Peanut Butter Fudge

Today I’m bringing you my family’s favorite sweet Christmas treat, peanut butter fudge! I can remember as a kid a lady always bringing my grandma peanut butter fudge at Christmas. Eventually she and my grandma both passed away. A few years ago, I remember how much I loved it at Christmas and decided to start making it myself.

I had never made fudge or candy of any sort myself. It had always intimidated me. Much to my surprise, it’s not hard at all. You don’t even need a candy thermometer for this recipe!

The hardest part of this recipe is stirring the mixture constantly. You will definitely get an arm workout! You will need that workout though because this peanut butter fudge is soooo addictive!

I find it helpful to get all of my ingredients prepped and ready. Since you are going to have to stir the mixture continuously, you won’t have time to gather your other ingredients while the fudge is cooking.

You will want to make sure you have a nice heavy pan for this. I feel like if you used a flimsy pan this could scorch. I’ve not read this anywhere, but for some reason I think it’s best to use a wooden spoon. Those are the two things I always make sure I use when I make this recipe.

This fudge makes great gifts for neighbors and friends. Wrap it up in some cellophane and put a cut bow on it. You will be popular, I promise you!

This peanut butter fudge recipe is seriously easy! Give it a try this Christmas season. You will love it!

Merry Christmas!

Peanut Butter Fudge

This is a perfect sweet treat for the peanut butter lovers!

Course Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings 40


  • 3 c sugar
  • 5 oz evaporated milk (about 2/3 cup)
  • 3/4 c butter
  • 7 oz marshmallow creme
  • 1 c creamy peanut butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla


  1. Line a 9-inch square pan with foil, with ends of foil extending over sides.  Bring sugar, butter and milk to a full rolling boil in a large saucepan on medium heat, stirring constantly.  Cook 4 minutes, stirring constantly.  Remove from heat.

  2. Add peanut butter and marshmallow creme; stir until completely melted.  Add vanilla; mix well.

  3. Pour into prepared pan.  Spread to evenly cover bottom of pan.  Cool completely before cutting into 1-inch squares.

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