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Peanut Butter Fudge To Die For

You are going to love this peanut butter fudge with marshmallow cream.

It’s easy to make the homemade peanut butter fudge, and this is truly one of the best desserts out there.

Peanut butter fudge is an easy treat to make. It works for Christmas, office parties, church potlucks, or even just sitting on the couch and keeping it all to yourself. The recipe is quick and easy to follow. Trust me, you're gonna love it.

The creamy fudge recipe has always been a popular post here on the blog and is perfect to give as gifts, take to parties, or to serve as a dessert around the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays

We are peanut butter fudge piggies around here and if there’s a chance to make it, I will jump all over it.

We’ll eat any kind of fudge we can get our hands on, but this recipe is one of the best. 

The hubs really likes peanut butter fudge and requested it, so I decided to make some. And this really is an easy peanut butter fudge recipe–I promise.

Peanut butter fudge cut up and on the counter.

A lot of people are intimidated by cooking peanut butter marshmallow fudge; however, it’s super simple and doesn’t take too much time.

It’s not a typical recipe simply because it asks for peanut butter chips instead of a spoonful or two of peanut butter. 

If you love peanut butter fudge with creamy peanut butter, give this old fashioned peanut butter fudge a try. And if you love peppermint, give this peppermint fudge a whirl. 

The chips give it that extra sweet flavor, and above all, adding the chips is easier. And, let’s just be honest, I undeniably like easy.

We didn’t even give it a chance to set up before we had our spoons out, digging into the warm gooey deliciousness.

I have to make sure there are four clean spoons at the ready. We will chance burning our fingers to dig into hot fudge.

This time was no exception. I honestly have never eaten anything that tasted this good.

Give this Chocolate Turtle Fudge a try and you’ll fall in love with this recipe, too.

Peanut Butter Fudge is an easy and budget-friendly recipe that is great for Christmas and any holiday.

What Ingredients Do I Need To Make Peanut Butter Fudge?

  • Butter
  • Sugar
  • Evaporated milk
  • Marshmallow creme
  • Vanilla extract
  • Peanut Butter chips

Full printable recipe with measurements and instructions listed at the bottom of the post in the recipe card.

How Do I Make The Peanut Butter Fudge To Die For?

  1. Add the butter to a medium-sized saucepan and turn the heat on the stovetop to medium-high. 
  2. Next, add the evaporated milk and sugar and combine. 
  3. Bring the ingredients to a full rolling boil and continue boiling until the thermometer reaches 234-degrees. If you don’t have a thermometer, you can time the fudge for four minutes after it starts to boil.
  4. Once the temperature reaches 234-degrees, remove from the heat, add the marshmallow creme, and stir until it melts.
  5. Next, add the peanut butter chips and vanilla extract and stir until melted. 
  6. Pour into a 9″ x 9″ or 9″ x 13″ casserole dish. 
  7. Allow the fudge to set up for several hours. 

How to Make Peanut Butter Fudge

Peanut Butter Fudge To Die For - Back To My Southern Roots

Add the butter to a saucepan and melt on medium heat.

Peanut Butter Fudge To Die For - Back To My Southern Roots

Next, pour the evaporated milk into the saucepan, followed by the granulated sugar.

Stir everything together and keep it on medium to medium-high heat. Bring it to a full rolling boil while stirring constantly.

Cook until the candy thermometer reaches 234-degrees.

Be sure not to allow the thermometer to touch the bottom of the pan, or you’ll get an incorrect reading.

Once the fudge begins to boil, you do not need to stir it often. Maybe, once or twice. 

If you don’t have a candy thermometer, you can time it. Once the fudge gets to a full rolling boil, start the timer and boil for four minutes.

TIP: A full-rolling boil is when the fudge continues to boil, even while stirring and it will constantly bubble.

Peanut Butter Fudge To Die For - Back To My Southern Roots

Once the thermometer reaches 234-degrees (or four minutes), remove from the heat.

Peanut Butter Fudge To Die For - Back To My Southern Roots

Add the marshmallow creme to the saucepan. Stir until the marshmallow creme is melted and well blended.

I usually add the marshmallow before the chips because the heat will melt the marshmallow faster.

Add the vanilla extract and stir.

Peanut Butter Fudge To Die For - Back To My Southern Roots

Finally, add the peanut butter chips to the saucepan and stir until they are melted and well blended.

Isn’t it the most beautiful thing you’ve ever laid eyes on?

The fudge comes out so creamy and sinfully rich. You can just sink your teeth into the dessert and immediately become addicted.

Peanut Butter Fudge To Die For - Back To My Southern Roots

Finally, pour the fudge into the pan and let it cool and set up.

I like to use a 9″ x 9″ pan for my fudge because it makes it nice and thick.

You can also use a 9″ x 13″ pan and you will get more pieces out of it because the fudge will be a little thinner and more spread out.

The larger size is perfect if you want to take it to a party and share (which is hard to do because you will want to eat it all before you get the chance to take it!).

TIP: If you use a stoneware pan, you will need to spray it with a non-stick spray. If you use a glass or disposable metal pan, you don’t need to spray it.

The fudge recipe is like a party in your mouth. A really content, happy party.  

