We never made it out to a fridge shop this fall and the kids and I decided we just HAD to make some fudge at home. This time we decided to make a batch of peanut butter fudge and it was so easy.
This peanut butter fudge tastes like the perfect peanut butter cookie. Not only was this easy to make with basic ingredients the flavor beats anything premade.
Why you will love this peanut butter fudge
This fudge is nothing short of awesome for so many reasons. If you love melt in your mouth peanut butter cookies you will love the flavor of this easy peanut butter fudge that tastes just like one.
Even better you can make this in the microwave so it’s perfect for the kids to help with. My kids loved helping make this with me and in the end, everyone loved eating it. Because of how easy and kid-safe this project is it can be a great way to get some bonding time and teach your kids a new cooking skill. There are so many benefits to cooking with kids.
Creamy or crunchy peanut butter fudge
The cool thing about this is you can make creamy peanut butter fudge or crunchy peanut butter fudge.
We did creamy this time because Kroger did not have crunchy in stock but crunchy would have been amazing. You can add crushed peanuts for a fun crunchy boost.
If you want you can even use peanuts to make your own homemade peanut butter to use in your fudge. This can give you a lot more control over the texture and ingredients in your peanut butter.
What you need to make homemade peanut butter fudge
:: 1 cup peanut butter
:: 1.5 cups mini marshmallows
:: 6 oz white chocolate chips
:: 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
:: Pinch salt
:: 1 cup sugar
:: 1/2 cup evaporated milk
How to make easy peanut butter fudge
Microwave the bowl in 1 minute intervals storing between each until all ingredients are melted and fully blended.
Pour your melted fudge into your pan. An 8 x 8 pan lined with parchment paper or another small pan. The larger the pan the thinner your fudge will be.
Fun ways to make this fudge your own
As I mentioned above you can use crunch peanut butter or add in crushed peanuts to give your peanut butter fudge some crunch.
Adding in candy after your fudge is done being melted like Reese’s Pieces a great way to add some flare to your peanut butter fudge. Simply fold them into the fudge when it is half cooled before shaping or sprinkle on top where it will not melt.
The trick to melt in your mouth peanut butter fudge
Use Quality Ingredients: Ensure that you’re using good quality peanut butter, butter, and powdered sugar.
Proper Mixing: Mix the ingredients thoroughly, especially when incorporating the powdered sugar. This ensures a smooth, creamy texture.
Don’t Overheat: Be cautious when melting the peanut butter and butter. Overheating can lead to a grainy texture.
Vanilla Extract and Salt: These two ingredients enhance the flavor of the fudge. Don’t skip them.
Set at the Right Temperature: Allow the fudge to set properly. If it’s too warm, it might not firm up correctly.
Cutting Technique: Use a sharp knife to cut the fudge into pieces. If it’s too sticky, you can dip the knife in hot water and wipe it dry before cutting.
Storage: Store the fudge in an airtight container in a cool, dry place. It can also be stored in the refrigerator.
I really love fudge and this one makes a great addition to my espresso fudge and andies mint fuge recipes when I am looking to set out a tray of fudge at holiday gatherings. Check out this list of amazing fudge recipes.