If the mood strikes and you find yourself craving something sweet and peanut buttery, this recipe is for you. You won't believe how quick and easy it is to whip up peanut butter fudge using this recipe.
Seriously, I was in and out of the kitchen in less than ten minutes making this. And, the recipe requires just a few simple ingredients that most of us keep on hand.
I was inspired to try this recipe after seeing it posted on my friend's Facebook page. (Thanks, Leah!)
I chose to "gild the lily" by adding some mini chocolate chips to the top of the fudge, but that is pure preference and totally optional.
2 sticks butter
1 cup peanut butter
Pinch of salt (optional)
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 pound powdered sugar
Mini chocolate chips (optional)
Combine the butter and peanut butter over medium heat in a saucepan. Cook just until everything is thoroughly melted and smooth.
Remove from heat. Stir in vanilla and salt (if using). Whip in powdered sugar.
Quickly spread and press into a buttered 8 x 8 (or similar) dish. Sprinkle on a couple of handfuls of mini chocolate chips, if desired. (If adding chocolate chips, allow the fudge to cool for a couple of minutes after being spread into the pan so that the chocolate doesn't melt. You may want to press the chips down a little so that they somewhat embed into the fudge.)
Refrigerate for an hour (or until chilled and set). Cut into squares (in whatever size you desire).
Store in an airtight container in fridge.