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Chocolate Macaroons and Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge

Updated on December 14, 2013


Two recipes that are a must to make at Christmastime for me are Chocolate Macaroons and Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge. Both of these recipes are easy to make and can be made quickly.

The fudge, which tastes like Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, can me made, wrapped, and frozen for up to six weeks. The macaroons, if in an airtight container will good for at least two weeks.


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Cook Time Chocolate Macaroon Cookies

  • Prep time: 10 min
  • Cook time: 8 min
  • Ready in: 18 min
  • Yields: 24 small cookies

Four Ingredients for the Chocolate Macaroons

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Ingredients for Chocolate Macaroon Cookies

  • 1 square of Baker's Semi-Sweet Chocolate
  • 1 1/3 Cups of Flaked Coconut
  • 1/3 Cup of Sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 tsp. of Vanilla
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After melting the chocolate mix and stir all ingredients.Drop by the teaspoonfuls onto a greased or parchment paper lined cookie sheet. Pop into the oven for eight minutes.This picture is of two batches of Chocolate Macaroon Cookies.Serve and enjoy.
After melting the chocolate mix and stir all ingredients.
After melting the chocolate mix and stir all ingredients.
Drop by the teaspoonfuls onto a greased or parchment paper lined cookie sheet. Pop into the oven for eight minutes.
Drop by the teaspoonfuls onto a greased or parchment paper lined cookie sheet. Pop into the oven for eight minutes.
This picture is of two batches of Chocolate Macaroon Cookies.
This picture is of two batches of Chocolate Macaroon Cookies.
Serve and enjoy.
Serve and enjoy. | Source

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or lightly grease.
  2. In a microwave safe bowl melt the square of baker's chocolate on high for 1 1/2 - 2 minutes. When it is almost completely melted it is good to go.
  3. To the bowl of melted chocolate add and stir in the coconut, condensed milk and vanilla.
  4. In order to get exactly two dozen cookies use a measuring spoon teaspoon. Drop from teaspoonfuls onto your cookie sheet, leaving about an inch between each cookie.
  5. Bake for 8 minutes or until set. These cookies will easily burn so make sure that you bake them until they are just set.
  6. Remove from the oven and cool on a wire rack. ENJOY!

Leftover sweetened condensed milk

Whether you make one or two batches of these macaroons you will have leftover sweetened condensed milk. When this happens here are a few things that you can use the leftover milk for.

Fruit Dip

Mix 4 ounces of cream cheese with 1/2 of a can of sweetened condensed milk. Stir in 1 tablespoon of lemon juice. This makes a delicious fruit dip.

Spread for toast or on cookies

When my grandmother was alive she would take the can of sweetened condensed milk and boil the entire can in a pot of water for thirty minutes. We would then spread it on toast after the can had cooled enough to open and use.

With the leftover milk simply heat it pour it into a saucepan, heat it, then pour it into a container. Store in the fridge until you're ready to use it.


Cook Time for Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge

Prep time: 15 min. Cook Time: 5 min. Ready in: 20 min.

Yields: 2 pounds

Please Note: Fudge must be cooled in the refrigerator for one hour before cutting.

Who's for fudge?

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Ingredients for Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge

  • 1 Pkg. of Hershy Peanut Butter Chipits
  • 1 Can of Sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 1/4 Cups of Icing or powdered sugar
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 1/8 Cup of butter or margarine
  • 2 Baker's Semi-Sweet Chocolate squares

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In a saucepan melt the Chipits with the sweetened condensed milk and stir until melted.Add icing sugar, salt, and vanilla stirring until well mixed.Pour and spread into the square pan.Melt and stir together butter and chocolate squares.Pour melted chocolate over the peanut butter fudge. Place in fridge for at least one hour before cutting.Cut and Enjoy!
In a saucepan melt the Chipits with the sweetened condensed milk and stir until melted.
In a saucepan melt the Chipits with the sweetened condensed milk and stir until melted.
Add icing sugar, salt, and vanilla stirring until well mixed.
Add icing sugar, salt, and vanilla stirring until well mixed.
Pour and spread into the square pan.
Pour and spread into the square pan.
Melt and stir together butter and chocolate squares.
Melt and stir together butter and chocolate squares.
Pour melted chocolate over the peanut butter fudge. Place in fridge for at least one hour before cutting.
Pour melted chocolate over the peanut butter fudge. Place in fridge for at least one hour before cutting.
Cut and Enjoy!
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Instructions for Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge

