Peanut Butter Fudge

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  • This Peanut Butter Fudge is extremely popular over the holidays and it’s no wonder why! My Peanut Butter Fudge  recipe is easy, creamy and ridiculously good. Hope you enjoy it, too. Peanut Butter Fudge is perfect for indulging and gifting! With just 6 staple ingredients and 10 minutes hands on time, this easy peanut butter fudge recipe makes the perfect holiday treat!

    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 Peanut Butter Fudge with a few staple ingredients after my friend Jamey texted asking me if I had any fudge recipes I loved. After sharing it with her, I had to whip up a batch to enjoy, too!

    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.

    What’s in Peanut Butter Fudge?

    My Peanut Butter Fudge recipe is made with butter, brown sugar, whole milk (or half and half), peanut butter, vanilla and powdered sugar.

    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. See the step-by-step photos to see just how easy it is!

    Do You Have to Use Whole Milk in this Peanut Butter Fudge Recipe?

    I’ve tested it with whole milk and half and half, but readers on Pinterest are saying:

    “I used fat free milk instead of whole and still turned out delicious!” Reagan

    “This is so easy to make! I didn’t have whole milk so I used 2%, still tastes amazing and melts in your mouth!” Jacyln

    How to Make Peanut Butter Fudge

    how to make peanut butter fudge

    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.

    step by step photos to make peanut butter fudge

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

    make peanut butter fudge smooth

    Refrigerate until solid.

    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.

    What Readers are Saying About this Easy Peanut Butter Fudge:

    Shayna said “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!”

    “Swirled this peanut butter fudge recipe with some of my chocolate fudge and it was DIVINE! Thanks for the recipe.” – Courtney

    Did you know that you can also make fudge in a slow cooker? Get the easy vanilla fudge recipe here.

    If you prefer, you can watch the video in this post to learn how to make Peanut Butter Fudge.

    If you love this Peanut Butter Fudge recipe as much as I do, please write a five star review and help me share on Facebook and Pinterest!

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    Easy peanut butter fudge recipe - so creamy

    The Best Peanut Butter Fudge Recipe

    Peanut Butter Fudge

    This Peanut Butter Fudge is extremely popular over the holidays and it’s no wonder why! My Peanut Butter Fudge recipe is easy, creamy and ridiculously good. Hope you enjoy it, too. Peanut Butter Fudge is perfect for indulging and gifting! With just 6 staple ingredients and 10 minutes hands on time, this easy peanut butter fudge recipe makes the perfect holiday treat!

    Course Dessert
    Cuisine American
    Keyword candy, christmas, dessert, easy dessert, fudge, peanut butter
    Prep Time 5 minutes
    Cook Time 5 minutes
    Total Time 10 minutes
    Servings 32

    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.
      how to make peanut butter fudge
    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. Smooth with a piece of parchment paper and refrigerate until solid. 

      Easy peanut butter fudge recipe - so creamy
    5. Cut into squares and share!

      how to make peanut butter fudge

    Recipe Notes

    Reader notes:

    “I used fat free milk instead of whole and still turned out delicious!” Reagan

    “This is so easy to make! I didn’t have whole milk so I used 2%, still tastes amazing and melts in your mouth!” Jacyln

    ‘Tis the season for sharing! What’s your favorite candy or cookie to gift?

    For more simple recipes {that everyone will love} visit my recipe index!

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    {Originally published December 10, 2015. Updated November 2018}

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