Peanut Butter Fudge The Southern Lady Cooks

My family loves fudge and this easy peanut butter fudge is definitely a favorite. We love peanut butter and we love chocolate so this is the perfect sweet treat. I know a lot of people only make fudge during the holidays but we enjoy it year round. It’s so simple to prepare and it’s nice to just have a little bite of somethign sweet after dinner.

Peanut Butter Fudge Ingredientes Needed:

Peanut butter

2 sticks butter, or 16 tablespoons

Powdered sugar

Chocolate chips

Walnut pieces

Recipe Notes: nuts are optional in this recipe. Of course, you can use any nuts that you like.

If you like this recipe you may want to try our Penuche Fudge. It’s a CLASSIC!

Recipe Comments: “This is my new favorite fudge. It was so easy to make and it is so creamy and delicious.”-Kim

“Love this recipe! Not only is it easy, everyone loves it!”-Stacy

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Peanut Butter Fudge The Southern Lady Cooks

peanut butter fudge the southern lady cooks

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5 from 10 votes

Peanut Butter Fudge

This simple peanut butter fudge recipe is DELICIOUS!
Prep Time5 mins
refrigerate2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 5 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Peanut Butter Fudge
Servings: 8 servings
Author: The Southern Lady Cooks


  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 2 sticks butter or 16 tablespoons
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup walnut pieces


  • In a pan on low to medium heat melt peanut butter, chocolate chips and butter. Remove from heat and add sugar. Mix well with a spoon. Fold in walnuts.
  • Spray an 8 x 8 x 2 inch pan and pour in fudge. Place in the refrigerator for several hours until hard enough to cut.

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  1. The recipe is correct as written, Debbie. There is no way you would use 2 lbs. of sugar in that recipe.

  2. We have always made this with 1/4 cup cocoa instead of chocolate chips for over 60 years. So if you don’t have chocolate chips on hand give it a try. So easy to make.

  3. This is my new favorite fudge. It was so easy to make and it is so creamy and delicious. Thanks.5 stars

  4. Sounds awesome, I am making some now, have it the refrigerater and my younger son “called” the bowl lol. Smells amazing and tastes pretty good. Now it’s time to just sit and wait.

  5. Remembering when I made this (immediately) when you posted it this summer. I’m just glad my holiday baking is done or I’d be tempted to make this fudge and eat it tonight. Delicious and an easy recipe.5 stars

  6. Can’t wait to try this! I don’t have a recipe for peanut butter fudge at the moment so this is perfect. One more to add to the holiday baking list!

  7. Oh YUM! But this is dangerous, Judy 🙂 Way too quick and easy. It’s probably just as well that I don’t have the ingredients on hand right now… Probably shouldn’t have fudge instead of supper, huh?

    1. Michele, you are absolutely right – did have all the ingredients and immediately made the fudge. I brought some to a friend’s house that night, came home, and started cutting off small bites for myself. The rest will be leaving the house adorning a cookie tray for another friend today. (I hope.) Darn good fudge!5 stars

  8. You had me at “easy” and “quick”, oh wait, was the word FUDGE in the heading! Just baked three kinds of cookies but isn’t there always room for fudge??? (Yes.)

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