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The Easiest Peanut Butter Fudge Recipe

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Indulge your sweet tooth with our Easy Peanut Butter Fudge recipe – a delightful treat that’s as simple to make as it is delicious. This no-fuss recipe requires minimal ingredients and effort. You can ditch the candy thermometer and make the easiest peanut butter fudge with only 2 ingredients and a microwave without breaking a sweat. 

Stack of peanut butter fudge.

Fudge is an American favorite dessert which is evident in the abundance of fudge shops that dot the landscapes of popular tourist destinations like Pigeon Forge and Branson, Missouri. Even highway stops like Buc-ee’s have embraced the fudge phenomenon, ensuring that travelers on the go can satisfy their sweet cravings with a delectable piece of this creamy treat.

You don’t have to go on vacation or fill your car up with gas to enjoy fudge. Homemade fudge is easy to make even if you don’t have any cooking skills. Let’s take a look at how to make this easy fudge recipe, shall we?

Ingredients

To begin creating fudge, the first step is to gather all of the necessary ingredients. Don’t worry, you won’t need a mile-long shopping list or any hard-to-find items. All you need are:

  • A can of white frosting
  • Reese’s Peanut Butter Chips (look for these in the baking aisle at the grocery store)
Peanut butter chips and tub of Duncan Hines Creamy Vanilla Frosting.

Directions

Line an 8×8 pan with parchment paper. Set aside.

Place the peanut butter chips in a microwave-safe mixing bowl and microwave on HIGH for 2 minutes, pausing every 30 seconds to stir.

Melted peanut butter chips in a glass bowl.

Take the top and foil off the can of frosting and microwave on HIGH for 1 minute.

Pour the frosting into the bowl with the melted peanut butter chips. Stir well.

Melted frosting being poured into a bowl of melted peanut butter chips.

Pour the mixture into the prepared pan and spread even, tapping the pan on the counter to flatten.

Peanut butter fudge cooling in a pan.

Place in the fridge for 4 hours or until set.

Slice the fudge into 1-inch pieces and enjoy!

Storage

Store fudge in an airtight container or wrapped with plastic wrap in the refrigerator for best results.

Tips for Best Results

  • Don’t overcook your peanut butter chips or they’ll turn out lumpy.
  • Swap out the flavor of the chips to change up the flavor of the fudge. Don’t just use nonstick spray on your pan as it doesn’t work. Parchment paper is the only way to go.
  • If you can find peanut butter frosting, you’re welcome to use that in place of the white frosting for an even bigger peanut butter taste.
  • Swap the frosting for a 14-ounce can of sweetened condensed milk, but be sure to add 2 more ounces of peanut butter chips for the perfect balance.
  • If you want thicker fudge, double the recipe or use a smaller pan.
Lady's hand picking up a piece of peanut butter fudge.

Customize Your Fudge

One way to customize your fudge is by adding some extra texture and flavor through mix-ins. Consider incorporating chopped nuts like almonds, pecans, or walnuts for a delightful crunch. For those who enjoy a hint of sweetness, a handful of mini chocolate chips or butterscotch chips can make each bite a delightful surprise. You could even experiment with crushed pretzels or crumbled cookies to add a salty or cookie dough-like texture to your fudge. Don’t be afraid to let your imagination run wild and explore different combinations to create a truly unique treat.

In addition to mix-ins, don’t forget about the potential of toppings to take your fudge to new heights. Sprinkling some sea salt on top can provide a delightful contrast to the sweetness. If you’re feeling a bit adventurous, consider adding a dusting of cocoa powder or a sprinkle of colored sugar for a visually appealing touch. You can even top your fudge with mini marshmallows, crushed candies, or dried fruit for an added burst of texture and flavor.

By customizing your peanut butter fudge, you’ll be able to tailor it to your taste preferences and create a treat that is truly your own. So go ahead and experiment with different mix-ins and toppings—the possibilities are endless.

Fudge makes a great gift any time of year. It just might be the perfect treat for the peanut butter lover in your life.

More Delicious Peanut Butter Desserts

  • Easy Peanut Butter Pie – A luscious peanut butter filling meets a buttery graham cracker crust for a dessert that’s effortlessly delightful
  • Peanut Butter Brookies – Fudgy brownies and peanut butter cookie layers unite in a single delightful treat.
  • Peanut Butter Cupcakes – Brown sugar, cinnamon, and creamy peanut butter are combined to make a cupcake that does not need any topping.
  • Peanut Butter Brownies – A delicious fusion of rich chocolate and creamy peanut butter, these indulgent brownies redefine sweet perfection.
  • Peanut Butter Scotcheroos – Remember the peanut butter Rice Krispies treats you had in the school lunchroom? Yeah, these are just like those.
Lady's hand picking up a piece of peanut butter fudge.

2 Ingredient Peanut Butter Fudge

Unleash your inner fudge master with this effortless recipe. Forget fancy equipment and complicated steps – creamy, dream-worthy peanut butter perfection awaits in your own kitchen.
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Course: Desserts
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 4 minutes
Chill Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 6 minutes
Servings: 16
Calories: 119kcal

Equipment

  • 8×8 Baking Pan
  • Parchment paper

Ingredients

  • 16 Ounces White Frosting
  • 10 Ounces Reese’s Peanut Butter Chips

Instructions

  • Line an 8×8 pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • Place the peanut butter chips in a microwave-safe mixing bowl and microwave on HIGH for 2 minutes, pausing every 30 seconds to stir.
  • Take the top and foil off the can of frosting and microwave on HIGH for 1 minute.
  • Pour the frosting into the bowl with the melted peanut butter chips. Stir well.
  • Pour the mixture into the prepared pan and spread even, tapping the pan on the counter to flatten.
  • Place in the fridge for 4 hours or until set.
  • Slice the fudge into 1-inch pieces and enjoy!

Notes

  • Don’t overcook your peanut butter chips or they’ll turn out lumpy.
  • Swap out the flavor of the chips to change up the flavor of the fudge.
     Don’t just use nonstick spray on your pan as it doesn’t work. Parchment paper is the only way to go.
  • If you can find peanut butter frosting, you’re welcome to use that in place of the white frosting for an even bigger peanut butter taste.
  • Swap the frosting for a 14-ounce can of sweetened condensed milk, but be sure to add 2 more ounces of peanut butter chips for the perfect balance.
  • If you want thicker fudge, double the recipe or use a smaller pan.

Nutrition

Calories: 119kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 52mg | Potassium: 10mg | Sugar: 18g | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 0.05mg
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