Fudge is definitely a dessert that will always be on my mind. Fudge is creamy perfection and if you haven’t made at least one recipe of your own, then you’re missing out! If you need one to make, then this Peanut Butter Fudge will be the best one for you to make!
Easy Peanut Butter Fudge
This Peanut Butter fudge is super delicious! The texture and flavor of this fudge recipe are to die for and will just melt in your mouth. This recipe is so easy and simple to make, you will know how to make bakery-style fudge in minutes. Be sure to keep this recipe handy to share with friends and family.
Fudge is such a timeless classic to make every year during the holidays! The holidays just wouldn’t be the same without decadent fudge to nosh on. If you are looking for a variety of ideas for your holiday dessert table, I have several I think your guests will enjoy. Like for example, my Christmas Cookie Fudge, my Grinch Fudge, and my Fantasy Fudge.
- Light brown sugar- This will add richness to your fudge.
- Butter- You will need to use salted butter for this recipe.
- Evaporated milk- This will enhance the flavor of your pie and make it creamier
- Peanut butter- This will be for the main peanut butter flavor.
- Jar marshmallow- This will need to be the cream/fluff.
- Vanilla extract- Use pure vanilla for the best flavoring.
- Lemon juice- Fresh lemon juice will give the best taste.
- Salt- This will bring out the flavors in your recipe.
How to make Peanut Butter Fudge
Use parchment paper to line an 8×8 baking pan and spray with Pam to coat and place it aside.
Add the light brown sugar, unsalted butter, and evaporated milk into a medium saucepan and bring to a boil, and stir regularly. Once it begins to boil, cook for 5 minutes.
Take off the heat and add in the peanut butter until fully combined.
Add the fluff, extract, lemon juice, and salt into the peanut butter mixture.
Pour the mixture into the prepared pan and place in the fridge for 4 hours to chill or overnight for the best results.
Take the fudge out of the pan by grabbing the parchment paper and cut into pieces.
Serve and enjoy!
Do I Need a Candy Thermometer to Make Peanut Butter Fudge?
So, for this Peanut butter fudge recipe, you do not need to use a candy thermometer. This recipe will not be baked in the oven or need a thermometer to watch the temperature. This fudge will be placed on a sheet and chilled in the fridge.
Should I Refrigerate Fudge?
This Peanut butter fudge will be chilled in the fridge for a few hours to form its shape. If left out at room temperature it will soften and go bad faster. When stored in an airtight container in the fridge, the shelf life will last longer.
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Peanut Butter Fudge
- 1 ½ cups light brown sugar firmly packed
- ½ cup 1 stick salted butter
- ¼ cup evaporated milk
- 1 ½ cups peanut butter
- 1 7-ounce jar marshmallow cream/fluff
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ teaspoon lemon juice
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- Line an 8x8 inch baking pan with parchment paper. Coat the parchment paper with cooking spray and set aside.
- In a medium saucepan, bring the light brown sugar, unsalted butter, and evaporated milk to a boil while stirring frequently. Once boiling, boil for 5 minutes, stirring constantly.
- Remove from heat and stir in the peanut butter until it is fully incorporated.
- Take the peanut butter mixture and thoroughly mix it together with the marshmallow fluff, vanilla extract, lemon juice, and salt.
- Once mixed, evenly spread the mixture into your prepared pan and refrigerate for 4 hours to overnight or until the fudge has hardened.
- Remove fudge from the pan using the parchment paper, cut, and serve.