Monday, October 6, 2008

Peanut Butter Fudge

This is an Alton Brown recipe.

Dave is on a fudge kick. He has been craving sweets ever since I made the chocolate fudge a couple weeks ago. I've never made peanut butter fudge before but this recipe sounded so simple I thought I'd try it. I was worried that it would be too sweet to eat, but it's actually quite good. You just need to cut it up into small pieces. Alton's original recipe calls for melting the butter and peanut butter in the microwave, but since I don't have a microwave I used a saucepan on very low heat. It turned out fine. This fudge would make a nice holiday gift.

1 cup butter
1 cup peanut butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 pound powdered sugar

Melt the butter and peanut butter together, either on the stove or in the microwave. Add the vanilla. Add the powdered sugar to the butter mixture and stir with a wooden spoon until well mixed. Pour into a buttered 8 X 8 pan. Cool. Once cool, cover well and refrigerate.


  1. You don't have a microwave?!? I thought everyone had a microwave. How do you make popcorn or reheat your drink or warm up leftovers?

  2. Dave is sure going to miss being spoiled by you when he comes to visit. This fudge looks great, too bad I am trying to lose a few pounds.(-:

  3. Kristy- No microwave, or toaster, or coffee maker. I like to keep my counters empty. I make popcorn the old fashioned way in a pot, and for boiling water I use an electric kettle. Leftovers go in the oven.

  4. Sandy- Dave is really excited. He always has so much fun in Chicago. Thank you so much for having him.