Peanut Butter Fudge

Creamy and smooth with a sweet peanut butter taste, this fudge is made with powdered sugar and butter for a deliciously soft and crumbly treat. Peanut Butter Fudge is a decadent dessert that is extremely easy to make. No candy thermometers and only five ingredients.

If you love fudge then be sure to try this chocolate caramel fudge or this german chocolate fudge next.

stack of peanut butter fudge

Peanut Butter Fudge

Eating fudge always brings nostalgic memories of vacation travels flooding in with each bite. It didn’t matter which town my family was visiting there always seemed to be a sweet shop when endless counters of all different flavors of fudge. Peanut Butter Fudge was always one of my favorite variations and once I found out how easy it is to prepare I make it every time during the holidays.

This rich and smooth peanut butter has a sweet taste and almost crumbles as you eat it. It makes the perfect treat and is great for sharing with friends, especially for gifts.

 

 

How to Make Peanut Butter Fudge

This simple fudge recipe can be made in under 20 minutes start to finish and even chills quickly in the fridge. With that said the process of making fudge needs to be quick for all the ingredients to set properly. Make sure to prep your ingredients before so you’re ready.

  1. Prepare: Grease an 8×8 baking dish or cover with parchment paper leaving a large over-hang.
  2. Heat: In a large pot melt the butter and peanut butter together over medium heat, stirring continuously. Bring to a boil and remove from heat.
  3. Mix: Stir in the salt and vanilla until combined and then mix in the powdered sugar until smooth.
  4. Set: Pour the fudge mixture into the prepared dish and cover with plastic wrap. Gently press the plastic wrap on top of the fudge and let chill in the refrigerator for 1 hour before slicing.

peanut butter fudge smoothed into pan

How to Store Peanut Butter Fudge

Store the fudge in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to 1 week. Allow the fudge to come to room temperature before serving. You can also freeze the fudge for up to 2 months. Let thaw in the fridge when ready to serve.

hand holding piece of peanut butter fudge with bit taken out

Pro Tips for Making Fudge

  • When slicing the fudge coat your knife in a cooking spray so it makes a clean slice through the fudge. Then before making the next slice carefully clean off the blade with a wet paper towel.
  • Make sure to chill the fudge for a minimum of 1 hour so it firms up.
  • To add some extra flavor stir in some marshmallows or chocolate chips before pouring into the prepared dish.

pieces of peanut butter fudge on surface and in tin

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Peanut Butter Fudge

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Chilling Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Author Aimee Mars
Servings 24 Pieces

Creamy and smooth with a sweet peanut butter taste, this fudge is made with powdered sugar and butter for a deliciously soft and crumbly treat. Peanut Butter Fudge is a decadent dessert that is extremely easy to make. No candy thermometers and only five ingredients.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword fudge, peanut butter

Ingredients

  • cups Unsalted Butter
  • cups Creamy Peanut Butter
  • 1/8 teaspoon Salt
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
  • 4 cups Powdered Sugar

Instructions

  1. Butter an 8x8 baking dish or cover with parchment paper, making sure to leave plenty of parchment hanging over the sides.

  2. In a large pot over medium heat, melt the butter and peanut butter, stirring occasionally. Bring to a boil and remove from heat.

  3. Stir in the salt and vanilla extract until smooth. Add the powdered sugar and mix until well combined and smooth with no lumps remaining.

  4. Pour the fudge mixture into the prepared baking dish and use the back of a spoon to smooth into an even layer. Place plastic wrap over the dish and gently press down on the top of the fudge to cover. Refrigerate for 1 hour before slicing.

Nutrition Facts
Peanut Butter Fudge
Amount Per Serving (1 square)
Calories 243 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 7g35%
Cholesterol 25mg8%
Sodium 76mg3%
Potassium 90mg3%
Carbohydrates 23g8%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 21g23%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 295IU6%
Calcium 9mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

 

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  1. I absolutely love peanut butter fudge as it is one of my all time favorites. I remember going to the Sponge Docks in Tarpon Springs as a boy and walking into a local fudge maker’s shop. I was always allowed to sample the cold fudge that he had finished preparing on a slab. While I love the creaminess of the traditional, using peanuts inside for an added crunch is also nice. Great recipe as well!

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