Peanut Butter Cheese Fudge

Total Time:
30 min
Prep:
10 min
Inactive:
15 min
Cook:
5 min

Yield:
36 squares
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 1/2 pound sliced easy-melt cheese (recommended: Velveeta)
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chopped nuts
  • 2 (16-ounce) boxes confectioners' sugar
Directions

Lightly spray the bottom of a 9 by 2-inch square pan with nonstick cooking spray. In a saucepan over medium heat, melt cheese and butter together, then add peanut butter and stir until smooth. Remove from heat and add vanilla and nuts.

Empty confectioners' sugar into a large bowl and pour cheese mixture over sugar. Stir until completely mixed. Candy will be very stiff.

Using your hands, remove candy from the bowl and press evenly and firmly into the pan. Because of the amount of butter in this recipe, pat top of candy with a paper towel to remove excess oil. Place the pan in refrigerator until candy is firm.

To serve, cut into squares.


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Imade this fudge for neighbors and relatives and they all loved it item not reviewed by moderator and published
The BEST peanut fudge EVER! item not reviewed by moderator and published
OK I THOUGHT PAULA WAS OFF HER ROCKER BUT MY GOD THIS=REALLY GOOD & NOT SICKENING SWEET THANKS PAULA MADE THIS 4 CHRISTMAS DELICIOUS.I USED ONLY THOUGH 1 & 1/2 STICKS OF BUTTER.I'VE MADE FUDGE THIS WAY TOO:1 PCK.MORSELS I USUALLY USE BUTTERSCOTCH,1C.CHOPPED WALNUTS,1 & 1/2 STICKS OF BUTTER MELT ALL THAT IN LG.POT THEN ADD POWDERED SUGAR TO CONSISTENCY OF PLAY DOUGH I PROBABLY USE 1 1/2-2 CUPS.THEN PLACE IN A FOIL LINED BAKING DISH MEDIUM RECTANGLE SHAPE THATS SPRAYED WITH BUTTER.(U CAN ADD CAYENNE PEPPER I JUST SPRINKLE IT IN & ALSO PEANUT BUTTER.THEN PLACE IN FRIDGE TO SET. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this last year for a bake sale we had at work & it was a huge hit! I intend to make it again this year and will make lots more. I will also try the chocolate cheese fudge. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Amazing. I didn't think the Velveeta cheese sounded too appealing - I decided to give it a go anway because I'm a huge peanut butter lover....am I glad I did! This is probably the smoothest fudge i've ever had....it's silky peanut buttery taste will get you hooked and craving more! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Best peanut butter fudge ever!!! A keeper for sure. item not reviewed by moderator and published
LOVE IT!!!!! I don't think I added enought powdered sugar it didn't stiffen, but I added a little more and it finally did... it is in the fridge now... waiting to see how it sets by tomorrow... but I licked my fingers and it was super yummy! I think that the other reviews are crazy if they didn't rate this high... I think that maybe they didn't use the right chees or something... only valveeta will work.... Thanks Paula I love you!! : item not reviewed by moderator and published
To be honest I have not made this yet.. but after reading many of the reviews, and since it's Paula Deen who made it, I'll try it. I just have to ask though.... what happened to all the salt in the Velveeta if this is a sweet fudge???? : item not reviewed by moderator and published
YUMMY!! When I was little, I use to put a slice of cheese on my peanut butter and jelly sandwich. I LOVE CHEESE!! So when I saw this, I was not at all inhibited on trying it. My 12yo daughter made this for me and OMG, it is da bomb!! The only reason why I didn't give 4 stars is because it didn't set. If I keep it in the fridge, it hardens well. But after being out on a platter for half an hour, it begins to soften way too much. Other than that, this recipe is a hit...as usual!! Thanks again, Paula item not reviewed by moderator and published
Tastes so good! Sweet and smooth....like fudge should be.... not "sugar grainy"...like fudge should be. So quick and simple to make...a perfect holiday treat to make when things are hectic. I'm tossing all my other peanut butter fudge recipes! Yum yum! item not reviewed by moderator and published

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