Happy Birthday, Trevor! // Peanut Butter Fudge

10-Minute Peanut Butter Fudge {Katie at the Kitchen Door}Yesterday marked three major events for people I love – Mother’s Day, my baby brother’s confirmation, and Trevor’s birthday. Since a confirmation happens only once, and since being at home killed two birds with one stone (kidding! I’m always happy to be home), I spent the day with my family, celebrating. Even though Trevor and I had a low-key night out Saturday (and I showered him with presents), not being around yesterday made me feel kind of like a bad girlfriend. So, to make up for it a little bit, the blog post of this weekend goes to Trevor.

10-Minute Peanut Butter Fudge {Katie at the Kitchen Doo}

So, Trevor. Happy Birthday, babe. It’s kind of crazy to think that I’ve already been around to celebrate your birthday with you five times. You should know that you’ve only gotten more awesome over those past five years. I still have as much fun with you as I did back when we used to flirt overtly at every possible opportunity – you know, frosting fights, chasing each other on the lawn, playing footsie in class, embarrassing stuff like that. And I still like the flirting, but now, you’re also my best friend. My favorite person to be with. I’m so excited about you, and about all our plans, and about all the things we haven’t planned that will take us by surprise. I’m going to stop, given that this is the internet equivalent of making out in a public park, but I love you. I tell you all the time but I really, really mean it. You are the best.

10-Minute Peanut Butter Fudge {Katie at the Kitchen Doo}

I’ve mentioned in previous years how much Trevor likes peanut butter desserts. Although he made me a fantastic cake this year, I went with something simpler, richer, and longer lasting – peanut butter fudge. This recipe, which is from Joy of Cooking via Brown-Eyed Baker, is super simple – it only takes ten minutes of stirring/measuring time, then you pop it in the fridge and it’s ready in an hour. That being said, it has two-and-a-half sticks of butter in it, so be careful. I’d give away as much of it as possible, after test-tasting all the crumbs and edge pieces, of course.

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10-Minute Peanut Butter Fudge {Katie at the Kitchen Doo}

Peanut Butter Fudge

Recipe from Joy of Cooking via Brown-Eyed Baker. Yields 64 1-inch-square pieces.

  • 2 1/2 sticks butter (10 oz.)
  • 1 1/4 c. smooth peanut butter
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 1/2 c. powdered sugar, sifted
  1. Line an 8×8 inch baking pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. Place butter and peanut butter in a medium saucepan and melt over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Bring to a gentle simmer, then remove from heat.
  3. Stir the vanilla extract and powdered sugar into the hot peanut butter mixture until smooth and lump-free. It will be quite thick. Pour into the prepared baking pan and smooth the top to make it even. Press a piece of plastic wrap directly onto the fudge, then refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  4. Cut the chilled fudge into pieces and serve. Store at cool room temperature or in the fridge in an airtight container.

16 thoughts on “Happy Birthday, Trevor! // Peanut Butter Fudge

  1. That was the sweetest thing I have ever read. You guys are the best, and I wish you a long and happy future together.

    Also, thank you for your advice. The cake turned out marvelously.

  2. Happy (belated) birthday, Trevor! And, Katie, do you have my address? I really, really love peanut butter fudge. And I’m just sure it travels well. :)

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  4. This is so funny! I clicked on this link from pinterest because its peanut butter fudge…which my husband TREVOR loves and my name is Katie! What a fun coincidence! I am def trying out the Recipe by the way!

    • Love it! I need to make my Trevor another batch of this (or something else peanut-buttery) soon too :-)

  5. My kids made this for their dad for his birthday. It was really easy & he loved it! Thank you…❤️

  6. What an awesome pair you and Trevor must be, Katie. God bless your wonderful relationship. And most of all, thank you for this simple and yet, yummy recipe. I go nuts when comes to anything thats peanut butter and fudge is just my favourite sweet. Am so trying it for Diwali, a celebration of lights and life… Thanks again, gal.

  7. I made,this for the first time. It did not set up well at all. After it was done, . I ended up melting the peanut butter and butter and letting it simmer a while, but it still didn’t set up. Don’t know if amount of butter should have been less due to high altitude. Very disappointed o inted

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