I couldn’t actually believe how well this microwave peanut butter fudge came out! I mean it just seemed too easy.
I am such a big fan of fudge, I LOVE the stuff. And I’m willing to work hard for it! My versions of vegan fudge and vegan chocolate fudge are SO good and SO worth the effort (really!).
So when I saw a recipe for a (non-vegan) version of microwave fudge I (almost) scoffed. Nah! Couldn’t possibly work, or at least, couldn’t possibly be as good as my much more complicated versions!
And then there was the thought that even if the recipe did work in theory, would a vegan version work? Not every recipe can be adapted to vegan after all (I’m looking at YOU brown butter frosting!).
Well….. not only did it work, but I would go so far as to say it was a spectacular success!
It’s not quite the same as the other kinds of fudge I mentioned above, where you stand over a hot stove stirring for ages and then have to beat it for ages, it’s different, but definitely not inferior!
Its soft, creamy and melt in the mouth fantastic.
Not to mention that there is a LOT to be said for easy.
I reckon this is an awesome holiday recipe because as much as you want all the goodies in the holidays, you don’t always have as much time as you think you’ll have.
You have visitors or other distractions and you want to be out there having fun, not chained to the stove! So a super crowd pleasing dessert that you can make in the space of 10 minutes is a pretty tempting option!
Oh and by the way – above, in the title where I say ‘vegan and gluten-free’ I must just tell you that this doesn’t mean healthy. Of course all our recipes are vegan and some are also gluten-free, but all this means is vegan and gluten-free! It doesn’t mean healthy, or not for that matter.
There is certainly space for some purely ‘for fun’ food in our lives! And far be it from me to preach about health, everyone’s health is their own damn business is my firm opinion on the matter, eyes on your own plate! But this just makes me think of a colleague who ate a few pieces of a fudge that I had made and said: ‘This is so good and it’s healthy too’. And Jaye said: ‘well, it does have a lot of sugar in it’ and the colleague said, with great enthusiasm: ‘yes! but it’s vegan!’
Well, yes, but…..
You will love love love this vegan microwave peanut butter fudge. It is:
- Sooo creamy
- Wonderfully textured
- Ultra sweet
- An ideal treat
This is one of those desserts that is so sweet (in a good way) that just one piece takes care of sugar cravings in a major way! Keep it refrigerated where it will keep fabulously for a couple of weeks (if it lasts that long).
So what do you think of this microwave peanut butter fudge? Post your thoughts in the comments! And if you make it let us know how it worked out! Tag your pics #lovingitvegan on instagram so we can see and admire!
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This vegan peanut butter fudge is made in the microwave and ready in 10 minutes! It’s creamy and smooth and insanely delicious.
- 1 cup (225g) Vegan Butter
- 1 cup (250g) Peanut Butter (smooth, salted)
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 4 cups (480g) Powdered Sugar
- Place the vegan butter and peanut butter into a microwave safe dish with a lid. Microwave for 2 minutes.
- Bring it out to stir and stir very well so that the peanut butter and butter is well combined. Then return to the microwave for another 2 minutes.*
- Add the vanilla and powdered sugar and mix in. If your bowl is too small, move into a bigger bowl where you can really get your arm into it! Mix into a smooth fudge.
- Transfer to an 8×8 inch square* parchment lined dish and smooth down with a spoon.
- Place into the fridge to set. Once the fudge has set, lift the whole block of fudge out with the parchment paper and cut into small squares.
*If your butter and peanut butter mix is looking like it will boil over during the second 2-minutes of microwave time, then just bring it out for a little stir before putting it back in.
*You can also use a 9×9 inch square dish. If using an 8×8 dish your fudge will be thicker, if using a 9×9 dish your fudge will just be a little thinner but still absolutely great.
*Make it on the stovetop: If you don’t have a microwave or don’t want to use the microwave then you can also make this peanut butter fudge on the stove. Add the vegan butter and peanut butter to a pot on the stove and heat together, stirring occasionally and keeping a close eye on it, until it reaches a boil. When it boils, remove the pot from the heat and immediately add in the powdered sugar and vanilla and stir into a thick fudge. Transfer to your parchment lined square dish and smooth down. Refrigerate until set.
*This fudge stores very well at room temperature for up to a week or in the fridge for 2 weeks. It is also freezer friendly if you want to freeze it.
- Category: Dessert, Gluten-Free
- Method: Microwave
- Cuisine: Vegan
- Serving Size: 1 Square (of 42)
- Calories: 103
- Sugar: 11.8g
- Sodium: 60mg
- Fat: 5.6g
- Saturated Fat: 1g
- Carbohydrates: 12.7g
- Fiber: 0.2g
- Protein: 1.3g
Keywords: vegan peanut butter fudge