This old fashioned peanut butter fudge recipe is light and creamy, and amazingly simple! No one would ever guess that it only requires four ingredients, one pot, and a few minutes of cooking time.
Easy peanut butter fudge
Every time I make this peanut butter fudge, I feel like I'd died and gone to a sweet, peanut-buttery heaven where I danced among unicorns and fluffy white clouds.
So I am sharing this super easy peanut butter fudge recipe from a family cookbook.
This fudge recipe is the best because:
- There are only four simple ingredients!
- It's made in only one pot!
- And the instructions are only two sentences long!
So if you've always envisioned the peanut butter fudge-making process as being something complex, requiring candy thermometers and special sugars, and perhaps a little bit of fairy dust... let me show you how easy it is to make peanut butter fudge!
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Peanut butter fudge with marshmallow fluff
This fudge needs just a container of marshmallow fluff (or marshmallow creme), some good old fashioned creamy peanut butter, milk, and sugar. The secret's out, and I can't wait for y'all to make this yourselves.
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Best Peanut Butter for Peanut Butter Fudge:
As much as I love natural peanut butter, you don't want to use it in this recipe. Stick with traditional creamy peanut butter (I almost always use Jif).
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Fudge making tip:
The fudge-making process works best if you put the marshmallow fluff and peanut butter into bowls (as pictured above) before adding them to the milk/sugar mixture. That way you can add them quickly and make sure everything melts together without separation.
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The Best and Easiest Peanut Butter Fudge Recipe
- 2 cups sugar
- 7 oz marshmallow fluff or marshmallow creme
- 12 oz creamy peanut butter
- ½ cup whole milk
- Butter a small pyrex or 8x8 baking dish and set aside.
- In a medium saucepan (preferably non-stick), combine the milk and sugar, and bring to a boil. Continue to boil, stirring constantly, for three minutes.
- Remove the pan from the heat and add the peanut butter and marshmallow fluff. Stir until well combined.
- Spread the fudge into the baking dish. Allow to cool to room temperature, and then refrigerate