Ghetto Martha Stewart

WfmwbannerWith the holidays just around the corner, I thought it would be nice to share a quick and easy recipe for you to pull out of your proverbial hat when you discover you have guests coming and nothing sweet to nibble on while you sip coffee and catch up on the gossip.

Warning: My culinary expertise may surprise you.

Because while it is obvious from all appearances that I have a love for all things sweet, it is a well-known fact that I am not known for my mad skillz in the kitchen. For that reason, when I find something that works, and I mean really works, especially in the kitchen, I feel the need to share it. And, for something to really work for me in the kitchen it must meet the following criteria.

  • fast
  • easy
  • fail proof

What can I say? I’m a simple girl.

So, without further ado, may I present Julie’s Fabulous Fudge.

Actually, I didn’t invent the recipe, but if you’re copying it over to a fancy little recipe card, I’d love for you to think of me when you make it.

Otherwise, you can call it Libby’s Peanut Butter Fudge. Libby is my neighbor and she also happens to be the source of this sweet little goldmine. Truth be known it’s real name is probably ‘No Fail Fudge’ or ‘Five Minute Fudge’ or ‘The Quickest Fudge In The World’. You can call it what you want.

Whatever it’s called It Works For Me!  You can visit the link to find other things that may work for you too!


  • 1 tub of vanilla frosting
  • 18 ounce jar of JIFFY Peanut Butter

Peel the seal off of a tub of vanilla frosting. Microwave it for 20 seconds.

Mix vanilla frosting and jar of peanut butter in a microwavable container and microwave for two minutes.

Stir and pour mixture into an 8X8 {Longaberger} Baking Dish.

Allow fudge to harden.


See, I told you it was quick and easy.

For Variation: You can use chocolate frosting or add your favorite nut to the end mixture.


  1. says

    I make the same kinda thing but use frosting and baking chips. The best is to melt a package of semi-sweet chocolate chips on low heat in a pan on the stove. Dump in a tub of chocolate frosting and some chopped nuts. Spread in the pan. That’s it!

    I tried using vanilla frosting with butterscotch chips thinking it might, kinda, sorta taste like peanut butter fudge. It was way too rich! I’m gonna use your version next time I want some of the PB variety.

    Thanks for sharing!

  2. says

    What? Only 2 ingredients? And ingredients that I can get practically free using coupons and sales? Amazing. I’m putting this one in my recipe binder.