SWEEPSTAKES PEANUT BUTTER FUDGE

It just blows my mind that I realized I have never shared my award-winning peanut butter fudge with you! Many people love it so much, they request a whole pan to themselves. This yummy fudge won me my first purple sweepstakes ribbon many years ago at our county fair. It is literally the easiest fudge recipe ever! I cannot even begin to tell you how many batches I make each holiday season of this! I always prep ahead by sifting several pounds of powdered sugar and cutting all my wax paper to fit the pans. It saves so much time. The key to this amazing fudge is to use really really good butter. I’m talking like a European salted butter or an extra creamy butter and definitely make sure you use a salted variety.
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The really cool part is that this is made in the microwave which makes it super easy and quick. I always have lots of powdered sugar sifted ahead of time as well as my wax or parchment paper cut to fit the pans.

What you'll need


Sweepstakes Peanut Butter Fudge
INGREDIENTS 
1 1/2 sticks salted butter
1 cup creamy peanut butter
3 1/2 cups shifted powdered sugar
1 tsp. Vanilla extract 

DIRECTIONS 
Cut two pieces of wax or parchment paper to fit an 8 x 8 pan. Spray that 8 x 8 baking pan with nonstick cooking spray and line with a piece of the wax or parchment paper. Spray with nonstick cooking spray again reserve a piece of wax or parchment paper for the top of fudge. 
In a large microwave safe glass bowl or large glass measuring cup, place the butter and peanut butter and microwave for 2 minutes, remove, stir and microwave for another two minutes. The mixture will be bubbling so remove and quickly stir in the powdered sugar and vanilla until all the powdered sugar is blended in well transfer to your lined baking dish and smooth out the fudge as evenly as you can with a spoon or spatula. Top with the other piece of wax or parchment paper and smooth down again with one of your utensils. Place in the refrigerator for one hour. Remove and cut into squares. Store in an airtight container or if you like your fudge cold, the refrigerator.

 Here is my large measuring cup I microwave the butter and PB in. 

I went back under the waxed paper and smoothed down the bubbles.





26 comments:

  1. OMG SAVING THIS RIGHT NOW!!! My mom makes the most wonderful chocolate fudge but has never made peanut butter. This looks so so easy, too! Thank you for sharing!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

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  2. Yum! I need to make this soon! I live peanut butter anything!

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  3. I must make this some time this week! Brian loves PB and I love the fact that it's made in the microwave. You are so talented my friend, always an award winner in my book!
    xo,
    Kellyann

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  4. Oh yum, that looks delicious! I really like fudge, especially at Christmas time! :) Thanks for sharing your winning recipe!

    Hope that you are having a nice week so far! We took the kids out to a special snow event yesterday, it was a lot of fun, but so strange with the summer heat and humidity here in Brisbane, haha! :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

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  5. This sounds so easy and looks amazing. I am pinning this and making it ASAP! We are huge fans of peanut butter and this isn't going to last 2 seconds here!

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  6. Yay! Thanks for sharing! I have been so excited for this recipe. :)

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  7. I make an easy fudge too but its with sweetn condense milk and chocolate chips. BUT this one sounds easy too and I love peanutbutter fudge but never made it. Im pinning this one for later.
    Thanks for the easy and delicious award winning fudge recipe.
    Lisa

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  8. I have GOT to make this for Wayne for Christmas! He would LOVE this!! You are award winning, too, my Friend! Enjoy your day! Our last two finals are today and then we're headed to a BB game. Our last one for 2018!!

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  9. This has my mouth watering right now. I never knew fudge could be so easy!!! My aunt always makes my grandpa's recipe at Christmas and it is the first thing to go, haha!

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  10. This sounds DELICIOUS! I can't believe how simple the ingredients are, either! Thanks for sharing this great recipe!
    Gina || On the Daily Express

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  11. This looks delicious. Kind of like buckeye's without the chocolate. Love how you sift and cut ahead of time to make everything efficient!

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  12. This looks so amazing- I love peanut butter fudge!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  13. Peanut butter fudge is my favorite and this looks so creamy and rich! Love it!

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  14. I'm pinning this!!! I need to make if for my dad...he loves peanut butter and has shared that love with me. I never even thought of sifting the powdered sugar, but I bet that makes a huge difference...and the salted butter....genius!!! You are a cooking guru! Love ya' sweets!! XO

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  15. Well this could not be more easy to make! And award winning taste too? What is not to love! I have to make this for my brother in law, he will love it as he goes gaga for peanut butter flavored sweets!

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  16. My Daddy, and Brian, and Olivia would all love this! They are the peanut butter eaters of the family!

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  17. Oh my this sounds amazing! I may and try and veganize it!! You're a prize winner in my book anyway but this makes it official!! And is there any other kind of butter besides salted? tee hee!!
    ; )

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  18. You’re awesome. Why am I not surprised that you won a ribbon off one of your many fab recipes???

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  19. Yum! I've got to make this! I love how easy it is too!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

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  20. Well, we need to team up and I'll make my chocolate fudge and you make your pb fudge and we could have a lot of "sweet fun" for sure. I made 40# this year and have been making it for 30+ years. Merriest of merry my dear!

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  21. I can't believe how amazingly easy this is and how delicious it looks! I made some almond fudge this year, but I think I need to make PB too!! Yum!

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  22. Se ven muy ricas esas cajeras de mantequilla de manĂ­. Muchas gracias por la receta.

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  23. Totally checking this one out!! I can never get my "real" fudge to set up properly.

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  24. Award winning, way to go friend!! I can only imagine how amazing this must taste. Fudge is such a yummy treat!

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  25. I can see why this fudge is award winning, it looks fantastic! Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with us at Full Plate Thursday!
    Miz Helen

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  26. Sounds yummy! Thanks for also sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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