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Recipes for Peanut Butter Fudge - Home Made Candy

Updated on August 23, 2017
A Plate of Peanut Butter Fudge
A Plate of Peanut Butter Fudge | Source

What's Better than a Recipe for Peanut Butter Fudge?

This page contains three yummy recipes for peanut butter fudge. You will find an easy microwave recipe and two stove top recipes, two with chocolate. You will also find links to other fudge recipes on the web.

You've got peanut butter in the cupboard. Usually, you've got chocolate. How could you go wrong with a yummy peanut butter fudge? The kids love this sweet treat and shhhh! Don't tell anybody -- but the adults love it too!

If someone in your family has a sweet tooth (maybe you?), this candy is economical and easy to make. Even better, since it contains peanut butter, its better for us than some other types of sweets.

This page contains three great recipes for peanut butter fudge, including one made in the microwave. There are links to other recipes for fudge, videos showing fudge being made, a poll and even a debate section. Join the argument and tell us whether sugary treats like this should be eliminated from the home, or whether it should be available as desired.

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Fudge and Other Candy: Are you Pro or Con?

Delicious though fudge is, especially fudge containing peanut butter and chocolate, its hideously high in calories and fats. In other words, its not an especially healthy food choice. We hear so much these days about childhood obesity, diabetes, heart disease and other conditions that are all linked to unhealthy eating patterns.

So what about fudge and other candy? Do you think its okay to serve to your family? Or should they be given healthier choices like fruits and smoothies?

Is it okay to serve fudge and candy to your family? What are your reasons for your choice?

Plate of Microwave Fudge
Plate of Microwave Fudge | Source

Recipe #1: Microwave Peanut Butter Fudge

This recipe is fast and easy to make when you use the microwave.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup smooth or crunchy peanut butter
  • 6 oz semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream or milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Method

In a microwavable glass bowl, combine all ingredients. Put in microwave and heat until marshmallows melt. The mixture should be smooth once you stir it. The time will vary, depending on your microwave. Try on high for 1 and a half minutes and cook longer if needed.

Line a square baking pan with foil. Pour your hot fudge into the pan. Cool for half an hour than put in the fridge for storage.

Peanut Butter Fudge with a Crunchy Topping
Peanut Butter Fudge with a Crunchy Topping

Recipe #2: Crunchy Peanut Butter Fudge

Ingredients

  • 2 lb sugar, powdered
  • 1/4 lb butter
  • 1 can evaporated milk
  • 1 jar of marshmallow cream
  • 1 jar of crunchy peanut butter. (If you want to make this recipe more buttery and less sweet, add an extra jar of peanut butter).

Preparation

Using a large and heavy pot,combine your sugar, butter and milk. Bring it to the boiling point while stirring. Take care not to burn this fudge.

Cook this until the mixture makes a firm ball when you test it in cold water. This takes about fifteen minutes.

Remove from heat and add the marshmallow cream and the peanut butter. Mix thoroughly.

Butter a nine inch by twelve inch pan and turn the fudge into this pan. Allow it to partially set, then cut into serving size pieces. Allow it to set completely.

For an added twist, try crushing some butterscotch candies with the rolling pin. Added the crushed pieces to the top of the fudge before it cools.

Peanut Butter Fudge
Peanut Butter Fudge

Recipe #3: Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Fudge

Ingredients

  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 2 tbsp light corn syrup
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips

Preparation

Using a heavy saucepan, bring the sugar, milk and corn syrup to a boil, stirring all the while. Continue boiling but do not stir until mixture reaches the soft-ball stage,or reaches 234 degrees Fahrenheit on a candy thermometer.

Remove from heat. Add the butter without stirring. Cool to lukewarm, which is 100 degrees Fahrenheit on your candy thermometer. Add the vanilla and the peanut butter. Beat the mixture until it thickens. It loses its gloss at this point. This does not take long,so watch carefully.

Then moving rapidly, add the chocolate chips. Pour it into a buttered eight by eight inch pan.

Mark into squares, cool, then cut

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    • Cynthia Haltom profile image

      Cynthia Haltom 

      5 years ago from Diamondhead

      Looks delicious can't wait to make some myself. My family loves fudge

    • junecampbell profile imageAUTHOR

      June Campbell 

      6 years ago from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

      @Bellezza-Decor: It is SO good...

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      Bellezza-Decor 

      6 years ago from Canada

      I've always made chocolate fudge, but never thought about peanut butter, but I'm going to try it.

    • junecampbell profile imageAUTHOR

      June Campbell 

      6 years ago from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

      @Fizza555: Oh, very good indeed! Thanks for visiting.

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      Fizza555 

      6 years ago

      Nice lens. I don't like peanut butter much but peanut butter with chocolate sound good.

