This Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge is an easy homemade fudge recipe made with creamy layers of rich chocolate, smooth peanut butter and dairy-free chocolate chips. It's the perfect healthy holiday treat and simple to make with no candy-thermometer required. Gluten-free, vegan, refined-sugar free with a keto sweetener option.
Line an 8" X 8" pan with parchment paper or foil and spray lightly with nonstick spray
MAKE THE CHOCOLATE LAYER: Add the chocolate, coconut milk and maple syrup to a medium pot over low heat, while stirring frequently.Once the mixture is smooth and combined, remove from heat and stir in vanilla and salt, if using.
SPREAD INTO PAN: Pour into prepared pan and spread evenly with an offset spatula.
CHILL FUDGE: Place the pan in the freezer while you make the peanut butter layer.
MAKE THE PEANUT BUTTER FUDGE: In a large heat-safe bowl, add the peanut butter, coconut oil and maple syrup. Heat over a double-boiler OR microwave in 30-second increments making sure to stir in between until melted and smooth. Add vanilla and salt if using.
SPREAD OVER CHOCOLATE LAYER: Remove pan from freezer and spread peanut butter fudge layer on top of the chocolate fudge layer using an offset spatula.
Top with optional chocolate chips.
CHILL IN FRIDGE: Allow to set for about 3 hours or place in the fridge to speed up the process.
CUT INTO SQUARES: Lift fudge out from pan using the parchment overhang and cut into 1-inch pieces. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 week or in the freezer for up to 3 months