With each piece of fudge, nostalgic recollections of vacation excursions pour in. It didn’t seem to matter which town my family visited, there was always a candy store with endless counters of various types of fudge. Peanut Butter Fudge has always been one of my favorite varieties, and after I discovered how simple it is to make, I made it every holiday season.
This sweet-tasting peanut butter has a thick texture and practically crumbles when eaten. It’s the ideal treat to share with friends, and it’s especially good as a present.
How to Make Fudge with Peanut Butter
This easy fudge recipe takes less than 20 minutes from start to finish and chills fast in the refrigerator. As a result, the fudge-making process must be speedy for all of the components to set correctly. Make sure you have all of your ingredients ready ahead of time.
Prepare an 8-inch baking dish by greasing it or covering it with parchment paper, leaving a generous overhang.
Heat the butter and peanut butter together in a large saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly. Bring to a boil, then turn off the heat.
Mix in the salt and vanilla until well incorporated, then add the powdered sugar and stir until smooth.
Fill the prepared dish with the fudge mixture and cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 1 hour before slicing after gently pressing the plastic wrap on top of the fudge.
1¼ cups Unsalted Butter
1¼ cups Creamy Peanut Butter
1/8 teaspoon Salt
2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
4 cups Powdered Sugar
Cover an 8-inch baking dish with butter or parchment paper, leaving plenty of parchment hanging over the sides.
Melt the butter and peanut butter in a large saucepan over medium heat, stirring regularly. Bring to a boil, then turn off the heat.
Combine the salt and vanilla essence in a mixing bowl and whisk until smooth. Mix in the powdered sugar until it is completely smooth and no lumps remain.
Pour the fudge mixture onto the prepared baking dish and level into an equal layer with the back of a spoon. Cover the dish with plastic wrap and gently press down on the fudge to cover it. Before slicing, chill for 1 hour.