Peanut Butter Fudge
The Best Peanut Butter Fudge recipe with no candy thermometer needed. Soft and creamy and packed with peanut butter flavor, this easy fudge recipe is perfect all year long!
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Fudge is one of my favorite things to make! A few of my close friends have nicknamed me the fudge queen. Hey, if the name fits, I’ll wear it. I’m still waiting for my crown though.
Fudge is the perfect treat to bring to parties, or to have around the house in the holiday season. The great thing about this easy Peanut Butter Fudge recipe is that it’s also great to make throughout the year.
I love to make this during the summer when I want a sweet treat but it’s too hot to turn on the oven!
This is the best peanut butter fudge recipe! The combination of creamy peanut butter mixed with white chocolate fudge is so yummy.
There are few things in life that go as well together as peanut butter and chocolate. I combined the two favorites for this decadent dessert.
Some fudge recipes require you to cook sugar, butter, and cream to a specific temperature, then wait for it to cool until you can beat it to make it creamy. These recipes often make delicious fudge, but take too much time.
I’ve figured out an easier method that makes the best peanut butter fudge, without needing a candy thermometer. Trust me when I say this is the best and easiest peanut butter fudge recipe you will find! I’m here to teach you How to make the perfect fudge!
How to Make Peanut Butter Fudge
Step 1: Line an 8×8” square baking dish with parchment paper or foil. Set aside.
PRO TIP: use binder clips or clothespins to secure the parchment paper to the dish before pouring in the hot fudge.
Step 2: In a large saucepan heat the sugar, butter, salt, and heavy cream until combined.
Continue to heat until the mixture comes to a rolling boil, then spend four minutes stirring continuously. Make sure you set your timer for these four minutes. This step goes fast!
Step 3: Remove from the heat. Quickly whisk in the white chocolate chips, marshmallow cream, and peanut butter. I usually put all of these ingredients in my KitchenAid Mixer and whisk them for about 1 minute, until the white chocolate morsels have melted.
Step 4: Pour fudge into your prepared pan and allow to set for 3 hours, or until it becomes hard. You can refrigerate to speed up the process (but beware, refrigerating fudge can dry it out faster than keeping it at room temperature).
Step 5: Remove from the pan and remove the parchment lining. Cut into bite sized pieces and enjoy!
Can I Freeze Peanut Butter Fudge?
Yes! You can double this easy peanut butter fudge recipe and freeze a batch for up to two months.
Once it hardens, wrap up the uncut fudge in plastic wrap and then slide into a large ziploc freezer bag, pressing out all the air.
When you’re ready to eat it, place the ziploc bag on the counter to come to room temperature to thaw. This is usually best if you let it sit out overnight. Slice the fudge and enjoy!
How to Store Peanut Butter Fudge
You can make this peanut butter fudge a few days in advance and then store it until you’re ready to enjoy it, or give it away!
Make sure the peanut butter fudge is stored in an airtight container at room temperature. I prefer to leave the fudge UNCUT until it’s time to serve it. This keeps the fudge from drying out. Then, just cut what you need—a little, or a lot—at a time.
Tips on Making the Best Peanut Butter Fudge
- Don’t use a natural peanut butter. I love natural peanut butter but it’s too oily to use for this creamy peanut butter fudge recipe.
- Stick with creamy peanut butter for this recipe. Avoid using crunchy peanut butter to keep this fudge creamy and well blended.
- You can add candy or chocolate bits for a yummy fudge topping. Just drizzle melted chocolate on top or mix in your favorite candies like Reese’s Pieces, M&M’s, etc.
What you need to make Peanut Butter Fudge
If you want a quick glance at what’s needed for today’s recipe, look no further. For the printable recipe with measurements, scroll all the way down!
- Granulated sugar
- Unsalted butter
- Kosher salt
- Heavy whipping cream
- White chocolate morsels
- Creamy peanut butter
- Marshmallow creme
- 8 or 9-inch Baking dish-square pan
- Large saucepan
- Parchment paper (not waxed paper)
- KitchenAid Mixer (optional)
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Other Fudge Varieties
Remember how I said people had given me the nickname the queen of fudge? It might be because I have a slight obsession with making a ton of different fudge varieties.
- Cranberry Orange Fudge
- Root Beer Float Fudge
- White Chocolate Caramel Fudge
- Easter Fudge
- Fannie May Fudge
- Gumdrop Fudge
- Cookie Dough Fudge
Peanut Butter Fudge Recipe and Video
The Best Peanut Butter Fudge recipe with no candy thermometer needed. Soft and creamy and packed with peanut butter flavor!
For the Fudge:
- 3 cups granulated sugar
- 3/4 cup unsalted butter
- pinch of kosher salt
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 2 cups white chocolate morsels
- 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
- 7oz jar marshmallow cream
- Line a 8x8 baking dish with parchment paper or foil. 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 whisk in white chocolate, marshmallow and peanut butter (I usually put these ingredients in my kitchen aid and whisk them for about 1-2 minutes). Pour fudge into prepared pan and refrigerate for 3 hours, until hardened.
- Remove from pan, remove lining. Cut into bite sized pieces. ENJOY.
For a chocolate drizzle on top, melt 1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate morsels. Drizzle over the set fudge and enjoy.
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 124 Total Fat: 7g Saturated Fat: 4g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 3g Cholesterol: 11mg Sodium: 25mg Carbohydrates: 16g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 15g Protein: 1g
Recipe originally published August 19, 2012 and photos updated May 2019.
This Easy Peanut Butter Fudge recipe is packed with peanut butter flavor. Chocolate fudge and peanut butter come together for a rich and creamy treat that is easy enough to make throughout the year.
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