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2-Ingredient Peanut Butter Fudge

This 2-ingredient peanut butter fudge is so delicious no one will believe it didn’t take hours to make. You’ll love how quickly and easily you can make a delicious dessert or yummy snack everyone will enjoy.

In fact, it’s much easier than an old fashioned peanut butter fudge recipe, and it tastes just as good. So why spend hours in the kitchen when you can make this in a matter of minutes?

Peanut butter fudge stacked on a plate

Whether you’re making it for the holiday season or any other time of year, you’ll love how easy it is to make this creamy sweet treat!

It’s such an easy microwave peanut butter fudge recipe you’ll find yourself making it often. And that’s okay. There’s nothing wrong with treating yourself to some yumminess when you want it.

Quick and Easy Peanut Butter Fudge

You have a wide variety of choices of how you want to make your peanut butter fudge. I’ve made several of them, and I can honestly say this way blew my mind.

Even the easiest fudge from my recipe box had at least 3 ingredients … until now.

I have to admit that my expectations were low when I first decided to give this recipe a try. Then I tasted it.

Whoa. I can honestly say this is one of my favorites—and that’s based on the flavor.

The fact that it’s so easy and has so few ingredients is a bonus.

Peanut butter fudge stacked on a plate

A friend of mine told me about this recipe and said I needed to share it on my blog. She also mentioned that this recipe has been circulating for decades.

I wonder why I never knew about it before.

Although I followed the basic recipe she told me, I adjusted a few of the steps. That’s because I thought it should be easier.

And it was. It turned out great the first time I made it—something that doesn’t always happen.

2-Ingredient Peanut Butter Fudge Ingredients

As the name implies, you only need 2 ingredients—a can of ready-made vanilla frosting and 2 cups of peanut butter.

Can of vanilla frosting and jar of peanut butter

I used creamy peanut butter, but I’m sure the crunchy version would be delicious … just crunchier. Obviously.

I wanted more of a melt-in-your-mouth texture, and that’s exactly what I got.

For exact measurements of each ingredient and full directions, go to the recipe card at the bottom of the page. You can even print out the card by using the “print” button.

Plate of peanut butter fudge with a half-eaten piece on the side

If you want to try different flavors, go for it. I’ve heard that chocolate frosting mixed with the peanut butter is delicious.

I might try that next. But in the meantime, I’m going to savor what I have left of this one.

How to Make 2-Ingredient Peanut Butter Fudge

Since this is such an easy fudge to make, you don’t need much equipment.

Basically all you need are a 9” x 9” pan, a microwave-safe bowl, a big stirring spoon, and a microwave.

If you want thicker fudge, use a smaller pan. Keep in mind that the thicker the fudge the longer it takes to set—but only by an hour or so.

First, you can either line a pan with foil or grease the bottom of the pan. I chose to use foil because that makes cleanup so much easier.

Pan lined with aluminum foil

Secondly, combine the peanut butter and frosting in your mixing bowl.

Resist the urge to stir it because it will be extremely difficult at this point.

Frosting and peanut butter in a bowl

Stick the bowl in the microwave for 60 seconds. Now stir the contents. It’s had time to melt enough to stir without too much trouble.

Keep stirring until the mixture is smooth and creamy. Make sure it’s well mixed, or the texture will be inconsistent.

Melted and stirred mixture in a mixing bowl

Once it’s well mixed, put it back in the microwave for another 60 seconds. Take it out and stir it again.

Next, pour the mixture into the pan. Make sure to scrape all of the goodness out of the bowl because you don’t want to waste a single drop of it.

Mixture in the pan

Final Steps

Put the pan in the refrigerator in a level spot if you want consistency in the thickness of the fudge. Years ago, I had a tilted fudge pan, leaving one side thick and the other side thin.

Now resist the urge to “check on it.” The fudge will be just fine if you leave it alone for a couple of hours.

If you struggle with the temptation, find something else to do, like a long walk through the neighborhood or a bike ride. Then you’ll be able to justify having an extra piece once it’s ready.

Finally, remove the pan of fudge from the fridge.

If you used foil to line the pan, you can lift it out by grasping the edges of the foil. That also makes it easier to cut.

Lifted by the foil out of the pan

You can cut the fudge into squares or rectangles as big or as small as you want.

