Crispy Peanut Butter Fudge

You might have seen on Twitter, but I was demanding that people remove this fudge from me.   Demanding as in “Please take this fudge away from me!”.  I told Matthew “Get it out of here”, so he tried and I held the fudge pan so tight with tears in my eyes moaning “Don’t take the fudge from me”.  So he didn’t, and I ate more.  And then I said “Please take this fudge away from me!”.  This cycle happens every single night.

Last night after a yummy green pepper lasagna it was dessert time.  So we got out the fudge pan.  Matthew passed me a piece of fudge when innocent little me proclaimed “That’s way too big, please cut it in half”. Oh look at  me, I’m so dainty.   2 minutes later, I was exclaiming “Where’s that other half! Add the crumbs too! I see crumbs on the bottom of the pan! Put them on top! Shovel it in my mouth!”.  From proper to monstrous in 2 minutes, that’s what this fudge will do for you.

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So now that I have told you that you will have a fudge addiction and turn into a after dinner monster, I ask that you please try this fuge, because I believe everyone in life deserves a piece of this fudge.  I am pretty sure after having one piece your life will be changed forever and all good things will happen to you, you will have perfect good luck.  Until the fudge runs out, then you have to make a new batch, then everything will be good again.   Until the fudge runs out, then you have to make a new batch, then everything will be good again.    Trust me though, it’s totally worth it.

I love fudge of all kinds, there’s really not a fudge I don’t like.  And I especially love grandmothers who make fudge.  When I was in Ohio at a flea market this little old lady was selling her fugde (a quarter a piece, of course) and I bought a few.  And then I asked her to adopt me.  So she did.  Now she’s my grandmother and we make fudge together every Sunday.  I’m lying.  I wish.    This fudge is creamy, it’s peanut buttery.. but I also wanted a little crunch, a little bite, a little crisp in this fudge, so I added some rice cereal.  I really love the texture it gives.  Oh my guys, this fudge, it’s unbelievable.     If the fudge had a theme song, this would be it.  

And also this song because I’m totally in love with the fudge. 

However far away
I will always love you
However long I stay
I will always love you
Whatever words I say
I will always love you

Ok enough, please make this fudge.

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Crispy Peanut Butter Fudge
  1. 1/2 cup butter
  2. 2 cups brown sugar
  3. 1/2 cup milk
  4. 1 cup peanut butter
  5. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  6. 3 cups confectioners powdered sugar
  7. 1 cup crispy rice cereal
  1. Heat butter in a saucepan over medium heat until melted. Stir in brown sugar and milk. Bring to a boil and stir for 1 minute. Remove from heat.
  2. Stir in peanut butter and vanilla until smooth.
  3. Stir in confectioners powdered sugar and mix until smooth.
  4. Stir in all crispy rice cereal except 2 tablespoons. Stir so it's all mixed.
  5. Pour in a 8x8 nonstick sprayed pan.
  6. Take the 2 tablespoons of rice cereal you have left and sprinkle on top. Push down lightly with spatula so the cereal sets in the fudge.
  7. Cover and put in refrigerator to chill overnight.
  8. Cut into desired sized squares.
Brooklyn Farm Girl
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Here’s your cast of characters, you probably have everything in your pantry already.  If you do, you are entering dangerous fudge territory!

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This is your butter, brown sugar and milk. It smells like perfection.  Seriously.  Go wild if you want.

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Then you add your peanut butter.  1 big cup, this is peanut butter fudge afterall. 

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I used my favorite type of peanut butter for this fudge, Peanut Butter & Co. Smooth Operator.  YUM!

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So add your peanut butter and vanilla.

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Then mix it all together.  Can I use the word perfection again? Please.

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Then add your powdered sugar and whisk it until as smooth as possible.

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Finally add your rice crispy cereal but save 2 tablespoons!  Mix and pour in your 8×8 pan.

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Then with the remaining 2 tablespoons sprinkle on top and press down so it sticks into the fudge.

Now chill…. overnight preferably.  

Here comes the crazy party.

Usually I take a picture as soon as something is done, but with this fudge I had to eat it before I could take a picture. I just couldn’t resist.  And it went an entire day like this.  And then the next day.  And then finally I was like “Pamela, stop the  madness! Take a picture of the final fudge, because if you don’t you will have to make it again”. Which is actually a great idea to be honest, but also kinda horrifying because this cycle would just come continue.  This is how much was left before I could get to final pictures.  Guys, it’s really good.  I can’t even tell you.   

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Oh perfect fudge, I love you.  

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The crispy cereal adds just a slight crunchy beautiful texture, it really pushes this into the fudge extreme category. 

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It’s really up to you how big you want to cut the fudge.  Small, Big, Whatever.  If you cut it small you probably will go back for seconds, or thirds.  Or if you’re like me, 8ths.

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I am pretty sure I will be making this fudge for every single person I know for the holidays…..

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Including myself.

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So grab a piece, and enjoy! You deserve it, you really do!

