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Peanut Butter Fudge

This peanut butter fudge is a favorite "never fail" quickie recipe. —Eleanore Peterson, Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    64 pieces


  • 1 pound white candy coating
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts


  • Melt coating in a saucepan over medium-low heat, stirring constantly until smooth. Remove from the heat; stir in peanut butter and walnuts. Spread into a greased 8-in. square pan. Chill until firm. Cut into 1-in. squares.

Peanut Butter Fudge Tips

Why is my peanut butter fudge grainy?

If your peanut butter fudge has a grainy texture, you may have heated the candy coating for too long. As you melt the candy coating in your saucepan, stir constantly so it doesn’t scorch. Make sure that you use a creamy peanut butter to keep the fudge smooth, too. (Psst—if you’ve got leftover peanut butter to spare, use it up in one of these delicious ways!)

Should you refrigerate fudge after making it?

It isn’t necessary to refrigerate fudge. Fudge recipes can be kept in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2-3 weeks or at room temperature for 2 weeks. Whichever way you choose to store it is up to you. Check out our other secrets to making foolproof fudge!
Nutrition Facts
2 each: 147 calories, 10g fat (5g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 37mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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  • Carolsue
    May 28, 2020

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  • yramnotseh
    Dec 22, 2019

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  • Sam
    Dec 1, 2019

    I agree with the reviewer that said too, too sweet with the white chocolate. I tried subbing dark chocolate and adding extra peanut butter. Fudge disappeared quickly but I can't really comment on the quality. I'm no longer of fan of any fudge since my mother passed and a family member lost a number of her recipes-including her fudge recipe :(

  • Jen
    Nov 26, 2019

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  • Foodie
    Dec 22, 2018

    Waaay Too Sweet! Tried to save it by doubling the peanut butter, which made it better - but still too sweet!

  • Diane
    May 6, 2018

    I will substitute the peanut butter with all natural almond butter and the walnuts with slivered almonds. It will be a fudge everyone can eat, including our grandson-in-law who has a sweet tooth and has to be vegetarian and vegan.

  • cookingmoose
    Dec 12, 2017

    this recipe is super easy . I always pour this on top of the chocolate fudge to make it a double layer fudge.. it's a family favorite at our house ! am so glad I found in here each time ...

  • cbachtel
    Aug 24, 2017

    I do a similar recipe that swirls chocolate into the peanut butter to make a bark type candy. For those who ask what candy coating is, it's the small disks you buy to make candy from. Wilton makes "Candy Melts", and there are similar brands out there. They are easy to melt and use - much easier than marshmallow creme, in my opinion.

  • misscoffeepot
    Aug 23, 2016

    easy peasy...will add this to my Christmas platter. So quick.

  • texasluckylinda
    Sep 28, 2014

    I have made this for years, but can no longer find "white" candy coating, only vanilla. The vanilla just didn't seem the same, or was it just my imagination? Are white and vanilla the same?