    • junecampbell profile imageAUTHOR

      June Campbell 

      7 years ago from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

      @glowchick: It is simple. I hope you give it a try.

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      glowchick 

      7 years ago

      I love fudge and the 1st recipe seems so simple to do~ thanks for sharing all the wonderful recipes :)

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      I might have to try your recipe. I love peanut butter and I love fudge, so this would have to be the right recipe for me. Thank you for sharing.

    • junecampbell profile imageAUTHOR

      June Campbell 

      7 years ago from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

      @jnstewart: Thank you for posting

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      John Norman Stewart 

      7 years ago from Cottonwood, CA

      Might just have to try this one.......thanks for the lens. :)

    • junecampbell profile imageAUTHOR

      June Campbell 

      7 years ago from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

      @anonymous: Thank you for dropping by.

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      Peanut butter fudge is so yummy! Nice lens, thanks for sharing.

    • junecampbell profile imageAUTHOR

      June Campbell 

      7 years ago from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

      @Joy Neasley: No ovens? I guess most Chinese food is made stovetop, isn't it? It must be a difficult transition for a western cook. Thanks for the info.

    • MargoPArrowsmith profile image

      MargoPArrowsmith 

      7 years ago

      Reminds me of when Mom made fudge, sometimes throwing in some peanut butter as a special treat! Yum!

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      Joy Neasley 

      7 years ago from Nashville, TN

      yummmm....peanut butter....I am glad to see a microwave recipe...I am in china at the moment and for some reason they rarely have ovens in their kitchens.

    • junecampbell profile imageAUTHOR

      June Campbell 

      7 years ago from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

      @MargoPArrowsmith: Yum indeed. Thanks for commenting

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      June Campbell 

      7 years ago from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

      @poutine: Thanks for letting me know I'm going to lensroll your Tim Horton lens to this lens as well.

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      7 years ago

      Just lensrolled to:

      http://www.squidoo.com/timhortondonuts

      because it would go so good with a Tim Horton's coffee.

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      poutine 

      7 years ago

      Just lensrolled to:

      http://www.squidoo.com/timhortondonuts

      because it would go so good with a Tim Horton's coffee.

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      poutine 

      7 years ago

      I just bookmarked this page for the recipe in the microwave.

      Great lens.

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      June Campbell 

      7 years ago from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

      @fReEdOmLiFe: Thanks so much for visiting.

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      fReEdOmLiFe 

      7 years ago

      This is a great lens. Thanks for making it. Very informative. I gave you a thumbs up.

      I like your lens.Thanks for the recommendations.

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      June Campbell 

      8 years ago from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

      @awakeningwellness: Oh do treat yourself. Your family don't know what they are missing.

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      awakeningwellness 

      8 years ago

      I really love peanut butter fudge but never make it since no one else in the family likes it, but now that my mouth is watering I may have to make some just for me. :)

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      marsha32 

      8 years ago

      wish I had the ingredients to make any of this right now!!

    • junecampbell profile imageAUTHOR

      June Campbell 

      8 years ago from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

      @SusanDeppner: Ohhh, doesn't that sound wonderful? Thanks for the recipe.

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      Susan Deppner 

      8 years ago from Arkansas USA

      Try this. Open one 18-ounce jar of peanut butter and remove the foil cover. Place in microwave for one minute on high. Pour into a bowl. Open one can of ready-to-spread cream cheese frosting and remove foil cover. Place in microwave for one minute on high. Pour into bowl with the peanut butter. Stir together. Pour into a glass pie plate or other container suitable for fudge. Let firm up in the refrigerator, then slice and serve. Store at room temperature or in the fridge, your preference (I like it at room temperature). This tastes like the inside of a peanut butter cup candy bar. Two ingredients, simply yummy!

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      kab 

      10 years ago from Upstate, NY

      No bake peanut butter fudge...one part butter, two parts peanut butter, two parts powdered sugar. Stir until smooth and even. Spread in dish, refrigerate for a day or two. Yummy!

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      mosaic lm 

      10 years ago

      Hmm. This looks like fun. I do love peanut butter so why not peanut butter fudge, right?

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      Di Annesley 

      10 years ago from New Zealand

      Love this lens, have never tried peanut butter fudge but it wont be long now thanks to you. 5 stars

      Di

    • Johanna Eisler profile image

      Johanna Eisler 

      10 years ago

      My cherished Swedish grandmother's favorite candy was peanut butter fudge. My mom made it for her, and later made it for her own family. Now that I'm the mom, I want to make it for my family. And these recipes look irresistible - thank you so much!

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      anonymous 

      10 years ago

      Peanut butter fudge is my favorite! Great lens, 5 stars for you!!! Please visit my lens for some great ebooks!

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