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Easy Peanut Butter Fudge Recipe

Easy Peanut Butter Fudge Recipe

My sister shared this recipe for this unbelievably easy confection. I prefer using creamy peanut butter for the mouthwatering fudge, but the chunky style works just as well.—Mrs. Kenneth Rummel, Linglestown, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling YIELD:64 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1-1/3 cups peanut butter
  • 1 jar (7 ounces) marshmallow creme

Directions

  • 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).

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 67 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 28mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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Wenwen36 User ID: 8677191 240359
Reviewed Dec. 27, 2015

"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!"

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kerryboots User ID: 8537232 232841
Reviewed Sep. 13, 2015

"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."

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joshc5919 User ID: 8526335 232305
Reviewed Sep. 4, 2015

"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."

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pajamaangel User ID: 1603339 215772
Reviewed Dec. 24, 2014

"The best peanut butter fudge ever! We never use another recipe. It's like a fluff sandwich on sugar steroids!"

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melsmorsels User ID: 5529597 215758
Reviewed Dec. 24, 2014

"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!!"

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chikalulu User ID: 6320395 214857
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2014

"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."

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Sheikadrsw48 User ID: 8155375 214741
Reviewed Dec. 13, 2014

"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."

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einnaj User ID: 2641027 213811
Reviewed Dec. 2, 2014

"Mine turned out great. If it burns, that means your heat is too high. Try medium heat."

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collegestudent12 User ID: 8132235 45064
Reviewed Nov. 30, 2014

"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"

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mjpark47 User ID: 3029608 21778
Reviewed Nov. 26, 2014

"Too sweet for me. Not enough peanut butter taste."

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MJ1978 User ID: 8009566 21118
Reviewed Sep. 25, 2014

"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"

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gld2bmom User ID: 7191733 51081
Reviewed Jul. 20, 2014

"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!"

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bunnygirl6489 User ID: 2598839 23291
Reviewed Jul. 5, 2014

"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."

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ChristySatfield User ID: 2374244 47668
Reviewed Feb. 7, 2014

"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."

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Ronnijo74 User ID: 7449387 45057
Reviewed Feb. 5, 2014

"This was quick and easy and good! You have to start the timing when it begins to boil though."

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SuperMoM2425 User ID: 7633648 79430
Reviewed Jan. 25, 2014

"evryone i have made it for loves it :)"

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lpugh9 User ID: 5334512 202554
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2014

"I cooked the sugar and milk 3 minutes and it was too dry after cooling. The taste was OK."

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Ndobbins58 User ID: 7044388 25669
Reviewed Dec. 30, 2013

"Easy to make and tastes great!"

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ColtCrazy User ID: 7556445 47667
Reviewed Dec. 24, 2013 Edited Dec. 25, 2013

"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!"

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BombshellBetty User ID: 7554245 47666
Reviewed Dec. 23, 2013

"This was my first time making peanut butter fudge. This recipe was sooooo easy! I couldn't believe it. Thanks for sharing!!!"

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Southernmama User ID: 81270 51409
Reviewed Dec. 20, 2013

"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."

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lileagle65 User ID: 7538294 21775
Reviewed Dec. 19, 2013

"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"

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daisyletts2 User ID: 5740823 202553
Reviewed Dec. 17, 2013

"yummy"

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MikeDawn00 User ID: 5676565 25668
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2013

"Absolutely the easiest recipe I have in my book. Everyone raves about this fudge, every year it is on the Christmas cookie tray!!"

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gracerhea User ID: 5523187 51080
Reviewed Dec. 13, 2013

"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."

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MelissaMays User ID: 6909978 16680
Reviewed Nov. 18, 2013

"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!"

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angmclanc User ID: 3282588 52714
Reviewed Aug. 31, 2013

"Accidentally said I wouldn't make it again. I would. Daily."

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angmclanc User ID: 3282588 21704
Reviewed Aug. 31, 2013

"Oh, my goodness! This is the best peanut butter fudge I've ever eaten. So delicious, so creamy, I want to marry it."

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FLZephyr User ID: 728094 52711
Reviewed Mar. 14, 2013

"Sinfully delicious!"

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FLZephyr User ID: 728094 45029
Reviewed Mar. 14, 2013

"Sinfully delicious!!"

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prsgirl User ID: 5767583 202552
Reviewed Mar. 13, 2013

"Everyone loves it, been making it for years now. Is also very easy to make,closest to my grandmothers i can get."

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tiger51 User ID: 6683305 51407
Reviewed Feb. 8, 2013

"this is a perfect fudge to make with my 12 year old son he loves peanut butter,and loves fudge.Go peanut butter lovers!"

