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Great Peanut Butter Fudge Recipe

Updated on May 24, 2012

Peanut Butter Fudge

Melt-in-your-mouth fudge coupled with crunchy peanut butter - Is there anything more delicious? Follow these few easy steps to learn to make your own batch. This recipe is sure to be a long-time family favourite once discovered.

Squares of Homemade Peanut Butter Flavoured Fudge
Squares of Homemade Peanut Butter Flavoured Fudge | Source

Cook Time

Prep time: 40 min
Cook time: 20 min
Ready in: 1 hour
Yields: 1 9 x 13 inch dish of fudge

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup crunchy peanut butter
  • 2 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 1 (7 ounce) jar marshmallow crème
  • 1 (12 fluid ounce) can evaporated milk
A Bowl of Freshly Made Peanut Butter Fudge
A Bowl of Freshly Made Peanut Butter Fudge | Source
Peanut Butter Fudge Squares
Peanut Butter Fudge Squares | Source

Method

  1. Use butter or margarine to grease a small saucepan and a 9 inch x 13 inch baking dish.
  2. Pour the evaporated milk, sugar and 1 cup butter into the saucepan and place it over a medium heat.
  3. Heat to between 334°F and 340°F (112°C and 116°C) , or until a small drop of the syrup placed in cold water forms a small ball that can be flattened when removed and placed on a solid surface.
  4. Remove the mixture from the heat and add the peanut butter and marshmallow crème, then beat the blend vigorously until it turns smooth and creamy.
  5. Pour the blend into the baking dish you prepared earlier and allow it to cool and harden, then cut it into small square pieces.

Notes & Tips

-Store the fudge at room temperature in an air-tight (e.g. Tupperware) container.

-If you don't own a candy thermometer, let the mixture mentioned in step 3 boil for a period of 10 minutes.

-Do not remove the saucepan from the stove before it reaches the specified temperature. This will affect the setting process.

-Add an extra 1/2 cup of white sugar to the mixture described in step 2 if you like your fudge very sweet.

-If you're out of marshmallow crème, use 12 large-sized marshmallows instead. Melt them in a saucepan, then add them in step 4 along with the peanut butter.

-If you'd like to add a little chocolate to this recipe, melt some milk or dark chocolate chips and spread them over the top of the fudge once it has set, but before you cut it into squares, as mentioned in step 5.

-Experiment with other toppings. Try sprinkling chocolate strands, mini marshmallows, and/or chopped nuts over the top of the fudge once it's set, but before you cut it into squares.

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    • VendettaVixen profile image
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      VendettaVixen 6 years ago from Ireland

      Angie, how's it going?

      Your dad's certainly not alone there - I always look out for fudge whenever I find myself visiting a fair, and peanut butter's always the best.

      So glad you liked my recipe. If you do give it a go someday, be sure to get back to me and tell me if you and your dad enjoyed it.

      Thanks for taking the time to read and comment, Angie.

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      VendettaVixen 6 years ago from Ireland

      Vespawoolf, lovely to hear from you, as always.

      I share your love for both fudge and peanut butter, and the sweet and salty flavours just go so well together.

      If you ever get around to trying this recipe out, let me know how it goes.

      Thanks so much for reading and commenting.

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      VendettaVixen 6 years ago from Ireland

      Hahaha! Welp, that's the kind of response I'm looking for, Biancaalice.

      Very glad you enjoyed the recipe. Thank you very much for your great comment.

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      Angie Jardine 6 years ago from Cornwall, land of the eternally youthful mind ...

      This sounds wonderful, VV ... have saved it to my recipe file.

      (My old man is an absolute sucker for fudge and as he likes peanut butter as well it sounds like just the treat for him!)

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      vespawoolf 6 years ago from Peru, South America

      I love peanut butter and I love fudge! Bookmarked for later reference. Thank you for sharing your recipe.

    • biancaalice profile image

      biancaalice 6 years ago from Southern California

      Yum. You make me want to go bake now! Sounds delicious!

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