Peanut butter fudge cut in cubes stacked on a white plate

Peanut Butter Fudge

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To say I love peanut butter is an understatement. Any treats with peanut butter are instantly going to make me happy. And this 4-ingredient homemade peanut butter fudge is amazing! This truly is the perfect treat to satisfy a peanut butter craving.

Chocolate fudge is a very popular dessert, a lesser popular dessert but equally tasty is the super-easy peanut butter fudge. Using just a few ingredients this treat really packs a flavor punch. Impress your friends and family with this yummy homemade dessert, and maybe include it in a Christmas or Holiday plate of goodies. It is super easy to make, if I can do it, you can do it. Let’s get started!

Step 1: Gather the ingredients and tools

Peanut butter in a glass bowl along with vanilla extract, sugar, and milk.

In order to make this easy peanut butter fudge, you will need just 4 ingredients:

  • Peanut Butter – The star of this dish. You may use normal or organic peanut butter.
  • Sugar – The main sweet component of this dish.
  • Milk – The milk helps create the right texture and gives the sugar a liquid to dissolve in.
  • Vanilla Extract – Vanilla adds flavor and enhances the flavor of the other ingredients.


  • 8×8 pan or 7×11 for thinner fudge
  • Parchment paper
  • Sauce-pot
  • Wooden spoon
  • Spatula

Step 2: How to make peanut butter fudge

Begin by adding the milk and the sugar to a medium saucepot. Set the burner to medium-low heat and slowly bring the mixture to a boil. Stir occasionally until it starts to boil, then stir constantly for 2 minutes as it boils. Next, remove it from the heat.

Step 3: Peanut butter time!

Add in the vanilla extract and the peanut butter and stir. Once the peanut butter has melted and been incorporated it is ready to go. It should be nice and smooth.

Step 4: Pour out that peanut butter fudge

Hot peanut butter fudge in a pan with parchment paper being spread out with a red spatula

Now, just pour the hot peanut butter mixture into an 8×8 pan or 7×11 pan that has been lined with parchment paper. The parchment paper will make the fudge come out easier after it has set. Let it cool in the pan for 30 minutes and then place it in the fridge to completely set, usually a few hours.

Step 5: Serve it up!

Once the peanut butter fudge has set, take it out of the fridge and remove it from the parchment paper and pan. Cut it into whatever size squares that you want. You can get between 45 to 50 pieces depending on the size you make them. It tastes so amazing! If you like peanut butter, you will love this!

Peanut butter fudge cut in cubes stacked on a white plate
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5 from 11 votes

Peanut Butter Fudge (4 Ingredients)

If you love peanut butter you will love this homemade peanut butter fudge. And the cool thing is it only requires 4 ingredients! It is super easy to make, if I can do it, you can do it.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Cooling Time2 hours
Total Time2 hours 25 minutes
Course: Candy, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy, fast, milk, no bake, peanut butter, quick, treats, vanilla extract
Servings: 48 pieces
Calories: 58kcal
Author: Matt Taylor


  • 8×8 pan
  • parchment paper
  • sauce-pot
  • Wooden spoon
  • Spatula


  • 1/2 cup of milk whole, 2%, 1%, etc. (125mL)
  • 2 cups white granulated sugar 400g
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract 5mL
  • 3/4 cup of peanut butter 195g


  • Combine the milk and the sugar in a medium pot. Heat up the pot on the stovetop on medium-low heat stirring occasionally. Bring the mixture to a boil and stir constantly for 2 minutes so the mixture doesn't burn.
  • Remove the pot from the stove and add the vanilla extract and peanut butter. Stir until the mixture becomes smooth.
  • Pour the hot peanut butter fudge into an 8×8 or 7×11 pan lined with parchment paper or spray the pan with kitchen spray. Spread out the top with a spatula.
  • Allow the peanut butter fudge to cool for 30 minutes at room temperature, then place it in the fridge too set completely. It will usually take 2 to 4 hours for it to set properly.
  • Remove it from the pan and cut it up into squares. I can usually get 45 to 50 pieces out of it. Enjoy!


How to Make Peanut Butter Fudge | Only 4 Ingredients


These nutritional facts are based on one small piece of peanut butter fudge. Assuming you get 48 pieces.
peanut butter fudge nutritional facts
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Calories: 58kcal

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  1. Pamela Perez

    I made the fudge and it set up well. However it was too sweet for me. Is it possible to cut back on the sugar and have the fudge still turn out good.

    • You can certainly try it, however candy like this, especially fudge, needs a certain ratio of sugar to other things to actually set properly. But it is such an easy recipe to make that it is very simple to experiment with. Also try using natural peanut butter that has no sugar added that will help.

  2. 5 stars
    I made this for my son in law Darrell, but I did taste them there very good. But I can’t have sugar. So can you make some homemade goodies for me without sugars in them?
    ? Thank you ?

  3. 5 stars
    I’m gonna be honest. I normally don’t like peanut butter, and I am OBSESSED with these!

  4. I never had peanut butter fudge before. Looks like a great twist on traditional fudge.

  5. Peanut Butter Fudge is good. I like it in small doses though. It’s pretty rich.

  6. Eileen M Loya

    5 stars
    I like the easy to follow recipe steps to make this delicious fudge. My husband would love this! I am going to make this on the weekend and make a large batch to share with my sister’s family too.

  7. Tiffany La Forge-Grau

    5 stars
    Nothing brings the holidays together like a good hunk of fudge! This looks like a delicious recipe!

  8. 5 stars
    This is such a great treat! My kids will surely love these!

  9. 5 stars
    Who doesn’t love Peanut Butter Fudge? It’s really good and a perfect snack! Rich in protein, it’s my snack of choice!

  10. The Peanut Butter Fudge Dessert looks so great. i love recipes which provides step by step method. It makes easy for a person to cook the recipe. I’m definitely gonna try this, it looks so delish.

  11. My kids have been on a peanut butter kick lately. Today we made some Reese’s peanut butter cups and tomorrow they’re wanting to making some more peanut butter goodies. Looks like we already know what to make! πŸ™‚

  12. YUM! Give me all the peanut butter things. I have to try to make this very soon. Sounds delicious!

  13. Krissy Allori

    5 stars
    Peanut Butter fudge is my favorite. This was a great recipe and easy to make.

  14. 5 stars
    OMG this recipe is to die for. I mean Peanut Butter Fudge… Are you kidding me?! I have to try this.

  15. Peanut butter fudge is a family favorite! Need to try your recipe next!

  16. Peanut butter fudge is so good! You could even add some chocolate to it I believe….Looking to try this!

    • Absolutely, I like to spread chocolate chips on the top while it is cooling, then spread out the chocolate, for a nice layer of chocolate on top. I call it peanut butter cup fudge! haha πŸ™‚ So yummy!

  17. Rachael Yerkes

    5 stars
    my favorite kind of fudge!

  18. 5 stars
    I liked this peanut butter version even better than traditional fudge. So yummy! Next time I’m going to stir in chopped roasted peanuts for some crunch.

  19. Elicit Folio

    5 stars
    This recipe was a hit with our family! I added protein powder to make it a more post workout snack! Super yummy!

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