Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Fudge Recipe

by valentina on July 21, 2011

This four-ingredient peanut butter cookie recipe comes courtesy my friend Aimée.  She gave it to me when we were very young kids.  Kinda cute, I think.

My mom has been making this recipe practically weekly ever since.  No exaggeration!  She recalls that Aimée said it was a recipe from the Sesame Street show.  Aimée doesn’t remember that part. ;-)

Simply by using a baking dish instead of a cookie sheet, I’ve turned this incredible peanut butter cookie recipe into a crazy, yummy fudge recipe.  And oh my — watch out — is it good!

Peanut butter is packed with protein, you know.  It’s good to keep that healthy thought in mind if you become addicted to these!I love that these don’t contain any flour . . . because they have become my gluten-free, 7-year-old son’s favorite dessert!

I hope I’ve inspired a weekend cooking project for you!

And this is all you need . . .

Recipe
Makes about 2 dozen
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 25 minutes

2 egg whites
1 cup granulated sugar
2 cups crunchy, salted peanut butter
3-1/4 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

In a square 8 x 8-inch baking pan, use a large fork to combine the egg whites with the sugar.  Then blend in the peanut butter and 1 cup of the chocolate chips.  Use a small, flat-bottomed spatula to smooth out the top.  Then evenly pour the remaining 2-1/4 cups of chocolate chips on the top.

Place the pan in the preheated oven for 25 minutes.

Remove from the oven and immediately smooth the melted chocolate chips with the same small spatula.  Let this set up at room temperature for at least 2 hours — ideally overnight — before cutting.  To speed it up, you can put it in the refrigerator for an hour.  It’s still delicious if you cut it before, just soft and a bit messy!

Print recipe.

Notes:

For another gluten free peanut butter dessert, my Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Chocolate Krispie Treat Recipe is not to be missed!

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CCSuffolk July 21, 2011 at 8:50 pm

Will be giving these a bash tomorrow as seeing some great friends.Looks as though they would travel well too:)

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Paula July 21, 2011 at 9:01 pm

Seriously enticing! Can’t wait to have a dozen or two (dozen!)

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valentina July 21, 2011 at 10:10 pm

Thank you! I encourage 2 dozen! ;-)

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Sippitysup July 22, 2011 at 1:59 pm

“hey you got chocolate in my peanutbtter!” GREG

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mike C July 25, 2011 at 8:20 pm

What kind of peanut butter is that?

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valentina July 25, 2011 at 9:33 pm

It’s crunchy, salted peanut butter. I use Trader Joe’s brand, but you can use your favorite! :-)

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Kelsey July 26, 2011 at 6:15 pm

I love these cookies! Great recipe

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