Oxmoor House
Hands-on Time
9 Mins
Total Time
2 Hours 11 Mins
Serves 25 (serving size: 1 square)

Make the combination of peanut butter and chocolate even better by stirring in instant coffee granules and topping the fudge with chopped peanuts. 

How to Make It

Step 1

Line an 8-inch square baking dish with wax paper. Place 9 tablespoons milk in a microwave-safe bowl. Add chocolate chips, cocoa, and coffee. Microwave at HIGH for 1 minute or until melted. Stir in 1/2 teaspoon vanilla. Spread into prepared pan.

Step 2

Combine the remaining milk, peanut butter chips, and peanut butter in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at HIGH for 1 minute or until melted. Stir in remaining 1/2 teaspoon vanilla. Spread evenly over chocolate layer, and sprinkle with peanuts. Cover and chill 2 hours. Cut into 25 squares.

Ratings & Reviews

Guernsey's Review

November 27, 2014
I've made fudge many times over the years so I felt pretty confident starting this recipe. The flavor was a little too sweet for me but most fudge is on the sweet side so not a problem. However, this recipe never firmed up. I refrigerated it for 2 days and no change. Will not make again. It got two stars because the flavor was okay.

slocook1's Review

March 23, 2014
Chocolate and peanut butter=yummy. However this recipe was just way to food policed for me. I had to make too many adjustments to get the end result I was looking for, which is usually par for the course for recipes from "Cooking Light". I increased the chocolate layer by 25% and used milk chocolate chips because that's my preference when it comes to chocolate. Also I used regular condensed milk instead of fat free. This is fudge for goodness sake, it's an occasional indulgence so indulge and don't worry about it. Instead of getting 25 chincey teasers I cut the batch into 16 squares.

CRSTurner's Review

March 09, 2014
So disappointed. Tasted good, but after reading reviews about not firming up, I left it in the fridge overnight before attempting to cut, The pb layer was fine, it was the dark fudge part that was a gooey mess, I chopped peanuts and put between layers and pressed down hoping the layers would stick together, they didn't. I also added chopped peanuts and chopped heath bar (thanks linnell). Don't know if I'll try it again.

Raykei's Review

December 14, 2013

CarrieLMB's Review

June 07, 2013
So super easy and very tasty! 3WW Pts

Kalifish's Review

June 04, 2013
These were quick and easy to make. I didn't want to buy instant coffee so just ground up some regular beans... I would add more coffee next time, maybe decaf. Also, be sure to gently press the chopped peanuts into the top layer before you put the baking dish in the fridge. This is a VERY sweet treat, but when cut into small sized pieces, is perfect to take to a shower or party, or to have at home for "something sweet" after dinner.

AlyssumFlowers's Review

May 21, 2013
Wow. So simple and delicious!

lynnmarlyn's Review

February 08, 2013
I made these for a Superbowl party amid they were a big hit. so easy to make and no one knew they were cooking light.

jmeleeS's Review

January 02, 2013
I made this recipe as a part of homemade gifts for the holidays this year and I loved the results! I did however for ease of getting "individual servings" pour the batter evenly into 10 muffin tins coated with cooking spray and let chill / firm in the fridge for the 2 hours. I purchased "nut topping" at the store and sprinkled on top in lieu of chopping peanuts myself. After the chill time, I ran a butter knife around the edges and each treat popped out perfectly - I then placed in holiday cupcake papers and refrigerated until I was ready to hand out. Each little treat was perfectly adorable and everyone raved about the taste! The dark chocolate layer is extremely decadant but the peanut butter balances it out. Super simple to make and tasty - I would definitely make again and again! Enjoy!

robinalaplante's Review

November 25, 2012