Fluffernutter Fudge is as fun to eat as it is to say! A rich peanut butter fudge tastes even better when you combine it with marshmallow cream and crunchy nuts.
If you love the classic fluffernutter be sure to try this decadent Fluffernutter Rice Krispie Treat. Packed with marshmallow and peanut butter it’s thick and chewy and PERFECT.
Easy Peanut Butter Recipe
I don’t know if I’ve ever confessed this before, but peanut butter isn’t my favorite ingredient. I enjoy an occasional peanut butter treat, like Peanut Butter Bars or Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats but there are other flavors I prefer. I will admit though to loving a good, chewy peanut butter cookie!
This fudge though? This is good enough to change my opinion on peanut butter desserts.
The creamy peanut butter fudge combined with an occasional chewy marshmallow and crunch of peanuts…oh my!
I’m usually all about covering my peanut butter desserts with melted chocolate, folding in chocolate chips or finding some other way to add chocolate to the treats.
Not this time. The peanut butter and marshmallow stand on their own.
My kids agreed that this spin on peanut butter fudge is made extra delicious thanks to all the marshmallows you fold in! We polished off the whole pan within a day. . .and I’m already craving it again.
No candy thermometer needed. You don’t need to be some kind of candy making genius. Follow the steps and you’ll be just fine.
What is a fluffernutter?
Wondering where this silly sounding name came from?
This peanut butter fudge gets its name from a Sandwich I used to eat as a kid. Did you ever have a fluffernutter in your lunch box?
One slice of white bread with peanut butter + one slice covered with marshmallow fluff = a Fluffernutter sandwich. It might not be the healthiest of school lunches but it was such a treat!
Nowadays, that’s a bit more sweetness than I want in my sandwiches. It’s the perfect amount for a fudge recipe though!
How to Make Fluffernutter Fudge
Here’s how to make your own addictively scrumptious homemade peanut fudge.
- Line an 8×8 baking dish with parchment paper or foil. Set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, add white chocolate morsels, peanut butter, and marshmallow cream. Set aside.
- In a large saucepan, heat granulated sugar, butter, salt and heavy cream until combined. Bring to a ROLLING boil and stir continuously for 4 minutes (set your timer)!
- Remove from heat. Quickly pour hot mixture into the large mixing bowl with the other ingredients. Mix for one minute, until smooth.
- Fold in mini marshmallows and peanuts. Pour fudge into prepared pan and refrigerate for 3 hours, until hardened.
- Remove from pan, remove lining. Cut into bite sized pieces.
Tips and Tricks
- Mini marshmallows are my preference. They melt much more quickly than full sized marshmallows and you want the unmelted ones small enough to bite into! If you can’t get miniatures, use full size marshmallows and chop them into bite sized pieces before proceeding with the recipe.
- Variations: I think this fluffernutter candy is delicious all on its own. If you’re like I usually am and can’t resist adding chocolate to everything, you could certainly top this with a layer of melted dark chocolate before putting it in the fridge! White chocolate would taste great on top of this fudge too if you’re so inclined.
- Storing: I keep this in an airtight container at room temperature. If your house runs warm you might want to store it in the refrigerator instead.
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The creamy, sweet, nutty flavors you loved in your favorite sandwich as a kid are even better in homemade candy form. Make this Fluffernutter Fudge for yourself, or that special someone in your life!