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Fudgy Buttons

Tonight I wanted something sweet, and there was NOTHING in the house (I need to grocery shop!).

I knew it was time to pull out my recipe for Fudgy Buttons once again.  I found the recipe in a magazine, given by a grandma who said she stirred up a batch for her grandkids every time they visited. I’ve made these many times, and I am sure I will still be stirring them up when I am a grandma.

I like them for a few reasons.  I always have the ingredients on hand,  I don’t have to turn the oven on,  I can make them in 5 minutes, my girls can help roll the balls and make them into buttons, they are round and cute, and they satisfy even the most intense craving for chocolate and peanut butter.

They are not the healthiest thing we could choose to eat, but when compared to the ingredients in some of the most popular chocolate and peanut butter candies:

Peanuts, Milk Chocolate, Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Chocolate, Nonfat Milk, Milk Fat, Lactose, and Soy Lecithin, and PGPR, Emulsifiers)Sugar, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Partially Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil (Cottonseed, Soybean, Palm Kernel, and Palm Oil)Sorbitol, Dextrose, Chocolate, Nonfat Milk, High Maltose Corn Syrup, Refined Palm Kernel Oil, Cocoa Butter, Salt, Corn Syrup, Whey, Whey Protein Concentrate, Caseinate, Soy Lecithin, Artificial Flavor, Glycerin, Lactose, Mono and Diglycerides, and TBHQ.

I feel pretty good about my 5 ingredient, (ones I can pronounce!) cute, little Fudgy Buttons.


Fudgy Buttons
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins

An easy, 5-ingredient snack for when you need a quick sweet.

Recipe Type: Sweets
Servings: 4 people
  • 4 Tbls butter or margarine
  • 3 tsp baking cocoa
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tsp milk
  • 4 Tbls creamy peanut butter
  1. In a small saucepan, melt the butter; remove from heat. 

  2. Add cocoa and mix well. 

  3. Stir in sugar. (Will be quite thick) 

  4. Add milk and stir until smooth. (You will feel like you should add more milk- don't. The peanut butter will make it creamy and perfect) 

  5. Add peanut butter and mix well. 

  6. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto waxed paper; roll into balls and flatten with your thumb.