Last updated on July 29th, 2022
This peanut butter fudge is made on the stovetop but couldn’t be easier! It’s so creamy and easy to make that it will have everyone asking for the recipe!
Around 13 years ago, a friend of mine brought this peanut butter fudge to a neighborhood get together. I’m always there for the plate of fudge, so it was no surprise that I was drawn to it.
But as someone who is “always there for the fudge”, that means I’m also pretty strict with what fudge is worth the calories.
This is like the holy grail of all fudges!
It is so smooth and creamy and practically melts in your mouth. The peanut butter taste doesn’t get buried beneath too much sugar… and I honestly just cannot sing it’s praises enough!
In fact, I love this fudge so much that it took me 12.5 years to ask for the recipe! Ha!
I knew that if I had the recipe then I would make it all the time, so every time she offered to send it to me, I’d shoot her right down and tell her she better not dare.
Until finally I cracked this past spring, and I got the recipe. I made it about 30 minutes later and didn’t regret one bite.
How to Make Stovetop Fudge
There are all kinds of recipes out there for microwave fudge and no-bake fudge, and they’re good. I mean, I’ll never put down a fudge recipe. But the main appeal of them is how easy they are.
I think some people get intimidated by a stovetop fudge recipe because they think they’ll have to break out the candy thermometer, watch it closely and remove it at just the right second.
I promise you, though, none of that is true with this recipe for the fudge on the stove! No thermometer needed and you have a little bit of leeway in there with cooking time.
And the appeal of stovetop fudge?? You’ll get the creamiest fudge around!
It’s worth a couple extra minutes to make it this old-fashioned way!
Ingredients for Peanut Butter Fudge
Start by combining your sugar, butter and milk in a saucepan.
Bring it to a boil over medium high heat and then boil for about 5-7 minutes. You want to stir it constantly otherwise it might burn.
Turn off the heat and then add the vanilla extract, peanut butter and marshmallow cream. Stir it all together until it’s completely mixed and uniform in color.
Then pour it into a greased 13×9 pan and then pop it in the fridge to set.
Other Favorite Peanut Butter Recipes:
- Peanut Butter S’mores Cookies
- No Bake Peanut Butter Squares
- Peanut Butter Pretzel Bites
- Classic Peanut Butter Cookies
Peanut Butter Fudge
- 3 cups Sugar
- 1/2 cup Butter do not use margarine!
- 3/4 cup Milk
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 18 oz. Peanut Butter
- 7 oz Marshmallow Cream
- Grease a 13x9 pan and set aside.
- In a medium size saucepan, combine sugar, butter and milk. Bring to a boil over medium heat.
- Boil for 5-7 minutes, stirring constantly.
- Turn off the heat and stir in the vanilla extract, peanut butter and marshmallow cream. Stir until completely mixed.
- Pour into prepared pan and chill for about 3 hours until set and ready to cut.
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