Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Fudge aka… the easiest recipe, like ever.

Reese's Peanut Butter Fudge....3 ingredients and 10 minutes is all you need to make this perfect fudge!

I don’t think I discussed quite what I did for Father’s Day this year. I didn’t mean to NOT talk about it, I just forgot….which is pretty much the norm these days. So here’s the horror that went down:

I got up early Sunday morning to make breakfast for my husband. Brooke picked the menu and made sure I understood that I was to wake her up “super early” so we could make the eggs, bacon and crepes together before Gord woke from his deep slumber.

I woke her up at 6:30 the next morning and guess what. She rolled over and said “can you make the food and then wake me up when it’s done?

Thanks for leaving me high and dry, girlfriend.

So, I made crepes as quietly as I could for about 10 minutes before Blake wakes up. This was not planned.

I continued making crepes while trying to keep a starving 1 year old quiet…a rather impossible task, but I do my best.

The crepes were done around 7:10 and I moved onto the bacon and eggs. By this time, I hear Gordon go into the bathroom. Almost immediately thereafter, I hear this conversation:

Brooke calling out while still cuddled warm in her bed: “Daddy?”

Gordon calling back: “yeeeeeees?”

Brooke responding: “GO BACK TO BED!”

At this point, I conclude that the element of surprise is ruined. I sort of saw it coming though. Out of the two of us, he most definitely is the morning person. Brooke comes out of hibernation to tell me to hurry up because her father is in fact awake. Thanks kid. Thanks.

7:30, things are all done and we bring him the obvious breakfast in bed.

He starts to eat when Brooke requests that she too will be requiring breakfast in bed. Between the two of them in my bed and Blake in the middle, I should have seen the chocolate sauce from the crepes getting onto my white sheets.  But alas, I did not.

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Gord opens his gifts and we got him his favorite party game, telestrations. We also made him a ‘we love you because’ jar and wrote out reasons we loved him and attached them to his favorite mini chocolate bars.

Sometimes, I pull cute stuff together. WhatcanIsay?

ANYWAYS, after breakfast everyone takes their time getting ready for church and I spend the majority of the time doing dishes and getting my kids ready. I literally then have 10 minutes to pull my hot mess of a self together, so I throw on some clothes, tie my hair back, put my taller boots on cause ain’t nobody got time to shave and do my makeup in the car. #motherhood #ohthejoys #thisseriouslyhappened #mylifeladiesandgentlemen

Oh, at some point during this mad dash, I also sliced these bars up because I wanted to bring them to church to share with all the other Dad’s…because I didn’t want them in my house aaaaaaand I’m nice like that. #ilovefood

Good news. We made it to church on time. I think I felt semi-peaceful there, but it’s hard to tell between my cranky {teething} baby and my daughter who refuses to whisper.

After church {hallelujah}, I took a nap, made Bang Bang Chicken for dinner, and played telestrations with Brooke.

A great great day had by all. Except maybe me.

So, what’s to conclude? I should not have brought the fudge to church because by the end of this crazy day, a whole pan of this is exactly what I could have used.

This stuff could totally be my crack. It’s only 3 ingredients, takes minutes to make and is the epitome of glutton. AKA, my new bff.

Here’s how you make them:

Reese's Peanut Butter Fudge....3 ingredients and 10 minutes is all you need to make this perfect fudge!

Start by lining a square glass dish with foil and lightly spray with non-stick cooking spray. Then….are you ready for this?…..line the entire bottom of the pan with Reese’s.

That’s right. YOU HEARD ME.

Reese's Peanut Butter Fudge....3 ingredients and 10 minutes is all you need to make this perfect fudge!

Then, take some chocolate chips and stir together with a whole can of sweetened condensed milk. Microwave this for 2 minutes or so, stirring every 30 seconds until it’s completely melted.

Reese's Peanut Butter Fudge....3 ingredients and 10 minutes is all you need to make this perfect fudge!

Like so!!

Reese's Peanut Butter Fudge....3 ingredients and 10 minutes is all you need to make this perfect fudge!

Spread this over those peanut butter cups and smooth the top.

Reese's Peanut Butter Fudge....3 ingredients and 10 minutes is all you need to make this perfect fudge!

Then, because I’m ridiculous, chop up a few more Reese’s and press these into the top of the fudge.

Reese's Peanut Butter Fudge....3 ingredients and 10 minutes is all you need to make this perfect fudge!

And that my friends is how you make the easiest fudge in the world.

Reese's Peanut Butter Fudge....3 ingredients and 10 minutes is all you need to make this perfect fudge!

Refrigerate it, cut it into bars and serve. Can you see the peanut butter cups in these? Totally amazing!

Reese's Peanut Butter Fudge....3 ingredients and 10 minutes is all you need to make this perfect fudge!

