This 4 Ingredient Easy No Bake Peanut Butter Fudge recipe is the perfect holiday season dessert for every peanut butter lover. It’s such a delicious recipe with simple ingredients and the perfect peanut butter flavor.
This homemade peanut butter fudge tastes like the inside of peanut butter cups. Everybody and their mom loves peanut butter cups, so I would highly suggest adding this to your Christmas recipe collection.
The best part about this creamy peanut butter fudge recipe is that it doesn’t require any special equipment like a candy thermometer. All you need is a medium saucepan or microwave-safe bowl, a wooden spoon, an 8×8 inch pan, and your ingredients.
This no bake fudge recipe is one of those easy desserts that has you questioning how it’s so good. The creamy texture in small squares is so delicious.
I remember growing up and my grandmother would always make the best chocolate fudge. I remember her using confectioners’ sugar like it was going out of style.
So we’d always have this creamy fudge with the perfect consistency whenever she would come to visit. She’d also freeze some in a huge freezer-safe bag for us to have when we were craving something sweet.
I always remember her using minimal ingredients and occasionally she would add a peanut butter mixture. I needed to recreate something similar, so this is how the best peanut butter fudge recipe came about.
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INGREDIENTS FOR THE NO BAKE PEANUT BUTTER FUDGE RECIPE
You will need the following ingredients listed below to make this easy fudge recipe (the exact measurements and full recipe are in the recipe card at the bottom of the post):
- Peanut Butter – natural peanut butter works great in this recipe. Crunchy peanut butter or smooth peanut butter both work.
- Salted Butter
- Vanilla Extract
- Powdered Sugar
- Optional – chocolate chips, reese’s pieces, toffee bits or anything else to add to the top of the fudge.
HOW TO MAKE THE 4 INGREDIENT PEANUT BUTTER FUDGE
Line an 8×8″ baking pan with parchment paper or wax paper and set aside.
Melt the peanut butter and butter in a small pot over medium heat. Once everything is completely melted remove from stovetop.
If you choose to do this in the microwave, ensure you’re using a microwave safe bowl and heat in 30 second increments. Stir the mixture and then microwave for another 30 seconds.
Add the vanilla extract and the powdered sugar and mix well. It will be a thick batter.
Press the batter into the prepared pan. Use the back of a spatula to press down and make everything even.
Put in refrigerator to set for minimum 2-3 hours. Cut in 25 little squares and enjoy your homemade fudge!
HOW TO STORE THIS OLD FASHIONED PEANUT BUTTER FUDGE
You can store the peanut butter dessert in an airtight container at room temperature for 5-6 days. Or in the refrigerator for up to 10 days.
You can also freeze it in a freezer bag or wrapped in plastic wrap for up to 3 months. This is the easiest peanut butter fudge recipe and is perfect for making ahead and taking out of the freezer when you want to serve.
CAN I MAKE THIS FUDGE MIXTURE VEGAN?
Yes, you can swap the butter in this recipe for vegan butter. It’s a great recipe for holiday parties if you know some of the people going are vegans or lactose intolerant.
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- 1 cup natural peanut butter
- 1 cup butter, salted
- 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 3 cups powdered sugar
- Line an 8x8 inch baking pan with parchment paper and set aside.
- Melt the peanut butter and butter over the stove on medium low heat. Stir with wooden spoon until everything has melted and is smooth.
- Remove from stovetop and add the vanilla and powdered sugar. It will be a thick batter.
- Press the batter into prepared pan. Use the back of a spatula to press down and make everything flat and even.
- Put in refrigerator to set for 2-3 hours. Cut into 20-25 little squares and enjoy!
Serving Size:1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 226Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 24mgSodium: 121mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 1gSugar: 17gProtein: 3g
The nutrition information provided is calculated based on industry-standard software and should be used as a general guide only. The information may vary depending on ingredient substitutions, cooking techniques, and individual serving sizes. It is the responsibility of the reader to ensure the accuracy and appropriateness of the nutritional information provided. Always consult a qualified healthcare provider for personalized medical or nutritional advice.
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