A lot of fudge recipes are complicated enough to put home bakers off making their own. Who wants to stand over bubbling pans on the stove and mess around with candy thermometers? And then there is all that mess afterwards to clean up.
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If this sounds like why you don’t make fudge, prepare to be amazed with this recipe. It’s so easy and the resulting fudge is delicious.
There are plenty of ways to change up the recipe too, so you can experiment with different flavors every time you make it.
How about swapping the peanut butter for Nutella? Since it’s so quick and easy to make, you can whip up a batch of this fudge whenever you want to sink your teeth into something sweet and tasty. And it’s also great for last-minute guests or to take to a potluck dinner.
Why You’ll Love the Recipe:
Fudge making was never this easy before, so you must try this recipe if you want to make easy fudge without all the fuss of bubbling pots and candy thermometers.
How to Serve It:
Fudge is a wonderfully sweet snack and you can enjoy a piece whenever you like. You can also chop it finely as a topping for ice cream sundaes, cheesecakes and so on.
- Peanut butter
- Unsalted butter
- Powdered sugar
How to make Old Fashioned Peanut Butter Fudge:
Use parchment paper to line the bottom and sides of an 8-inch square dish.
Put the peanut butter and butter in a microwave-safe container.
Melt, stirring every 30 seconds.
Mix in the powdered sugar.
Transfer this mixture into the prepared pan.
Put parchment paper on top and press down to level the mixture.
Refrigerate for 2 hours, cut into 1-inch squares and serve.
It might well surprise you to learn that you can make fudge in 5 minutes using just 3 ingredients which you probably already have. And the taste of this wonderful peanut fudge will definitely surprise you because it tastes fantastic!
Old Fashioned Peanut Butter Fudge
- 1 cup creamy or chunky peanut butter
- 2 sticks unsalted butter at room temperature
- 1 pound powdered sugar
- Use parchment paper to line the bottom and sides of an 8-inch square dish.
- Put the peanut butter and butter in a microwave-safe container.
- Melt, stirring every 30 seconds.
- Mix in the powdered sugar.
- Transfer this mixture into the prepared pan.
- Put parchment paper on top and press down to level the mixture.
- Refrigerate for 2 hours, cut into 1-inch squares and serve.
Can You Make It Ahead?
Yes, you can make fudge in advance.
Keep it in an airtight container on the countertop. You can refrigerate it if you want, but it isn’t required.
Variations and Substitutions:
Either chunky or smooth peanut butter will work, depending on which you prefer. You can also swap some of the peanut butter for Nutella if you want, or add some vanilla extract.