This easy peanut butter fudge recipe is creamy and delicious! Made with marshmallow creme, milk, sugar, and creamy peanut butter, this is the BEST fudge recipe! Perfect for the holidays on the cookie table or to give as a gift.
Fudge with creamy peanut butter
I love this peanut butter fudge recipe so much! It is SO easy and only takes 4 ingredients to make. This recipe has been made each and every year, carefully boxed, and given as gifts. I always make an extra batch to have on hand for hungry kids or a quick sweet for when company stops by.
Easy peanut butter fudge ingredients
In under 10 minutes, you can have a dish full of the BEST peanut butter fudge, making this recipe perfect for the holiday season.
- Peanut butter– creamy peanut butter works best and I prefer to use Jif brand.
- Marshmallow creme– marshmallow fluff is the secret ingredient. And I like Walmart Great Value Brand the best!
- Sugar– granulated sugar
- Milk – for this fudge recipe, I like to use skim milk.
How to make the best fudge
With just a few steps, you can enjoy a bite of the best peanut butter fudge that just melts in your mouth.
Step 1: Grab an 8×8 inch baking dish, preferably glass like this glass baking dish. Line your dish with foil and grease generously with butter. Your butter can be salted or unsalted as either one will work.
Step 2: In a small saucepan, combine sugar and milk to bring to a boil for exactly 3 minutes.
**It is important to know the boiling stages of the milk and sugar for peanut butter fudge.
Step 3: When your boil reaches the 3-minute mark, it will have big, pillowy bubbles. Remove from heat immediately and stir in creamy peanut butter and marshmallow creme.
Step 4: Stir fudge mixture until creamy, then quickly pour into your prepared pan. Smooth the surface with the back of a spoon or offset spatula.
Step 5: Gently tap dish on the counter to release any air bubbles trapped in the fudge. Place in the fridge to chill until top sets, then cover with plastic wrap touching the top of fudge (like you would pudding). Put pb fudge back in fridge and chill for at least an hour.
To serve: Remove fudge from dish and place on a cutting board. Peel back the foil and cut into bars or squares.
When I want to give something special for Christmas I make a few batches of this and box it up in a pound candy box (with a knife) and a nice bow. If you like peanut butter (like me!), then this is a truly decadent gift to share!
- 2 cups of sugar
- 1/2 cup skim milk
- 1-1/3 cup creamy peanut butter, I only use Jif
- 1 jar, 7oz marshmallow creme (believe it or not, Walmart brand is the best!)
- Line an 8x8" dish with foil. Butter the foil.
- In a saucepan, bring sugar and milk to a boil; boil for 3 minutes.
- Add peanut butter & marshmallow creme. Mix well until creamy smooth.
- Quickly pour into a buttered 8" square pan. Line an 8x8" dish with foil. Butter the foil.
- Let pan chill until set. Cut into blocks or squares.
Believe it or not, the Walmart brand of marshmallow fluff is the best for this recipe!
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Original post: 12/22/12
Updated post: 12/7/20