5 Ingredient 5 Minute Peanut Butter Fudge
This 5 minute Peanut Butter Fudge is the perfect solution for your parties, as a gift and when you need a quick peanut butter fix! I have been making this fudge for years. I love it because it's one of those recipes that you can't really mess up.
The creamy texture and the balance of sweet and salty make this peanut butter fudge such a great choice. To add an extra level of delight you can add a sprinkling of rock salt on top. My kids can't get enough of it and I think you will see why when you make it!
To make this easy peanut butter fudge you will need to gather your ingredients. A bag of Reese's peanut butter chips, a jar of jet puff, a can of sweetened condensed milk, butter and coarse kosher salt.
In a glass bowl pour in the peanut butter chips. Add the butter on top. Put it in the microwave for one minute. Then take it out and stir until all of the chips are melted. The residual heat from the bowl will help with melting the chips.
Once all the chips are melted you will add in the sweetened condensed milk and the jet puff. Stir until it is all blended together.
Pour it into a dish (I recommend that for easy removal you line the pan with parchment paper) and sprinkle the salt on top. The salt is optional but adds a fun texture and contrast to the sweetness. Stick it in the fridge for a few minutes to allow it to set up.
Cut it into squares and enjoy this peanut butter fudge that you have made with only 5 ingredients in about 5 minutes. See, I told you this would be the perfect recipe to make during the holidays, when you are in a time crunch or when you REALLY want to have your peanut butter fix.
I keep these ingredients in my pantry often so that I can whip up a small batch. Like I said, the recipe is so forgiving that you can half the ingredients and don't even need to use exact measurements and it turns out delicious!
Peanut butter Fudge
1 package Reese's peanut butter chips (I've never tried another brand so I don't know how they would work)
2 Tbsp butter
7 oz. (1/2 can) sweetened condensed milk
3.5 ox (half jar) marshmallow creme
coarse kosher salt (optional for sprinkling on top)
1. Pour the peanut butter chips into a glass bowl that is microwave safe. Put the butter on top of the chips. Microwave for one minute. Then stir the chips and butter until it is all smooth. Don't worry if the chips are holding their form at first. The heat from the bowl will help to melt them completely as you stir.
2. Add in the sweetened condensed milk and marshmallow creme. Stir everything together until it is well blended.
3. In a parchment lined pan 8x8 or 9x13 depending on how thick you want your fudge, pour the mixture in and smooth it out with a knife or rubber spatula. Sprinkle on the coarse kosher salt if adding. Another fun alternative would be to add a few peanuts. I prefer the smooth texture so I usually don't add the salt.
4. Stick it in the fridge for a few minutes so that it can set up completely. Once it's set you can cut it up into bite sized pieces. Make sure to keep it covered so that it doesn't dry out, especially after it's cut.
As I mentioned above, you can change the amount of ingredients and it's very forgiving. I really like a strong peanut butter flavor and less of the sweet so I use a ration of 2:1 for the peanut butter chips to sugar (sweetened condensed milk and marshmallow creme). I think to bulk up the recipe you could easily add more marshmallow creme and sweetened condensed milk. Just make sure the chips are fully melted and work quickly when you add in other ingredients so the heat from the bowl helps to melt it all together.
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