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Peanut Butter and Jelly Fudge

Guaranteed, you’ll never again look at pb&j the same way.

peanut butter and jelly fudge

One of my friends summed up the following recipe perfectly:

“It’s like eating a peanut butter and jelly sandwich… in fudge form!”

pbj fudge

PB&J Fudge

  • 2 tbsp peanut butter
  • 2 tbsp coconut butter or Homemade Coconut Butter
  • very scant 2/3c berries (I used 80g strawberries. You can also use jam.)
  • 1/8 tsp salt (also, I used salted pb)
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon (optional)
  • 1 tbsp agave or pure maple syrup (I liked it plain, but my tasters preferred it sweetened)

Blend the berries first. (I used a Magic Bullet cup.) Then add the other ingredients and blend until smooth. Put in a container, and freeze until firm. It’ll keep for at least a few weeks in the freezer. (Just be sure to thaw before eating.)

See the following post for: Calorie Information.

(This version probably has fewer calories because berries aren’t as calorically-dense as bananas… but what’s a calorie-count anyway, if not an estimate?)

peanut butter jelly fudge

And a close up.

You know you wanted one.

pbj fudge

Don’t forget about pb&j’s chocolatey cousin:


Another healthy recipe: Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge.

As a kid, what kinds of lunches did you take to school?

I went through different sandwich phases that would last about a month or so. One month, it’d be a cream cheese and jelly sandwich every single day. Another month was turkey. In middle school, I started a love affair with pb-banana sandwiches. Oh, and when I was very little, my favorite packed lunch was a nutella sandwich. People thought it was weird. Who knew that, almost twenty years later, nutella would become so trendy? I was such a little trend-setter.

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Published on July 28, 2011

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  1. Maxwell says

    I don’t like pb&j that much, but the chocolate fudgies are doing to me made some time soon!

    I have never bought my lunch from school. Ever since 1st grade I, not my mom, have made my lunch. In grade school, raw Ramen packets and tuna with crackers were my staples. Middle school I was home-schooled, so I ate whatever I wanted at home. High school has been rough with lunches. I get made fun of for my weird dishes I bring to school. Sushi, tofu stirfry, grape leaves, and curries all get the “what on earth is that!” response, and then sometimes a “you are so weird!”. My food tastes so much better than the school lunches though,(sometimes my friends share) so I just let the comments roll off and enjoy my food!

  2. Luv What You Do says

    I LOVED cream cheese and jelly sandwiches. I have never heard of anyone who eats them. How fun!

    Ps the fudge looks great. Love me some PB and AB with everything. You should do a PB adn banana fudge!

  3. BroccoliHut says

    Ah, I love reminiscing about school lunches! I used to take fat free bologna on white bread with pickles and mustard. Pretzels always came along too.
    In high school the lunch was free, so I was always up for whatever they were serving. That’s how I first tried a lot of dishes, including baklava and collard greens!

  4. Namaste Gurl says

    Oh my goodness, can I steal your brain? How creative are you? I would’ve loved that wholesome treat as a kid 🙂

  5. Katie says

    That fudge looks so good! I’m going to have to try it out.

    So funny because my friends and I were just talking last night about whether we used to bring our lunch or buy it in elementary school. A few of my friends who went to a private school said they always bought it because it was so good. I remember actually crying one day in first grade because I forgot my lunch and had to buy hot lunch which was soooo bad hahah. My mom usually packed me pretty good lunches…I remember kids always getting so excited over lunchables but I always got so mad when my mom gave me one because I thought the meat was disgusting and slimy. yuck, still makes me cringe thinking about those.

  6. Rebecca says

    I always brought my lunch to school (even as a kid I thought they looked/tasted funny). It varied a lot from tunafish to turkey and veggie sandwiches, salads, PB&J and fruits. My mom packed me pretty good lunches.

    I think I may have a new fudge to add to my baking around the holidays.

  7. Danni says

    These look good to me! I think I will have to try them with some wild blueberries 😉 and probably all PB considering I don’t have coconut butter 🙁

    All throughout school (before I started a bad habit of starving myself…) I had peanut butter sandwiches. Every single day. And never got sick of it.

  8. Lorin says

    My friends always made fun of me because literally almost every day I had peanut butter and jelly sandwich. I occasionaly, rarely, had turkey, but then senior year I became a vegeterian. Senior year I got a bit more creative and had some tempeh and jam sandwiches. I always thought when I was going into college that I would be making a lot of pb and j sandwiches but I can’t remember the last time I had one :P. I love peanut butter though!

  9. Leslie says

    That fudge looks amazing! Growing up I ate a peanut butter and syrup sandwich almost everyday of my public school history from grades 4-8 with an apple (or cookies once in a blue moon if I wa lucky) we were pretty poor. Come high school it was veggies and dip or the odd cafeteria fries.

  10. Morgan says

    Hi! Is there a sub for coconut butter? I really want to make this and I don’t have any! Regular butter? Or oil maybe?

  11. Natalie says

    I went to boarding school so I ate 3 meals a day at school! We had set places at tables with girls (all girls school) from different years at lunch, which was nice when we were tiny but lame when we got older (15 y/o do not care about the woes of 11 y/os) dinner and breakfast we were in year groups. School did AMAZING puddings (dead man’s leg w custard mmm) and a really nice (but not spicy) curry with peaches in it! Haslet however is probably one of the most horrible things I’ve EVER come across! I have fond memories of school dinners!

  12. Justine says

    I made this fudge recipe exactly how it’s written, froze the fudge… It set or I thought it did but once being in the refrigerator for a few hours(to thaw to eat), it unset and was goopy. Do you have any advice to keep it set? Thanks!

  13. J says

    I’m sure you are a very sweet girl… but you do not look healthy. I’ve been there. Thank you for the recipes, best of luck.

  14. Mariah says

    Cool recipe idea. I wouldn’t have thought to make peanut butter and jelly fudge. 🙂
    Not sure if you’re aware of this, but the link to the calorie information is wrong. It took me to your raw chocolate fudge cake. Anyway, thanks for the recipe and may God bless you! 🙂

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