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  1. Anne ~ Uni Homemaker

    Pamela, this fudge looks FANTASTIC! This wouldn’t be safe around me –I would have one too many. :) Pinning! Have a great week!

    • Pamela

      Thanks Anne! I TOTALLY know the feeling. ;)

  2. This past few years I´m discovering some great fudge recipes, and this one is going to the top of my to-do list! The idea of crunch in it is awesome.

    • Pamela

      Thanks Paula! I love fudge, one of my weaknesses (of many!).

  3. Refridgerate over night? Are you sure? I don’t think I can wait that long! This looks amazing.

    • Pamela

      Hahaha, I know! But think of the amazing and nutritious breakfast you can have! ;)

  4. Ashley

    haha I love fudge too …. probably why I only make it around Christmas … otherwise I’d eat WAY too much! I love the crispy topping – that added texture must make this amazing!

    • Pamela

      It’s dangerous to have in my house. I can’t wait for Christmas! :)

  5. You aren’t kidding! I’ve made something like this before and literally stuffed my mouth for five minutes straight. It is ridiculous! Peanut butter and rice krispies are a match made in heaven.

    • Pamela

      It’s like one piece is never enough, it’s that good! Thanks for stopping by Mary Frances!

  6. Francine

    Damn, girl, another awesome one! You’ve got skills.

    • Pamela

      Haha, thanks Francine! :)

  7. Averie @ Averie Cooks

    The recipe I have on my site right now for NoBake PB Cereal Bars – pretty much a version on this and links in that post to a bar I made with Rice Krispies about a month ago. That’s to say…I KNOW how good this stuff is! Pb, brown sugar, cereal, no-bake, gooey chewy perfection. Love yours!

    • Pamela

      Thanks Averie! Yours sound wonderful too. :)

  8. Natalie

    A crunchy treat full of PB, Can’t wait to make them!

    • Pamela

      Enjoy! :)

  9. The Sketched Chef

    Wow, absolute perfection!

    • Pamela

      Thank you! This fudge sure is addicting!

  10. The Ninja Baker

    I imagine your cast of character ingredients do create quite an addictive crunch / pb combo! Wish I had a grandma to bake with every week, too =)

    • Pamela

      Grandmas are just the best bakers aren’t they? :)

  11. Madison

    Be still my heart. Peanut butter crispiness…get in my belly! THANK YOU!!!

    • Pamela

      Hahaha, I hear you. My heart is beating fast with this fudge around!

  12. Nora @ Buttercream Fanatic

    Why, Pamela, why?? I woke up this morning vowing to have a healthy week and now…you dangle this in front of me? I”m furious (not really). This looks seriously dangerous !!

    • Pamela

      I’m sorry Nora! :) Maybe start next week.. :P

  13. Katie

    I think I’d have to physically restrain myself from this fudge. It has everything I love in it.

    • Pamela

      I wish I could restrain myself.

  14. The Café Sucre Farine

    You make me laugh Pamela, so funny. But maybe it’s because I’m just the same as you. I make something really good then give it away to get it out of the house. Next thing I know, I’m saying to Scott. “what ever possessed me to give that away?!!!” Your fudge sounds amazing, love that little crispy crunch!

    • Pamela

      Last week I made some brownies for friends as a nice gesture, and afterwards I kept saying “Why didn’t I keep a few?!”.

  15. Kayle (The Cooking Actress)

    ohemgee this fudge DOES look dangerous! Be still my pb lovin’ heart!

    • Pamela

      Hahaha, I know. <3

  16. Amy @ Elephant Eats

    This looks so yummy…I can certainly understand the temporary insanity it caused. I tried my hand at making fudge one time (you had to boil to a certain temp?!) and it was a miserable failure. I’ll def give this one a try :)

    • Pamela

      Please give this a try Amy, I think you’ll love it! :)

  17. Ash-foodfashionparty

    The refrigerating part, not too sure..WE would be scooping and licking it off before it sets. I love the crunch topping.

    • Pamela

      I know, it’s hard to resist! :)

  18. I agree to enjoy this fudge responsibly – it sounds downright dangerous! :)

    • Pamela

      Enjoy it responsibly Jennifer! ;)

  19. I can only imagine how amazing this is Pamela!!! The added texture from the cereal – and that it is no bake AND all that peanut butter. I’m in heaven.

    • Pamela

      It’s one of my favorites! Enjoy Sally!

  20. Todd @ HonestlyYUM

    That’s it…I think you may have found the perfect dessert. You’re killing me over here. I want that soooo bad!! + amazing photos as always..

    • Pamela

      I’m in love with it. I hope you try it!

  21. Julie @ Table for Two

    I’m gonna need the stretchy pants! This looks amazing!!

    • Pamela

      Hahaha, I’m wearing a big ol shirt today… Enjoy Julie!

  22. Jamie G

    So how long do I have to run to eat one of these? :) I can’t wait to add these a Christmas treats tray this winter.

