This super sweet fudge recipe is incredibly simple because it only has four ingredients ... and one of them is Velveeta cheese! Don't worry, this creamy fudge doesn't taste savory, but you can use peanut butter or cocoa powder (or a mix of both!) to customize your very own Valentine's Day dessert.
Swap option: Use different food colorings to dye the peanut butter fudge any shade of the rainbow. The fudge may be decorated with sprinkles, little candies, or nuts, too!
- 8 ounces Velveeta cheese
- 16 tablespoons unsalted butter (2 sticks)
- 1 cup creamy peanut butter OR 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 8 cups powdered sugar (32 ounces)
1. Slice the Velveeta cheese and butter into 2-inch pieces and place in a 3-quart heavy-bottomed stockpot.
2. Melt the Velveeta and butter over medium-low heat, stirring frequently. Alternatively, if you'd prefer to melt the mixture in a microwave, heat the cheese and butter at 40 second intervals on high, for about 3 minutes.
3. Stir in the peanut butter (or cocoa powder, if using) until completely incorporated into the cheese and butter. The mixture should have a thick, batter-like consistency.
4. Remove from the heat and transfer the batter to the bowl of a stand mixer, if desired.
5. With the stand mixer paddle attachment or with an electric hand mixer, slowly stir in the powdered sugar in batches, about 1/2 cup at a time.
6. If making peanut butter fudge, add food coloring, a few drops at a time, if desired, and stir or knead until completely incorporated.
7. The mixture will turn into a pliable dough. Press into a 9-inch x 13-inch baking pan.
8. Top with sprinkles or other decorations if desired, gently pressing the toppings into the warm fudge.
9. Allow the fudge to cool at room temperature for at least two hours, or let it chill in the fridge.
10. When it hardens, slice into squares or use cookie cutters to cut the fudge into fun shapes. Enjoy!