Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Creamy Peanut Butter Fudge

Creamy Peanut Butter Fudge Recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen
Rich, creamy over-the-top peanut buttery fudge is so easy to make, you might laugh. My brother tasted this at my house last week and called the next night for the recipe. I gave it to him and he couldn't believe this was all there is to it. This is one of the best peanut butter fudge recipes I've ever tasted, and it is beyond simple to make.

This fudge is an awesome way to impress someone with a gift that takes just minutes to put together. The secret is in the powdered sugar. It dissolves into the fudge smoothly without any grittiness at all. You can melt everything in the microwave or on the stove-top. Either way, it is a breeze to make.

Creamy Peanut Butter Fudge
recipe barely adapted from Alton Brown
Yield: 48 1" squares
(printable recipe)

1 cup butter
1 cup creamy peanut butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 1/2 cups powdered sugar

DIRECTIONS for the microwave: Combine the peanut butter, butter and vanilla in a glass bowl and melt in the microwave for 90 seconds. Stir to combine, it should come together very quickly and be smooth and creamy. Slowly add the powdered sugar a cup or so at a time. Stir to combine thoroughly.

DIRECTIONS for the stove-top: Combine the peanut butter, butter and vanilla in a medium size saucepan over medium low heat. Stir to combine, it should come together very quickly and be smooth and creamy. Remove the pan from the heat and slowly add the powdered sugar a cup or so at a time. Stir to combine thoroughly.

Grease an 8-9" pan with butter or line with parchment. Transfer the fudge mixture to the pan and press into the pan. Chill for at least 4 hours before cutting. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Enjoy!

Creamy Peanut Butter Fudge Recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen




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54 comments:

  1. Ok, Mary - you have gotten me with two more fudge recipes that I think I would love...I'm such a peanut butter lover and it is kind of funny how simple this recipe is. All the better!!

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  2. I'd rather cook things on top of the stove, how do the directions change?

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    1. Easy as can be. I'll add stove-top directions to the recipe. Thanks!

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  3. I made peanut butter fudge last year and it was soooo good... this sounds even easier than the one I made.... guess I better try this one this year :)

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  4. Looks delicious Mary. As I got older, my sweet tooth waned significantly, but in my youth, I just loved peanut butter fudge, especially my grandmas.

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  5. You know I love this - how brilliant! It looks amazing and is perfect to share :)

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  6. Yummy, I love the tiny little bite sized pieces!

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  7. Hi Mary!! Can this go into the freezer? Thanks~~

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  8. Try the Old Fashioned 3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies best I ever had

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  9. Absolutely the smoothest, creamiest best peanut butter fudge I have EVER tasted and I made it! I used the stove top method, total time maybe 10 minutes (including clean up) and it is sitting in the fridge right now! Thank you!

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  10. I made this today and it was delicious!!

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  11. I made this tonight and OMG it just melts in your mouth.

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  12. My daughter and I made these for her office (her first job!) cookie/candy exchange tomorrow. We wrapped each one in a sliver of wax paper and twisted the ends like toffee..they looked adorable! She made them by herself and was so pleased with the way they turned out. Thanks for sharing this super easy recipe, Mary. 

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  13. Isn't this recipe the best? I have a similar one I make too! Peanut butter is my favorite! YUM!

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  14. Hi, I tried the stove-top directions but the powdered sugar wouldn't incorporate and the butter separated, what did I do wrong Mary?

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    1. That's very strange. Did you stir the butter and peanut butter together until it was creamy before taking it off the stove and adding the sugar?

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    2. It was my first time making fudge, I didn't take it off the stove when I added the sugar...

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    3. Oh my goodness, Sonya! That's MY fault. I didn't think to mention that in the stove-top version. (In the microwave one, the bowl is out of the microwave when you stir in in.) Darn it!! I'll correct it now. I'm so sorry about that!

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    4. Mary I made this but i doubled the ingredients. i let it sit in the fridge for six hours but it is still very soft. How do i get the fudge to become more firm ???

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    5. It should be firm enough to slice by now, Nicole. Hopefully it firmed up overnight.

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  15. Just tried the peanut .butter fudge. It is so good!

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  16. This looks so good. Thank you for sharing.

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  17. This is great just the way it is-But have you thought about adding chopped pecan pieces. I would if I had teeth.LOL.

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  18. Family loved it thanks for another wonderful recipe!

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  19. This is so addictive. I made it the other night and in about 2 days I ate most of it.

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  20. I've got an easier one. A tub of vanilla cake frosting and a jar of peanut butter. Microwave 2 min and stir, pour in a greased square cake pan. Chill. It's the best I ever ate.

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  21. I have made this recipe. I hate it. It's easy and tastes incredible. It requires every ounce of self-control I can muster to not sit down with the pan and a spoon.

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  23. Hi, I'm Jaime, may i know that the "vanilla" is in powder or essence?

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  24. Made this today and added a layer of chocolate fudge on top!!

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    1. I have no idea, Para. I'm not sure how much of it you would need or if it would be enough to hold the shape of the fudge.

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  26. Made a bunch for Christmas gifts! Really easy and good.

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  27. Thank you for this recipe ! I been making it almost every other day in my house its doesnt last long my son and his friends are eating it all up. Plus i have shared this with 6 of my friends.. Thanks again!!! Happy Holidays !!!!
    Monica

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  28. I made this last week to give away as gifts. It is so good, had to save some for me. Thank you for the recipe.

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  29. I've made it 2 times and have to do more everyone love peanut butter fudge..

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  30. Made 2 batches last night. It's wonderful...

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  31. I made it with my boys and its so good!!!

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  32. Just wanted to say I made this today with CRUNCHY peanut butter, and it turned out great! My family always prefers crunchy PB, so I figured I'd give it a try. Thanks for the recipe!

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  33. I just made these and they are sitting in the fridge now!! Can't wait to try! I chopped up some peanut buttercup candy amd sprinkled on top. Thank you for this super simple recipe!!!

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  34. OH...MY...GOODNESS it is DELECTABLE! Thank you thank you thank you xx

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  35. Made this yesterday. Turned out fabulous! !! So creamy and smooth. A definite make again! !

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  36. First time making fudge and EVERYONE loved it!! Thank you!!

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  37. Made this and layered it with chocolate fudge! It was a hit.Thank you!

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  38. Your peanut butter fudge was a hit with my family.

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  39. three ingredient peanut butter cookies big hit!!! now this....m m m can't wait to make..

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  40. I just made this and I followed the directions to a T using the microwave version and it was grainy while I was mixing in the powdered sugar, so I used my mixer on low for a few seconds to try to incorporate the sugar to get that smooth and creamy look to very little avail. I then put it in the glass dish and patted in flat and smooth as I could and it was so greasy that I had to use paper towels after paper towels to soak up some of the butter. It is in the refrigerator now. With all that being said, what went wrong?

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    1. It sounds like you might have over cooked the peanut butter. Maybe the microwave was hotter than mine? The only time I've ever had something like this result in grainy peanut butter was when I burnt it in the microwave. I'm very sorry to hear that it didn't turn out well for you.

      Peanut butter will separate when it burns. My guess is that the oils were from the peanut butter.

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  41. There are two types of peanut butter at the store, the kind that has shortening/sugar added (like Skippy) and then the natural kind with just peanuts (like Adam's). What kind is used in this recipe?

    Thank you for your help, I'm looking forward to making this! :)

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    1. I have never made this with an all-natural peanut butter.

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    2. Thanks for the help! I usually use all natural peanut butter so that's good to know. :)

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  42. stove top for me too, but I can see adding some of my favortite nuts to jazz it up..yummy thanks for the recipe

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