Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge

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Easy healthy fudge made with just 3 simple ingredients: no sugar added chocolate chips, natural peanut butter and chopped peanuts. Only 1 gram of sugar per piece!

Three ingredient healthy fudge that only has 1 gram of sugar per piece? Is this real life?! You better believe it!

This low sugar fudge recipe is ridiculously easy and will be a hit for the holidays this year. If you aren’t gathering, this would be the perfect thing to make and package up to spread a little love with your friends and family.

Stack of three squares of fudge studded with chopped peanuts. The top piece of fudge has a bite taken out of it.

A Cross Between Truffles and Fudge

To be honest, I can’t put my finger on the right name for this dessert. Taste testers have said this isn’t really what they would call fudge… many of them don’t like regular fudge, but they LOVE this chocolate delight! I feel like it’s a cross between a truffle and fudge, but I’m calling it fudge because the shape and prep is more similar to fudge than truffles. To be honest, the name doesn’t matter because it’s absolutely delish!

Squares of chocolate fudge topped with chopped peanuts on a countertop.

Low Sugar Healthy Fudge Ingredients

You only need three simple ingredients to make this tasty treat:

  • natural peanut butter – you can use either creamy or crunchy depending on what texture you want your fudge to be!
  • dark chocolate chips – Using Lily’s dark chocolate chips keeps this recipe low in sugar and dairy-free.
  • chopped roasted peanuts – these are optional, but I like adding them for more texture and flavor. Plus, they look really pretty sprinkled on top of the fudge.
Tower stack of fudge cubes studded with chopped peanuts.

Substitutions & Notes

  • Nut butter – allergic to peanuts or prefer a different nut or seed butter? I haven’t tested it with different nut butters like almond or cashew, but I’m sure it would work great!
  • Nuts – switch up the added nuts and add walnuts, pecans or almonds (or any other type of nut!) to the fudge. I’ve even thought about adding chopped espresso beans to make espresso fudge.
Side by side photos of peanut fudge in a bread tin and taken out of the tin in a rectangle.

How to Make Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge

Making this fudge is so easy. The hardest part is waiting for the fudge to set!

  1. Line a pan with parchment – Line a 9×5 loaf pan with parchment paper. I like to use little clips on each side to keep the parchment in place.
  2. Melt dark chocolate – Place chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave using 30-second intervals, stirring after each interval, until completely melted and smooth. It will likely take 1 to 3 minutes (depending on your microwave). Make sure you don’t overheat and scorch the chocolate! Stop heating as soon as it is melted.
  3. Add peanut butter – Quickly add peanut butter to the melted chocolate and stir until completely combined.
  4. Transfer to loaf pan and chill – Pour peanut butter chocolate mixture into the prepared loaf pan and spread evenly. Sprinkle chopped roasted peanuts on top. Place in the fridge to set for about 30-60 minutes or until firm to the touch.
  5. Cut and serve – Once chocolate has hardened, cut into small square pieces and serve.
Hand holding a square of fudge topped with chopped peanuts.

How to Store Homemade Fudge

Store fudge in a dark, cool place. It should last about 7-10 days in a cool kitchen or even longer (about 3 weeks or so) in the fridge or freezer. If you keep the fudge in the fridge or freezer, be sure to bring it out and let it rest for 5-10 minutes before eating because the chocolate gets really hard when chilled.

Piece of fudge has a bite taken out of it.

Make This Fudge as a Special Holiday Gift

Homemade treats are such a thoughtful idea for friends and family during the holidays. Instead of stressing about buying gifts for everyone, why not gift some holiday treats?! Who doesn’t love edible gifts? NO ONE.

To give this fudge as a gift, I would pack it in an airtight container and tie a ribbon around it. You can use a simple disposable container (brands usually release cute themed containers around the holidays), but there are cute reusable airtight containers (I love stainless steel and glass containers) that you can package the fudge in and gift. Not only will the recipient get delicious fudge, but they’ll also get a cool reusable container.

Glass container full of pieces of peanut fudge.

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4.55 from 72 votes

Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge

Easy healthy fudge made with just 3 simple ingredients: no sugar added chocolate chips, natural peanut butter and chopped peanuts. Only 1 gram of sugar per piece!
Prep Time: 1 hour
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 3 minutes
Servings: 21

Ingredients 
 

  • 3/4 cup natural creamy peanut butter, or crunchy if you want texture
  • 1 1/3 cups Lily’s dark chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup chopped roasted peanuts

Instructions 

  • Line a 9×5 loaf pan with parchment paper. I like to use on each side to keep the parchment in place.
  • Place chips in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave using 30-second intervals, stirring after each interval, until completely melted and smooth. It will likely take 1 to 3 minutes (depending on your microwave). You can also use a double-boiler to melt your chocolate if desired.
  • Quickly add peanut butter to the melted chocolate and stir until completely combined.
  • Pour peanut butter chocolate mixture into the prepared loaf pan and spread evenly. Sprinkle chopped peanuts on top.
  • Place in the fridge to set for about 30-60 minutes or until firm to the touch.
  • Once chocolate has hardened, cut into small square pieces and serve.
  • Store fudge in a dark, cool place. It should last about 7-10 days in a cool kitchen or even longer (about 3 weeks or so) in the fridge or freezer. If you keep the fudge in the fridge or freezer, be sure to bring it out and let it rest for 5-10 minutes before eating because the chocolate gets really hard when chilled.

