Peanut Butter Fudge Recipe -
Peanut Butter Fudge Recipe
  • READY IN 45 mins

Peanut Butter Fudge

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"This is a recipe my mother gave me. It is very simple and tastes wonderful! Do not double."

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Original recipe makes 1 - 8x8 inch dish Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    45 mins


  1. Grease an 8x8 inch dish.
  2. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine milk, sugar and butter. Bring to a rolling boil, and let boil 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in peanut butter, marshmallow creme and vanilla until well incorporated. Spread into prepared dish. Let cool completely before cutting into squares.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 19, 2007

Mine turned out really good! I had read through the comments, and had taken the advice of some of the other readers regarding getting the fudge to harden properly. First of all, I only used one 7 oz jar of marshmallow cream (1.5 cups). Secondly, I had to boil it a bit longer to get it to soft ball stage, which is where fudge has to be in order to set properly. Instead of 5 minutes, it was more like 6 or even 6 1/2 minutes. You don't have to use a candy thermometer, but at least look on the 'net to see how to test for soft ball stage. One final tip: Mix your peanut butter, marshmallow cream and vanilla all together in a heat-proof bowl while you are boiling the other mixture, and then pour the boiling mixture over the peanut butter mixture in the heat-proof bowl. If you don't, you'll end up with scorched, dark bits of peanut butter throughout your fudge. It doesn't affect the taste, but it does take away from the appearance.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 08, 2003

It was okay, I could taste the marshmallow in it. Might be because I used real mashmallows instead of the cream.


131 Ratings

Dec 14, 2003

This is very creamy and yummy. Beware however, that a 7 oz. jar of marsh. creme is only about 1.5 cups. I just added some mini marshmallows to make up for it (they took a while to dissolve though, so I won't do that again). It doesn't cut very nicely, but I guess that's the price you pay for such a moist and creamy fudge. It doesn't say whether to put it in the fridge, so I did to see if it would cut easier, and it did. Thanks so much Pam!

Dec 05, 2005

This was my first try at making fudge - nobody in my family makes it and I thought I'd give it a go! This was the easiest, most idiot-proof recipe I could find. No thermometers, no "soft-ball" knowledge required. The fudge was creamy and fattening - just the way fudge should be! I got rave reviews from my workplace and my husband's co-workers as well (couldn't keep it in the house for fear of having to buy a new wardrobe!). One hint to people who want to try it: Mix all your "non-cooked" ingredients before cooking the rest of the mixture; the cooked portion cools quickly and if you aren't careful, you could end up with a sugary concrete mixture in your pan. I'll be using this recipe all the time!

Mar 01, 2011

This is a fabulous fudge when done correctly. However, the above recipe is a tad incorrect which is why everyone is having issues with it setting up and not tasting peanut buttery enough. I ALWAYS double this recipe because it tastes so much better that way. When doubling use 2 1/2 cups peanut butter, and a large jar of marshmallow fluff. Do a full rolling boil for 5 minutes. The grainy taste happens when you don't do the boil long enough. When pouring into the pan, the fudge should not be more than 1/2 inch to an inch thick. If its too thick it won't set .

Nov 02, 2003

Quick and Easy. This is the best fudge my family has ever tasted. If its PButer Fudge you want than this is it. Although, the first time I made it, we only had one cup of Mrshmllw Cream and it was more PButtery. Try and see.

Jul 05, 2004

i tried this recipe becauce of the 5 star rating as i have with other fudge rec. i found this one to be very easy and with 4 kids i need simple and great tasting it is the best one i have found yet thank you

Dec 16, 2003

After 31 yrs. of marriage, I could never make a good "batch" of fudge until I used this recipe. It is so easy because there is no dropping the sample into a cup of cold water to check for the "ball" to form. Very easy and quick. Now everyone loves to hear me say "I think I will make a batch of fudge(they used to make jokes)". Everyone on my "gift list" will get fudge. Haha. Great recipe.


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  • Calories
  • 274 kcal
  • 14%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 39.8 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol
  • 7 mg
  • 2%
  • Fat
  • 11.5 g
  • 18%
  • Fiber
  • 1.1 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 5.5 g
  • 11%
  • Sodium
  • 116 mg
  • 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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