Delicious melt-in-your-mouth peanut butter fudge with just 2 ingredients. A simple, retro recipe perfect for holiday parties and treat trays.
This peanut butter fudge recipe is as easy as it gets—all you need is almond bark and peanut butter for a smooth and creamy candy that rivals all other peanut butter fudge recipes.
The best part about this fudge is that it is foolproof. You don’t have to worry about whether or not it will set. All you need to do is melt the almond bark, then mix in the peanut butter, and it’s ready to pour into the pan.
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Ingredients for Peanut Butter Fudge
With just two ingredients, you can make this retro fudge.
- 1 pound almond bark
- 18 ounces peanut butter (about 2 cups)
Supplies & Favorite Tools for Making Fudge
- Microwave safe mixing bowl and spoon
- 8 by 8 pan
- Parchment paper and baking spray
- Cutting board and knife
- Storage container or gift packaging
How to Make Peanut Butter Fudge
Follow these simple steps to make this easy peanut butter fudge.
Melt almond bark and mix in peanut butter.
In a medium microwave-safe bowl, melt the almond bark in the microwave, stirring every 30 seconds. Once it’s smooth, stir in the peanut butter and mix well.
Prepare an 8X8 dish with parchment paper.
Cut parchment paper to fit in an 8 by 8 baking dish. Make slits in the corners of the paper so the corners fit nicely in the pan. Grease the dish before adding the parchment paper so it stays put when you pour the fudge batter in. (Some choose to use plastic wrap for this step. Either will work to easily lift the fudge out before cutting.)
Pour fudge batter into the dish.
Next, add the peanut butter fudge batter to the prepared baking dish. Use a spatula to spread the fudge around evenly and fill in the corners. (We also like to gently shake it from side to side to make the top nice and smooth.)
Chill in the fridge.
Place the fudge in the fridge for at least an hour to set.
Remove from dish and trim the edges.
Using the parchment paper, carefully remove the chilled fudge from the pan. Trim off any uneven edges.
Cut the fudge into pieces.
To cut uniform pieces, we like to use a measuring tape to measure and make cut lines on each side of the fudge. Then, we connect the lines with a knife. (We made 1 1/4″ squares.)
Serve and enjoy or store for later.
The fudge is ready to enjoy or store for later.
While this fudge is delicious as-is, here are some add-ons to consider.
- Sprinkle with sea salt for a sweet and salty contrast.
- Drizzle with melted chocolate for a chocolaty peanut butter fudge.
- Add chopped nuts for a crunchy texture.
- Swirl in some raspberry or strawberry jam for a PB&J dessert.
- Stir in mini marshmallows and chopped peanuts.
- 1 lb almond bark
- 18 ounces peanut butter (about 2 cups)
- Melt almond bark in the microwave in 30-second increments until smooth.
- Mix in peanut butter and stir until well combined.
- Prepare an 8×8 dish with parchment paper.
- Pour the fudge batter into the baking dish.
- Chill in the fridge until the fudge is set (at least an hour).
- Trim any uneven edges and then cut 1 1/4″ square pieces.
- Serve or store for later.
- The time given is prep time; then, you will chill the fudge until it’s set.
- See tips for cutting.
- Storage: store in an airtight container in the fridge for 1 to 2 weeks or in the freezer for 2 to 3 months.
- Prep Time: 20 minutes
- Cook Time: 0 minutes
- Category: Candy
- Method: Stovetop
- Cuisine: American
- Serving Size: 1 square
- Calories: 129
- Sugar: 2.5 g
- Sodium: 90.7 mg
- Fat: 11 g
- Saturated Fat: 2.2 g
- Carbohydrates: 4.7 g
- Protein: 4.7 g
- Cholesterol: 0 mg
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are answers to commonly asked questions about making peanut butter fudge.
How should I store the peanut butter fudge, and how long will it stay fresh?
After preparing the peanut butter fudge, store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator. The fudge can stay fresh in the refrigerator for 1 to 2 weeks when stored properly. If you prefer to store it longer, you can freeze the fudge for 2 to 3 months.
How long does it typically take for the peanut butter fudge to set in the refrigerator?
We recommend chilling the fudge in the refrigerator for at least an hour. You can chill it overnight, and it will still cut easily the next day.
Is it necessary to trim the edges of the peanut butter fudge after chilling it in the refrigerator?
Trimming the edges of the chilled peanut butter fudge is optional. We choose to trim off the edges to achieve a cleaner, more uniform appearance for the fudge squares. However, if you prefer, you can certainly skip this step and cut the fudge into squares without trimming.
For a holiday treat that’s both creamy and effortless, try this 2-ingredient peanut butter fudge. It’s the simple dessert you will want to make again and again.
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