Easiest Peanut Butter Fudge


Peanut butter fudge is a delicious treat and great for sharing at work! This is the easiest and best recipe for creamy peanut butter fudge I have ever used.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Additional Time:
1 hr
Total Time:
1 hr 20 mins
1 8x8-inch pan

Perfect peanut butter fudge is just a few basic ingredients away. This quick peanut butter fudge recipe is as delicious as it is easy.

Peanut Butter Fudge Ingredients

You likely already have all the ingredients you'll need for this peanut butter fudge recipe on hand. If not, here's what to add to your grocery list:

· Butter: This peanut butter fudge starts with a stick of butter.
· Sugars: You'll need brown sugar and confectioners' sugar.
· Milk: Milk adds moisture and thins the mixture slightly.
· Vanilla: Vanilla extract enhances the overall flavor of the fudge.

How to Make Peanut Butter Fudge

You'll find the full, step-by-step recipe below — but here's a brief overview of what you can expect when you make homemade peanut butter fudge:

1. Melt the butter on the stove, then stir in the brown sugar and milk.
2. Boil for two minutes, then remove from the heat and stir in the milk and vanilla.
3. Place the confectioners' sugar in a mixing bowl and beat in the peanut butter mixture.
4. Pour into a baking dish, chill, and cut into squares.

How to Store Peanut Butter Fudge

Keep the peanut butter fudge in an airtight container at room temperature for up to one week or in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.

Easiest Peanut Butter Fudge cut into squares
Heather Howell

Can You Freeze Peanut Butter Fudge?

Yes! You can freeze this peanut butter fudge for up to three months. Wrap the fudge tightly in wax paper, then wrap it again in aluminum foil. Place the foil-wrapped fudge in a freezer-safe container or wrap it in another layer of foil. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight.

Allrecipes Community Tips and Praise

"I used this recipe and instead of using peanut butter I used cashew butter," says brandeefx140. "It turned out perfectly. This was my first attempt at making fudge. I topped it with caramel and it it's perfect!"

"I followed the recipe exactly and it was perfect," raves Barbara M. "I used extra crunchy peanut butter for that nutty taste. This was quick, easy and delicious!"

"I have made this exact recipe for approximately 20 years," according to Jojo Herndon. "It always turns out exceptional!! It's requested by my family, friends and co-workers during the holidays."

Editorial contributions by Corey Williams


  • ½ cup butter

  • 1 (16 ounce) package brown sugar

  • ½ cup milk

  • ¾ cup peanut butter

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 3 ½ cups confectioners' sugar


  1. Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat; stir in brown sugar and milk. Bring to a boil and boil for 2 minutes, stirring frequently.

    whisking fudge ingredients in pot

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  2. Remove the pot from heat; stir in peanut butter and vanilla.

    peanut butter fudge ingredients in pot

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  3. Place confectioners' sugar in a large mixing bowl. Pour in peanut butter mixture and beat with an electric mixer until smooth.

    pouring peanut butter fudge ingredients together

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  4. Pour peanut butter mixture into an 8x8-inch dish.

    peanut butter fudge in square pan

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  5. Chill until firm before slicing, about 1 hour.

    cutting peanut butter fudge with knife

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  6. Enjoy!

    a high angle view of a pile of peanut butter fudge


Nutrition Facts (per serving)

168 Calories
6g Fat
28g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 32
Calories 168
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 3g 13%
Cholesterol 8mg 3%
Sodium 54mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 28g 10%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Protein 2g
Calcium 20mg 2%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 65mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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