There is never a time when fudge isn’t a good idea. My family makes both chocolate and peanut butter fudges every year at Christmas, and I make it a few times a year for get togethers and special events. This simple 2 ingredient peanut butter fudge recipe is perfect for any occasion.
I have made this foolproof peanut butter fudge several times over the past month for a bake sale at work and it has always sold out quickly. People rave about how good it is and I’ve given to recipe out more than once.
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what kind of peanut butter should I use?
Creamy JIF peanut butter is the best peanut butter in my humble opinion, but any brand will work. I would not recommend using crunchy peanut butter unless you want crunchy fudge (which just sounds unappealing).
I have not tried any other nut butters, so I cannot speak to their use in this fudge recipe.
which frosting works best?
Cream cheese frosting is the only type I have tried, so I have no idea if regular frosting would work.
As far as brand, I am partial to Betty Crocker frostings, but if you want to buy and use whatever is on sale, this is fine.
Make sure it’s regular white or vanilla frosting though, unless you’re game to see what strawberry peanut butter fudge tastes like.
This creamy peanut butter fudge recipe is great the way it is, though, so I don’t recommend changing it. You’ll agree when you try it.
18-20 ounces peanut butter
1 can cream cheese frosting
Chocolate chips for topping (if desired)
Steps for Peanut Butter Fudge Assembly
Place frosting in a microwave safe bowl and heat in the microwave for approximately 20 seconds.
Mix peanut butter into frosting and stir until combined.
Pour into parchment paper lined 8×8 baking dish. Let set for about 5-10 minutes. Top with chocolate chips.
Cut into squares and enjoy.
I hope you enjoyed this 2 ingredient peanut butter fudge recipe. As always, share it with your friends.
How do you store this fudge?
This creamy fudge can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for 1 week.
Can you freeze this fudge?
Peanut butter fudge can be frozen for up to 2 months. When you are ready to serve it, just take it out of the freezer and let it thaw in the fridge for 2-4 hours.