Deliciously Easy Peanut Butter Fudge #Recipe

I have been wanting to make fudge for quite awhile but wasn’t sure on what kind to start with. When I asked the hubby I should have known that he would pick Peanut Butter so off I went to Pinterest the online cookbook of choice these days.

I stumbled upon a recipe that I was actually from but was tried. That’s what I like about Pinterest. The fact that I know many of these recipes are tried and true.

Deliciously Easy Peanut Butter Fudge #Recipe

4.91 from 10 votes


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar


  • Melt butter on stovetop over medium heat. Add brown sugar and milk. Bring to boil. Stir constantly for 4 minutes or until candy thermometer reaches 234 degrees. Add peanut butter and vanilla. Stir until creamy. Pour over confectioners sugar. Mix with stand mixer if possible. Pour into baker and chill. Cut once firm.


First start by melting your butter in a medium sized saucepan or larger over medium heat. Add in brown sugar and milk. Bring to boil, stirring constantly. If you have a candy thermometer bring it to 234 degrees. If not do what I did and guess. It should take about 4 minutes.

Remove from heat and add peanut butter and vanilla. Stir until smooth. It will actually look just like creamy peanut butter.


In another bowl have your confectioners sugar already in the bowl waiting for you. Once the stovetop mixture is smooth you’ll want to pour it over the sugar.

I used my hand mixer for this. If you follow me on facebook you’ll remember me pulling my hair out the day before Thanksgiving because my mixer blew. Well, this is the recipe that did it. It’s thick. If you have a stand mixer this is a recipe I’d highly recommend using it for. Granted Johnny volunteer to mix and turned it to a 5 when I told him no higher then a 3 didn’t help. I also doubled the recipe.

Pour into an 8×8 baker for a single recipe, if you double like I did use a 9×13. Chill. I placed in fridge for a little over an hour before flipping out onto a cutting board.

I cut into 1 inch pieces and placed in an air tight container for the next day. This fudge is delicious and tastes best when it’s at it’s coldest. Don’t leave it out for too long. If you go home with extra or want to make it in advance it can also be frozen for future use.


  1. Jenny says

    I think I need this right now!

  2. Lyn says

    okay, maybe I will be making three batches of fudge this year instead of the two I was planning….This looks soooooo good and now i really want some PB fudge.

  3. I’m not a peanut butter fan, but fudge yes! This is so beautiful, J!

  4. Eileen says

    5 stars
    I have never tried this one before so will give it a try. Mine was always the easy one with marshmallow cream but this one looks much richer! thanks so much. I love pnut butter fudge as I can’t eat a lot of chocolate. YUM!

  5. Christine M says

    That looks really good! What kind of knife did you use to cut the fudge in perfect cubes like that?

  6. Jen Gonyer says

    These look really good! Need to try out the recipe soon!

  7. shelly peterson says

    Yum, looks easy and delicious. My family would love this:)

  8. 5 stars
    I never thought peanut fudge sounded good and then someone brought it to work one day and I fell in love with it. That was years ago and I’ve lot the recipe so I’m really glad that you posted this one which I’m now pinning. Putting it in the fridge and flipping it over before cutting is a great tip. I’ve always just cut it in the pan. Now my fudge will look so much more uniform when I cut it.

    Thanks… Tracy@CottonPickinCute

  9. kelly nicholson says

    i have one problem with these…they get eaten to darn fast!!

  10. Liz says

    My hubby would go nuts (ha!) for this! Going to make it this weekend!

  11. vickie couturier says

    5 stars
    im so going to try this,my mom passed away a few years ago,an she could make the best pbfudge,but she didnt leave the reciepe,,so this would be awesome

  12. 5 stars
    I love fudge, and I bet a peanut butter version is even better! I’ve never tried to make it, but this sounds heavenly!

  13. krystel says

    5 stars
    that looks so delish makes me want to try it

  14. Amy Orvin says

    4 stars
    I love fudge, but never tried any peanut butter kind. What a great recipe. Thanks.

  15. Mary Dailey says

    I can normally make fudge, no problem, but I tried a peanut butter fudge recipe that didn’t turn out, so I am definitely going to try this one!

  16. Kate F. says

    This looks delicious! I’m going to try it. Thanks for sharing.

  17. 5 stars

  18. courtney b says

    too bad I hate peanut butter- otherwise this would be AWESOME !:)

  19. Mary Dailey says

    I can make chocolate fudge, but have had trouble with peanut butter fudge, so I am going to try this one! Thanks!

  20. Maria Iemma says

    5 stars
    I love fudge and I love peanut butter. This recipe is definitely going to made for my holiday party. Who does not like fudge?

  21. Sara Wagner says

    This looks so good! My kids would definitely love it if I made this for Christmas!

  22. Shannon says

    This looks so good. Thank you for sharing this recipe with us.

  23. Kimberly Flickinger says

    5 stars
    My family loves fudge so I will definitely be trying this recipe. This peanut butter fudge sounds delicious.

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