Is there a Christmas dish or cookie that takes you back to your childhood? For me this peanut butter fudge is a bite full of memories. I likely was thinking about the fudge more than baby Jesus in the manger at Christmas Eve Mass. Returning home from mass was always an early morning table of sandwiches and cookies and this fudge. This 5 ingredeint peanut butter fudge was my favorite dessert.
That is how amazing this peanut butter fudge recipe tastes.
I love fudge but the thought of no chocolate in this peanut butter fudge recipe made me skeptical. Is that even allowed; to exclude chocolate and marshmallow fluff from a fudge recipe? Just wait!
This 5 ingredient peanut butter fudge is amazing. It is creamy and dense. Which is how I like my fudge and every dessert bar recipe.
And, in amazing news, this is one of maybe five recipes I did not tweak. Not one tweak. I found the recipe here.
If you have followed me for a while or you know my sister you know I struggle to not tweak and substitute ingredients and directions.
Just check out a few of my recipes.
5 INGREDIENT PEANUT BUTTER FUDGE
This fudge is everything you want it to be during the holidays. It has a total of 5 ingredients, and one of those ingredients is a dash of salt.
This recipe only requires a saucepan and ten minutes. The best part is you probably have all the ingredients in your pantry this time of year.
I have plans to double the batch and deliver to a few neighbors! I will add this three-ingredient treat too.
5 Ingredient Peanut Butter Fudge
- SAUCE PAN
- 11/4 CUP UNSALTED BUTTER
- 1 1/4 CUP CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER
- 1/8 TSP. SALT
- 2 TSP. VANILLA EXTRACT
- 4 CUPS POWDERED SUGAR
- 8X8 BAKING DISH, PREPPED WITH BUTTER COOKING SPRAY OR PARCHMENT PAPEROVER MEDIUM HEAT, MELT THE BUTTER AND PEANUT BUTTER, STAY CLOSE AND STIR.BRING TO A BOIL AND REMOVE FROM HEAT. ADD SALT AND VANILLA UNTIL SMOOTH. ADD THE POWDERED SUGAR AND MIX UNTIL SMOOTH WITH NO LUMPS. POUR FUDGE INTO BAKING DISH AND SMOOTH THE MIXTURE.PLACE PLASTIC WRAP OVER THE DISH & PRESS DOWN ONCE THE WRAP IS IN PLACE.REFRIGERATE FOR AN HOUR BEFORE CUTTING INTO SQUARES. PACKS WELL FOR GIFT GIVING!
So yummy! Do you have a fun twist on fudge? Please share!