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Old-Fashioned Peanut Butter Fudge

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My grandma’s old fashioned peanut butter fudge recipe is simple, quick, and only takes 4 ingredients! It’s a perfect treat to share with friends. Or keep it all to yourself — that’s up to you.

Pieces of Old Fashioned Peanut Butter Fudge sitting on a countertop.

I am so excited to be sharing my grandma’s peanut butter fudge recipe with you all today. Everybody I share it with absolutely loves it, and always wants to know how to make it. It’s rich, creamy, and melt-in-your-mouth-DELICIOUS.

Now, before I give you the recipe I need to warn you about something: grandma did not come to play, y’all. This recipe is full of powdered sugar and butter. We make no apologies. This is not a health-food/wellness blog. This fudge is not diet or figure-friendly. It is sweet and full of fat. You’re just gonna have to deal. 😘

Now, let’s get started!

How to Make Old-Fashioned Peanut Butter Fudge

Step 1: Melt 1 stick of REAL butter and 1 cup of your favorite peanut butter (ahem, Jif) in a saucepan over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Add in one teaspoon of vanilla extract. Stir to combine.

This should only take about 1-3 minutes depending on how hot your stove runs. Turn off the heat and take the peanut butter mixture off of the burner. It should still be lumpy when you take it off the heat. It’s okay. You’re doing it right. Trust the process. The residual heat will eventually melt all of the butter and peanut butter together.

Step 2: Gradually add in 12 ounces, or approximately 2 cups, of Confectioners Sugar into the melted peanut butter mixture. You read that correctly. I know it’s a lot. I tried to warn you. This is what makes it good!

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Make sure the mixture is completely smooth before adding more powdered sugar. Eventually, the fudge will become pretty thick, but it should still look creamy.

Step 3: Transfer the fudge into an 8×8 baking dish. Spread it out in the pan so that the fudge is nice and flat.

Pro-tip: Press a paper towel into the fudge to soak up any excess grease. This is a really crucial step if you’re using a brand other than Jif as other brands tend to be oilier.

Step 4: Allow the fudge to chill in the fridge for an 1 hour or until firm, cut into squares, and serve.

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old fashioned peanut butter fudge recipe

Old-Fashioned Peanut Butter Fudge

Cook Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

My grandma’s old fashioned peanut butter fudge recipe is simple, quick, and only takes 4 ingredients!

Ingredients

  • 1 stick of butter
  • 1 cup of peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 12 ounces or 2 cups of powdered sugar

Instructions

    1. Melt 1 stick of REAL butter and 1 cup of your favorite peanut butter in a saucepan over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Add in one teaspoon of vanilla extract. Stir to combine.

    2. Gradually add in 12 ounces, or approximately 2 cups, of Confectioners Sugar into the melted peanut butter mixture. Make sure the mixture is completely smooth before adding more powdered sugar. Eventually, the fudge will become pretty thick, but it should still look creamy.

    3. Transfer the fudge into an 8×8 baking dish. Spread it out in the pan so that the fudge is nice and flat. Press a paper towel into the fudge to soak up any excess oil.

    4. Allow the fudge to chill in the fridge for an 1 hour or until firm, cut into squares, and serve.

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