An easy peanut butter fudge recipe can be found at Tasteofhome.com. This recipe only requires peanut butter, sugar, milk and marshmallow creme. Simply boil the milk and sugar for three minutes, and mix in the peanut butter and marshmallow. Pour into a buttered square pan, and chill until set.
Because the peanut butter fudge recipe uses marshmallow creme, it is considered a "quick" type of fudge that is easier to make, according to About.com. Similar recipes may use condensed milk. Both ingredients leave out the required beating and temperature monitoring involved in other fudge recipes. In fact, some of these quick fudge recipes can even be cooked in the microwave.
Old fashioned fudge recipes are usually the ones that cause problems for home cooks because they have to be cooked to a specific temperature using a candy thermometer and beaten until the batter thickens. If not done properly, old-fashioned fudge recipes can lead to fudge that is too hard or soft or that has a grainy texture. If a fudge comes out too soft or too hard, it can often be re-cooked and re-beaten. However, this method does not always work and may cause the flavor of the fudge to be affected.