I brought these to church for Father’s Day to share with all the Dad’s and they went quick. At least according to my husband they did. So score!

If you’re addicted to chocolate and peanut butter my certain people in my life….cough cough Gordon….then you must try this fudge and change your life. It’s the easiest way to make it and it will turn out every.single.time. Thanks to Crazy for Crust for the idea!

Print this recipe out and try it today 🙂

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Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Fudge

The easiest, fastest, richest, most divine fudge you'll ever eat. Oh, and did I mention you only need 3 ingredients? OMG, yes.

Yield: 25 squares

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Ingredients:

  • 3 cups milk chocolate chips
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 24 Reese's peanut butter cups, unwrapped and divided

Directions:

  1. Line 8x8 glass dish with foil and spray with nonstick cooking spray lightly. Line with 16 whole Reese's {as pictured above.} Set aside.
  2. In a large microwave-safe bowl, stir chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk together and microwave in 30 second increments until smooth and completely melted. Pour over peanut butter cups and smooth the tops. Chop up the remaining Reese's and press into the top. Bring to room temperature {about 1 hour} before refrigerating. Once it's pretty solid, remove from the pan using the foil and cut into squares. Serve.

Recipe slightly modified from Crazy for Crust

 

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  1. you had me at ‘reese’s. fudge was bonus points.

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    • Kris J — September 3rd, 2014 @ 11:42 am

      exactly

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  2. This is the next big thing…..oh my! Thank you!

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  3. It may have been a busy, lacking breakfast-in-bed day for you, but at least you did your good wifely duties…right? 😉
    I love the title of these bars…easy and peanut butter cup? UM YES.
    But I kinda hate you for making me eat the whole pan 🙂 Pinned!

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  4. Perfect for my nephews. Both in the air force. Will put in their Christmas goodie box. Thanks. Have a wonderful summer!

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    • Mary Gill — June 25th, 2014 @ 7:19 pm

      Karen, have you tried to mail these? Mine is overseas and take about two weeks to get there.. Will they last??

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      • Shawnda — June 26th, 2014 @ 4:20 pm

        I mailed regular fudge before and it was just fine.. hubby got it and as soon as it was out of the package it was like the other soldiers radars went off because they were at his chew door lol.

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  5. Sounds a little bit like our Father’s day!!! lol. It’s just the best, right? 😉 I DEFINITELY could have used a plate of this fudge. That’s all I’m sayin….

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  6. That is so funny! My daughter who is 5 is not a morning person. So on Sunday, her Dad and I are up and talking and then she strolls in the family room and says, “Daddy you are suppose to be in bed. Go back to bed!” But she helped make breakfast and we ate at the kitchen table. So, it all worked out well.

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  7. WOW Lauren these are awesome, I am DEFINITELY making them. Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups all day longggg<3

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  8. My jaw dropped and my mouth started watering when I saw the pic of your recipe. Our favorite candy is Reese’s peanut butter cups. This will probably be our favorite fudge. When we go to Eureka Springs, we always stop by this fudge place and get four different kinds, one of which is always peanut butter fudge. Thanks so much for this recipe!!

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  9. I am in love with all of your recipes! I’ve made a couple and they have all been a success!

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  10. This will be great for Chri8stmas !!! I usually bake something for my closest neighbors. They’ll get this delicious fudge this year!!!! THANK YOU!!!!!!!

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  11. I will trade you a whole plate of my cheesecake bites for this, Lauren! 🙂 My Hubby is a huge Reese’s fan and he would love this fudge! Pinned!

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  12. Hi, did you use full-sized Reese’s for this, or miniatures? Looks great; my Reese’s-loving daughter is sure to love this!!

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    • Lauren — June 18th, 2014 @ 4:56 pm

      full size!

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      • Elaine Woods — June 23rd, 2014 @ 8:42 pm

        24 full-sized? This is quite an expensive recipe with the Reeses’ cups costing nearly two dollars apiece (they come two per pkg),. Twelve dollars for one ingredient, three dollars each for choc condensed milk? Eighteen dollars for ingredients alone is too steep for me.

        • Lauren — June 25th, 2014 @ 5:28 am

          I got my Reese’s on sale 8 in a pack for $1.25. Just keep your eyes peeled for a good deal 🙂

      • Winona — June 27th, 2014 @ 5:56 am

        You can buy individual wrapped Reeses’ in family size bags however I am not sure how much they are off hand 🙂

    • Jamie Martin — June 25th, 2014 @ 3:13 pm

      Do you have Dollar Tree? They sell them in packs of 8 for $1.

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      • Lauren — June 26th, 2014 @ 12:56 pm

        Great tip!

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  13. I am seriously drooling over this awesome fudge right now! Good for you for sending it out of the house for the dads…I wouldn’t have that kind of will power 😉 Reese’s does me in every single time!

