Easy Peanut Butter Fudge/Candy


Peanut Butter Fudge

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


  1. Line a 9×13″ pan with aluminum foil. Spray the foil with the oil to prevent the candy from sticking.
  2. Heat sugar, evaporated milk, and butter in a large saucepan on medium/medium-low heat, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon.
  3. Slowly bring the mixture to a rolling boil. Boil, STIRRING CONSTANTLY AND SCRAPING EDGES, for 4 minutes. (Firm soft ball stage)
  4. Take the pan off of the heat and add the peanut butter, marshmallow cream, and vanilla extract.
  5. Mix thoroughly until it is creamy.
  6. Carefully pour the hot candy into the prepared pan.
  7. Let set overnight.
  8. Slice into squares and enjoy.

Do you like Peanut Butter Fudge and Candy-Making?