Easy No-Sugar-Added Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge

A small plate of organic homemade chocolate fudge sits on a counter top in a home in Seattle, Washington.
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Total Time: 15 min
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 0 min
Servings: 36 (1 piece each)

Nutrition Highlights (per serving)

76 calories
7g fat
3g carbs
3g protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 36 (1 piece each)
Amount per serving  
Calories 76
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 43mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 1g  
Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Protein 3g  
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 10mg 1%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 109mg 2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calorie a day is used for general nutrition advice.

This is an easy no-bake dessert recipe that's ready in minutes. The fudge is intensely chocolatey and just sweet enough, which makes these tasty little morsels extremely satisfying.

Chocolate and peanut butter go hand-in-hand and are both really good for you in moderation. Peanut butter is a great source of plant-based protein and B complex vitamins, and chocolate is chockfull of antioxidants. The only thing to keep in mind with this dessert is to limit your portion size and savor each delectable bite.



  1. Break up the chocolate into pieces and melt it using a double boiler or the microwave.

  2. Once the chocolate is melted, mix in the rest of the ingredients.

  3. Pack or spread the chocolate mixture into a loaf pan. Cool to room temperature, or you can put it in the refrigerator. Cut into 36 pieces and serve.

Variations and Substitutions

If you opt for a higher-quality chocolate such as Ghirardelli over a less expensive variety such as Hershey's, try using less—6 ounces should be enough—to avoid having the fudge turning out too hard.

If you're not worried about adding a bit of sugar, swap the stevia for an equal amount of powdered sugar or natural sweeteners such as honey or agave syrup. If, on the other hand, you want to avoid all added sugar, be sure to use unsweetened natural peanut butter.

Cooking and Serving Tips

  • You can melt the chocolate in a double boiler on the stove or in a bowl in the microwave. If using the microwave, heat in short time increments and stir in between to avoid overheating.
  • If you're worried about burning the chocolate, You can also use boiling water. Pouring boiling hot water over it and let sit; don't mix. Let it stand for a few minutes and then drain the water from the top, leaving just the melted chocolate at the bottom of the bowl.

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