My easy peanut butter fudge is truly the best fudge recipe! It is smooth, creamy, and reminiscent of the fudge your grandma made.

Speaking of vintage dessert recipes, try my brownie cookies and lunch Lady brownies. You may even LOVE my Christmas gooey butter cookies!

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The best part about this old-fashioned fudge recipe is that you can have a delicious batch of fudge in a snap, using only a few ingredients.

Best Peanut Butter Fudge Recipe

It’s true that good things come in small packages. In this case, you can whip-up some amazing fudge using just a short list of ingredients.

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I found this recipe on a small slip of paper, tucked into an old cookbook that I found at a thrift store, and I’ve been using it ever since.

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If you love peanut butter, you’re going to fall IN LOVE with this easy peanut butter fudge!

How do you Make Peanut Butter Fudge?

As I mentioned, you only need a few ingredients to make this wonderful fudge.

Grab two cups of granulated sugar, 1/2 cup of milk, 1 teaspoon of vanilla, and 3/4 cup of your favorite creamy peanut butter.

Yes, that’s really all it takes!

ingredients for fudge with peanut butter on table

First, you’ll lightly spray an 8×8 dish with non-stick cooking spray.

Next, in a medium pan, stir together the sugar and the milk. Over medium-low heat, bring the mixture to a boil.

Continue to boil for 2 ½ minutes, stirring continuously to prevent sticking.

Finally, remove from the heat, stir in the peanut butter and the vanilla until smooth. Pour peanut butter fudge into your prepared pan and allow it to cool.

delicious peanut butter fudge on a plate

My only warning to you about this easy peanut butter fudge recipe?

It is extremely addictive! When I make this dessert, it’s hard to keep my husband and kids from eating all of it in the first day.

It is just SO. GOOD.

It’s the perfect peanut butter dessert for that one person in your life who absolutely lives for peanut butter!

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If you decide to give my easy peanut butter fudge recipe a try, I hope you’ll let me know how much you loved it (because I just know that you will love it,) in the comments below!

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4.63 from 713 ratings

Easy Peanut Butter Fudge

Author: Crissy Page
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 5 minutes
Additional Time 1 hour
Total: 1 hour 10 minutes
Creamy old-fashioned peanut butter fudge is easy to make. You only need a few ingredients!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ¾ cup peanut butter

Instructions
 

  • Lightly spray a 8×8 dish with non-stick cooking spray; set aside.
  • In a medium pan stir together the sugar and the milk. Over medium-low heat, bring to a boil. Continue to boil for 2 ½ minutes, stirring continuously to prevent sticking. 
  • Remove from the heat, stir in the peanut butter and the vanilla until smooth.
  • Pour into the prepared pan and allow to cool completely.
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Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 110kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 40mg | Sugar: 16g
Nutrition values are estimates, sourced from an online nutrition calculator. This information should never be considered a substitute for medical advice. Number of total servings shown is approximate. Actual number of servings will depend on your preferred portion sizes.
Course: Desserts
Cuisine: American
Keyword: best peanut butter fudge, easy peanut butter fudge, old fashioned fudge, peanut butter fudge

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131 Comments

  1. Beverly Catlett says:

    Also should tell you that I used almond milk because I have IBS.

  2. 5 stars
    Super easy but I like chocolate fudge and so I just added 3 heaping teaspoons of cocoa powder to the sugar. I continued following the recipe and it was fantastic!!

  3. 4 stars
    fudge is cooking down now! my only complaint is there not being an approximate cooling time. put it in the fridge for a bit…. smells amazing

  4. 5 stars
    Loved it! Anyone that has issues about consistency, I think they may have just been impatient and didn’t keep it on medium low and wait for it to come to a boil and respect the then boil just 2 1/2 minutes. Added peanuts after removing from heat! Yummy! Even better texture second day!

  5. Just like my mother use to make. But I make sure the sugar and milk are a soft ball stage before I add vanilla and peanut butter.

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