŸ™‚

  • Carolyn said:

    Okay, I don’t question for a second that you made the BEST choice for your SRC blog. This looks insanely good!
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  • Roxana GreenGirl said:

    secret recipe club looks like so much fun. for the last couple of days i’ve been drooling over all those amazing dishes.
    Your melt in the mouth fudge sounds so good, with I was the taste-tester in your house
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  • Jayasri said:

    Hi sangeeta, you and peanut butter have something going on I think :), they look fabulous, I still haven’t made your peanut butter stuffing, you have already posted an other one :), now I have two to make in my to do list, check my SRC, when you have time.., beautiful clicks too..

  • Couscous & Consciousness said:

    Oh my goodness – this fudge looks incredible. I think a tray of this in my refrigerator would be a very dangerous thing indeed. Thanks you so much for visiting my blog and taking the time to leave a lovely comment. I hope you’ll visit again.
    Sue πŸ™‚

  • aipi said:

    So dense n so decadent ~ love to be able to sink me teeth into it πŸ™‚

  • Lisa @ Sweet as Sugar Cookies said:

    I’ve never seen fudge like this before. Awesome.

  • Veronica said:

    This fudge looks amazing! I love how simple it is, too. I would have very little willpower with that sitting in the fridge.

  • Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen said:

    I can never resist fudge or peanut butter so this is a dream to me!

  • Mrs. Jen B said:

    Dangerous, as in dangerous to my waistline! πŸ˜‰

  • Gera@Sweets Foods Blog said:

    A fudge sweet indulgence is my style often πŸ˜‰ and with peanut butter even more – absolutely insane πŸ™‚



  • Maria @ Scandifoodie said:

    What a scrumptious treat! This sounds irresistible!

  • Amy @ A Little Nosh said:

    That looks really delicious and decadent. Wow!

    Visiting from the SRC!

  • Amanda said:

    This sounds soooo amazing! Love the combination of flavors, I’ll have to give this a try this holiday season!

  • sanjeeta kk (author) said:

    @Amanda, thanks for dropping by, hope you like the recipe!

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  • Susan said:

    Wow, those look wonderful!

  • Karriann Graf said:

    Fudge is a great gift for the holidays! Happy Cooking!
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  • Christina @ The Hungry Australian said:

    I love the sound of this – peanut butter, fudge chocolate – all my favourites!

    I haven’t made fudge for a very long time – I think it’s high time I did πŸ™‚

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