Today is National Peanut Butter Fudge Day, so enjoy this simple yet tasty fudge recipe.
Peanut Butter Fudge
Prep Time: 2 hours 10 minutes (includes 2 hours of set time) | Cook Time: 4 minutes | Yield: 64 (1 inch) pieces
- 8 ounces unsalted butter, plus more for greasing pan
- 1 cup smooth peanut butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 pound powdered sugar
Combine the butter and peanut butter in a 4-quart microwave-safe bowl and cover with plastic wrap.
Microwave for 2 minutes on high.
Stir and microwave on high for 2 more minutes. Caution: Mixture will be very hot
Add the vanilla and powdered sugar to the peanut butter mixture and stir to combine with a wooden spoon. Note: The mixture will become hard to stir and lose its sheen.
Spread into a buttered 8 by 8-inch pan lined with parchment paper. Fold the excess parchment paper so it covers the surface of the fudge and refrigerate until cool. This may take up to 2 hours.
Cut into 1-inch pieces and store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week.