This peanut butter fudge is light and creamy, and it’s amazingly easy to make! No one would ever guess that it only requires four ingredients, one pot, and a few minutes of cooking time.
When I was a little girl, my grandmother’s sister used to make a big batch of peanut butter fudge every year during the holidays. From the moment I took my first bite, I was forever changed. I hadn’t thought it was possible for anything to taste that good! It felt like I’d died and gone to a sweet, peanut-buttery heaven where I danced among unicorns and fluffy white clouds.
Every year, I looked forward to visiting my grandma after her fudge had been delivered. Since she knew how much I loved it, she always made sure to save several pieces for me.
I envisioned the peanut butter fudge-making process as being something super complicated, requiring candy thermometers and special sugars, and perhaps a little bit of fairy dust. The fudge seemed like the sort of thing that only great-aunts could make…something that could never be replicated by a mere mortal like me.
So when I came across the recipe in a family cookbook years later, typed out in just a few words, I was shocked to say the least.
There were only four simple ingredients!
Only one pot!
And the instructions were only two sentences long!
I was so excited to know it was that simple to replicate the fudge I’d fantasized about for so many years. Sure enough, the batch I made came out every bit as delicious as the one from my grandma’s sister, and now I knew I could have my favorite fudge whenever my heart desired.
Soon I became famous amongst my friends for this delightful peanut butter fudge. And, just like my great aunt, I never let on how easy it was. I had fun letting everybody think I had some secret fudge-making powers, or perhaps some obscure ingredients up my sleeve.
Nope. Just a container of marshmallow fluff, some good old fashioned creamy peanut butter, milk, and sugar. The secret’s out, and I can’t wait for y’all to make this yourselves and become your own fudge-making hero.
Cooking Tip #1: As much as I love natural peanut butter, you don’t want to use it in this recipe. Stick with traditional creamy peanut butter (I almost always use Jif).
Cooking Tip #2: The fudge-making process works best if you put the fluff and peanut butter into bowls (as pictured above) before adding them to the milk/sugar mixture. That way you can add them quickly and make sure everything melts together without separation.