No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Pinwheels

Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 24

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These no bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Pinwheels are easy with only 3 ingredients! They are made up of two layers of fudge, rolled together into a pinwheel shape!

no bake chocolate peanut butter pinwheels sliced and laying on a grey plate on a piece of parchment

So, in October and November, I was all like, “I’m going to make more Real Food recipes — recipes that everyone needs in their day to day lives. Easy weeknight dinners, healthier comfort food, that sort of thing.”

But December rolls around and all I want to do is bake. I go to bed and have visions of chocolate and peanut butter and mint and white chocolate and cranberry and caramel and nuts, Mint Chocolate No Bake Cookies and Cranberry Chocolate Chunk Blondies and Cranberry Cake and pies (okay, not pies) and fudge and candies and Grandma’s Candy Popcorn….

And so, forgive me while I act completely irresponsibly this month. ‘Tis the season!

slices of chocolate peanut butter pinwheels stacked in loaf pan on parchment paper

But I figure I’ve got a good number of those easy, healthier dinners in the archives for you so this is okay? I trust you’ll forgive me.

These Chocolate Peanut Butter Pinwheels came from an old Taste of Home magazine (yes, I’ve been getting a lot of my inspiration there lately!), but when I read the recipe it just didn’t make sense to me. The measurements just didn’t seem right. So I improvised, as one does, and am totally happy with the results!

My favorite part about this recipe is the flexibility! You can use any kind of chips — dark chocolate, white chocolate, butterscotch, etc., and mix and match flavors or add extracts like mint or orange to make something totally unique. Plus, they’re easy! And perfect for those holiday baking trays 🙂

chocolate peanut butter pinwheels in a loaf pan lined with parchment paper
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No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Pinwheels

3.86 from 7 votes
These no bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Pinwheels are easy with only 3 ingredients! They are made up of two layers of fudge, rolled together into a pinwheel shape!
Prep Time 30 minutes
Chilling time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Servings 24
Calories 163cal


  • 1 ½ cups peanut butter chips (237 grams)
  • 1 ½ cups chocolate chips (237 grams)
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk (14 oz/300 ml)


  • Line a 15×10" baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a medium, microwave safe bowl, combine chocolate chips and half the can of sweetened condensed milk — it's important that you measure 150 ml in a liquid measuring cup or 190 grams or about 5 oz on a scale — don't eyeball it!
  • Microwave on high for 30 seconds, stir. If not completely smooth, microwave again for 15 seconds, and stir until smooth. Mixture will be thick like fudge.
  • Spread onto prepared pan in a layer about 1 cm or between ¼ and ½ inch thick. Use your hands to smooth it out if you have to (it's not sticky, so it will spread easily!). Refrigerate while you prepare the peanut butter.
  • In another medium, microwave safe bowl, combine peanut butter chips and the rest of the sweetened condensed milk. Microwave on high for 30 seconds, stir. If not completely smooth, microwave again for 15 seconds, and stir until smooth. Mixture will be thick like fudge.
  • Spread on top of the chocolate fudge mixture carefully — drop by spoonful on top of the chocolate and spread gently with a spatula. It sets quickly so this should be easy enough to do, though it may not be perfect.
  • Refrigerate for 15-20 minutes or until easy to roll without squashing it. If you take it out and it's hard to roll, put it back in another 20 minutes (you can speed this up by doing 5 minutes in the freezer at a time).
  • Starting at the long side, roll up carefully and tightly, making sure to leave the parchment behind. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill for 2-4 hours before slicing.
  • Store in an air tight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks or freeze up to 3 months.


Ingredients and substitutions:
This recipe works great with any kind of chips! Just be sure to use exactly the same amount.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 163cal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 45mg | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 65IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 54mg | Iron: 0.4mg
Keywords fudge pinwheels

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My name is Ashley Fehr and I love creating easy meals my family loves. I also like to do things my way, which means improvising and breaking the rules when necessary. Here you will find creative twists on old favorites and some of my favorite family recipes, passed down from generations!

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  1. Connie says

    I have made these for over 40 years without problem. My recipe calls for 6 oz of chips with the sweetened condensed milk. I saw this recipe for 1 1/4 cup of chips and thought “hey, that’s easier.” Huge mistake on my part! Worst, stickiest disaster EVER! Never Again!

    • The Recipe Rebel says

      Sorry to hear you had trouble with the recipe, Connie. The amounts have worked well for myself (and others) so I wished they would of been a hit for you too.

  2. Lindsay says

    This was my first attempt at anything rolled. I struggled a bit with the 2nd layer do just did it on it’s own foil and flipped over. Super easy and can’t wait to try them!

  3. Tina says

    My aunt used to make a Christmas fudge just like this 40years ago. After she passed away, no one seemed to have the recipe. My mother said, all she knew was that she thought she used chocolate chips and pb chips. I am going to try this. Praying it’s what I’ve been searching for the last 20 years. Lol. Thank you.

  4. Jolynn says

    Thank you for the recipe. I have tried these twice and got different results because of the type of chocolate chips that I used. Peanut Butter were fine no matter the brand but, the chocolate definitely did NOT turn out when used Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Chips. Too greasy and soft.

    I also thought that it was a fail but, rolled the fudge, anyway. It cracked and broke and was so soft and mushy. I put the log in the fridge overnight and sliced then the next morning To my surprise, they turned out just fine.

    I choose to put the chocolate layer on the outside and score the edges with a fork after I sliced them so that they look like little slices of a tree trunk. The theme of the Baby’s shower is Woodland Creatires so I am planning to throw a few little animals around the fudge to help with the presentation. PERFECT! Thank you!

  5. Misty says

    My husband found this recipe and wanted me to try it. It is so easy. I messed up and didn’t wait the 15 to 20 min to roll it. I was working on it as I read and didn’t read that far down. It rolled but may be flat by the time 2 hrs are up. Taste great though. I do know that. Note to self. Read all before starting.

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