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Easy Peanut Butter Fudge Bars

Easy Peanut Butter Fudge Bars

Easy Peanut Butter Fudge Bars are a simple no bake candy dessert. They are a perfect homemade holiday gift option.

Have a SWEET holiday, Fudge, Easy

“Gifts of time and love are surely the basic ingredients of a truly merry Christmas”
~ Peg Bracken

There is no special equipment needed for this candy. With just a few simple ingredients you will have a delicious treat. You may have seen similar recipes. The star ingredient of this confection is powdered sugar. It’s one of the easiest recipes ever. I’ve been making it for years now and everyone loves it. I also happen to be a huge lover of peanut butter and have always preferred peanut butter fudge. Taste testing is complete bliss for me!

I’m writing this post and we’re having an unusual early snow day in December here in South Carolina. It’s been a distraction for me to say the least. I am a kid at heart and seeing the snow makes me excited. I have to keep peering out the windows to check out the winter wonderland. There is something magical about snow when you don’t get it as often as other parts of the country. The fact that we are now in our new “old” home is only adding to that excitement. To see your yard, trees and home covered in snow is absolutely beautiful.

Okay, focus! I must focus! We’re talking about easy peanut butter fudge bars. Did I mention that it’s snowing? Seriously, you can make a batch of this for Christmas gifts faster than it’s taking me to write about it this particular day.

Jif Peanut Butter

Easy Peanut Butter Fudge Bars

Printable Recipe Card at the end of this post

Ingredients

  • 1 Stick + 1 tbs Butter
  • 2.5 c Light Brown  Sugar, lightly packed
  • 2/3 c Whole Milk
  • 1 c Peanut Butter 
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 4 c Confectioners Sugar

Butter, Brown Sugar, Milk and Vanilla mixture

Melt butter in a sauce pan over medium low heat.

Add the brown sugar and mix to incorporate.

Add the milk and vanilla and mix to combine. Bring the mixture to a simmer stirring constantly until the sugar is dissolved.

Remove from heat and add the peanut butter. Stir until the peanut butter is melted into the mixture.

Add confectioners sugar to a mixing bowl and pour the wet mixture over it.

Pouring Peanut Butter mixture over powdered sugar

Use a hand mixer, starting on low speed, to mix everything together. Increase speed until well incorporated. The mixture will become very thick.

Peanut butter fudge batter

Add the easy peanut butter fudge bar mixture to an 8 x 8 pan. I used a disposable foil pan but you could line a regular pan with parchment paper.

8 x 8 pan

Cover and refrigerate for two hours to allow the fudge bars to set up.

Remove from the refrigerator. You can easily remove the entire set up fudge from the pan at this point. After removing, cut into squares. Bag each bar into a holiday plastic gift bag and close with a twist tie. Finish with ribbon.

These are rich. I tend to slice a piece off of the bar I keep for myself at a time to eat.

Peanut Butter Fudge Bars, Easy Recipe

Easy Peanut Butter Fudge Bars, Recipe, Holiday Gifts, Homemade

PB Fudge Bars - Julia's Simply Southern

Take a bite - fudge peanut butter bar

 

Other delicious homemade gifting recipe you may enjoy:

Crock Pot Peanut Butter Candy

Old Fashioned Applesauce Cake

Easy Peanut Butter Fudge Bars

Print Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 Stick + 1 tbs Butter
  • 2.5 c Light Brown  Sugar, lightly packed
  • 2/3 c Whole Milk
  • 1 c Peanut Butter 
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 4 c Confectioners Sugar

Instructions

1

Melt butter in a sauce pan over medium low heat.

2

Add the brown sugar and mix to incorporate.

3

Add the milk and vanilla and mix to combine. Bring the mixture to a simmer stirring constantly until the sugar is dissolved.

4

Remove from heat and add the peanut butter. Stir until the peanut butter is melted into the mixture.

5

Add confectioners sugar to a mixing bowl and pour the wet mixture over it.

6

Use a hand mixer, starting on low speed, to mix everything together. Increase speed until well incorporated. The mixture will become very thick.

7

Add the easy peanut butter fudge bar mixture to an 8 x 8 pan. I used a disposable foil pan but you could line a regular pan with parchment paper.

8

Cover and refrigerate for two hours to allow the fudge bars to set up.

9

Remove from the refrigerator. You can easily remove the entire set up fudge from the pan at this point. After removing, cut into squares. Bag each bar into a holiday plastic gift bag and close with a twist tie. Finish with ribbon.

Notes

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