Indulge in this incredibly simple yet delightful peanut butter fudge. It’s creamy, peanut-buttery goodness that’s almost scandalously easy to whip up. Whether it’s a thoughtful homemade gift, a Christmas treat, or just a random craving on a Saturday night, this recipe’s got you covered. And trust me, one bite, and you’ll wonder how something so simple can taste so extraordinary.
Peanut butter (creamy works best)
Butter or margarine
Vanilla extract (optional)
Choosing Your Method: You can make this fudge in the microwave or on the stove-top. Both methods work wonders, so it’s up to your preference and convenience.
Melting the Ingredients: Combine your peanut butter and butter or margarine in a saucepan on the stove over low heat (or in a microwave-safe bowl if you’re using a microwave). Stir occasionally until both are fully melted and combined.
Adding the Secret Ingredient: Slowly add in the powdered sugar. This is the game-changer. It’ll dissolve perfectly into the mix, ensuring there’s no grittiness but just smooth, creamy perfection.
Final Touches: Pour the mixture into a square dish lined with parchment paper. Smooth out the top with a spatula. Let it cool for a bit, then transfer it to the refrigerator.
Set and Serve: Once it’s set, which usually takes about 1-2 hours, cut the fudge into squares and serve. Watch your guests’ eyes light up with the first bite.
Storage: Store any leftovers in an airtight container. But let’s be real; there probably won’t be any left!
For a hint of added flavor, a dash of vanilla extract can be stirred into the mix.
Feel free to get creative! Mix in some chopped nuts, chocolate chips, or even swirl in some jelly for a PB&J version.
This peanut butter fudge is more than just a dessert—it’s a declaration of love for simplicity and flavor. Give it a try, and you’ll see just how quickly it disappears from the plate!