Easy Peanut Butter Fudge Recipe

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Peanut Butter Fudge is the easiest creamiest homemade fudge. It’s a no-bake recipe, made with only 5 ingredients, and is ready in just 10 minutes. Does it get any better than that?

Just like this delicious chocolate peanut butter fudge and festive gingerbread fudge, this quick and easy dessert will become a family favorite in no time!

Homemade peanut butter fudge recipe made from scratch.

Easy Peanut Butter Fudge

This amazing, rich, and creamy fudge is made from scratch using minimal ingredients that you likely already have on hand! This is the best peanut butter fudge recipe, and is a keeper for sure. To take this peanut butter fudge to the next level, add mini Reese’s cups and drizzle chocolate over the top!

This creamy, velvety and soft fudge is perfect to make around the holidays and gift to your neighbors, loved ones, and teachers. Gift it plain or try adding an assortment of toppings for personalized gifts that everyone will love!

Homemade fudge bars stacked on each other topped with Reese’s and drizzled with chocolate.

How to Make Peanut Butter Fudge

This recipe comes together easily and quickly, so I recommend measuring the ingredients out before getting started. It’s smooth sailing from there!

  1. In a saucepan, cook peanut butter, vanilla, butter, and salt until well incorporated.
  2. Remove from heat and stir in powdered sugar.
  3. Add fudge to a prepared baking dish. Spread evenly and top with desired toppings.

For best results, slice the mini Reese’s cups into three and add over the fudge then drizzle with melted chocolate. Then refrigerate until set.

Peanut butter fudge bars on parchment paper.

Delicious Topping Options

Though this easy fudge recipe is excellent on its own, you can also get creative with toppings to change it up! Here are some of our favorite toppings for peanut butter fudge.

  • Salty: pretzels, sea salt
  • Crunchy: peanuts, almonds, walnuts or pecans
  • Sweet: chocolate chip morsels, crushed toffee, melted chocolate (you can add a thin layer to the top or add swirls in the actual fudge).

Three fudge stacked on top of each other with bars around them.

Can Peanut Butter Fudge be Frozen?

This easy creamy peanut butter fudge can be refrigerated or frozen, so be sure to make lots!

  • Refrigerator: Keep it on hand in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. Be sure to store it in an airtight container or zippered bag for the freshest flavor.
  • Freezer: Even better, it will stay fresh in the freezer for 2-3 months! Perfect for having on hand when hosting parties or planning for the holidays! Just prep in advance and store in the freezer in an airtight container or zip top freezer bag.

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Easy Peanut Butter Fudge Recipe

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 15 servings
Author Valentina Ablaev
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
An easy homemade peanut butter fudge recipe the whole family with love. With just 5 ingredients you likely already have, it's a keeper recipe (ready in just 10 minutes and no baking required).


  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup unsalted butter 2 sticks
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 3/4 cups powdered sugar sifted
  • 1/3 cup chocolate chips melted, optional

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  1. Prepare an 8"x8" square baking dish by lining it with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Over medium heat, in a saucepan, combine the peanut butter, vanilla, butter, and salt. Cook until it's smooth, stirring frequently.

  3. Remove from heat and with a spatula, stir in the powdered sugar.
  4. Spread the fudge evenly in the baking sheet and top with desired toppings. Drizzle with melted chocolate.*

  5. Refrigerate the fudge until it sets.

Recipe Notes

We sliced the mini Reese's cups into three and added it on the fudge, then drizzled melted chocolate.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 240, Fat: 10g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 1mg, Sodium: 121mg, Potassium: 112mg, Carbohydrates: 36g, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 33g, Protein: 5g, Vitamin A: 9%, Calcium: 12%, Iron: 1%

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

Keyword peanut butter, peanut butter fudge


Homemade peanut butter fudge recipe made from scratch.
Homemade peanut butter fudge recipe made from scratch.
Top Photo-Peanut butter fudge bars on parchment paper. Bottom Photo-Homemade fudge bars stacked on each other topped with Reese’s and drizzled with chocolate.

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Valentina is a busy wife and mom of five children. She immigrated from Ukraine to the US as a young girl. Growing up, she was accustomed to foods of the Russian (European) cuisine. When she got married and had her own kitchen, she really started to experiment with different foods and cuisines and fell in love with creating recipes combining unique flavors. She now runs a blog, Valentina’s Corner, where she shares her passion and love for from-scratch food, creating content and sharing it with others

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