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Easy Creamy Peanut Butter Fudge Recipe

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Looking for an easy peanut butter fudge recipe? Then you have to try this no bake microwave fudge! It is super creamy and melts in your mouth!

Easy Microwave Peanut Butter Fudge

One of my favorite things about the holiday season is the food. There are few things that say Christmas to me like homemade chocolate fudge.

While I grew up all over as an Air Force brat, my roots are in the south. Both sides of my family have lived in the south (and increasingly migrated south) through the generations.

Fudge is a must during the holidays. But it’s also something that can be picked up at gas stations, roadside stands, and bake sales. We love us some fudge.

But my husband is from the Midwest so he didn’t grow up on all the greatness of fudge. On top of it all, he isn’t much for chocolate in general so that definitely complicated things.

It is the holidays, after all, so more than ever I want to make a fudge the whole family could enjoy. Peanut butter is something our entire family loves from the kids to the great-grandparents.

So I set out to create an easy peanut butter fudge recipe. I’d had peanut butter fudge before but had never made it myself.

In an effort to maximize my time and efforts in the kitchen, I like to create recipes that are simple and easy but taste like they took much more effort.

To accomplish this, finding a way to create a no-bake peanut butter fudge was a priority. Because if I can avoid turning on the oven and make dessert in the microwave that makes life so much easier for me.

Surprisingly I managed to an easy peanut butter fudge recipe on the first attempt. I’m not typically a midnight snacker but I just couldn’t resist sneaking a piece one night.

It was so good and didn’t last very long at all, in fact, I’m sure my doctor is going to be surprised at the sudden increase in my weight from last month. I’m a sucker for homemade fudge!

To jump to the recipe, scroll to the bottom to print out the recipe. If you like easy fudge recipes, you’ll love this eggnog fudge recipe!

Peanut butter microwave fudge ingredients

How to make peanut butter fudge

Making peanut butter fudge is easy! Start by placing powdered sugar in a mixing bowl and set aside.

If you’re using the stovetop, place a saucepan over medium heat and melt butter completely. To make microwave fudge, melt the butter in the microwave for about 30 seconds.

Next, stir in brown sugar and milk. Bring to a boil, then time for 2 additional minutes stirring constantly. If using the microwave, cook for approximately 1 minute.

Whether you use the stovetop or the microwave, remove from heat and mix in peanut butter and vanilla extract.

Add the peanut butter mixture to the powdered sugar and beat with an electric mixer until smooth.

Line a baking dish with wax paper, plastic wrap, parchment paper and pour the mixture into the prepared pan. If you want to add any toppings, now is the time to add them to the top of the fudge.

Then place the baking pan into the fridge and cool completely until set. When fudge is completely set, cut into squares.

Why is my peanut butter fudge dry and crumbly?

Your fudge may look dry and crumbly but rest assured it will melt in your mouth. Your fudge may crumble because this is a microwave fudge recipe and is meant to cook fast. Old fashioned fudge recipes cook for longer at higher heat and allow the sugar crystals to dissolve more evenly.

If you want to ensure a smooth, creamy fudge that isn’t grainy you can easily fix it but it will require heating the fudge again. Place the grainy fudge into an oven-safe pan with a small amount of water and heavy whipping cream to melt the fudge.

Do you refrigerate peanut butter fudge?

You certainly can refrigerate fudge and it will help your fudge to set up faster but you don’t have to. Peanut butter fudge can be stored in an airtight container as long as no mold is present.

Can you freeze peanut butter fudge?

Yes, you can freeze peanut butter fudge. The best way to freeze fudge is to cut it into your desired serving size and then wrap each individual piece before placing it in a larger, air-tight storage container or plastic bag.

Eating frozen fudge isn’t recommended. Before eating, place it on the counter and warm it to room temperature. If you prefer cold fudge, you can place it in the microwave until the fudge has softened.

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Easy Creamy Peanut Butter Fudge Recipe

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Easy Creamy Peanut Butter Fudge Recipe

Course

Dessert
Cuisine

American
Keyword

fudge, peanut butter

Servings 16
Calories 430 kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Put powdered sugar in mixing bowl and set aside.
  2. Place saucepan over medium heat and melt butter completely.
  3. Then, stir in brown sugar and milk.
  4. Bring to a boil, then time for 2 additional minutes stirring constantly.
  5. Remove pan from heat and mix in peanut butter and vanilla extract.
  6. Add peanut butter mix to powdered sugar and beat with electric mixer until smooth.
  7. Line a baking pan/dish with wax paper and pour mixture into dish.
  8. Place in the fridge and cool completely until set.
  9. Cut into squares and enjoy.

Nutrition Facts
Easy Creamy Peanut Butter Fudge Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 430
Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 5g25%
Cholesterol 16mg5%
Sodium 133mg6%
Potassium 145mg4%
Carbohydrates 76g25%
Sugar 73g81%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 195IU4%
Calcium 41mg4%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.