Easy, Creamy Peanut Butter Fudge Recipe

Creamy peanut butter fudge recipe in just 10 minutes

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 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.

Easy peanut butter fudge recipe - so creamy

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.

Easy peanut butter fudge recipe made with staple ingredients, perfect for gifts

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.

Easy fudge recipe

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

Easy fudge recipe

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.

Easy fudge recipe

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

Easy fudge recipe

The best peanut butter fudge recipe in 10 minutes made with staple ingredients

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…

The easiest, creamiest peanut butter fudge recipe - it's foolproof

Easy, Creamy Peanut Butter Fudge Recipe

Preparation 5 mins 2017-05-28T00:05:00+00:00 Cook Time 5 mins 2017-05-28T00:05:00+00:00
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Ingredients

Instructions

  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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Easy, Creamy Peanut Butter Fudge Recipe
 
Recipe Type: Dessert
Author: Julie Blanner
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Ingredients
  • ½ c butter
  • 2 c brown sugar
  • ½ c whole milk {1/2 and ½ is also great}
  • 1 c peanut butter
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 3 c powdered sugar
Instructions
  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 8×8 pan and refrigerate until solid. Cut into squares and share!
 
 

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16 Comments

  • George says:

    Looks like a simple enough recipe even for me!

  • Inger Cuthbert says:

    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.

  • Keila says:

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

  • Ardith says:

    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

  • 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.

    • Julie says:

      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!

  • Rita sagedy says:

    Can this fudge be frozen?

  • Ash says:

    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.

    • Julie says:

      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!

  • Trish says:

    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?

    • Julie says:

      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.

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