Have you ever come across one of those recipes that make you say, “And why have I never made this before?” Some fudge may be difficult, some fudge may be hard, but not this version. Later this week I’ll be testing a more complicated peanut butter fudge, but this four ingredient recipe is hard to beat.
Easy Peanut Butter Fudge Recipe
- 1 cup butter + extra for greasing
- 1 cup peanut butter
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 lb powdered sugar
In a large microwave safe container (capacity should be at least 6 cups) place the butter and peanut butter. Microwave on high for two minutes.
Carefully remove the container from the microwave and give it good stir. When you first remove it from the microwave it will be in 3 separate layers. Stir enough to create a smooth consistency.
Return to the microwave, cover, and heat on high for another two minutes.
Be careful, the peanut butter is extremely hot. Remove from the microwave and stir constantly while adding the powdered sugar and vanilla.
Once the mixture is smooth press into the foil lined pan and cover with the wax paper. Place in the fridge to cool. If your refrigerator has glass shelves, place a dishtowel beneath the pan. This is important, unless you firmly believe that nothing says fun like picking glass shards out of produce. Allow to cool completely (at least two hours, but preferably overnight) before cutting. Fudge dries out quickly, so cover with wax paper and store in an airtight container.