This easy peanut butter fudge recipe is a fun variation of the irresistible American standard party candy. It’s perfect for dessert, a quick pick-me-up, or to give someone special!
Peanut Butter Fudge in the Microwave or on the Stovetop
It’s delicious and super simple to make. In fact, it’s so easy, you might find yourself heading to the kitchen to whip up a batch at the strangest of times.
But that’s okay. If anyone questions your sanity, just offer them one of these delicious pieces of peanut butter fudge.
I’ve always enjoyed the flavor of peanut butter. In fact, one of my favorite lunches is a peanut butter sandwich.
I like it so much that I don’t want any jelly on it because that messes with the peanut butter flavor.
Trust me when I tell you that this fudge is loaded with plenty of the flavor of peanut butter.
Making peanut butter fudge with sweetened condensed milk gives you a great payoff in flavor without too much work.
If you’re concerned about the calories, don’t worry. If you have willpower and only eat a couple of pieces, you’ll be fine. At least, that’s what I tell myself.
Or you can enjoy this Mediterranean salad first so you won’t feel so guilty. It’s all about balance, right?
About Peanut Butter
You can buy peanut butter in a variety of forms. Some of the major manufacturers, including Jiff, Peter Pan, Skippy, and even store brands make a natural version.
Or you can get the regular version. It will probably be a little sweeter, but that’s not always a bad thing, right?
Although I make homemade peanut butter sometimes, I don’t typically use it to make this fudge. In fact, it doesn’t last long enough since I only make what I can eat in a couple of days.
When I make peanut butter fudge, I like to get the one that has the word “natural” on the label. But I don’t want the one that’s only peanuts.
That one is good for sandwiches or eating right out of the jar with a spoon. I do purchase the peanuts-only version, but I don’t even attempt to cook with it.
However, if you’re making fudge, you’ll have to deal with the oil and the lack of added sweetness.
Is Sweetened Condensed Milk Gluten-Free?
Sweetened condensed milk is gluten-free, so if you have a sensitivity to gluten, you can eat it. However, it’s still always a good idea to read the ingredients label.
Is Peanut Butter Good for You?
Peanut butter contains quite a bit of protein and fiber. It also has healthy fats.
However, if you’re trying to lose weight, you need to control the amount of peanut butter you consume. You can still eat it, but don’t overdo it. In other words, don’t put a double glob of it on your sandwich (like I do).
What Is the Best Brand of Peanut Butter?
This is a difficult question to answer. In my opinion, the best peanut butter is the one you like.
I know that’s a simplistic answer, but if you don’t like the taste of something, you won’t enjoy it. And I believe that you should enjoy whatever food you eat.
History of Peanut Butter
When I was in school, I learned that George Washington Carver invented the delicious peanut butter.
However, according to the National Peanut Board, there is evidence that the Aztecs and Incas ground peanuts and wound up with peanut butter.
Regardless, Mr. Carver still came up with more than 300 ways to use peanuts. So let’s give him some props for his ingenuity.
You don’t need many ingredients to make this yummy treat. All you need are white morsels (or white chocolate chips), sweetened condensed milk, and peanut butter.
You can use peanut butter chips instead, but I prefer the way I do it.
This peanut butter fudge recipe with sweetened condensed milk is not only one of the easiest but also the yummiest. It’s super creamy and delicious enough to serve family and friends.
If you like nuts in your fudge, you can crush peanuts and add them. The only nuts I have are walnuts and mixed nuts. So I didn’t add any.
For exact measurements of each ingredient, go to the recipe card at the bottom of the page. You can even print out the card by clicking on the “print” button.
How to Make Peanut Butter Fudge in the Microwave
Pour the entire can of sweetened condensed milk into a mixing bowl. You can either hold the can upside down for what seems like forever or use a spoon and scrape it out. That stuff is so thick.
Next, add the entire contents of the package of white morsels.
If you want a firmer fudge, you can add a few more morsels. But just a few, or it’ll be difficult to cut.
Finally, add the peanut butter. Stir.
Put the mixture in the microwave and heat on high for one minute.
Take it out and stir the melted morsels and peanut butter into the sweetened condensed milk.
Put it back in the microwave and heat it for another minute.
Take it out of the microwave and stir again. Pour all of it into your pan.
Put it in the fridge and let it set for about an hour. This gives you time to do whatever you want—clean the kitchen, read a chapter of your book, or play with the cat.
After you pull it out of the fridge, cut the peanut butter fudge into 1-1/2-inch squares. I know it’ll be hard, but try not to eat it all before everyone else has a chance to have some.
Peanut Butter Treats and More
As I already mentioned, I’m a huge fan of peanut butter. So I’ve come up with several treats that satisfy my cravings.
These flourless peanut butter cookies will melt in your mouth.
I also like the blend of peanut butter and chocolate in my peanut butter Cocoa Krispie treats.
- 1 12-ounce package of white morsels (white chocolate chips)
- 1 can of sweetened condensed milk
- 3/4 cup of peanut butter
- Line an 8” x 8” pan with aluminum foil or spray with nonstick cooking spray.
- Pour all of the sweetened condensed milk into a medium-size mixing bowl.
- Add the entire package of white morsels and peanut butter. Stir.
- Put the mixture in the microwave and heat on high for one minute.
- Stir the mixture and return it to the microwave. Heat it for another minute.
- Remove the mixture from the microwave and pour it into the pan.
- Put the pan in the refrigerator so the fudge will set quickly.
- Cut the fudge into 1-1/2-inch squares. Enjoy this delicious treat!
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Serving Size2 pieces
Amount Per Serving Calories 308Total Fat 20gSaturated Fat 8gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 9gCholesterol 9mgSodium 124mgCarbohydrates 27gFiber 2gSugar 21gProtein 7g
The nutrition information is a product of online calculators. I try to provide true and accurate information, but these numbers are estimates.