Easy Peanut Butter Fudge, Only 4 Ingredients
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Posted By: Janelle Nehrenz, Author, Comfy in the Kitchen on Dec 1, 2017

Easy Peanut Butter Fudge, Only 4 Ingredients
 

I found it! The PERFECT fudge!!!! It's EASY, has only 4 ingredients, doesn't require constant stirring...or a candy thermometer....or even a stove! WHA??? That's right ladies!!! It's rich, creamy and delicious too. My official "go to" fudge is made in the microwave? Why yes....it is.

What a great gift to give cheer during the holiday season to others!

{I know some of you prefer not to use microwaves, that's ok! You can use the stove}

Easy Peanut Butter Fudge, Only 4 Ingredients

Microwave butter and peanut butter in a medium bowl for 2 mins.

Easy Peanut Butter Fudge, Only 4 Ingredients

Stir- it's melted at this point, but put it back into the microwave for 2 more mins- this gives it a "brown butter" taste and gets it to the right temperature.

Easy Peanut Butter Fudge, Only 4 Ingredients

Add in vanilla and powdered sugar and stir well- fudge will have a chalky texture.

Easy Peanut Butter Fudge, Only 4 Ingredients

Place parchment paper into an 8x8 dish and -butter the parchment paper.

Easy Peanut Butter Fudge, Only 4 Ingredients

Pour fudge into pan.

Easy Peanut Butter Fudge, Only 4 Ingredients

Refrigerate for at least 2 hours until set and firm. Cut into squares.

Easy Peanut Butter Fudge, Only 4 Ingredients

Mmmm.....delicious and SO EASY!

Easy Peanut Butter Fudge, Only 4 Ingredients

I made these for gifts...I added some chopped Reese's PB cups to the top. The little dishes came from Michael's craft store- $1 a piece! Adorable!

Easy Peanut Butter Fudge, Only 4 Ingredients

I wrapped the tops like so..

Easy Peanut Butter Fudge, Only 4 Ingredients

Placed them into matching plastic bags...they were also $1 for 20.

Easy Peanut Butter Fudge, Only 4 Ingredients

Wrapped them up with a bow and a plastic butter knife (love that fake silverware)...

Easy Peanut Butter Fudge, Only 4 Ingredients

Ready to give!

This recipe sure did give me fudge making confidence...I've done it too ladies, made fudge that didn't quite set. It happens! But this recipe is mistake proof- follow the instructions and you will get perfect fudge every time.

***This recipe is from Alton Brown - LOVE his recipes!***

EASIEST Peanut Butter Fudge EVER!

Prep time: 5 mins
Cook time: 4 mins
Total time: 9 mins
Serves: 8-10

Ingredients:

  • 2 sticks butter, plus more for greasing pan
  • 1 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 pound powdered sugar

Instructions:

  1. Combine the butter and peanut butter in a microwavable bowl. Cover with a paper towel and Microwave for 2 minutes on high.
  2. Stir and microwave on high for 2 more minutes.
  3. Add vanilla and powdered sugar to the peanut butter mixture and stir to combine. The mixture will become firm.
  4. Spread into an 8 by 8-inch pan lined with buttered parchment paper.
  5. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  6. Cut into cubes.

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