Easy Peanut Butter Fudge Recipe
- 2 teaspoons butter, softened
- 2 cups sugar
- 1/2 cup whole milk
- 1-1/3 cups peanut butter
- 1 jar (7 ounces) marshmallow creme
- 1. Line an 8-in. square pan with foil; grease with butter.
- 2. In a heavy saucepan, combine sugar and milk; bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Boil 3 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat.
- 3. Stir in peanut butter and marshmallow creme until blended. Immediately spread into prepared pan; cool slightly.
- 4. Refrigerate until firm. Using foil, lift fudge out of pan. Remove foil; cut into squares. Store between layers of waxed paper in an airtight container. Yield: 2 pounds (64 pieces).
1 piece: 67 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 28mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
Reviews for Easy Peanut Butter Fudge
"I have made this many times! It is the best and easiest recipe I've found for peanut butter fudge. I went to get the ingredients today to make more and both stores in my little town were sold out of marshmallow creme. I am wondering if I can make this with whole marshmallows, what adjustments I need to make if so... I'd appreciate any help please! Thanks for the best fudge recipe EVER!"
"I'd never made fudge before and was scared. This is the best fudge I've ever eaten. Made it many times last fall/winter and getting ready to make it again for the 2nd time in two weeks. Thank you so much."
"Made this recipe many times. Went to make it tonight, and didnt have milk. So I used half and half instead. Came out really creamy, and really delicious. Recommend trying it."
"The best peanut butter fudge ever! We never use another recipe. It's like a fluff sandwich on sugar steroids!"
"I just whipped up a batch and it turned out perfect...it's chilling now so I don't really know how it's going to cut & taste but the fudge looks smooth, tastes wonderful, super easy...I can't wait to try a piece!!"
"This turned out perfectly. I read previous reviews before trying this one. The problem with a lot of recipes is lack of details. Have your marshmallow creme jar open, and your peanut butter - I used Jif No Stir Natural Creamy Peanut Butter. already measured out. Prep your pan before you start. I line a 7"x10" glass pan lined with parchment. You must first bring the milk (I used evaporated milk) and sugar to a full boil - one that does not go away when stirred. I usually start with medium-high to get the boil going, then back off to medium once it's boiling. You must stir constantly. Begin your 3 minute timing once the mixture comes to a full boil. Take the pan off the heat! I immediately stirred in a tsp of vanilla. Now you've got to work quickly. Add your peanut butter and marshmallow creme. Stir with a wooden spoon until thoroughly combined. Pour into your prepared pan. Let it cool completely at room temperature. To cut it, just lift it our with the parchment paper and place it on your cutting surface. Cut into 1" squares because it's quite rich. LOVE this recipe! Plenty of peanut butter flavor for me."
"This is the best recipe I have tried. My kids love it too! 5 stars ! I used 1/2 marshmallow cream and 1/2 regular marshmallows. My fudge set just fine."
"Mine turned out great. If it burns, that means your heat is too high. Try medium heat."
"Mine burnt. So disappointed. Followed your directions and it burnt before I could pour it. Will never use this recipe again. What a waste of time and money"
"Too sweet for me. Not enough peanut butter taste."
"I made this yestter day did not go will i thank i boiled it to long so i made it today and it whent realy good"
"The flavor of this fudge is absolutely delicious! I made the mistake of substituting marshmallows for the marshmallow creme, so unfortunately the fudge did not set. That's okay though, as we will now use this delicious confection as "peanut butter topping" for ice cream!"
"It's the easiest fudge recipe I've ever found that produced such delicious results! I get requests from friends and family for this amazing fudge. I typically make it the night before and allow it to set overnight, then I cut it with a greased pizza cutter. I'm not sure about it yielding 3-4 dozen, unless you cut the pieces very, very small. I would say more like 2 1/2 dozen would be more accurate."
"Is delicious and easy to make. Be careful, though, if you're addicted to sweets...this is so good you might eat the whole pan of fudge yourself."
"This was quick and easy and good! You have to start the timing when it begins to boil though."
"evryone i have made it for loves it :)"
"I cooked the sugar and milk 3 minutes and it was too dry after cooling. The taste was OK."
"Easy to make and tastes great!"
"My first attempt at this fudge produced very dry and crumbly fudge. I changed when I started timing my boil time the second time and the fudge was perfect.When you time for the 3 minutes DO NOT start timing at a full boil. I did this the first time and my fudge was very dry and crumbly.Start timing for your 3 minutes as soon as it starts to boil. I removed from heat after the 3 minutes of boil before I added the marshmallow fluff and peanut butter.I only had a 13 oz jar of fluff and measuring out 7 oz was a pain. I highly suggest buying the 7 oz jar if possible.Good luck!"
"This was my first time making peanut butter fudge. This recipe was sooooo easy! I couldn't believe it. Thanks for sharing!!!"
"This is and has been my go to PB fudge recipe. Asked my granddaughter's boyfriend for a suggestion for a Christmas gift and he immediately asked for a batch of my PB fudge!! Nuff said."
"I made this for the first time today was a big hit with everyone will be using this recipe from now on even my 9 yr old granddaughter made a batch and it turned out perfect"
"I tried this for the first time and will not try again. As soon as the sugar and milk started a rolling boil, I timed 3 minutes exactly and by the time I got the marshmellow cream in the pan, the peanut butter was so hard and had to be scraped from pan."