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jessj510 User ID: 7061923 23290
Reviewed Dec. 29, 2012

"So good and so so easy!"

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shorty_cheryl User ID: 2387535 47664
Reviewed Dec. 20, 2012

"Simple, easy, and always a hit."

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KristiJo User ID: 887218 47663
Reviewed Dec. 16, 2012

"simple and never failed me - delicious!"

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Katiebug1174 User ID: 7009442 26314
Reviewed Dec. 7, 2012

"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!"

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wvshortie User ID: 6994167 26307
Reviewed Nov. 26, 2012

"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."

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Jroush711 User ID: 6914672 45943
Reviewed Oct. 13, 2012

"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."

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lacys.studio User ID: 4954105 79429
Reviewed Sep. 1, 2012

"Gooey gummy, never sat up, even tried the freezer. I might re-heat and try as n ice cream topping.

Waste of time and $$$$"

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christine111 User ID: 4419688 47660
Reviewed Mar. 25, 2012

"This fudge was dry!"

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pattibourey User ID: 3847259 51078
Reviewed Mar. 5, 2012

"Excellent fudge, my whole family loved it, nice and creamy."

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brey_lynn User ID: 1649555 21117
Reviewed Dec. 17, 2011

"This is THE best peanut butter fudge recipe I have ever tried! Melts in your mouth, very delicious!!"

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pippercat User ID: 3009376 25665
Reviewed Oct. 13, 2011

"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!"

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emmapeighsmom User ID: 5616660 51077
Reviewed Oct. 7, 2011

"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!!"

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Nannyo60 User ID: 6031729 49970
Reviewed Jul. 7, 2011

"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"

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kennilove User ID: 3793060 45942
Reviewed May. 24, 2011

"this recipe is one of my favorite peanut butter fudge recipes! it's so easy, and very delicious!!!"

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kaylan2009 User ID: 5764514 21055
Reviewed Jan. 16, 2011

"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!"

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mlworden User ID: 3943617 21703
Reviewed Jan. 13, 2011

"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. :)"

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twinkle8o3 User ID: 1013923 45941
Reviewed Dec. 30, 2010

"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."

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honeymore User ID: 1655755 16678
Reviewed Dec. 24, 2010

"easy to make and tastes wonderful...I did not have marshmellow creme and used marshmellows instead, turned out great!!"

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NHMOMUSA User ID: 5721122 52539
Reviewed Dec. 24, 2010

"This is my never fail fudge. Because it is timed it is always yummy and perfect!"

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2BOY$MOM User ID: 5714173 23289
Reviewed Dec. 20, 2010

"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!!"

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grjen User ID: 2792354 51065
Reviewed Dec. 19, 2010

"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."

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centraltxgal User ID: 5420206 23288
Reviewed Oct. 4, 2010

"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. : )"

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sclr4 User ID: 5457678 45939
Reviewed Aug. 3, 2010

"I make this fudge a lot & sometimes I will add a small mashed banana"

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suzanneconrad User ID: 3216553 79428
Reviewed Mar. 12, 2010

"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."

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imashutterbug User ID: 4773241 16662
Reviewed Jan. 9, 2010

"Has anyone tried this with fat free milk and reduced fat peanut butter?"

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LouannPearson User ID: 4534435 49968
Reviewed Jan. 4, 2010

"This was so easy and so smooth, the best yet!!!"

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Monarchsmomma User ID: 1811632 26306
Reviewed Dec. 25, 2009

"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."

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deborahn User ID: 1761412 52538
Reviewed Dec. 18, 2009

"Not sure what I did wrong, the fudge didn't set up. It taste great. anyone with ideas on how to salvage this?"

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mommyto3boys User ID: 4334632 51059
Reviewed Dec. 7, 2009

"Yummy! And so easy to make!"

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Julie1962 User ID: 3447267 21054
Reviewed Nov. 14, 2009

"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."

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songbyrd User ID: 3138966 26297
Reviewed Oct. 22, 2009

"Nice texture, not too sweet ~ perfection! I used evaporated milk."

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mcycle User ID: 2604407 52537
Reviewed Jan. 8, 2009

"ONLY WAY YOU CAN GET BOTH IS IF YOU (BELOW PICTURE) CLICK ON DOWN ARROW BY "PRINT THIS RECIPE" AND CLICK FULL PAGE. HOPE THIS HELPS"

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Becky12274 User ID: 1485731 49966
Reviewed Dec. 22, 2008

"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."

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kossegrl@yahoo.com User ID: 1793467 21774
Reviewed Dec. 21, 2007

"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"

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JoMom User ID: 1456674 79424
Reviewed Dec. 13, 2007

"This is another one that's going in my recipe box. Yum!"

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