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
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
- Wooden spoon
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
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 (4 Ingredients)
- 8×8 pan
- parchment paper
- Wooden spoon
- 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!
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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 ?
I have a few recipes on here without sugar. Type in “Keto” and you will find them. 🙂
I’m gonna be honest. I normally don’t like peanut butter, and I am OBSESSED with these!
That is awesome! Glad you like them. 🙂
I never had peanut butter fudge before. Looks like a great twist on traditional fudge.
Thanks, Lily! 🙂
Peanut Butter Fudge is good. I like it in small doses though. It’s pretty rich.
Yes, it is definitely rich, a small amount goes a long way. 🙂
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.
Awesome, Eileen! 🙂 Let me know how it turns out. 🙂
Nothing brings the holidays together like a good hunk of fudge! This looks like a delicious recipe!
This is such a great treat! My kids will surely love these!
Thanks, Toni! 🙂
Who doesn’t love Peanut Butter Fudge? It’s really good and a perfect snack! Rich in protein, it’s my snack of choice!
Gotta love peanut butter fudge! 🙂
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.
Thank you, Anshika! It definitely is simple to make and delicious! 🙂
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! 🙂
That is awesome Kimberly! And if you put chocolate on top of the peanut butter it is peanut butter cup fudge! hehe 🙂
YUM! Give me all the peanut butter things. I have to try to make this very soon. Sounds delicious!
Yes!! Peanut butter! 🙂 🙂
Peanut Butter fudge is my favorite. This was a great recipe and easy to make.
Thank you! Glad you liked it! 🙂
OMG this recipe is to die for. I mean Peanut Butter Fudge… Are you kidding me?! I have to try this.
Thank you, Jessica! 🙂
Peanut butter fudge is a family favorite! Need to try your recipe next!
That is awesome, Katie! Yes please do. 🙂
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 🙂 So yummy!
my favorite kind of fudge!
Awesome, Rachael! 🙂
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.
That is a great idea, Kara! 🙂
This recipe was a hit with our family! I added protein powder to make it a more post workout snack! Super yummy!
Awesome! Great idea adding protein powder. 🙂