Peanut Butter Fudge

Total Time:
2 hr 14 min
Prep:
10 min
Inactive:
2 hr
Cook:
4 min

Yield:
64 (1-inch) pieces
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
Directions

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. (Use caution when removing this mixture from the microwave, it will be very hot.) Add the vanilla and powdered sugar to the peanut butter mixture and stir to combine with a wooden spoon. 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, about 2 hours. Cut into 1-inch pieces and store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week.


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Made this as part of my Christmas Basket treats for my guests. Super easy to make and delicious. Everyone is asking for more! (why don't they ask for the recipe?) I do think I left it in the refrigerator too long; about 3 hours. I had to let it sit before I could cut it up without it crumbling. Next time I will definitely keep checking it until it is cool and no longer than Alton's 2 hours. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Tasted wonderful but didn't get hard enough to cut it into little chunks like in the picture. but still tastes great. made for my dad for christmas just wish it was more candy like like in the picture he requested that i make peanut butter fudge for him and i chose this recipe. I will try freezing them before i give them to him. I followed the recipe but used a hand mixer instead of a wooden spoon so maybe i just whipped it a little too much? Lol. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I measured everything and weighed the powered sugar with my food scale and it still came out crumbly, but delicious. Everybody liked it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
It was my first time attempting to make fudge. It turned out amazing and everyone loved it. Impossibly easy! My kind of recipe! Thanks Alton! :) item not reviewed by moderator and published
Flavor is good, but it crumbled apart while slicing. item not reviewed by moderator and published
So I tried this tonight and I had to throw it away! Did this not happen to anyone else...covering it with plastic wrap and it melted into the bowl during the second 2 minutes! I had to throw it all away....next time I will definitely not use plastic wrap. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Love Alton! Wondering, can it be natural peanut butter? with nuts? will that work? item not reviewed by moderator and published
The fact that a Food Network chef tries to pass this recipe off as fudge is so disappointing. This is just the recipe for peanut butter balls cut into squares. Real fudge involves the use of a milk product (milk or cream) and the use of a candy thermometer. If this is now considered fudge, then we can all consider ourselves gourmet chefs. Ridiculous. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The only way people screw this up is improper measurements...its two sticks of butter...not one. 8 oz vs 8 Tbls...very different. Plus make sure you actually weigh out your powdered sugar....8 oz in a cup..so two cups conversion doesnt really work here. It came out fantastic! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have prepared this recipe a few times and it is effortless, plus perfect in taste and texture. Love it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Wow, maybe you used too much powdered sugar? I've made this numerous times, and it's always creamy and smooth. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I looked at the recipe, saw 8 ounces, and thought 1 stick - 8 tablespoons. Nope! 2 sticks. Oops. Should have watched the video first. Might this have been what you did as well? item not reviewed by moderator and published
I've made this recipe a bunch of times and that has never happened. Make sure your'e using powdered sugar. item not reviewed by moderator and published
make sure to use a glass bowl. Make huge difference. item not reviewed by moderator and published
also depending on microwave power I only melted once at 90 seconds. turned out great. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Sounds like you didn't poke holes in it to vent the steam or the wrap was on too loose :( Sorry it didn't work out for you though! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Bingo. The video says to poke holes, but the print recipe doesn't mention it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
The receipe says PARCHMENT paper, NOT plastic wrap! item not reviewed by moderator and published
It says to cover the BOWL with PLASTIC wrap, and to line the PAN with PARCHMENT. The OP had trouble with the plastic melting into the bowl item not reviewed by moderator and published
I've made this many times, and that's never happened to me. I cover the bowl most of the way with plastic wrap and leave a little edge open to vent. item not reviewed by moderator and published
If you watch the video, he does explain that this really is not "fudge" but a "fudge-like candy". item not reviewed by moderator and published
All I heard was "Blah blah, snooty, I didn't even try it." item not reviewed by moderator and published

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