This is a quick and easy peanut butter fudge recipe that’s ready in only 5 minutes. If you have guests arriving soon, or a peanut butter craving, this is the recipe for you!
Last time I visited my brother in London, he took a couple of days off work and we went to see Bath, a unique city in England. One of the recommended shops there was the San Francisco Fudge Factory, and I immediately spotted its pink logo when we got there. I pretty much tasted every flavor they had and was so impressed with how good it was. I’m usually not a fudge fan because I think it’s too sweet, but they had some salty flavors that I liked such as salted caramel, coffee, and peanut butter.
This is a classic recipe for homemade peanut butter fudge, and although it’s sweet like fudge should be, it’s not overwhelming so, and is a bit salty and creamy because of the peanut butter. It keeps well so I often give it as a gift, especially around the holidays.
How to make peanut butter fudge
This recipe is so easy to make and uses only a few simple ingredients: butter, peanut butter, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract. I like to add a bit of salt to cut some of the sweetness, but it’s optional.
You’ll need to melt butter and peanut butter in the microwave, then add the rest of the ingredients. Easy! Chill the fudge in the fridge until it’s set, then cut into squares. I cut mine into small squares because they are rich.
More Peanut Butter Recipes:
- Nutella Peanut Butter Bites
- Peanut Butter Energy Bites
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Biscotti
- Easy Peanut Butter Pie
- Soft Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 1 cup (2 sticks/227 g) unsalted butter
- 1 cup (250 g) creamy peanut butter
- 3 and 1/2 cups (400 g) powdered sugar
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- pinch of salt , optional
Line a 8*8-inch pan with aluminum foil. Set aside.
Place butter and peanut butter in a medium heatproof bowl, and microwave in 1-minute intervals, stirring the mixture in between each interval, until melted and completely smooth. Add vanilla and salt if using.
Add powdered sugar and stir with a wooden spoon. The mixture will become thick. Press into the prepared pan and place in the fridge for 2-3 hours until completely set. cut into 40-50 squares, or any size you want.
Store fudge in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week.