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  14. Wow, when you say easy you ain’t kiddin’ are you? It doesn’t get much simpler than 3 ingredients. It’s so pretty it looks like it would be far more complicated. Looks amazing!

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  15. This post really made me smile! So funny! I LOVE reading your stories and of course the recipes too. I also have two young children and appreciate all that you write and put in your blog. Thanks for a great blog, keep up the wonderful work! Christina (Australia)

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  16. Hi Lauren,
    I had to laugh reading this – that is so funny! I also am a mum of two small children (one also called Brooke!) and can totally relate. I absolutely LOVE reading your stories and of course your recipes. Thanks for all the great work you do on such an amazing blog. I love it. Keep up the fantastic work! Christina (Australia)

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    • Lauren — June 19th, 2014 @ 6:57 am

      Thanks so much!!

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  17. Oh yeah – this looks amazing!!

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  18. Confused. I got out my 8 X 8 dish, lined it with foil, sprayed, and started installing full size Reese’s cups. Your instructions call for 24, but only 9 would fit in the bottom of the dish. Your 8 X 8 dish must be a lot larger than mine.

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    • Lauren — June 19th, 2014 @ 7:34 pm

      Mine were definitely the normal size. Not mini. Weird!! Are yours a different size? Just fit them in as best as you can!

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    • Mike — June 21st, 2014 @ 6:04 am

      maybe a 9×9 would work for yours, Tom.
      Either way, her instructions and accompanying picture show 16. the remainder she cuts into smaller pieces and tops the mixture, pressing them into the fudge

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  19. Yeah, I’m confused too. Would take a big pan to put that many regular size peanut butter cups in it.That’s 4 boxes of 6 pk Reeses? Never bought that many before.

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    • Trish — July 2nd, 2015 @ 9:32 am

      2 boxes of 6 pk sweetie, remember, there are 2 cups in each pk. 😉

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  20. Do these need to be refrigerated for storage?

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    • Lauren — June 20th, 2014 @ 6:56 am

      I would store them in the fridge just so they kept their shapes. But they can stay out on the counter too, but they’d soften up a touch. Since there’s so much sugar in them, they are most likely not going to spoil very quickly at all.

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  21. If you use an 8 x 8 plate and the Reese’s are about 2 ” each, you should use 16, 4 x 4, right? The extra were chopped and put on top. I think that’s where the confusion is. You have to read the recipe through.

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  22. um 3 ingredients to make those little squares of fudgy, chocolatey, peanut buttery goodness?! YES please! My favorite part of making fudge, is getting to cut off all the sides to create sharp edges… and then getting to eat all the scraps to myself 😉

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    • Prairie Gal — June 26th, 2014 @ 7:17 pm

      “Scraps” are my favorite thing. Doesn’t even feel like you’re eating much that way! 🙂

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  23. So how do you buy your Reeses’? By the truckload? Definitely gonna’ try this one.

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  24. I WILL BE MAKEING THIS I LOVE EVER THING THAT IS USE TO MAKE THIS SO EASY TO MAKE WILL BE MAKEING A LOT OF THIS OUR CHURCH HAS CARRY IN DINNERS I KNOW EVERY ONE WILL LOVE IT AND WILL BE ASKING ME HOW I MADE IT

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  25. Looks and sounds good but I think I will just put nuts maybe pecans on top. I like a little salt with my chocolate .

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  26. Regardng the size of dish or PBCs. Pkgs. with 2 are larger than pkgs. with 3 or 4 bars so that could be the difference. I’m a diabetic but OMG… I’ll try this when I KNOW I’m IMMEDIATELY going somewhere to share them.

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    • Shawnda — June 26th, 2014 @ 4:25 pm

      I am glad you posted this at first i thought i was the only one that noticed the difference in sizes.

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  27. They look divine! I had a sugar rush just looking at the photographs! Can’t wait to make them.

    Thank you!
    Sandra Brooks McCravy
    sandrabrooksmccravy.com

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  28. I made these in one of those silver disposable foil tin things for my church bake sale for our youth fundraiser for camp. When they came up for auction, the bidding ended at $85. The lady who won them was really excited to try them, so thank you for an easy uncomplicated recipe!

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  29. These look delicious. I want to try with Heath Bar instead of peanut butter cups too.

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    • Lauren — June 26th, 2014 @ 12:55 pm

      Oh yum!! I love heath bar!

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  30. Can I use parchment paper instead of foil?

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    • Lauren — June 26th, 2014 @ 12:53 pm

      you sure can!

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  31. I’m headed to a party this weekend, and would like a quick dessert that doesn’t involved turning the oven on. Too hot these days! I’m curious if you think I could replace the Reese’s with something else? Maybe rolos, or milky ways? Id love it with Reese’s for myself, but I’m heading to a household with nut allergies.

