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Melt in your Mouth Peanut Butter Fudge

adapted from Alton Brown

Melt in your Mouth Peanut Butter Fudge ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #peanutbutter #fudge #recipe

I pay attention to what the people around me love … especially when it comes to food and drink preferences. I can tell you the special food loves of many of my friends and coworkers, things that they shared with me at one moment and I tucked away for future reference.

One of our developers at work is especially partial to peanut butter. We had a craft fair at work and I made some goodie boxes for the occasion … as I was putting things together, I remembered his love for peanut butter and I know there are so many others who love peanut butter (yeah, me too!) and I decided there needed to be an entire box dedicated to the love of all things peanut butter.

Melt in your Mouth Peanut Butter Fudge ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #peanutbutter #fudge #recipe

So I decided I would make a peanut butter lover’s goodie box. I had the peanut butter mashup bars that are always a huge hit. But I needed some more peanut butter treasures to fill the box. A peanut butter fudge … yes! That was definitely a requirement in this holiday goodie box.

I went looking at peanut butter fudge recipes (forgetting that I already had one on my blog … silly me!) But this time, I stumbled across Alton Brown‘s peanut butter fudge recipe, which is full of butter and powdered sugar, but it’s simple in the making … a quick microwave recipe. And surely it could be tweaked to make it even more fabulous, yes? Yes!

Personally, I found this fudge too sweet, but all my taste testers disagreed with me. I sought out several tasters to make sure … and then I sought several more and the look on their faces when they ate this fudge was a look of pure bliss. Their eyes rolled over as if they were in heaven and they said this fudge melts in your mouth. Okay then! I guess I need to let go of my personal overly critical judgement and make this recipe heard.

The person I had in mind when I made this fudge mentioned to me that it was marvelous … so I am pleased. The peanut butter lover I had in mind is happy with my fudge. That’s all that I wanted. Many others like it as well and the peanut butter lover’s box was a great hit! I am content. Life is good.

Melt in your Mouth Peanut Butter Fudge

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Melt in your Mouth Peanut Butter Fudge


  • 8 oz. (2 sticks) unsalted butter, cut into chunks
  • 1 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne
  • About 1 lb. powdered sugar
  • For the top: toffee bits & mini chocolate chips


  1. Prepare an 8x8 or 9x9 inch square pan by spraying with cooking spray and lining with parchment paper, pushing the paper into the corners. Spray the paper with cooking spray as well.
  2. In a medium/large microwave-safe mixing bowl with plenty of room for expansion, cut up the butter into chunks, add the peanut butter and microwave on high for 2 minutes. Stir well, then microwave for two more minutes. The mixture will have expanded a lot and will be very hot and bubbly so take care when removing from the microwave!
  3. Stir in the vanilla, salt, cayenne and then the powdered sugar, a bit at a time, until the mixture looses its shininess and it is quite hard to stir. Pour this mixture into the prepared pan and press down with your hands to smooth it out.
  4. While it's still warm, top with toffee bits and mini chocolate chips, pressing down gently to embed the toppings into the fudge.
  5. Let cool in the fridge or a cool place until the fudge is completely cool and hardened. Cut into 1 inch squares. Store in an airtight container in a cool place until serving time.


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Melt in your Mouth Peanut Butter Fudge ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #peanutbutter #fudge #recipe

This recipe was shared at Weekend Potluck, What to Do Weekends, Happiness is Homemade and Pretty Pintastic Party.

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8 Responses

  1. My family would be all over this one!

    December 6, 2017 at 6:42 pm

  2. Oh, Ann! These look so scrumptious!!

    December 6, 2017 at 7:18 pm

    • Ann

      Thanks Hadia! It was really fun to make … and even more fun to see the reactions of my friends as they ate it.

      December 8, 2017 at 7:20 pm

  3. Christine @ Christine's Pantry

    Love peanut butter fudge.

    December 7, 2017 at 12:01 pm

    • Ann

      It’s good stuff!

      December 8, 2017 at 7:20 pm

  4. Wish I had some right now!

    December 9, 2017 at 1:18 pm

  5. I’m a big peanut butter fan, Ann, so this peanut butter fudge is totally calling my name! Yum!

    December 10, 2017 at 11:26 pm

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