Peanut Butter Fudge

by Melissa on December 20, 2010

Do you ever have those moments where it is 8 o’clock at night and you realize you need to bring something to work  the next morning? So then you start panicking and thinking what the heck can I make that won’t keep up all hours of the night? Well, I had one of those moments not to long ago, but luckily I remembered seeing this easy-peasy peanut butter fudge on one of those Food Network Christmas specials!

This is the easiest fudge I have ever made. Four ingredients and you cook it in your microwave, no candy thermometer required! I literally made this in five minutes, let it set overnight and cut it in the morning. It was perfect and delicious. Bookmark this recipe for all of those last-minute parties and get-togethers that are bound to happen this week!

Peanut Butter Fudge

  • 1 cup butter, plus more for greasing pan
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 pound powdered sugar

Combine butter and peanut butter in a large, microwave safe bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and poke a few holes in the top for steam to vent. Microwave for 2 minutes on high. Stir, replace plastic wrap and microwave on high for 2 more minutes. Add vanilla and powdered sugar to peanut butter mixture and stir to combine with a wooden spoon. Stir until the mixture is no longer shiny, it will be very thick. Pour into a buttered 8 by 8-inch pan lined with waxed paper. Place a second piece of waxed paper on the surface of the fudge and refrigerate until cool. Cut into 1-inch pieces and store in an airtight container for up to a week.

Source: Alton Brown.

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Cara December 20, 2010 at 9:18 am

Oh I made this last week using his recipe! So good!


cindy harris December 20, 2010 at 10:49 pm

This looks like a recipe I must make!


Jolene ( December 21, 2010 at 11:23 pm

That sounds like how my evening goes every night. Almost.


Dana December 26, 2010 at 12:07 pm

Cool! I love easy recipes that impress… this is definitely a great one to bring to a work or holiday party :)


Alynssa February 20, 2012 at 2:27 am

Do you have to put it in the fridge to cool? or can you just leave it on the counter?


Melissa February 20, 2012 at 7:30 am

Refrigerate until cool, then you can leave it in an airtight container on the counter.


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