Easy Peanut Butter Fudge | 4 Ingredients!




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In this instructable, I will show you how to make Peanut Butter Fudge. This easy homemade peanut butter fudge recipe only requires four ingredients! It is a twist on the classic chocolate fudge, which is so yummy around the holidays or any time really. If I can make it, you can make it, let's get started! :)

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Follow the easy steps below or watch the short video tutorial, or do both. :)

Step 1: Ingredients/Tools


  • 1/2 cup of milk (whole, 2%, 1%, etc.) (125mL)
  • 2 cups white granulated sugar (450g)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract (5mL)
  • 3/4 cup of peanut butter (195g)


  • 8x8 pan
  • parchment paper
  • sauce-pot
  • wooden spoon
  • spatula

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Step 2: Heat Milk and Sugar

First we take our sugar and our milk and put them in a sauce-pot. Then set the burner on your stove to medium-low heat. Next slowly heat up the mixture until it starts to bubble/boil. Once it gets to that stage let it boil for 2 and a half minutes, stirring constantly so it doesn't burn. Up until the stage stir occasionally. Then remove it from the heat.

Step 3: Vanilla Extract and Peanut Butter

Now let's add in the vanilla extract and peanut butter and stir them really well until the fudge base gets nice and smooth.

Step 4: Pour, Spread, Set

Now pour the mixture into an 8x8 pan that has been lined with parchment paper, or if you don't have that, just spray the pan well with kitchen spray. I like to use parchment paper because it makes it really easy to pull it out. Spread it so it is level with a spatula. Then let it cool down so it can set up.

Step 5: Cut and Enjoy!

Now that it has set up, go ahead and cut into it. You can make the squares as big or as small as you like. :) Enjoy!

Step 6: Video Tutorial

Now watch those steps in action by checking out this short video tutorial. :)



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27 Discussions


6 days ago on Introduction


I'm a peanut butter lover. When I said to mu wife that I'll make Peanut Butter Fudge she replied to me with "BERK! You and peanut butter :P !"

So I made it yesterday and guest what!!! She felled in love with it!

Great recipe and it taste awesome!

Hello from Quebec Canada

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8 weeks ago

Thank you for another great video. I love that you use easily available ingredients and standard kitchen equipment - it makes these recipes accessible to almost anyone. I work at an elementary school that tries to be peanut-free, due to student allergies. Have you tried this with any other nut butters (almond, cashew) or with sunflower butter? Do the small nutritional differences (protein level, fat content) make a difference in how you prepare this? Thanks for your thoughts.

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You know I haven't tried it with almond of cashew butter, I am not sure how it will set up, but my theory is that it will work just as well. :) I need to do some more experimentation I guess. LOL :)

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Reply 8 weeks ago

Yes! I was thinking that exactly. I followed the link to Matt's chocolate fudge recipe, and next time, I will start making that as soon as this peanut butter fudge is set up. I'll use a large pan, so it's fairly thin. When the chocolate fudge is ready, it'll go right on top. (Then I'll have to decide who is worthy of my sharing this with...)

Yes!! Share a picture when done! I was thinking I wanted to try something similar as well! haha should taste divine!


Question 8 weeks ago

Wondering what kind of Peanut Butter you used. Jiff type (sugar added) or just plain peanuts and no addition of any sugars or oils?

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Hello :) I used a Jiff type with the sugar added. But I am pretty sure it will work just as well with the all natural kind that is only made of peanuts and a bit of salt, or just peanuts. Like the kind you have to stir when you first buy it.


8 weeks ago

What kinds of peanut butter have you used? Most of the popular ones have sugar, other oils, and miscellaneous other ingredients added that might change the taste and/or mixing characteristics compared to the simple "peanuts and salt" products I mostly eat. Or are the differences too small to matter?



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Hello Ran! I just use a generic brand peanut butter, the kind that already has some sugar added. although I haven't tried it with all natural peanut butter (just peanuts and salt) I imagine it will work just fine. :)


Question 8 weeks ago

Is this very soft fudge, or is it sturdy? In other words, could I pack this with me in a bag and not have it become a sticky mess?

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Answer 8 weeks ago

If you have to stack this into layers, I would put a piece of waxed paper or parchment or plastic wrap in between - with even a little heat (from your body, for example, if you had this in a backpack, or if it sat in a warm car), the individual pieces would try to stick together. It's certainly sturdy enough to pack, though, and what an awesome treat during the day!

Hello Allison, it is pretty sturdy. I store it in the fridge, but it can be stored at room temp as well. It should do just fine being packed in a bag. :)


8 weeks ago

Hi, Matt! Love your videos :) Have you tried it yet with Splenda? Just wondering as I like to use that as a sugar substitute? Thanks!

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Hi there, thank you! :) No I haven't tried it with Splenda, so not sure if it will work. Try it out and let us know how it turns out! : )