Chocolate fudge has been a Christmas gift-making staple for me since high school. However, one of my husband’s favorite Christmas memories of his grandmother was her peanut butter fudge. I never got her recipe, but a couple of years ago a friend of mine gave me her peanut butter fudge recipe as a stand-in. Yay for great friends!
It is a very simple recipe, but be very careful when working with the hot sugar mixture. Also, use a wooden or bamboo spoon instead of a plastic one.
- Makes: about 40 1-inch pieces
- Prep Time: 20 minutes
- Total Time: Overnight
- Spray oil of your choice
- 4 cups white sugar
- 6 oz can evaporated milk
- 2 sticks butter
- 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
- 7 oz jar marshmallow cream
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Line a 9×13″ pan with aluminum foil. Spray the foil with the oil to prevent the candy from sticking.
- Heat sugar, evaporated milk, and butter in a large saucepan on medium/medium-low heat, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon.
- Slowly bring the mixture to a rolling boil. Boil, STIRRING CONSTANTLY AND SCRAPING EDGES, for 4 minutes. (Firm soft ball stage)
- Take the pan off of the heat and add the peanut butter, marshmallow cream, and vanilla extract.
- Mix thoroughly until it is creamy.
- Carefully pour the hot candy into the prepared pan.
- Let set overnight.
- Slice into squares and enjoy.
Do you like Peanut Butter Fudge and Candy-Making?