This is a tried and true, Alton Brown recipe that I have been making for at least 4 years now. I ALWAYS get compliments on this recipe, even from people that don’t like peanut butter. I think the trick is using chunky peanut butter to give it that real “fudgey” taste without it actually being made like real fudge. The best part? Your kids can help you make it! It’s made in the microwave, so no hot stoves. You’ll have to take the bowl out of the microwave for them, but they can mix it up and help prepare the pan. Whoo hoo!
Peanut Butter Fudge
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine
1 cup peanut butter (I use chunky to give it texture)
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups powdered sugar
Spray an 8×8 inch pan with cooking spray and line the bottom and sides with wax paper. Put to the side.
Place butter and peanut butter in a microwave safe bowl. Cook for 2 minutes on high in the microwave.
Stir, and then microwave for 2 more minutes.
With a wooden spoon, stir vanilla and powdered sugar into peanut butter mixture.
Pour the mixture into the prepared 8×8 inch pan and place a second piece of wax paper on the surface of the fudge, and refridgerate until cool.
Once cool, cut into cubes and store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week.