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Easy, Creamy Peanut Butter Fudge Recipe

I decided to move this easy peanut butter fudge recipe forward since it’s so popular over the holidays. It’s easy, creamy and ridiculously good. Hope you enjoy it, too. 

how to make peanut butter fudge

Peanut Butter Fudge

I remember my mom and grandma working feverishly in their kitchens around the holidays. Mom was always whipping up batches of her famous peanut brittle, making it look so effortless. While I have the recipe, I have yet to master it. What I wouldn’t do for an hour in the kitchen with her to watch her at work and learn from her. I’m sure she had some trick up her sleeve. I do know that she was very particular about the spatula she used.

And Grandma, well, she made peanut brittle as well, but she didn’t stop there. Each year she would make an array of candies and fudge. Her divinity was divine! Beyond the sweets themselves, I loved that they were sharing something that they loved, made with the heart for those they loved. I don’t seem to have near the energy they did, but I like to do the same when I can.

I whipped up a batch of my favorite easy, creamy peanut butter fudge with a few staple ingredients after my friend Jamey texted asking me if I had any fudge recipes I loved. Of course, I couldn’t just send it to her, once it was on my mind I had to have it.

how to make peanut butter fudge

This peanut butter fudge recipe takes just 10 minutes, 6 staple ingredients and a little patience for it to solidify before you enjoy – that’s the most difficult part for me! Waiting! I will warn you, have a plan in mind to share before you get started, it’s seriously addictive.

I love this recipe because unlike my mom’s peanut brittle, it’s foolproof. There’s no thermometer or secret to getting a great batch, every time.

How to Make Peanut Butter Fudge:

Easy fudge recipe

Melt the butter, add brown sugar and milk, stir and watch as it comes to a boil.

Here you’ll see a beautiful rolling boil – that’s what it should look like when you remove it from heat and pour over powdered sugar.

I cover the fudge with parchment paper just after I pour it and use my hand to smooth it.

Easy peanut butter fudge recipe - so creamy

What Kind of Peanut Butter Should I Use to Make Peanut Butter Fudge:

Use your favorite creamy peanut butter, but do not use natural, unfortunately the consistency doesn’t allow the fudge to solidify.

How to Store Peanut Butter Fudge:

As always, fudge is best enjoyed fresh, but you can store it at room temperature in an airtight container to keep this fudge fresh for over a month.

You can freeze peanut butter fudge wrapped in wax paper and sealed in a ziplock bag inside an airtight container for up to 6 months. This will eliminate any risk of absorbing odor from your freezer. To thaw, simply remove the fudge from your freezer and bring it to room temperature before opening.

Did you know that you can also make fudge in a Crock-Pot®? Get the easy vanilla fudge recipe here. Okay, now back to my delicious peanut butter fudge…

If you prefer, you can watch the video below to learn how to make Peanut Butter Fudge:

Easy peanut butter fudge recipe - so creamy

The Best Peanut Butter Fudge Recipe:

Easy, Creamy Peanut Butter Fudge Recipe

Prep Time 5 mins Cook Time 5 mins Total Time 10 mins



  1. In a medium saucepan, melt butter over medium heat.
  2. Stir in brown sugar and milk. Bring it to a boil. Allow mixture to boil for 2 minutes untouched. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla and peanut butter.
  3. Add powdered sugar to a mixing bowl/mixer. Pour hot mixture over powdered sugar and beat until smooth.
  4. Pour into greased 8x8 pan and refrigerate until solid. Cut into squares and share!
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{Originally published December 10, 2015}


19 comments on “Easy, Creamy Peanut Butter Fudge Recipe”

  1. Looks like a simple enough recipe even for me!

  2. Its won my heart before I’ve even tried it.
    Thanks, some little peanut butter fudge gift labels would be perfect to turn this into a great little gift. I’ll get creative.

  3. Julie, this looks absolutely divine! I bet my husband and stepson are going to love it, thanks for sharing!

  4. Just when I was trying to figure out what recipe to make to give our neighbors for Christmas, something that might work for everyone…and here it is! Thank you so much, Julie. Cheers, Ardith

  5. I so understand when you talk about peanut brittle. It is an art!! My MIL (mother-in-law) who I loved dearly would make about 100+ pounds a year. They would raw peanuts and her hands would almost be raw after all the work of pulling and thinning it out on the counter. Nobody has made it after she was gone. MY FIL (father-in-law) bless his heart would promise to everybody and anybody and she’d end up having to make it. She had the heart and patience of a saint. Your recipe for fudge sound delicious. Thank you for sharing.

    • That is pure passion, Marisa! I don’t have quite the same dedication your mother-in-law had. It sounds like he could hardly help himself he was so proud! Thank you for sharing! I hope you had a great Christmas!

  6. Can this fudge be frozen?

  7. Okay. This recipe did not turn out well for me at all. I went to mix the powdered sugar in with the rest of the mixture and it all turned very dry and crumbly. Not smooth at all. Some feedback would be appreciated.

    • I’ll note that in my recipe – you just didn’t take it quite far enough. As the peanut butter warms, it becomes creamy. I hope you had a beautiful weekend!

  8. The first time I made it, it was perfect. 2nd and 3rd time it has a layer of melted butter on it when I spread it out. What am I doing wrong?

    • Oh no! Are you rushing it? Try beating it longer next time. Also, don’t forget that you can’t touch it the first couple minutes, it’s important in fudge making.

  9. This! This PB fudge was ah-mazing! I made four batches of it for a work function…actually National PB Fudge Day – it’s a real thing! Nov 20, 2017. They love it! I finally printed the recipe and set it next to the trays of fudge. Thank you for posting some good sweet, love!

    • Oh my gosh, this brings me so much joy! How did I miss the best day of the year? I’ll be whipping up several batches over the holidays. I may even share a little, too! Hope you enjoy the holiday season!

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