Peanut Butter Fudge

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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.

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  1. 12.22.09
    Joy said:

    YUMYUM I may just have to try this one it sounds so easy and cheap! right up my alley

  2. 12.22.09
    Noelle said:

    This sounds great and easy!
    As a teen I constantly tried to make fudge and constantly failed until my mother forbid me from trying anymore. Don’t knock her…remember, I was a teen, I didn’t ever clean up the kitchen after the attempt at fudge making.

    Maybe I can make this and bring some to her! No messy kitchen and she’ll get fudge this time!

    Have a Happy Holiday. What an exciting gift you have received this season!

  3. 12.23.09
    Bethany said:

    just curious if you ever double it? if so do ou cook it longer?

  4. 12.23.09

    I blame you for me getting fatter, lol. You have great recipes that I LOVE!

  5. 12.24.09
    kc said:

    Ok… just made it, a xmas eve extra treat for DH (like he totally needed).. and YUM-O!!!

    Might try and make a few batches to go with our xmas trays next year. So easy, although the 2nd time around in the microwave, the PB and Butter mixture was SUPER hot and boiling.. so be careful!!

    Totally worth it though..
    and I did this while my Sopapilla Cheesecake was in the oven (our breakfast desert at my mom’s on Christmas morning)!

    Lova Ya 4hats!!