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    • Lauren — June 26th, 2014 @ 12:53 pm

      You totally could! Rolos or milky ways would be DREAMY!!!!

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      • Tarah — November 16th, 2014 @ 12:24 pm

        Can i use semi sweet instead of milk choc???

        • Lauren — November 16th, 2014 @ 8:33 pm

          yes!

    • Audrey — October 1st, 2014 @ 11:07 am

      You can use CARAMILK chocolate bars they are just as good, maybe better for those who have nut allergies. Hope it all works for you.

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      • Lauren — October 1st, 2014 @ 11:55 am

        Yes!!! Caramilks ALL THE WAY. In Canada, they are caramilks, in the US you can buy the similar thing by Cadbury called a dairy milk caramel bar {in the purple wrappers}.

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  32. Hi . How long do I need to leave in the refrigerator?

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    • Lauren — June 26th, 2014 @ 9:14 pm

      Until it keeps it’s shape after being cut. A couple of hours at least.

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  33. Reese’s Cups are my #2 favorite candy (Peanut M & M’s are #!), and this will definitely be made!
    Many years ago a friend of mine gave me the directions for an Easy Fudge, and all you do is melt a bag of Old Fashion Chocolate Drops and spread in dish and eat! One ingredient and tastes like the regular several ingredient fudge. If you want a bigger dish of it, use two bags of the candy.

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  34. Peppermint patties might be good instead of PB cups, if you have nut allergies.

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  35. Made them and LOVE them! I did cheat and use the minis for the top. This is one that is saved! Thanks!!

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  36. Just made my first batch. Cost – less than $10.00. Very easy. Too easy. Can’t wait to taste, they look so delicious. Thanks for the recipe. Have hated making fudge b/c I thought it was a hassle. My new go to.

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  37. I made these last week and they are DELICIOUS!!! And so easy to make. I will most definetely make them again and again.

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  38. I have this recipe but it uses white chocolate chips instead of the milk chocolate. It is super good. I use the small Reece’s cups and put them solid in the bottom of the dsh. Our family loves it and it sells well for bazaars too.

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  39. What size can of condensed milk?

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  40. I added chocolate Heath chips to mine for the extra crunch. Divine!!
    When making brownies add a few chopped up peppermint patties to give you that WOW!!

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  41. Your recipe calls for milk chocolate chips, have you tried semi-sweet chocolate chips? Or has anyone else? It truly looks like the best fudge!!! I can’t wait to try it!!

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    • Lauren — July 27th, 2014 @ 9:24 pm

      Any chocolate chips are fine. I just prefer milk.

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    • Alex — July 28th, 2014 @ 10:19 am

      I made them with semi-sweet chips this weekend and they were the bomb! I also added a few tablespoons of heavy cream to make it a smoother consistency. Store them in an airtight container and they will keep for days – if they last that long! Laren, thank you much for sharing this simple but very yummy recipe!

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  42. Made them using semi-sweet chips plus added a crushed Butterfinger candy bar to the top. BIG hit with our Bible study group tonight! (next time, I think I may even layer crushed Butterfinger under the Reese’s Cups. They added a great little crispy texture and additional p’nut butter taste.) Definitely a keeper recipe!

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    • Lauren — August 2nd, 2014 @ 7:14 am

      Well, now I have to try this recipe again with butterfinger!!

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  43. I’ve made this for several events this summer. It’s been a hit every, single time. I don’t dare tell people how easy it is. LOVE. THIS. RECIPE.

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    • Peach — March 31st, 2015 @ 7:39 pm

      Just wanted to know did you actually cram 24 regular size Reese’s cups in an 8×8 pan? Looking at Lauren’s photo’s she has space in between her cups. Did your fudge seep in between yours. I’m taking my own challenge. 24 small Reese’s, God forbid 24 regular, and the full 36 that fits perfect in an 8×8 pan. I’m assuming Lauren’s is using the large Reese’s as a total base for her fudge. Well Andrew if you get this message let me know I will give you and Lauren my own thoughts on all three of the devilish treats. Please don’t get me wrong I think it’s the greatest. Wanting to make it for a wedding with the other fudge goodies I have. Bye Bye

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  44. Sounds so simple. I’d like to try this with York peppermint patties instead of Reese’s.

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  45. Can you use a metal 8×8 pan? Also, if I use parchment paper–I don’t have to spray with oil then, right? Thanks!!

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    • Lauren — September 7th, 2014 @ 7:24 pm

      I would spray the parchment paper lightly just to make sure nothing stuck.

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  46. Anyone know how many calories in a “chunk” of this stuff? Maybe my whole day’s worth of calories… Can I put this in a metal 8×8 pan? Thanks!

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