How to Store and Freeze Fudge
This peanut butter fudge sets up quite quickly, so make sure you have a 9-inch cake pan ready to go, greased or lined with parchment paper. Pour the fudge into the pan and then scatter the roasted salted peanuts on top, pressing them into the fudge so they stick well. Let the fudge set up in the refrigerator for a couple of hours. Then, you can cut the fudge into squares. I like to make small pieces of fudge because a little goes a long way. If you cut the fudge into 7 rows of 7 (49 pieces), you can actually keep each serving of fudge down around 100 calories which takes off a load of guilt… as long as you can keep your portion to just one square!
You can store the fudge at room temperature or in the refrigerator. It depends on how you like your fudge – if you like it super soft, leave it out; if you prefer it a bit harder and cold, store it in the refrigerator. Wherever you choose to store it, make sure it is in an airtight container to keep it from drying out. It will keep well for 3 weeks.
If you want to freeze fudge, remove it from the pan and wrap it as well as possible – plastic wrap and then aluminum foil – to keep it from drying out. You can freeze it for up to 3 months if it is well wrapped. If it is not well wrapped and dries out in the freezer, the texture will change and become crumbly when you defrost it.