This old-fashioned style of peanut butter fudge is not that easy to find out there. The ones I tend to run across always seem to be the soft, creamy version, which is not what I'm into. If it's going to feel like peanut butter in my mouth, then what's the point? No, I want something that feels dense and firm in my fingers but will almost instantly liquefy in when it hits my tongue.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
5 mins
additional:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 20 mins
Servings:
64
Yield:
64 small cubes
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Ingredients

64
Original recipe yields 64 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Sift sugar through a fine-mesh strainer into a large bowl.

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  • Heat butter and peanut butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Whisk to combine and cook until bubbles appear on the edges, 3 to 5 minutes. Stir in salt and vanilla extract. Pour over powdered sugar in the bowl. Mix together using a spatula until smooth.

  • Spread mixture into an 8x8-inch baking pan lined with plastic wrap. Wrap fully and refrigerate until firm enough to cut but not too hard, 1 to 3 hours.

  • Unwrap fudge and cut into small cubes. Let warm up on the counter before cutting if needed.

Chef's Notes:

This technique will work with other nut butters, smooth or chunky, like almond or cashew.

Use 1/4 teaspoon fine salt instead of kosher if desired.

Nutrition Facts

95 calories; protein 1.6g 3% DV; carbohydrates 8.3g 3% DV; fat 6.7g 10% DV; cholesterol 9.5mg 3% DV; sodium 43.3mg 2% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
01/27/2020
Delicious and definitely not kidding about melt in your mouth. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/27/2020
Delicious and definitely not kidding about melt in your mouth. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/24/2019
This is an easy and delicious recipe for peanut butter fudge! We loved it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/05/2019
Definitely will make it again. Wonderful. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/04/2019
no the same Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/05/2020
Made this two times during the holidays it was a massive hit with my folks. Left it too long in the fridge the first time the flavor was amazing but the texture wasn't quite there. The second time I left it just the right time and it was amazing literally melting in our mouths. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/24/2020
Gang.... Fellas.....it's incredible! Straight up the greatest fudge. I am speechless. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/04/2020
This is so simple and everyone who tried it loved it. Me too! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/22/2019
This was great! It was simple and quick and tastes great. I will definitely be adding it to my holiday treats. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/16/2019
Made it and I did not make any changes it's very creamy inside and firm outside. Read More
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