  1. Line an 8 x 8" pan with wax paper.
  2. In a saucepan on medium high setting melt the peanut butter chips with the condensed milk stirring until melted.
  3. Remove the saucepan from the stove and stir into the pan the icing sugar, salt and vanilla.
  4. Once ever thing is well mixed pour and spread evenly into the square wax paper lined pan.
  5. Set the pan aside while making the chocolate topping.
  6. In a saucepan on the medium setting melt the Baker's chocolate with the butter stirring while it all melts together.
  7. Once melted pour evenly over the peanut butter mixture.
  8. Set in the refrigerator to cool for at least one hour before cutting.
  9. When you're ready to cut the fudge carefully pull the wax paper away from the sides of the pan and set the fudge with the wax paper onto a cutting board. With a sharp knife press down to cut.
  10. Store in an airtight container either in the fridge or if you are freezing the fudge wrap in plastic wrap and freeze.
  11. ENJOY!


More Fudge Please

If you prefer a nutty chocolate fudge, you can find a recipe by this author at Chocolate Fudge Easiest Ever.

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4.9 stars from 10 ratings of Chocolate Macaroon Cookies & Fudge

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

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      Susan Zutautas 2 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Hi there Sunshine, nice to see you here. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

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      Susan Zutautas 2 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Oh DzyMsLizzy, I love mounds too! They are sooooooo good! Thanks so much and Merry Christmas.

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      Susan Zutautas 2 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Wednesday-Elf, and Vespawoolf, Thank you both! Merry Christmas!

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      Linda Bilyeu 2 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Fudge, chocolate and peanut butter...a triple delight!

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      Liz Elias 2 years ago from Oakley, CA

      Oh. My. Gosh! We LOVE macaroons, and now, you've gone and added chocolate to them?? Shame on you for ruining my diet! LOL Coconut and chocolate have to be nearly THE best combination on the planet! (Mounds are my favorite candy bar!)

      And dangitallanyway, they look so gol-darned easy to make. I'll have to make a quadruple recipe, so I have enough to give away after I pig out! LOL

      Voted up, interesting, awesome, pinned and shared!

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      vespawoolf 2 years ago from Peru, South America

      Oh my goodness! Your photos make my mouth water. These both have simple ingredients and sound easy to make. I can´t wait to try! Thanks for sharing.

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      Susan Zutautas 2 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Thanks Mary, Merry Christmas!

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      Wednesday-Elf 2 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

      Ah - two of my very favorites. Love both fudge AND chocolate macaroons. Thanks for these recipes.

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      Mary Craig 2 years ago from New York

      The only thing better than chocolate is chocolate with peanut butter! Coconut's not bad either. Susan you pick the best food to write hubs about and you include great pictures! Thanks so much for this one.

      Voted up, useful, awesome, and interesting.

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      Susan Zutautas 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Careermommy, Hope that you enjoy them and Merry Christmas.

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      Tirralan Watkins 3 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      Susan, these are two of my favorite sweet treats! Thanks so much for the recipes. I will make with my kids. And, I'm definitely pinning!

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      Susan Zutautas 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Rebecca, I made fudge yesterday using a dark chocolate and it's really good :) Merry Christmas & Happy New Year.

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      Rebecca Mealey 3 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      Sounds like the kind of fudge I love best. It's hard to beat Chocolate and peanut butter together! Yum!

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      Susan Zutautas 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Hope you enjoy them as much as we do TurtleDog!

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      Susan Zutautas 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Thanks JT!

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      Susan Zutautas 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I'll be keeping my eyes open to see your blog post and I if you do try these recipes that you both enjoy them as much as we do.

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      TurtleDog 3 years ago

      Love macaroons. We should have tried this. Attempted oatmeal cookies instead, disaster, will give your recipe a shot next. Looks delicious

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      JT Walters 3 years ago from Florida

      These look fantastic!!

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      Natasha 3 years ago from Hawaii

      Mmmm, fudge and peanut butter! I made some fudge yesterday that I'll be blogging about. My man had a piece and asked 'This is for supper?' I bet he'd love the coconut addition!

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Thanks Holle. Okay will do that and hopefully it doesn't melt. Mail service is so slow these days :)

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      Holle Abee 4 years ago from Georgia

      I'm not too crazy about macaroons, but the fudge gets 5 stars! Looks and sounds incredibly yummy. Just drop some in the mail for me! lol

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Careemommy, Yes the macaroons are very easy to make. Thanks for visiting and for sharing.

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      Tirralan Watkins 4 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      Just Ask Susan, thank you for these recipes. I didn't realize it was so easy to make macaroons. Amazing and will share.

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      movingfinger, Thank you for letting me know that you tried both recipes and enjoyed the macaroons.

