Peanut Butter Fudge

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Peanut butter lovers, rejoice! If you’re on the hunt for a simple yet utterly delightful treat, look no further than this Peanut Butter Fudge recipe. With just four ingredients standing between you and sweet bliss, it’s a foolproof way to satisfy your cravings without a hassle.

There’s a certain magic in recipes with minimal ingredients, where each component plays a crucial role in delivering maximum flavor. In this case, the star of the show is, of course, creamy peanut butter, lending its rich, nutty goodness to every decadent bite.

But what truly sets this fudge apart is its simplicity. No fancy techniques or elaborate steps required here—just a straightforward process that yields irresistible results. It’s the kind of recipe that makes you wonder why you ever bothered with store-bought sweets in the first place.

And let’s talk about storage. While the idea of this Peanut Butter Fudge lasting a week might seem like wishful thinking (trust me, it’s that good), it’s good to know that it can hold up well at room temperature for that long. Of course, whether it actually lasts that long is another story entirely!

Not only is this fudge a delightful treat for yourself, but it also makes for a thoughtful homemade gift. Wrap up a few pieces in a pretty package, and you’ll have friends and family singing your praises for days to come.

So, whether you’re treating yourself or spreading joy to others, this Peanut Butter Fudge is sure to hit the spot. With its simple ingredients and unbeatable flavor, it’s a recipe worth keeping in your repertoire for years to come.

Try these other fudge recipes Candy Bar Fudge or Key Lime Pie Fudge, Luscious Lemon Squares, Easy Chocolate Ice Cream or Salted-Caramel Pineapple Upside-Down Cake.


Peanut Butter Fudge

peanut butter fudge

  • Author: Alton Brown
  • Prep Time: :10
  • Cook Time: :04
  • Total Time: 2:14
  • Yield: 32 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Microwave


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  • 8 ounces unsalted butter, plus more for greasing pan
  • 1 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 pound powdered sugar


  1. Combine the butter and peanut butter in a 4-quart microwave-safe bowl and cover with plastic wrap.
  2. Microwave for 2 minutes on high. Stir and microwave on high for 2 more minutes. (Use caution when removing this mixture from the microwave, it will be very hot.)
  3. Add the vanilla and powdered sugar to the peanut butter mixture and stir to combine with a wooden spoon. The mixture will become hard to stir and lose its sheen.
  4. Spread into a buttered 8 by 8-inch pan lined with parchment paper.
  5. Fold the excess parchment paper so it covers the surface of the fudge and refrigerate until cool, about 2 hours.
  6. Cut into 1-inch pieces and store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week.
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