Show me a person that doesn’t like peanut butter fudge and I’ll show you a liar. Ok, kidding, but in my family not liking peanut butter fudge is pretty much a major sin. Everyone likes peanut butter fudge. It’s a go-to dessert in these parts and the recipe I’m sharing today can be made in about 5 minutes. This fudge is loaded with sugar though so exhibit some self-control and make it only as an occasional treat. Even better, make a huge batch and gift small quantities to family, friends, and neighbors. The last thing I want is for you or anyone to over-indulge in this amazing deliciousness then send me hate-mail because you gained 20lbs in a week. This fudge can do it to you, but it’s incredible and you should still try it.
This recipe is actually inspired by my great-aunt Etta. My dad is the biggest peanut butter eater in our family and we used to road trip about 20-hours to visit our family here in West Virginia (obviously, this is before we moved back). Whenever we’d arrive my great-aunt Etta would come over to see us and she always brought a platter of her locally famous crumbly peanut butter fudge. We’d devour it and sing her praises from the mountaintops. I modified the recipe to make it slightly healthier (*cough* it’s totally not healthy *cough*) but it still has that same crumbly texture and provides that same sweet sugar high.
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You can eat this straight out of the pan but I also love to crumble it up and use it to top ice cream sundaes or yogurt parfaits. It’s not gooey and sticky like other fudge recipes and I prefer it this way.
I use creamy peanut butter in my recipes but you can easily use the crunchy variety if you prefer. You can also add nuts to the fudge without changing any of the other ingredients. If you want to turn this into a chocolate peanut butter fudge (and omg…the sugar intake would be through the roof) you have to reduce the peanut butter to account for the chocolate addition. I don’t add chocolate to mine so I’m not sure of the exact measurements on that, sorry.
To make this crumbly peanut butter fudge recipe you’ll need:
- 2 cups granulated white sugar
- 1/2 cup whole milk
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
- In a medium pot, bring sugar and milk to a slow boil over medium heat.
- Boil for 2 - 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Add vanilla.
- Remove from heat, add peanut butter and stir until melted and thoroughly blended.
- Pour into 8 x 8 baking dish and let cool in the refrigerator until firm.
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