the bottom and sides of an 8 or 9 inch (20
or 23 cm) square pan with aluminum foil or wax paper.
Butter, or spray
with a non stick cooking spray, the foil or wax paper.
Place the peanut
butter, butter, and salt in a large microwaveable bowl and cook in
the microwave for one to two minutes on high. Stir and continue to
microwave (if needed) until the ingredients are completely melted.
(You can also melt the ingredients in a heatproof bowl placed over a
saucepan of simmering water.)
Then, using a spatula or wooden spoon, stir in the vanilla extract and powdered
sugar. Spread the fudge into the prepared pan, smoothing the top
with an offset spatula or the back of a spoon. Cover and place in
the refrigerator until firm (at least two hours).
To serve, cut into
1 inch (2.5 cm) pieces. Can be stored in the refrigerator for up to
Makes about 64 -
81 one inch (2.5 cm) pieces of fudge.