"I have been using this recipe to make traditional peanut butter fudge. Friends and family love my peanut butter fudge so much, I tell them the recipe is a secret. Extremely good!"
"Accidentally said I wouldn't make it again. I would. Daily."
"Oh, my goodness! This is the best peanut butter fudge I've ever eaten. So delicious, so creamy, I want to marry it."
"Everyone loves it, been making it for years now. Is also very easy to make,closest to my grandmothers i can get."
"this is a perfect fudge to make with my 12 year old son he loves peanut butter,and loves fudge.Go peanut butter lovers!"
"So good and so so easy!"
"Simple, easy, and always a hit."
"simple and never failed me - delicious!"
"I was given fudge made with this recipe as a birthday gift and immediately asked for the recipe. Makes an excellent center for Buckeye Candy!"
"I made this receipe with soy milk and it came out perfect. My husband and children didn't notice the difference. I made sure my the sugar and milk reached 232 degrees with my candy thermometer. Our family will definately make this fudge again."
"Great recipe! Very easy and delicious, the only way this would turn out dry or gooey is if you dont set your timer. Once it comes to a full rolling boil set your timer."
"Gooey gummy, never sat up, even tried the freezer. I might re-heat and try as n ice cream topping.Waste of time and $$$$"
"This fudge was dry!"
"Excellent fudge, my whole family loved it, nice and creamy."
"This is THE best peanut butter fudge recipe I have ever tried! Melts in your mouth, very delicious!!"
"This is my absolute favorite fudge recipe... EVER! I prefer a creamier, softer fudge over a dense, hard type any day. This recipe fits the bill. It's super easy to make as well. And, if kept in the fridge, it lasts (if you can keep your hands out of it) for several days without drying out or getting hard. Thank you, Mrs. Kenneth Rummel, for sharing it!"
"This has become a Christmas time staple for my family!! It is amazing!!! I have made it with both chunky and creamy peanut butter, both are excellent!!"
"I got a Taste of Home Quick Cooking magazine probably in 1998. It had this recipe in it and I loved it. It is extremely easy to make and the taste is fantastic. I lost the magazine and am so glad that I was able to get this recipe again. I am positive that everyone that tries it will absolutely love it.Thank you,Carolyn Oliver"
"this recipe is one of my favorite peanut butter fudge recipes! it's so easy, and very delicious!!!"
"I made the recipe so many times during the Christmas season. It's so easy to make and truly delicious, plus it uses a cup less sugar than my old recipe and no butter! Be careful not to over cook as it does set really quick!This recipe is a keeper!"
"This is great peanut butter fudge !To the reviewer who had problems with the fudge setting up, you should cook the sugar & milk over medium heat until it becomes to a hard boil & then time it for 3 minutes. If you cook it on high heat, it doesn't cook long enough & therefore it doesn't set up very well. I used to do that & mine never set up. Hope this helps. :)"
"Sooooo yummy! I get a lot of compliments on this one. My husband said it's the creamiest peanut butter fudge he's ever had."
"easy to make and tastes wonderful...I did not have marshmellow creme and used marshmellows instead, turned out great!!"
"This is my never fail fudge. Because it is timed it is always yummy and perfect!"
"This is the best peanut butter fudge I've ever had! I have been making it for several years now since my 14 year-old was in the 3rd grade. His teacher at the time still talks about how great it is and she now makes it for all her co-workers at Christmas. I am getting ready to make it right now! For those who have had problems with it setting up, the only time that ever happened to me was the first time I made it-I didn't cook it for the full 3 minutes. Make sure you time it or it will not set up. Don't give up, though, just try it again and it will be perfect!!"
"Unfortunately, my fudge never set-up. I left it in the fridge for several hours. I even tried the freezer for a little while but it didn't help. It tastes good but I can't give it to anyone else."
"I HAVE MADE THIS FUDGE ABOUT 4 TIMES NOW IN THE LAST MONTH,EVERYBODY WANTS THIS RECIPE,THIS WILL DEFINATELY BE THE dessert THAT I MAKE FOR THE FAMILY HOLIDAY DINNERS...THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE BEST PEANUT BUTTER FUDGE IN THE WORLD. AND SO EASY TO MAKE. I'M GOING TO MAKE SOME RIGHT NOW. : )"
"I make this fudge a lot & sometimes I will add a small mashed banana"
"I have been making this fudge for several years. Always comes out great. I use a slightly larger pan because I prefer smaller pieces. I make this with skim milk, as that is what we drink.No change in texture to me."
"Has anyone tried this with fat free milk and reduced fat peanut butter?"
"This was so easy and so smooth, the best yet!!!"
"This made a perfect Christmas gift for my family. I did add the vanilla and used part evaporated milk part 2% milk. Thanks for sharing."
"Not sure what I did wrong, the fudge didn't set up. It taste great. anyone with ideas on how to salvage this?"
"Yummy! And so easy to make!"
"I followed the recipe except i boiled for 4 min and added vanilla. It turned out perfect. I will definately make it again. It is a winner here in my home."
"Nice texture, not too sweet ~ perfection! I used evaporated milk."
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"I absolutely love this recipe. I make it all the time and use it as gifts. Everyone who eats it loves it. I will never make another peanut butter fudge again."
"Why can I not print the recipe & the nutrition facts together on your recipes? When I highlight to copy it I can print only the right side or the left side with select print. Help. S W"
"This is another one that's going in my recipe box. Yum!"