Fudge is a popular holiday treat, but who is to say you can’t enjoy it all year round? This Peanut Butter Fudge recipe is so simple (2 ingredients!), consistently creamy, and totally delicious. Unless you are allergic to peanut butter or hate it, you'll adore this simple peanut butter fudge!
This peanut butter fudge gives my Easy Fudge Recipe a delicious spin.
It's next-level delicious, and only two ingredients. Plus, it stays super-smooth.
You'll never have to deal with gritty fudge or fudge that won't set properly again. There are no extra dishes or strange kitchen tools required for this simple fudge recipe, and there is no way this recipe will fail.
What ingredients do you need for peanut butter fudge?
If you find an easier peanut butter fudge recipe anywhere else just let me know! For sobbing out loud this recipe only requires 2 ingredients. I’m not sure it could get any easier.
- 1 tub (1 lb) Vanilla Frosting (gluten-free of course, so everyone can enjoy it)
- 1 jar (16.30z) Creamy Peanut Butter
If you are a chocolate and peanut butter fan, you can substitute vanilla frosting for chocolate frosting. It's fabulous that way too.
What kind of peanut butter is best for this recipe?
Choose a smooth peanut butter brand such as Jif, Skippy, or Earth Balance that doesn't separate the oil from the peanut butter while it sits. Avoid jars labeled "natural" for this recipe and instead use a brand of peanut butter that maintains its consistency at all times. I really like the Earth Balance Peanut Butter made with coconut oil.
What kitchen utensils will be needed for this peanut butter fudge?
Aside from a mixing bowl, 9x9 or 8x8, and a spatula, no other cooking tools are needed.
The best part? No need for an annoying candy thermometer!
How is this peanut butter fudge cooked?
All you need to cook this fudge recipe is two minutes in the microwave.
How much fudge does this recipe make?
This recipe makes one pan that slices into 64 (1-bite) servings.
How long will this peanut butter fudge recipe keep in the fridge?
This simple peanut butter fudge can keep in the fridge for up to 3 weeks!
A two ingredient fudge recipe that's cooked in the microwave? A super-smooth microwave fudge recipe? Oh yeah - it exists. Here you go:
2 Ingredient Peanut Butter Fudge
- a 9x9 or 8x8 pan
- 1 16 oz tub Vanilla Frosting make certain it's gluten-free
- 1 16 oz jar Creamy Peanut Butter
- Lightly grease a 9x9 or 8x8 pan with butter and set aside. You can line the pan with parchment paper too - but be sure to butter the paper as well.
- Microwave Vanilla Frosting and Peanut Butter individually for 1 minute.
- Combine the frosting and peanut butter in a large bowl and stir until smooth.
- Spoon into pan and refrigerate until firm.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Peanut Butter Fudge:
Fudge is a crystalline sweet, which means that the final product should be soft enough to bite into or slice with a knife.
Refrigerate it in a tightly sealed container.
To test fudge simply press on it with your finger. You should not be able to easily press into the fudge.
Line the baking pan with nonstick foil or parchment paper, or grease it with cooking spray, butter, or a neutral oil to keep the fudge from sticking. Butter is best.
It usually takes about 2 hours for fudge to set in the fridge.
2 ingredient peanut butter fudge is made of store-bought frosting and peanut butter. So easy!
The easiest, and smoothest fudge is made from just two ingredients in the microwave: peanut butter and frosting, and then cooled at room temperature.
It's best to make fudge with smooth peanut butter.