So I had to make peanut butter fudge for my son's class and I don't make fudge that often so I was a bit worried. I am not a huge fan of fudge....mostly because a lot of times it is dry and brittle. I don't enjoy fudge that falls apart as you bite into it. I enjoy a creamy piece of fudge so if that's what you like, then try out this recipe....it is very creamy and so simple (as I used the microwave instead of doing it on the stove....I had no time that night to use a candy thermometer...etc)! I also like my fudge to be tall....I don't mess around with flat pieces of fudge so this recipe may seem like it makes a lot but if you use a 9 x 13 pan....it will make nice, tall pieces. If you are using a 8 x 8 pan...then you can half the recipe and it will be fine.
One more thing....I know there's corn syrup in this recipe and that is kind of controversial right now....but I believe (as in everything....in moderation....it is fine) plus it really does help in the consistency here....and if you make this recipe you'll understand what I'm talking about so again....MODERATION is always key.
Quick & Easy Peanut Butter Fudge
8 cups powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups creamy peanut butter
1 cup light corn syrup
2 sticks melted butter (unsalted)
1 tablespoon vanilla
In a microwavable bowl, mix together all ingredients the best you can. Microwave mixture 1-2 minutes at a time and after each time, pull out the bowl and mix well. Repeat this step until your mixture is smooth and creamy (usually takes about 2-3 times in the microwave depending on your microwave's strength). Pour mixture into a buttered or sprayed pan and cover the pan with plastic wrap. Chill in the fridge for a few hours. Once the fudge seems to be set and is firm, cut into squares and serve.
Because we don't cook this recipe it is a little difficult mixing the ingredients together at first.
Once you mix everything together the best you can, you microwave the mixture 1-2 minutes at a time.
Once you have a creamy mixture that is well blended, it's ready to be poured.
Pour your mixture into a buttered or sprayed pan so that your fudge will easily come out of the pan.