I like smaller squares because then I can reach for “just one more piece” without feeling too guilty. Yeah, I know that’s flawed thinking.

Peanut butter fudge batter in a bowl and slice fudge on a plate

More Fudge Recipes

If you like this 2-ingredient peanut butter fudge, you’ll enjoy some of the other super easy recipes I have.

This chocolate fudge is delicious, both with and without nuts.

When it’s time to decorate for a special occasion, don’t forget to embellish the food. This white chocolate fudge is easy to decorate with sprinkles in whatever color your theme is.

My friend Julie has a recipe for tiger butter fudge on her Back to My Southern Roots blog. It’s quite impressive to look at but even more delicious to eat.

I’ve also made some creamy and delicious orange fudge that is reminiscent of Creamsicles. Just thinking about it makes me want some.

More Yummy Sweets

Here are even more delicious sweet treats:

Strawberry Topping – Next time you serve cheesecake, top it with this. Or you can drizzle it over ice cream!

Pineapple Dump Cake – This super easy dessert will quickly become a family favorite.

Oatmeal Strawberry Jam Bars – Serve this for breakfast, an afternoon snack, or dessert! They’re super yummy with just the right amount of sweet crunchiness.

Mini Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookie – This delicious cookie is perfect for those times when you just want a little something sweet.

Piece of peanut butter fudge with a bite taken out of it

2-Ingredient Peanut Butter Fudge

Yield: 24 slices
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Additional Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 12 minutes

This peanut butter fudge is so easy to make and delicious you'll want to have it all the time!

Ingredients

  • One 16-ounce container of ready-made vanilla frosting
  • 2 cups of creamy peanut butter

Instructions

    1. Line a 9” x 9” pan with aluminum foil.
    2. Combine the frosting and peanut butter in a microwave-safe mixing bowl. Don’t stir just yet.
    3. Heat the contents for 60 seconds and remove from the microwave. Now give it a good stir until it’s well mixed and smooth.
    4. Return the mixture to the microwave for another 60 seconds. Stir again.
    5. Now pour the mixture into the foil-lined pan.
    6. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours to allow it to set. Once it’s firm, cut it into squares or rectangles.

Notes

You can use an 8" x 8" pan instead, but give the fudge an extra hour to set because it will be thicker.

Nutrition Information
Yield 24 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 205Total Fat 14gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 9gCholesterol 0mgSodium 137mgCarbohydrates 18gFiber 1gSugar 13gProtein 5g

The nutrition information is a product of online calculators. I try to provide true and accurate information, but these numbers are estimates.

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Jaci

Tuesday 3rd of August 2021

Can this be frozen, to keep some for later?

southernhomeexpress

Tuesday 3rd of August 2021

Hi Jaci. Yes, you can freeze it. Just make sure to let it cool first. Cut it into the size pieces you want and wrap them in plastic wrap or aluminum foil. Then put them in an airtight container before freezing. I think it should good for up to a couple of months.

Martha

Friday 30th of October 2020

Sounds wonderful!

southernhomeexpress

Friday 30th of October 2020

Thank you, Martha! It is wonderful because it's delicious and easy to make!

MARY KELLER

Friday 9th of October 2020

Is there any way this recipe will make vanilla fudge?

southernhomeexpress

Sunday 11th of October 2020

Hi Mary. I don't know how you can do that because part of the texture of the fudge comes from the peanut butter. I make a white chocolate fudge that might work for you. Here's a link: https://southernhomeexpress.com/white-chocolate-fudge/

Miz Helen

Friday 2nd of October 2020

Congratulations! Your awesome post is featured on our Top Ten Features for Full Plate Thursday,504 this week! Thanks so much for sharing with us and hope to see you again soon! Miz Helen

southernhomeexpress

Saturday 3rd of October 2020

Thank you so much, Miz Helen!

Sandy Roth

Saturday 26th of September 2020

Hi I just wondered should this be kept in fridge? Will it get too soft & pieces lose shape if left out of fridge? Thanks

southernhomeexpress

Saturday 26th of September 2020

Hi Sandy. This depends on the temperature of your house. I live in the South, so I keep it in the fridge. If it doesn't get too warm in your house, it's probably fine to leave it out.

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