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      movingfinger 4 years ago

      Being the foodie I am, I tried out both recipes but I have to say, I like the Macaroon Cookies better :). Not to mention the 3 mile jog to burn off the cookie.. was worth every bite though...

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Sharon, This macaroon recipe only has 4 ingredients but I do have other ones that have way more. I'm sure you'd like both of these recipes. Thanks for stopping by and for the pin :)

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      Sharon Smith 4 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

      I've never made Macaroons and had no idea there were only four ingredients, easy! I love the ideas for leftover condensed milk. I hate to pour it out. And yum on the fudge. That is something else I've never made. I think I should try these recipes! Pinned!

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Glimmer Twin, Thanks and I hope that you enjoy the recipe. I think I may have to make more for Valentine's Day as my hubby loves these macaroons.

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 4 years ago

      It may be after Christmas, but these look great and I love the chocolate twist of the macaroons. Up, awesome and pinned.

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Monis Mas, They disappear faster than I can make them :) Thanks for the pin and for stopping by.

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      ImKarn, Yes i have and I have two Newfs so I do know all about drool :) Thanks so much and I hope your Christmas was Merry.

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Pam, Thank you and I hope that you had a Merry Christmas and all the best to you and your family in 2013.

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      Aga 4 years ago

      Your Chocolate Macaroon Cookies - Oh My Good! I am sure they taste even better than they look on your photo!

      I had to Pin it! :-)

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      i'm sure you've heard of Pavlov's Dog, Susan? lol..

      well..i swear that my mouth started watering just READING the word 'macaroon'...

      omg...NEED these..

      Thanks...i think...lol

      Merry Christmas, my friend!

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      Pamela Oglesby 4 years ago from United States

      Both of these recipes look delicious. My husband will love the first one as he loves coconut. Thanks for sharing them and have a very Merry Christmas.

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      HI Ruby, Thank you :)

      Alicia, Thanks.

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Suzzycue, Tastes like caramel. Thanks :)

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

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      Thank you all for your comments and I hope you enjoy the recipes.

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Petra, I'm still baking. I feel like that's all I've done this month :) Hopefully I'll have it all finished today. Hope you enjoy the recipes.

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      Linda Crampton 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Both these recipes sound delicious, Susan, especially the fudge! I love the idea of heating the condensed milk to make a spread, too.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Peanut butter and chocolate yummy. I an thrilled that chocolate is good for you. No more guilt..Great recipe..

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

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      Thanks everyone and yes chocolate is soooo good for us :)

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      vespawoolf, The condensed milk turns into a darker rich color and tastes like caramel.

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

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      Thanks everyone and Merry Christmas!

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      Susan Britton 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      These are great recipes Susan and I love that you put in a tip for what to do with the canned milk. Excellent idea and by the way what does it taste like on toast or cookies? Well done with the Photo's.

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      Mary Craig 4 years ago from New York

      AND Gluten Free! You've hit the top with these two Susan. Easy to make and good to eat...what more could we ask for?

      Voted up, useful, and totally awesome!

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      Devika Primić 4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      I enjoy chocolate recipes thanks for sharing the lovely idea

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      Jeanine Tribley 4 years ago from Ocho Rios, Jamaica

      Love the chocolate macaroons, but LOVE even more how easy it is to make them! Thank you, I will be trying this out asap for the Holidays!!

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      Petra Newman 4 years ago

      These look awesome! Just what I'm looking for since I'm elbow deep in Christmas baking today. I'm def. going to try these:)

      Have a Great Holiday everyone:)

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      drbj and sherry 4 years ago from south Florida

      The chocolate macaroons look delicious, Susan. And you and I know how GOOD chocolate is for us! Thanks for the recipe.

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      Martin Kloess 4 years ago from San Francisco

      Mmm... Mmm Chocolate Macaroons (he says as his mouth waters).

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Peanut butter fudge--I might be in heaven!

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      vespawoolf 4 years ago from Peru, South America

      These are great recipes, and how nice that they can be made well ahead of time. I appreciate the tips for using up leftover condensed milk and your grandmother's recipe. Does the milk turn golden when cooked for 30 minutes? It sounds a lot like dulce de leche. Yum!

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      Anything with sweetened condensed milk cannot be bad and must be delicious. I like the fruit dip idea as well. Lots of good and very sweet stuff here..and to boot..Easy to make. Voting Up and pinning.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      My three favorite words in the food category...chocolate peanut butter. Great recipe.

      Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and yours.

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      Yvonne Spence 4 years ago from UK

      These sound yummy, and the photos look delicious!

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      Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

      yea sounded real good so I hit that five damn my mouth is watering ...:)

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      WillStarr 4 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      Wow! Both sound great!

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