Take one bite of this fudge and you'll fall in love. This Easy Microwave Peanut Butter Fudge is the creamiest, dreamiest, peanut butteriest fudge you'll ever eat and it takes minutes to make.
There are so many ways to make peanut butter fudge, but this is by far the best!
I know because I've been making it for over 20 years and have eaten pounds and pounds and probably even more pounds of it. It has the most silky smooth texture of any fudge I've ever tasted. As you take a bite, the fudge immediately begins to melt on our tongue filling your entire mouth with peanut butter goodness.
Unlike most fudges that are made with granulated or powdered sugar, this fudge gets it's sweetness from white candy confectionery coating wafers (candy melts) so the texture is incredibly creamy. There are no sugar crystals that will form over time nor is it ever dry like the powdered sugar version can be.
It's not overly sweet either. This fudge has a robust peanut butter flavor which comes from creamy peanut butter and peanut butter chips. A bit of salt intensifies that flavor even further.
What could be better than that?
This fudge is super easy to make too. Watch this video to see just how quickly you can make a pan filled with this Easy Microwave Peanut Butter Fudge.
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Easy Microwave Peanut Butter Fudge
- 20 ounces white confectionery coating wafers candy melts
- 10 ounce bag Reese's Peanut Butter Chips
- 20 ounces creamy peanut butter (2 ½ cups)
- 1 pinch of salt
Line an 8 inch square pan with non-stick tin foil or parchment paper.
Combine the white confectionery coating wafers with the peanut butter chips in a large microwave safe mixing bowl.
Heat on high power for 30 second increments, stirring after each, until melted.
Add the peanut butter and salt and stir until smooth.
Pour into the lined pan.
Let firm up at room temperature for at least 6 hours before cutting or freeze for 30-45 minutes, then remove and let thaw for one hour.
- I like to use Peter's White Caps to make my fudge, but Wilton White Candy Melts work well too.
- You can also use Nestle White Premier White Morsels (white chips.) Just know that they melt thicker than the confectionery coating so you may want to add an extra tablespoon or two of peanut butter to the recipe.
- I use Jif Creamy Peanut butter because it's smooth and I love the flavor. If you use a natural peanut butter the texture may be a bit different.
You can use this easy microwave peanut butter fudge recipe and other peanut butter fudge recipes to make so many fun treats for holidays and special occasions.
Peanut Butter Fudge Cauldron Pops • Peanut Butter Fudge Starfish
Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge Bunnies • Caramel or Peanut Butter Fudge Turkeys
Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge Bears • Cocoa Crispy Peanut Butter Fudge Pinwheels
Peanut Butter Fudge Hearts • Chubby Peanut Butter Fudge Bunnies
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Hi Beth. I was thinking of making half pound peanut butter eggs for easter. My original intentions was to use a buckeye filling. But, then I remembered saving your peanut butter fudge filled Easter Bunny recipie. Upon reading all the comments about your fudge recipe throughout your various posts and many recipies, it seems like something I should try. Rave reviews! The basic fudge recipe is large enough that it would work well for me. It obviously works well in smaller molds. I think it would work well in a large egg mold!?!?!? 😊 I would love to hear your opinion, and any advice.
Thanks in advance,
Hi JoAnn, I think you are going to love your chocolate Easter eggs made using this fudge. You will need to create a chocolate shell in your molds then fill the chocolate shell with the peanut butter fudge. Just make sure the fudge has cooled down below 90 degrees (cool to the touch but still thin enough to pour) before pouring into your chocolate. You can see exactly how I use the fudge in Easter eggs here - https://hungryhappenings.com/chocolate-easter-egg-bunnies-recipe/
I'd love to hear how they turn out. I particularly love the fudge paired with dark chocolate. The balance of flavor is amazing.
Thank you! I don't discriminate chocolate, but dark is usually my go to lol. I'm excited to give it a try. I probably wouldn't of thought to let the fudge cool so thank you for that advice also. And yes, I just started painting molds about a year ago, and I find it rather soothing to the soul actually. I appriciate your reply and may you and your family be safe during this time!!
I hope you enjoy making your eggs. I agree that painting molds makes me so happy. I used to jump out of bed during the Easter season because I was so excited to get to my store to paint bunnies, ducks, and lambs. My husband thought it was the most amazing thing to see me so excited to go to work.
I hope you are all safe and healthy too.
Karen @ Sugartown Sweets
Peanut Butter Fudge is my all-time favorite. In fact it's the only fudge I care to eat. Your recipe and video just may have convinced me that even I can make it!
It really does look so smooth and creamy and yummy and I need some of your pb fudge!!
I hope you give this recipe a try. It is so amazing. I know you'll love it!
The fudge looks Fantastic
Thanks for sharing the recipe
Thanks, Colleen. It is really the best fudge I've ever eaten. I hope you give it a try!