This was a long week. Between getting ready for school to start and emotionally preparing myself for our kindergartener to begin his first day – I needed something sweet. I can’t believe my big boy is going to be gone all day. (Our kindergarten is all day, every day.) I don’t know who’s going to have the harder time with it, me or my three year old. Either way, I wanted to keep busy yesterday and wanted to make something easy that would satisfy my sweet tooth. I thought about making cookies or baking a cake, but those take too much time when you’re in the mood for sweetness – and easy. This peanut butter fudge recipe is so good. And it makes a lot. If you know fudge, you know it’s rich and smooth and cannot be eaten in one sitting.
Plus, it’s fast. If you’re like me and tend to have to make your recipes with kids underfoot, this one is for you.
Peanut Butter Fudge Recipe
And to top it all off, I pretty much always have the ingredients on hand! To make this peanut butter fudge recipe you will need:
1/2 Cup butter
2 Cups brown sugar
1/2 Cup milk
3/4 Cup peanut butter
1 tsp vanilla
3 Cups confection sugar
To make this the easiest recipe you’ll want to pre-measure everything. Trust me. I also lined an 8×8 pan with parchment paper. Once you’re measured, place the butter in a saucepan over medium heat until it melts. Add the milk and brown sugar and stir until it comes to a boil. It will take about 5 minutes to bring it to a boil. Once it’s boiling, keep stirring for two minutes.
Here’s where you’ll thank me for the pre-measure action. Remove the pan from the heat and add the peanut butter and vanilla.
Mix the hot liquid into the confectioner’s sugar. It might be a little lumpy at first. Use those brute arm strength and a wisk to get rid of the lumps.
Pour it into the 8×8 pan lined with parchment paper. Shake it around a bit to flatten it. Stick in the fridge for an hour and enjoy! Now, if you’re like me, you’ll enjoy a few slices and then send it off with your husband to work – because you don’t trust yourself with it around the house. It’s just that good!
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Peanut Butter Fudge Recipe
- 1/2 cup butter
- 2 cups brown sugar
- 1/2 cup milk
- 3/4 cup peanut butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 cups confectioners' sugar
- Measure out all ingredients. Line an 8x8 pan with parchment paper.
- Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir in the brown sugar and milk. Stir constantly. Bring to a boil and boil for 2 minutes while stirring. Remove from the heat. Stir in the peanut butter and vanilla.
- Pour into the confectioners' sugar. Beat until smooth. Pour into an 8x8 pan.
- Chill and cut into quarters.
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Comments & Reviews
Great easy creamy recipe. I too was suspicious about no marshmallow cream but it was perfect.
I’m so glad you enjoyed it!
One of my favorite recipes is my stir fry with mango, onion and red wine-marinated beef tip. Key is not to set the beef tips in the red wine for too long, but it tastes so much better than regular marinated beef with Worchestire sauce. Nice post! You gave me more ideas about food — which I always appreciate
Kristen @ Joyfully Thriving says
This does look delicious! I’m intrigued by the idea that there is no marshmallow creme or sweetened condensed milk like many of the recipes I see. I’m going to give this one a try…soon!
Dianne C. says
Kristin,,, I always made the marshmallow creme type, never pleased with the taste, always a plastic-y aftertaste… This recipe was fast, easy, and convertible to a bag of chocolate chips. I love it!
So glad you enjoyed it Dianne!