Peanut Butter Chocolate Stout Fudge

Peanut Butter Chocolate Stout Fudge

Remember how cute we were in March when quarantine started and we all collectively yelled, “Two weeks?! We are going to be like this for two weeks?!” That was adorable. I’m glad I didn’t know how long we’d be doing this because I don’t know if I could have handled it. We just needed the hope of uncertainty. 

I need to plan stuff to survive these days, even embarrassingly small stuff like going to the dog park with my dog and my friend who has a giant floof. Driveway happy hours with my neighbors. Backyard firepit and too many beers with my husband. It’s survival of the optimistic these days. 

Food plans are happening. Like planning to make a bunch of ridiculous cookies and fudge and leaving them on my favorite human’s porch. Texting from a safe distance to say hello, here are treats, I just wanted to see your big dumb face and you can see mine. 

Plans of any sort are helping me break up the groundhogs day feeling of this very long decade that has been 2020. 

Peanut Butter Chocolate Stout Fudge

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Servings 16 squares


  • ½ cup butter
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter*
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 ½ cups dark chocolate chips
  • ½ cup stout beer
  • 1 cup mini peanut butter cups cut in half


  • Add the butter, cream, and brown sugar to a pot over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil, boil for two minutes.
  • Remove from heat, stir in the peanut butter and vanilla until combined.
  • Add the powdered sugar, stir until combined (if it starts to clump, return to heat until just starting to melt.
  • Line an 8x8 pan with parchment, pour the peanut butter into the pan in an even layer, chill until set, about 1 hour.
  • In a microwave-safe bowl add the chocolate chips and beer (this can also be done in a double boiler), heat for 30 seconds, stir and repeat until melted and well combined.
  • Pour over the peanut butter layer in an even layer. Top with mini peanut butter cups.
  • Chill until set. Cut into cubes to serve.


Cheap, store-bought works best. Natural or homemade peanut butters are too oily.

6 thoughts on “Peanut Butter Chocolate Stout Fudge

  1. Do you think this would work with dairy free cream or coconut cream? It sounds amazing, but I can’t have dairy… The butter is an easy sub, but cream is more difficult … Thank you!

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