This creamy Microwave Peanut Butter Fudge couldn't be easier to make and tastes absolutely divine! It's ideal for the holidays and treat platters, or just because you need something rich and peanut buttery!
prepare either an 8x8 baking pan (for thicker fudge pieces) or a 9x13 baking pan with a sheet of parchment paper. Leave the parchment paper overhanging two sides to be your handles for easy removal of the set fudge. *Parchment paper can be crumpled up and stretched, repeating a few times to make it fit into baking pans easier.
In a medium-sized mixing bowl combine all of the ingredients including the 14 ounce can of sweetened condensed milk, 2 cups of white chocolate chips, ½ cup of creamy peanut butter, ½ tablespoon of vanilla extract, and the optional 1 cup of dry roasted peanuts.
Heat the ingredients on high power in 30-second increments. Stir between each heating until fully melted, about 1 - 1 ½ minutes.
Transfer the melted fudge mixture into your prepared baking dish and smooth the top using a spatula.
Chill the microwave peanut butter fudge in the refrigerator for at least an hour, or until fully set. Remove from the pan and cut into approximately 1-inch squares for serving.
*Note that if you use a smaller pan for thicker squares of fudge, the cooling and setting time can take longer.Store your fudge in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2-3 weeks.To freeze your peanut butter fudge, wrap either your cut pieces or the whole slab tightly in plastic cling film. Place the wrapped fudge into a freezer storage bag and freeze for up to 3 months.Thaw frozen fudge in the refrigerator until soft enough to serve.