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Peanut Butter Fudge

This peanut butter fudge is a favorite "never fail" quickie recipe. —Eleanore Peterson, Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    64 pieces


  • 1 pound white candy coating
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts


  • Melt coating in a saucepan over medium-low heat, stirring constantly until smooth. Remove from the heat; stir in peanut butter and walnuts. Spread into a greased 8-in. square pan. Chill until firm. Cut into 1-in. squares.
Test Kitchen Tip
  • You'll generally find candy coating in the cake decorating section of your market. Almond bark would be a good substitute.
  • Nutrition Facts
    2 each: 147 calories, 10g fat (5g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 37mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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    • Julie
      Jun 12, 2020

      Calm down, Jen. Push the button right above the ad that says ‘View Recipe.’ Ads support the site, so you can get the recipe for free. If not, you’d be paying for the recipe. And I bet you wouldn’t want to do that.

    • Carolsue
      May 28, 2020

      Very good recipe. BUT...even cheaper than the white candy coating., is buy a can of buttercream icing /frostingor vanilla frosting. Heat up a can of frosting for 1 min. Make sure all the silver covering is off of can so it doesn't go off weird in microwave. Also very hot so be careful as you pour it into a bowl with the Peanut butter. Heat the 1 jar of PB for 1 min too. Pour into bowl with the frosting and start whipping it up with a wooden spoon. just keep stirring it for about 3 to 5 min . use nuts if wanted and add about 1 min into stirring. Pour into a buttered square pan or into wax paper pan. wait at least 2 hrs before cutting up. so easy and delicious. Showed my brother how to do this, he took some to work and now the women at his workplace think he's a gourmet candy chef.

    • Sam
      Dec 1, 2019

      I agree with the reviewer that said too, too sweet with the white chocolate. I tried subbing dark chocolate and adding extra peanut butter. Fudge disappeared quickly but I can't really comment on the quality. I'm no longer of fan of any fudge since my mother passed and a family member lost a number of her recipes-including her fudge recipe :(

    • Jen
      Nov 26, 2019

      This is INSANE!! Your greediness has made this site unusable. I'm trying to see the ingredients for this, but a ad is covering it. I hope your extreme pimping out of California Walnuts was worth losing a regular viewer. I'm going to assume they're paying well. I see 3 ads for them on my mobile screen right now. Really? At what point do you stop jeopardizing your site? This is 10x slower to load, I can't read the recipes, ingredients or directions. Totally useless website because avaricity trumps users. Very sad

    • Foodie
      Dec 22, 2018

      Waaay Too Sweet! Tried to save it by doubling the peanut butter, which made it better - but still too sweet!

    • Diane
      May 6, 2018

      I will substitute the peanut butter with all natural almond butter and the walnuts with slivered almonds. It will be a fudge everyone can eat, including our grandson-in-law who has a sweet tooth and has to be vegetarian and vegan.

    • cookingmoose
      Dec 12, 2017

      this recipe is super easy . I always pour this on top of the chocolate fudge to make it a double layer fudge.. it's a family favorite at our house ! am so glad I found in here each time ...

    • cbachtel
      Aug 24, 2017

      I do a similar recipe that swirls chocolate into the peanut butter to make a bark type candy. For those who ask what candy coating is, it's the small disks you buy to make candy from. Wilton makes "Candy Melts", and there are similar brands out there. They are easy to melt and use - much easier than marshmallow creme, in my opinion.

    • misscoffeepot
      Aug 23, 2016

      easy peasy...will add this to my Christmas platter. So quick.

    • texasluckylinda
      Sep 28, 2014

      I have made this for years, but can no longer find "white" candy coating, only vanilla. The vanilla just didn't seem the same, or was it just my imagination? Are white and vanilla the same?