Alton Brown’s Easy Peanut Butter Fudge

  • 2 sticks unsalted butter
  • 1 cup peanut butter (JIF recommended)
  • 455 grams (approximately 3-3/4 cups) confectioners sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. In a large (microwave-safe) bowl, microwave butter and peanut butter on high for 2 min. Stir to combine, then microwave for 2 additional minutes.
  2. Add sugar and vanilla, and mix until smooth.
  3. Coat an 8×8 dish or pan with butter, then insert a piece of parchment paper that is large enough to cover the top of the fudge.
  4. Transfer fudge into dish/pan and smooth. Press the excess parchment paper lightly over the top of the fudge.
  5. Refrigerate for 2 hours.
  6. Peel back the parchment paper, and use the excess to pull the fudge from the pan.
  7. Cut into desired-sized pieces. Store pieces in Tupperware or tin, using spacing and parchment paper to ensure the pieces do not touch each other.

(Source: Alton Brown,

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