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Vegan Peanut Butter Maple Fudge

Peanut butter and maple syrup have this amazing relationship. I think they might be in love with each other. This Vegan Peanut Butter Maple Fudge recipe is really easy to make and you have the option of adding chocolate chips if you want to crank up the flavor/passion levels even more.

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Vegan Peanut Butter Maple Fudge Recipe

2 cups natural style peanut butter, unsalted
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

2 cups powdered sugar
1 1/3 cup maple syrup
2 teaspoons arrowroot or tapioca flour
1 teaspoon salt

1) Prepare the peanut butter and vanilla extract

In a large mixing bowl, add the peanut butter and vanilla extract. Line an 8 x 8 inch baking dish with parchment paper.

2) Simmer the flavor building ingredients

In a medium saucepan, whisk together the sugar, maple syrup, arrowroot or tapioca flour and salt. Bring the mixture to a simmer for about 1 minute then remove from heat. Pour the mixture into the bowl containing the peanut butter and vanilla. Stir until well incorporated then pour into the baking dish. Allow it to cool completely.

3) Cool and slice the vegan fudge

Lift the fudge out of the baking dish by its wax paper liner and place it on a cutting board. Slice into pieces with a large knife. This recipe makes one 8 x 8 inch baking dish of Vegan Peanut Butter Maple Fudge.


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Hi Mattie - me and my flatmates down here in New Zealand are devouring this fudge, it is sooo good. One thing I'm wanting to get your expert advice on is - is it possible to make this with brown sugar instead of powdered ( I prefer the taste ) - and get a good solid consistency with that? I tried it first with soft brown sugar (don't know what the equivalent would be in the US) and it tasted amazing, but didn't set (would be perfect as the caramel bit in a caramel slice though!) and then I made it with the powdered sugar and it set way better, but still gets a bit gooey out of the fridge so hard to wrap in parchment paper and give as gifts (which is what I want to do). What do you think? I would be eternally indebted for your help!
thanks,
Khadiravan
ps love all the cookie/brownie recipes here too. Great site!
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kdasi Reviewed by kdasi July 09, 2014
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yum!

Hi Mattie - me and my flatmates down here in New Zealand are devouring this fudge, it is sooo good. One thing I'm wanting to get your expert advice on is - is it possible to make this with brown sugar instead of powdered ( I prefer the taste ) - and get a good solid consistency with that? I tried it first with soft brown sugar (don't know what the equivalent would be in the US) and it tasted amazing, but didn't set (would be perfect as the caramel bit in a caramel slice though!) and then I made it with the powdered sugar and it set way better, but still gets a bit gooey out of the fridge so hard to wrap in parchment paper and give as gifts (which is what I want to do). What do you think? I would be eternally indebted for your help!
thanks,
Khadiravan
ps love all the cookie/brownie recipes here too. Great site!

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So glad you like the Peanut Butter Fudge Khadiravan! The trick I used to get this fudge to set is due to some mysterious tendency of peanut butter to start becoming increasingly sticky as it's mixed with sugar. I don't quite know the science behind why this happens. If you were to use brown sugar instead of powdered sugar it should still work; you'd just need to stir the mixture longer until it begins to bind more completely. Try mixing it for a minimum of a few minutes and see how it starts to stick together. It probably would also take longer with brown sugar because the sugar crystals would need to melt during stirring to become dispersed in the mixture to enable the fudge to start pulling together.

I think I decided to go with powdered sugar in this recipe because it eliminated the drama of mixing the fudge until the sugar crystals began to melt, making the recipe easier to prepare overall. Let me know if you get the brown sugar version to work. That's a fantastic idea!

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This is magnificently sweet and completely addictive. It is also very easy to make - do it!!!
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susamaphone Reviewed by susamaphone April 10, 2014
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This is magnificently sweet and completely addictive. It is also very easy to make - do it!!!

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I made this for my family tonight and vegans and non vegans loved it. It came out perfectly for me...now I just need more peanut butter. Could one use the non natural stuff and get similar results?
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Reviewed by Wendy Vernon November 30, 2013

Really yummy!

I made this for my family tonight and vegans and non vegans loved it. It came out perfectly for me...now I just need more peanut butter. Could one use the non natural stuff and get similar results?

Owner's reply

That's great that the peanut butter fudge worked out for you Wendy! I haven't tried it with non-natural peanut butter but I suspect it wouldn't work. This is because these peanut butters usually have extra semi-solid fats in them that allow them to remain smooth. In this recipe, I utilized natural peanut butter's ability to "seize" and become firmer when a little bit of sugar water is mixed in. If you give it a shot with the non-natural stuff let me know how it works out!

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Hi...I absolutely love the taste of this fudge. But, it didn't harden as fudge usually does. The fudge was completely at room temperature and when I went to cut it, the consistency is like a thicker peanut butter. I re-read the directions and I did exactly what it says. Do you have a trick to make it more solid? Taste is so good! Thanks in advance for your help! :)
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Reviewed by Mealnie November 11, 2013

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Hi...I absolutely love the taste of this fudge. But, it didn't harden as fudge usually does. The fudge was completely at room temperature and when I went to cut it, the consistency is like a thicker peanut butter. I re-read the directions and I did exactly what it says. Do you have a trick to make it more solid? Taste is so good! Thanks in advance for your help! :)

Owner's reply

So glad you like the flavor of this fudge Melanie! Sorry the texture isn't consistent. I didn't have texture issues when I developed this recipe but it looks like I need to revise a recipe step to make sure it turns out consistent for other bakers.

Peanut butter has a tendency to stiffen up when stirred with a sugar syrup. When I revise this recipe I'll just specify stirring the mixture for a specific amount of time to ensure that it stiffens to the proper texture. I'd guess that stirring it for 1 minute should be enough to firm it up enough to make a good fudge with the proper consistency. I'll do a test run before updating the recipe. Thanks for letting me know!

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I am not vegan but I have a few friends that are. My biggest challenge was to find vegan dishes that would fool all of my friends into believing that they were not depriving themselves of dairy. This was my winner! ALL of my friends said that this is the best Peanut Butter Fudge of any kind that they have had and when I told them it was Vegan they did not believe me. I didn't add the Chocolate as I couldn't find any Vegan Chocolate Chips that melted the way I wanted but in my opinion they were amazing without it. I also recommend making the Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies, they were also a hit!
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Reviewed by Sara December 24, 2011

Amazing Peanut Butter Fudge

I am not vegan but I have a few friends that are. My biggest challenge was to find vegan dishes that would fool all of my friends into believing that they were not depriving themselves of dairy. This was my winner! ALL of my friends said that this is the best Peanut Butter Fudge of any kind that they have had and when I told them it was Vegan they did not believe me. I didn't add the Chocolate as I couldn't find any Vegan Chocolate Chips that melted the way I wanted but in my opinion they were amazing without it. I also recommend making the Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies, they were also a hit!

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This fudge is AH-mazing, and super easy to make. As suggested, I added chocolate. Once the fudge was cooling in the pan, I melted some semi-sweet chocolate chips and spread it all over the top. When I was done eating a square, I felt a strong urge to brush my teeth. However, the fudge is so delicious that I would gladly brush my teeth all day. Yum!
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Lindsay Reviewed by Lindsay June 25, 2011
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Peanut Butter Maple Fudge

This fudge is AH-mazing, and super easy to make. As suggested, I added chocolate. Once the fudge was cooling in the pan, I melted some semi-sweet chocolate chips and spread it all over the top. When I was done eating a square, I felt a strong urge to brush my teeth. However, the fudge is so delicious that I would gladly brush my teeth all day. Yum!

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