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Easy Peanut Butter Fudge

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rich and smooth peanut butter fudge A blissful bite of peanut butter that’s ready in less than 5 minutes in the microwave! Easy, foolproof homemade fudge that can be made all year round.

Looking for more fudge recipes? Try this classic chocolate fudge.

Stack of peanut butter fudge squares on parchment paper.

This easy peanut butter fudge will melt in your mouth!

Fudge is one of my most favorite no-bake desserts. Sweet and creamy taste that melts in your mouth. No wonder fudge makes an appearance during the holiday season. It’s a culinary gift that just keeps on giving.

I recently made a batch of this easy 4-ingredient peanut butter fudge and holly molly. Not only is it ready in less than 5 minutes in the microwave, but it also melts in your mouth with the rich flavor of peanut butter! As someone who is used to eating a spoonful of peanut butter out of the jar from time to time, this fudge recipe does it all.

No boiling, no temperature measurement, no fuss here. Pure peanut butter bliss and the easiest, best fudge ever.

Ingredients for microwave peanut butter fudge.

Things necessary

  • Creamy peanut butter: Choose your favorite shelf-stable brand of peanut butter, as long as it’s creamy. JIF and Skippy are great options. Avoid natural peanut butter when making fudge, as the oil tends to separate.
  • butter: Salted or unsalted. Make a note to adjust the additional salt as needed.
  • Vanilla extract: Use pure vanilla extract if possible! This adds a nice depth of flavor to the fudge.
  • salt: Salt balances out the sweetness of the other fudge ingredients.
  • icing sugar: Also called confectioner’s sugar. For a smoother fudge, sift powdered sugar before starting (but optional for this recipe).
Peanut butter fudge on a parchment-covered mount.

How to make peanut butter fudge in the microwave

Melt peanut butter and butter. Place the peanut butter and butter together in a loosely wrapped bowl and microwave. Stir the mixture halfway through to combine.

Stir ingredients: Remove the bowl from the microwave and add the remaining ingredients. Continue stirring until the powdered sugar is completely incorporated and you have a thick mixture without lumps.

Make the fudge: Gently press fudge mixture into 8×8 pan parchmentOnce you have an even layer, cover the pan parchment Or cling wrap. Chill in the refrigerator until the fudge sets, then cut into 1-inch pieces.

Top view of peanut butter fudge on parchment cut into squares.

Tips for success

  • Can I use a different pot?: If you don’t have an 8×8 pan handy, make fudge in whatever size you like. Keep in mind that different size pans will affect the thickness.
  • Oily fudge: Overheating may be the culprit. If the top of the fudge looks a little oily, make a note for next time and adjust the microwave cooking time slightly.
Peanut butter fudge squares.

Add-in ideas

Add the following ideas while the fudge mixture is still warm before spreading it in the pan.

  • Chocolate and Peanut Butter Fudge: Stir slightly sweet chocolate chips into warm fudge mixture.
  • Crunchy Peanut Butter Fudge: Add crushed peanuts, or another type of nut, for a crunchier texture.
  • Reese’s Cups Peanut Butter Fudge: Toss Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups into warm fudge. You can also use mini wreath cups!
Stack of peanut butter fudge squares.

Should peanut butter fudge be refrigerated?

This peanut butter fudge is best kept at room temperature and can be kept for up to 7 days. You can chill it if you like, but let it come to room temperature before eating.

Can you freeze?

yes! After the fudge has cooled for a few hours, wrap it in plastic wrap or store it in a freezer bag.If you are concerned about the stickiness, layer the fudge and wrap it. parchment first time. Fudge can be kept frozen for up to 2 months and can be thawed at room temperature.

Stack of peanut butter fudge squares on parchment paper.

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Rich and Smooth Easiest Recipe microwave peanut butter fudge, Done in less than 5 minutes! Homemade fudge that you will want to make all year round.

  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3 1/2 cups icing sugar

  1. Arrange 8×8 pans parchment. Set aside.
  2. Place peanut butter and butter in a large (3-quart) microwave-safe bowl. Cover loosely with plastic wrap and microwave at full power for 2 minutes. Mix with a wooden or rubber spatula, cover and heat in the microwave for an additional 2 minutes.
  3. Remove the bowl from the microwave, stir again, and add the vanilla, salt, and powdered sugar. Stir until all powdered sugar is incorporated and there are no lumps. The mixture will become very thick.
  4. Press mixture evenly into prepared pan. Cover the fudge with the remaining parchment or plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2 hours or until cool and set.
  5. Cut into 1 inch pieces.


Store airtight at room temperature for up to 7 days.

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