Easy Peanut Butter Fudge

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  • Don’t limit yourself to fudge just during the holidays, Easy Peanut Butter Fudge is simple enough to make year round for every occasion!

    Easy Peanut Butter Fudge is rich, decadent and perfectly creamy. Simple instructions for how to make fudge in just 10 minutes!

    For some reason unknown to me, fudge always seemed intimidating. A lengthy process with many ingredients. Little did I know that most fudge recipes are super easy and take just minutes to prepare. Minus the refrigeration time, of course.

    Easy Peanut Butter Fudge is rich, decadent and perfectly creamy. Simple instructions for how to make fudge in just 10 minutes! #peanutbutterfudge #easyfudge #fudge www.savoryexperiments.com

    Easy Peanut Butter Fudge only has 6 ingredients, 5 if you don’t want chocolate chips, but let’s honest, who doesn’t love chocolate and peanut butter together? It is a match made in flavor heaven!

    There are three points during the fudge making process that folks get tripped up on. The first is simmering and combining butter, brown sugar and milk. If the mixture heats too high or isn’t stirred frequently, it will seperate. Do not bring to a full rolling boil and keep stirring to prevent this from happening.

    The second slip up while making easy fudge is to simmer it for too long. You want to have the ingredients marry and dissolve, preventing having a grainy fudge, but not heat them too high. I suggest waiting until you see consistent bubbles, the start of a low boil, then timing 3 minutes before removing from the heat source.

    Easy Peanut Butter Fudge is rich, decadent and perfectly creamy. Simple instructions for how to make fudge in just 10 minutes! #peanutbutterfudge #easyfudge #fudge www.savoryexperiments.com

    Lastly, when combining with powdered sugar, people experience lumps. I suggest sifting your powdered sugar to get rid of pesky lumps and also mixing well with a stand mixer or electric hand mixer for 3-4 minutes. Follow all of these steps and you will be well on your way to making Easy Peanut Butter Fudge or any other easy fudge recipe.

    We know you are a fudge lover, but chances are you are also a peanut butter lover if you are reading this article. I teamed up with several other bloggers to celebrate some of our favorite food holidays, like National Peanut Butter Lovers Day. Check out all of our recipe below!

    Easy Peanut Butter Fudge is rich, decadent and perfectly creamy. Simple instructions for how to make fudge in just 10 minutes! #peanutbutterfudge #easyfudge #fudge www.savoryexperiments.com

    Tools for making easy peanut butter fudge:

    • Heavy Bottom Sauce Pan– this will be one of your most used kitchen tools. Having something that is heavy bottom will distribute heat better and prevent burning whether you are using an electric or gas range.
    • Stand Mixer– I lived for a long time without one. My life was changed when I finally bit the bullet and bought one. Just do it and thank yourself later.
    • Wooden Spoons– for sticky sauces, wooden spoons work best, but they tend to splinter and split, so I order them in bulk and just toss them when they start to get gross.
    • Sifter– Sifting makes all of your baked goods smooth and fluffy. No more lumps! I prefer a hand crank so I can switch directions and get more sifted through faster.

    Watch this video on how to make fudge!

    5 from 10 votes
    Easy Peanut Butter Fudge
    Prep Time
    10 mins
    Cook Time
    10 mins
    Refrigeration
    4 hrs
    Total Time
    20 mins
     

    Easy Peanut Butter Fudge is rich, decadent and perfectly creamy. Simple instructions for how to make fudge in just 10 minutes! 

    Course: Dessert
    Cuisine: American
    Servings: 16
    Calories: 357 kcal
    Author: Jessica Formicola
    Ingredients
    Instructions
    1. Line a 8x8 square baking dish with plastic wrap. Set aside.
    2. In a heavy bottom saucepan, heat butter over medium-high heat.
    3. When melted, add brown sugar and milk, stirring to combine. Bring to a simmer. When you start to see bubble, time about 3 minutes, stirring constantly. Mixture should be smooth. Do not overheat, it will seperate.
    4. Remove from heat and whisk in peanut butter and vanilla.
    5. Pour peanut butter mixture over powdered sugar in a large mixing bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. You will get the best results using an electric mixer versus hand mixing and pre-sifting your powdered sugar.
    6. Mix until smooth, approximately 4 minutes.
    7. Pour into prepared square baking dish. Pat mini chocolate chips into the top of half of the fudge.
    8. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until firm, approximately 8 hours.
    9. Cut and serve. I prefer to keep my fudge chilled until ready to serve.
    Recipe Notes

    Adapted from AllRecipes. 

    Nutrition Facts
    Easy Peanut Butter Fudge
    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 357 Calories from Fat 126
    % Daily Value*
    Total Fat 14g 22%
    Saturated Fat 5g 25%
    Cholesterol 16mg 5%
    Sodium 88mg 4%
    Potassium 151mg 4%
    Total Carbohydrates 54g 18%
    Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
    Sugars 52g
    Protein 4g 8%
    Vitamin A 3.9%
    Calcium 4.3%
    Iron 3%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

    I am excited to be a part of a group of bloggers that love to celebrate, what? FOOD!!! We’ll be gathering the best blogger recipes around for popular food holidays and sharing them with you. This month we are celebrating National Peanut Butter Lovers Day (March 1st.) Check out these and few more of my favorites and tell me WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE WAY TO EAT PEANUT BUTTER in the comments!

    27 Amazing Peanut Butter Recipes

    Even more easy peanut butter recipes from around the web!

    Easy Peanut Butter Fudge is rich, decadent and perfectly creamy. Simple instructions for how to make fudge in just 10 minutes! #peanutbutterfudge #easyfudge #fudge www.savoryexperiments.com

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