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The Best Peanut Butter Fudge Recipe

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I am not lying when I say this Peanut Butter Fudge is probably the best fudge I have ever tasted. Rich, velvety, over-the-top fudge that is so simple to make, you may chuckle.

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My daughter tasted this rich fudge at my house years ago and called me up the very next night for the recipe. She was unable to resist and had to make it immediately.

I gave her the recipe and she thought I was kidding. She couldn’t believe that there were only four ingredients. You wouldn’t believe that this fudge would be so rich and tasty given how easy it is to make.

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This fudge is a splendid way to dazzle somebody with a gift that requires only minutes to make. I can’t think of anyone who likes peanut butter who wouldn’t be excited to get a package of this during the holiday season.

Put this recipe on your Christmas treat list now and avoid the baking! It is a splendid treat to nibble on while you’re wrapping presents or while sipping hot cocoa with family around the fireplace.

Peanut Butter Fudge

With all the consideration we give chocolate fudge, I think the deliciousness of peanut butter fudge gets neglected.

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Peanut butter fudge carries memories of my youth, noses pressed up against candy cases, choosing the perfect piece of fudge to buy and take home.

The perfect blend of sweet and creamy, remains a favorite for not only  kids but adults as well.

Easy Peanut Butter Fudge

The key to making peanut butter fudge with the correct consistency is in the powdered sugar. It disintegrates into the fudge easily with no lumpiness at all.

You can melt everything in the microwave or on the burner. Anyway you make it, it’s alarmingly simple. Your kids are probably going to begin asking for this fudge on a regular basis.

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Fortunately, this is a recipe that is simple enough for them to learn how to make all alone! In addition, with no stovetop cooking required, you can instruct them how to make this fudge without the fear of them burning themselves accidentally on the burners.

How to Make Fudge in the Microwave Oven

This recipe utilizes the microwave oven for melting all the ingredients together.

While I’m not typically an enthusiast of microwave cooking, nothing beats having the option to melt the ingredients to the ideal consistency in minutes. It just requires 90 seconds of cooking time to melt the peanut butter and butter to the correct consistency, in addition to a couple of minutes of mixing.

Add the powdered sugar to the other ingredients and mix well until the powdered sugar dissolves.

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On the off chance that you don’t turn out to be a lover of the microwave, or don’t have one, you can simply dissolve the butter and peanut butter on a stovetop burner. It will simply require a couple of moments longer. Heat the ingredients over low-medium heat and mix prior to adding the powdered sugar.

I cut this fudge into 1” squares, which makes it perfect for a quick snack or to give as a gift. This fudge is perfect with an ice-cold glass of milk, a hot cup of coffee or a mug of hot cocoa!

Cool Tip: These bowls and this spatula are the ones that I use to make this recipe.

Do not try making this fudge with a butter substitute or oil, this recipe requires real butter. You will end up with greasy fudge, or there is even the possibility that the fudge will not set.

Peanut Butter Fudge Recipe

  1. Combine the peanut butter, butter, and vanilla in a glass bowl and melt in the microwave for 90 seconds.
  2. Stir to combine, it should come together very quickly and be smooth and creamy.
  3. Slowly add the powdered sugar a cup or so at a time. Stir to combine thoroughly.
  4. Grease an 8-9″ pan with butter or line with parchment. Transfer the fudge mixture to the pan and press into the pan.
  5. Chill for at least 4 hours before cutting. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Creamy Peanut Butter Fudge

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Recipe by Don Carroll Course: Recipe, DessertCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy
Servings

48

servings
Prep time

10

minutes
Cooking time

5

minutes
Calories

100

kcal
Total time

15

minutes

Rich, smooth, peanut butter fudge is so simple to make, even the kids can make it. This is one of the best recipes compared to other peanut butter fudge recipes I’ve ever tasted.

Ingredients

  • 1 c Butter (do not use margarine, it will not work)

  • 1 c Creamy Peanut Butter

  • 1 tsp Vanilla

  • 3 1/2 c Powdered Sugar

Directions

  • DIRECTIONS for the microwave: Combine the peanut butter, butter and vanilla in a glass bowl and melt in the microwave for 90 seconds. Stir to combine, it should come together very quickly and be smooth and creamy. Slowly add the powdered sugar a cup or so at a time. Stir to combine thoroughly.
  • DIRECTIONS for the stove-top: Combine the peanut butter, butter and vanilla in a medium-size saucepan over medium-low heat. Stir to combine, it should come together very quickly and be smooth and creamy. Remove the pan from the heat and slowly add the powdered sugar a cup or so at a time. Stir to combine thoroughly.
  • Grease an 8-9″ pan with butter or line with parchment. Transfer the fudge mixture to the pan and press into the pan. Chill for at least 4 hours before cutting. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Enjoy!

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Nutrition Facts

48 servings per container

Serving Size1 servings


  • Amount Per ServingCalories100
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 6.6g 11%
    • Saturated Fat 3g 15%
  • Cholesterol 10mg 4%
  • Sodium 52mg 3%
  • Potassium 36mg 2%
  • Total Carbohydrate 9.8g 4%
    • Dietary Fiber .3g 2%
    • Sugars 9.1g
  • Protein 1.4g 3%

  • Iron 3%
  • Vitamin D 13%

* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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