Try My 5 Minute Can’t Fail Peanut Butter Fudge Recipe

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Try My 5 Minute Can’t Fail Peanut Butter Fudge Recipe

Another one of my favorite Holiday candy recipes is Peanut Butter Fudge. I tried recipe after recipe for years and years and they were always either very runny and didn’t set up or they were grainy and yucky. Then one day I had the idea to just convert my grandmother’s 5 Minute Can’t Fail Fudge recipe into my own 5 Minute Can’t Fail Peanut Butter Fudge recipe. And it worked! This fudge is somewhat heavy but very creamy and delicious.

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I apologize for the horrible photos. These were taken years ago before I had a decent camera. I’ll try to update them in the first of the year (2021).

Peanut Butter Fudge Recipe
I completely forgot to show the peanut butter in this photo!

Not pictured is the peanut butter. I tried just substituting the chocolate chips in her original recipe with peanut butter chips but the flavor wasn’t quite right. So, I remade it, also adding 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter and it was perfect!

Here is our peanut butter fudge recipe. It is creamy and delicious!

Can’t Fail Peanut Butter Fudge Recipe

Author: Crystal Martin


  • 2/3 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 2 cups Reese’s Peanut Butter Chips you can probably use any brand but Reese’s is the best for this
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter. any brand but again, Reese’s is great in it!


  • Butter or spray with cooking spray an 8×8 baking dish.
  • In large bowl, combine marshmallows, peanut butter chips and vanilla: set aside.
  • Mix milk, sugar and salt in large non-stick saucepan, over low heat.
  • When sugar is completely dissolved and not yet bubbling, add in 1/2 cup peanut butter and stir until melted.
  • Raise heat to medium and bring sugar/peanut butter mixture to boil stirring CONSTANTLY for 5 minutes to avoid scorching. (TIP: start timing when it starts to bubble around the edges.) This mixture turns a medium brown with the peanut butter and looks somewhat like caramel.
  • Remove from heat and immediately stir in marshmallows, peanut butter chips and vanilla from the bowl you set aside earlier.
  • Stir vigorously. It will get very thick. You will not be able to pour this fudge into your dish.
  • Scoop into prepared 8×8 baking dish.
  • Press down evenly with a rubber spatula. The fudge should be very thick and able to pull away from the sides. Make sure you press it down evenly.
  • Cool on wire rack for 10 minutes then transfer to refrigerator to finish cooling.
  • Cut into squares and enjoy!


5 Minute Can't Fail Peanut Butter Fudge recipe
5 Minute Can't Fail Peanut Butter Fudge recipe
5 Minute Can't Fail Peanut Butter Fudge recipe

Recipe Recap:

Stir in milk, sugar, salt – dissolve sugar – add peanut butter and melt – remove from heat – add marshmallows, peanut butter chips (like these) and vanilla – stir until well mixed, press into 8×8 prepared baking dish – cool – enjoy!

This recipe was created by Crystal Martin. Do not copy. If you wish to re-share this recipe, please link to this post. Thank you!

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