    • Pamela

      You could always run and then eat one at the end. And then run more to eat another one. In fact I think this is a great workout plan! :)


    I love fudge, too, especially peanut butter and caramel. It has to be together and gooey and creamy! I love the way you plate them, and cute tray, Pamela!

    • Pamela

      Thanks Rika! :)

  24. Maggie @ Sunnyside Up Smile

    Oh my gosh Pamela! Totally loving your blog :) The design is super cute and I love your voice in your writing. It’s very unique and fun! This post was hilarious! This is so me with cookies and cookie dough. I ask for it to be taken away but then when it is, I just want it back! Constant battle lol ;)

    Also, your photos are beautiful! They are so clear and jump right out at me like I could just eat them off the page! Wouldn’t that be nice? No wonder your blog is so popular.

    • Pamela

      Thanks so much Maggie, your comments are so sweet.. I want to make you some cookie dough fudge now! :) :) Have a great day!

  25. Sues

    I love all fudge, but crispy peanut butter sounds like the best fudge of all! Love PB&Co!

    • Pamela

      My favorite too!

  26. Sarah | The Sugar Hit

    This fudge looks freaking amazing. Like the ultimate rice crispy.

    • Pamela

      I can’t wait to make a new batch! It goes quick!

  27. Joanne

    The.Boy and I both feel similarly about our love of peanut butter…so I see these being a huge problem for our jeans. AND our relationship when we’re both fighting for the last piece AND over who gets to lick the pan!

    • Pamela

      Those are all very fair arguments I believe! Keep fighting for the pan Joanne!

  28. I love peanut butter and fudge. When I see fudge in candy shops, I think I can make this. I love that this recipe doesn’t have sweetened condensed milk like most fudge recipes I have seen. Lovely, I must try this!

    • Pamela

      Enjoy Christine! It really is some yummy fudge…

  29. I love peanut butter – and you would make it better by making this fudge!
    Oh gawwwwsh! I Want this – I need this! But I don’t think I would cut it up, I would just grab a spoon and …oh well….be on a suagr high for days! :)
    GREAT Recipe – thanks so much for sharing!

    • Pamela

      I love the idea of just grabbing a spoon…. thank you for the suggestion! :)

  30. So I’ll gladly take that tray off your hands!! This sounds amazing!! I needed a no bake, quick something to whip up since my kitchen is void of desserts right now… {shame I know, I’m actually a little embarrassed about that fact!} And bonus… I have all the ingredients to make this TONIGHT!!

    • Pamela

      Emily, tonight will be a magical night! Do enjoy and let me know what you think! :)

  31. Consuelo @ Honey & Figs

    My brother just saw these and now he won’t stop yelling until I make these haha. They look wonderful, actually. Pb fudge is my favourite! (and apparently it’s my brother’s too, someone tell him to shut up!) ;–)

    • Pamela

      Hahaha, you made me laugh. Well you will the best sister ever, that’s for sure. :)

  32. Tina @ Tina's Chic Corner

    LOL! Sounds like an idea theme song for this fudge. I love anything having to do with peanut butter so I’m all over these. :)

  33. I’ll gladly take this fudge off your hands!

  34. Je$$ie

    Bahahaha The Cure.

    • Pamela

      Perfect song for this fudge!

  35. Joy @Baking-Joy

    Oh my word. I need to make this right now. As soon as I am back from holiday this will be in my life :-)

    • Pamela

      It will be like 2 holidays then! :) Enjoy!

  36. Sophie

    I made these beauties today they were super Yummy, my friend!

    Divine treats!!!!!! ☺

    • Pamela

      Thanks for letting me know Sophie, so happy you thought they were yummy! I can’t get enough…

  37. Beth

    Ha! You have totally sold me on this fudge recipe!

    • Pamela

      It’s a yummy treat… enjoy Beth!

  38. Julianne @ Beyond Frosting

    I will take some fudge away from you!

    • Pamela

      Hahaha, it’s so addicting Julianne.. and so yummy…

  39. Jen @JuanitasCocina

    I am SO going to bribe people with these.

  40. Stephanie

    I was reading this post with the usual amount of “oh man, I want to eat that, I should totally make that” until I read which peanut butter brand you used.

    Which.. of course.. I had never heard of. Because I’m in Canada with only a few brands and only a few flavors within each brand, and you are in America with so many more peanut butter brands to choose from! So jealous! So now I can’t stop thinking about all these other peanut butter brands I may have never tried. :(

    • Pamela

      If you ever visit, you will have to stock up! Peanut Butter & Co is my favorite, and there’s so many kinds to try! They’re all so dreamy!

  41. Gretchen @ Two Healthy Kitchens

    I wish you were my neighbor. Then I would invite you over for coffee and you could bring this. And I would finish that pan of awesomeness with you. Cause that’s what friends do :)
    Looks delish – can’t wait to try!!

    • Pamela

      I wish this was true! What a great fudge time that would be! :)

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