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Happy Friday before Halloween!!

Easy Peanut Butter Cup Fudge with Salted Bourbon Sugar | @hbharvest

I just had to add that, because sadly we will not be chatting tomorrow on Halloween. BUT, how fun is it that Halloween falls on a Saturday this year??? No work, no school, no having to get up early the next morning – just a good time to be had by all.

SOOO. Tell me, what are your plans for this Halloween? Any parties tonight or tomorrow? Is anyone making this cake, this cheeseboard, these graveyard cakes, or maybe these healthy caramel apples? Oh, or maybe these homemade Tim Tams? Anyone, anyone??

If you are, please send me pictures! Tag me on Instagram, Tweet me, Facebook me, email me, or even send a photo through snapchat. I REALLY want to see what you guys are making.

Clearly I need to live vicariously through you guys cause my social life is pretty LAME.

Easy Peanut Butter Cup Fudge with Salted Bourbon Sugar | @hbharvest

Well actually, I am venturing out of my little box that is my kitchen and office and out into the real world. I know, I know, it’s about flippin time, right? I’m headed down to the Boulder area today for a little time at the pumpkin patch and then off to a Halloween party, with like people other than my brothers.

Shocker, right?! But I swear, I do actually know people other than my family. Promise, I am not a total hermit. 🙂

To be fully honest, the number one reason I am going anywhere is to get myself to that pumpkin patch. It has some photos calling me, and I NEED to get them before it’s too late. I could not think of a better day than the day before Halloween. Should be pretty festive!

And OK, I am kind of pumped for this Halloween party too. I am in charge of dessert. Are you wondering what I’m bringing…can you guess? It’s chocolate ALL OVER.

I mean, obviously.

It’s loaded with peanut butter.

And it’s kind of boozy, cause we are all adults, and it’s Halloween, and bourbon is good with chocolate and peanut butter.

Enough said.

Easy Peanut Butter Cup Fudge with Salted Bourbon Sugar | @hbharvest

And yeah, if you did not already get it by now, I am totally talking about this fudge!!

How perfect is it?

It’s so super simple. Full of the best flavor combo EVER, chocolate + peanut butter, and has bourbon sugar sprinkled on top. I mean. The excitement on my end is pretty much through the roof.

I love simple recipes like this that are just so good!

The idea behind this dessert was that we could all use up all those leftover peanut butter cups from Halloween to make it. Thinking about it now though, peanut butter cups are probably the first Halloween candy to be devoured. SOO, maybe stock up and save a couple handfuls for this fudge because you guys just have to make it.

Not to mention, it’s the perfect holiday gift for Thanksgiving and or Christmas. Just thinkin a little ahead for ya! 🙂

Easy Peanut Butter Cup Fudge with Salted Bourbon Sugar | @hbharvest

Like I said, this fudge is really easy. Just some chocolate, peanut butter cups, a little vanilla and a little bourbon. It’s probably one of the easiest desserts to make. BUT, this fudge gets a super fun and exciting final detail.

Salted bourbon sugar!!

Yes, this fudge has perfection sprinkled on top! And well, it’s kind of pretty too (shh…it also reminds me of Christmas the way it sparkles!).

And with that, I think I am done.

Oh wait, can I just add that this fudge can be made in no time, because it can. I’m thinking that you should probably just skip waiting for the leftover Halloween candy and make this Easy Peanut Butter Cup Fudge tonight. Cause Friday NEEDS chocolate…and a little bourbon never hurt either.

Easy Peanut Butter Cup Fudge with Salted Bourbon Sugar | @hbharvest

Easy Peanut Butter Cup Fudge with Salted Bourbon Sugar.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Refrigerate 1 hour
Total Time 2 hours 40 minutes
Servings: 16 SQAURES
Calories Per Serving: 368 kcal

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Salted Bourbon Sugar

  • 1/2 cup course sugar such as Demerara Sugar OR Turbinado Sugar
  • 1 vanilla bean seeds removes
  • 2 tablespoon bourbon
  • flaky sea salt to your taste (I just used a pinch)

Easy Peanut Butter Cup Fudge

  • 1 1/2 cups cold peanut butter cups chopped
  • 12 ounces semisweet chocolate chopped
  • 5 ounces milk chocolate chopped
  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons bourbon optional
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


Salted Bourbon Sugar

  • Preheat the oven to 250 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with sides with parchment paper.
  • To the baking sheet, add the sugar, vanilla bean and bourbon. Toss well to combine and moisten the sugar. Place on the middle rack of the oven and bake for 1 hour 1 hour 30 minutes, tossing the sugar twice throughout cooking. The sugar is done when it feels dry to the touch and has a golden, caramel hue to it. It is OK if some of the sugar clumps together, but you don't want any giant clumps, break those up while the sugar is still warm. Mix in a pinch of salt. Let cool completely before storing. Can be stored in an airtight container for up to 2 months.

Easy Peanut Butter Cup Fudge

  • Chop you peanut butter cups into chunks and then place in a bowl in the freezer.
  • Spray an 8-inch square pan with cooking spray and then line with parchment paper.
  • In a medium saucepan, heat the semi sweet chocolate, milk chocolate, condensed milk and cream over low heat until melted and smooth. Remove from heat; stir in bourbon, vanilla, salt and peanut butter cups. Mixture will be thick, but stir slowly until combined being careful not to break the peanut butter cups up too much.
  • Spread the mixture in the prepared pan. Sprinkle with the bourbon sugar. Refrigerate about 1 hour or until set.
  • Cut with sharp knife into 4 rows by 4 rows. Store in airtight container in refrigerator.


*Sugar adapted from Bon Appetit.
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Easy Peanut Butter Cup Fudge with Salted Bourbon Sugar | @hbharvest

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  1. All the heart eye emojis! You took all my favorite things and put them into one dessert! I can’t wait to make this.

  2. You’re right, the PB cups are always a coveted candy. But I don’t think anyone would complain if I used them for this!

  3. Tieghan! I love how you placed the peanut butter cups straight in the fudge! They look so pretty when you later cut the fudge into squares. I agree, bourbon makes everything better!

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  5. These look great. I’m putting them on my list of Christmas treats. I just want to make sure I didn’t miss something. The vanilla bean is scraped out before it goes into the bourbon sugar and the seeds can be used for something else? It doesn’t go into the fudge?

    1. Hi! I am sorry, the vanilla bean seeds get mixed with the sugar and the vanilla bean pod just get discarded. So seeds go in with the sugar. make sense? let me know, hope you love the fudge!

  6. You explained in such a easy way, I want to create like this hopefully its wi helpful for me – chocolaty cupcake is my favorites.

  7. Happy Halloween. have a great time. The kitchen often calls louder than the outside world but it’s good you heard the outside calling this time

  8. Bourbon Sugar? I am seriously tossing away ANY other sugar I have! Brilliant! Thank you for this crazy good fudge recipe to jump us into the weekend indulgence! Cheers, Michelle

  9. This fudge looks crazy good Tieghan! Hope you have so much fun at the Halloween party!!

  10. Um, peanut butter cups are only my favorite thing EVER so obviously I’m thinking this looks pretty darn great. Happy Halloween, Tieghan! Glad you have some fun plans 🙂

  11. Gorgeous! I just made chocolate peanut butter and jelly cups for my twin boys and their friends who cannot have gluten or dairy. Kinda wish I could add bourbon sugar to them because this looks amazing! Will have to turn them into fudge and get my bourbon on very soon…and YASS what a great gift idea!