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peanut butter fudge recipe cut into squares.

Peanut Butter Fudge

This peanut butter fudge turns out rich and creamy without being overwhelmingly sweet. It's not at all dry or crumbly and it's so easy to make in the microwave!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword candy, Christmas, fudge, peanut butter
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Chill Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 11 minutes
Servings 49 pieces
Calories 94kcal


  • Microwave


  • 1 1/4 cups creamy peanut butter
  • 12 tablespoons butter
  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  • Add the peanut butter and butter to a large mixing bowl and place in the microwave. Microwave for 1-2 minutes, until melted and smooth, stirring every 30 seconds.
  • Using an electric mixer, beat in the powdered sugar one cup at a time, until smooth.
  • Beat in the cream, vanilla, and salt.
  • Line an 8x8 baking dish with parchment paper or foil, leaving the edges hanging out of the pan to make it easy to remove the fudge later.
  • Pour the fudge mixture into the prepared pan and refrigerate for 2 hours or until set.
  • Lift the fudge from the pan and cut into 1-inch squares.
  • Store in an air-tight container.



Store in an air-tight container at room temperature for 1 week, in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks, or in the freezer for up to 3 months.


Serving: 1piece | Calories: 94kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 67mg | Potassium: 44mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 95IU | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 1mg