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Nutrition

Serving: 1piece | Calories: 110kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 11mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 1g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Desserts
Cuisine: American
Keyword: healthy fudge
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53 Comments

  1. I’m only a couple years into Paleo and still learning but I thought that peanuts were not Paleo as they are legumes.

  2. 5 stars
    I made this using Lily’s dark chocolate chips and almond butter. I added roasted almonds and sea salt on top. It is so yummy!

  3. 5 stars
    My husband and I loved this recipe! I used regular 72% dark chocolate chips and crunchy peanut butter. I also added a tiny bit of coconut oil to the chocolate chips. It’s the healthiest, best tasting fudge I’ve had! 10/10!

    1. Ah yay!! So pumped to hear this fudge was a hit, Caroline! Thanks so much for making it and coming back to leave a review. It means the world to me!

  4. 4 stars
    Loved how easy this was to make and end up with a tasty treat. I used Ghirardelli chips, but since I hardly eat sweets I don’t mind the extra sugar. 🙂 Will certainly share this recipe with friends!

  5. 5 stars
    My daughter is recently diagnosed t1d & I have been looking for low carb low sugar yummy recipes for her to have treats. This recipe doesn’t spike her sugar at all. I used reg dark chocolate chips & creamy pb. Also sprinkled walnuts bc she isn’t crazy about peanuts. Thanks for posting this!

  6. 5 stars
    Wow these turned out SO good and so easy to make. Tastes more like a chocolate peanut butter truffle (which are my favorite). I’ll definitely make these again!

    1. YUM! I am so glad that you are loving this recipe, Kelsey. Thank you for sharing your review + star rating, I really appreciate it!

    1. Yay! I am so glad you are loving this recipe, Chelle. Thank you for sharing your review + star rating, it means so much to me!

  7. 5 stars
    Hi!
    yummie, yummie 😋. Thanks for this awesome recipe, tasted really good!!
    Gonna do this for a friend of mine, she’s having a birthday party soon. And she is peanutoholic😀. I know she’s gonna following in love with these treats. Thanks again 🤗🤗🇸🇪

  8. 5 stars
    This was soo yummie and easy to make! And my friend really Liked them, so I’m gonna make these for her birthday,now in december.
    Thank you 🙏🙏😋💖

    1. Yay! I am excited to hear that you are loving this recipe, Birgitta. Thank you so much for sharing your review & star rating, I truly appreciate it.

    1. Yay! I am excited to hear that this recipe is a hit, Diana. Thanks so much for sharing your review & star rating, it means so much to me.

  9. 5 stars
    Quick, simple recipe that comes together in a flash. Added festive holiday m&ms instead of nuts to give to our neighbors for a holiday treat.

    1. Ah I love the idea of using M&M’s, Crystal, sounds delicious. Thank you for your review + star rating, I so appreciate it.

  10. I am wondering if anyone has tried it with different nut butters. I am allergic to peanuts so 2 of the 3 ingredients won’t work for me.

    1. Hi Vicki – I haven’t tested this recipe with different nut butters, but I am sure alone or cashew would also be delicious. You can also switch up the nuts with walnuts, pecans or almonds (or any other type of nut). I hope you enjoy this recipe!

  11. 5 stars
    Thanks so much for this delicious fudge recipe, Brittany! It is so flavorful and super creamy! We love the contrast of crunchy nuts with the smooth texture of the fudge. We really love fudge and are appreciative of a no-sugar-added recipe that we can enjoy eating and still feel good after! This is a recipe that we will be making all year long–not only during the holidays! 😉 Thank you!!

    1. WOO! I am so excited to hear that this recipe is such a hit for you and your family, Angela. Thank you so much for coming back and sharing your review & star rating, it truly means so much to me.

  12. 5 stars
    This is so delicious and so simple to make. I love making treats that are so tasty but are a little healthier. This will now be a regular in my holiday baking.

    1. Woo! I am excited to hear that you are loving this recipe, Stephanie. Thanks so much for making this recipe and coming back to share your review & star rating, I really appreciate it.

    1. Yay! I am so glad to hear that you are loving this recipe, Theresia. Thank you for your review & star rating, I so appreciate it.

    1. Yay! I am so glad this recipe is a hit, Vanessa. Thank you so much for sharing with your neighbors and for coming back and leaving your review + star rating, I really appreciate it!

  13. 3 stars
    This was a great recipe, made one batch for my husband and I and the rest for some friends, we loved it. Mine, however, tended to melt quickly. Wondering if anyone else ran into this issue.

    1. Ah yay! I am so glad that you are both loving this respect, Elianys. I am not sure what they would have melted quickly, did you change anything about the recipe? Thank you for your review & star rating, I really appreciate it.

    1. Yay! I am excited to hear that you are enjoying this recipe, Bridget. Thank you for your review + star rating, I appreciate it!

    1. Yay, I am glad that you are loving this recipe, Stevie. Thank you so much for sharing your review & star rating, I appreciate it!

    1. Yay! I am glad that you are enjoyed this recipe, Bonnie. Thank you for you’re review & star rating, I appreciate it!

    1. Oh YUM! What a great sub, Alicia, I am so glad you enjoyed this recipe. Thanks for sharing your review & star rating, I really appreciate it!

    1. Hi Michelle – I always use natural peanut butter (just peanuts and sometimes sea salt), really any brand will work, but my favorites are trader joes or whole foods. Enjoy this recipe!