Peanut Butter Fudge is easy to make and is a delicious holiday dessert

Get the recipe for peanut butter fudge below!

Peanut Butter fudge is an easy recipe to make

Other delicious holiday desserts:

  • Peanut brittle is a traditional holiday candy and is very easy to make. The recipe only requires a few ingredients and is perfect to give away as gifts.
  • Tiger butter homemade fudge is a super easy recipe to make. After mixing the peanut butter, white chocolate, and semi-sweet chocolate together, it creates swirls that are mesmerizing and decadent.
  • Cake batter fudge has a fun and unusual ingredient – cake batter. And, it’s a quick recipe, too!
  • Divinity candy can be a bit intimidating to make, but I’ll walk you through each step to get some traditional and wonderfully sweet candy.

Does peanut butter fudge need to be refrigerated?

No, you can keep the fudge at room temperature for up to a week, but be sure to keep it in an airtight container. You can keep the fudge in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.

Why did my fudge not set up?

It most likely did not cook long enough. I am not the best judge of when to start the four minutes, so I always use a thermometer as it seems to work almost every time. 

Do you stir fudge while boiling?

Not very often, because stirring the fudge can cause the growth of premature crystals. However, stirring it once in a while won’t hurt it. I have stirred it on occasion and it turned out fine. 

Peanut butter fudge is an easy treat to make. It works for Christmas, office parties, church potlucks, or even just sitting on the couch and keeping it all to yourself. The recipe is quick and easy to follow. Trust me, you're gonna love it.

Peanut Butter Fudge With Marshmallow Cream

Check out the peanut butter fudge to die for recipe card below, grab those ingredients, and start cooking! This is a great holiday dessert and I think you’ll really love it.

Then, share your comments below and share a picture of your fudge on the Pinterest Pin!  If you made any changes or added something different, be sure to share it with us so we can try it, too!

Yield: 18 pieces

Peanut Butter Fudge To Die For

Peanut Butter fudge is an easy recipe to make

This is the best peanut butter fudge recipe around. The peanut butter fudge with marshmallow cream is easy to make and is a delicious holiday treat. The creamy fudge is made with sugar, butter, evaporated milk, marshmallow creme, vanilla, and peanut butter chips.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Additional Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 sticks butter
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 1 - 5oz. can evaporated milk (2/3 cup)
  • 10 oz. peanut butter chips (I used Reese's)
  • 1 - 7 oz. can marshmallow creme
  • 1 tsp. vanilla

Instructions

  1. Melt the butter in a saucepan on medium to medium-high heat.
  2. Add the evaporated milk and sugar and stir until well blended.
  3. Bring to a full rolling boil on medium to medium-high heat, stirring occasionally. Cook until the candy thermometer reaches 234-degrees or for 4 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat.
  5. Stir in marshmallow creme. Stir until well blended.
  6. Pour in the vanilla extract and stir.
  7. Add the peanut butter chips and stir until blended.
  8. Pour into 9" x 9" pan and cool.
  9. (Let's be real - take a spoon and eat a little while it's still warm).

Notes

If you use a stoneware pan, you will need to butter the pan. If you use a tinfoil or ceramic pan, you will not need to butter the pan.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

18 pieces

Serving Size:

1 piece

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 170Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 12mgSodium: 90mgCarbohydrates: 21gFiber: 1gSugar: 20gProtein: 3g

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Peanut Butter Fudge To Die For
This is an easy homemade chocolate fudge recipe. The old fashioned fudge is a popular recipe for parties, Christmas, or anytime around the holidays. Creamy and smooth fudge is the perfect dessert.

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Laura Sampson

Friday 3rd of November 2017

LOVE this recipe! Pinned it--thanks for linking up!

Julie Pollitt

Friday 3rd of November 2017

Thank you so much! Glad you stopped by!

ColleenB.~ Tx.

Saturday 28th of October 2017

Looks like another great recipe added to my holiday candy making recipes. I think the only thing I would do different maybe, is add some cut-up peanut butter cups or the mini PB cups and put / lightly press onto the top after pouring hot fudge in pan and then drizzle with melted chocolate. Chocolate and peanut butter go hand in hand :} Thanks for the recipe and may you have a wonderful weekend

Julie Pollitt

Saturday 28th of October 2017

Hi Colleen! My mouth is watering from your description.peanut butter cups on top sounds divine!

Ginger

Saturday 14th of October 2017

Is this a creamy fudge or a crumbly one?

Julie Pollitt

Saturday 14th of October 2017

Hi Ginger, this is a creamy fudge. If you cook it a little too long, it can become crumbly. Thanks for stopping by!

Julia Jordan

Friday 13th of October 2017

Peanut butter fudge has always been a favorite for me. Your recipe looks so delicious.

Julie Pollitt

Friday 13th of October 2017

Thanks, Julia! It's a fun recipe! Thanks for coming by!

Nica

Thursday 31st of August 2017

Never made fudge, do I put in fridge afterward or leave at room temperature? I don't see it in the recipe. Thanks

Julie Pollitt

Friday 1st of September 2017

Hi Nica,

I always leave it on the counter, at room temperature. I like it to just melt in my mouth. Although, everyone will see it and you'll be forced to share. ;)