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Easy Peanut Butter Fudge

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. + chilling

Makes

2 pounds (64 pieces)

Updated: Dec. 10, 2022
My sister shared the recipe for this unbelievably easy peanut butter fudge with marshmallow cream. I prefer using creamy peanut butter for this mouthwatering dessert, but the chunky style works just as well. —Mary Jane Rummel, Linglestown, Pennsylvania

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.
Peanut Butter Fudge Tips

Why is my peanut butter fudge crumbly?

The amount of time that you cook fudge directly affects its firmness, so if your peanut butter fudge comes out crumbly, it's likely caused by overcooking the sugar. (Here are other common fudge mistakes.) Doing this prevents the fudge from retaining enough water, resulting in a hard, dry, crumbly texture. Pay close attention to the cook times specified by the recipe, and don't feel bad if you have to make a batch or two before it comes out to your liking!

How long will peanut butter fudge last?

If you're wondering how long fudge lasts, it's a while! Most lasts 1-2 weeks when stored in an airtight container at room temperature. You can tell if your fudge has gone past its prime if it has become excessively hard or gooey.

Can I freeze peanut butter fudge?

You can easily freeze peanut butter fudge to enjoy at a later date! Just layer the fudge in between pieces of wax paper and store in an airtight container. It will hold anywhere from 3 months to a year this way. (Find 35+ more fudgy recipes!)

—Sammi DiVito, Taste of Home Assistant Editor

Nutrition Facts

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