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Peanut Butter Fudge

Peanut Butter Fudge

Ready in 45 minutes
56 review(s) averaging 4.7. 90% would make again

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My Grandmother gave me this excellent peanut butter candy recipe over 35 years ago, and I have been making it ever since. The recipe produces a creamy, smooth, melt-in-your-mouth fudge that's so easy to make and Oh, So Delicious...

"Peanut butter fudge has always been my favorite, but I never knew how truly wonderful it could be until I found this recipe! I've made it three times in the week since I found it - family and friends rave and simply MUST have the recipe. It's gotta be the corn syrup - my old recipe didn't have it - but it's hard to believe that 1.5 ounces could make such a remarkable difference! Thank you for sharing this terrific recipe. All my parts - except my waistline - applaud you!"

- Bjlam

Ingredients

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1 cup (2-sticks) Butter or margarine
4 cups granular cane sugar
1 1/2 ounces light corn syrup; plus enough
evaporated milk; to make 1 cup
1 18-oz jar peanut butter; smooth or crunchy
1 7.5-oz jar marshmallow creme
1 teaspoon Pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup pecans; chopped (optional)

Original recipe makes 54 Servings

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Preparation

Grease a 9-by-13-inch baking pan and, if desired, line prepared pan with overlaping sheets of either parchment or wax paper, greased on both sides, pushing paper into corners and up sides of pan, allowing excess paper to overhang pan edges to create handles. Set pan aside.

Melt butter or margarine in a large heavy-bottomed sauce pan over low heat. Add sugar, corn syrup and evaporated milk, stirring until well blended. Increase heat to medium-high and bring mixture to a boil. As soon as mixture reaches a boil, lower heat to medium and boil slowly, stirring continually, for 5 minutes (or until mixture reaches soft ball stage - between 234 and 240 degrees F). Remove pan from heat, add peanut butter, marshmallow creme and vanilla, stirring until well combined (it should be a pale cream color). Stir in pecans, if desired. Pour mixture into prepared pan and let cool at room temperature on wire rack until firm (or, once cooled, place pan in refrigerator to speed firming). Remove fudge from pan using paper handles, peel off paper and cut into 1-inch squares. Store in an airtight container (layers seperated by wax paper) in the frige for up to a week.

Tips:

1) Put peanut butter and marshmallow creme into a separate bowl before starting, making it easier to add all at one time after sugar is cooked.

2) Try lining the prepared pan with overlapping parchment or wax paper greased on both sides. The fudge will come out much easier. Just peel off the paper and cut.

3) This recipe makes enough fudge to split between two 8-by-8-inch pans since not everyone likes nuts.

4) Refrigerate fudge.

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photo by Larawaya Larawaya

Peanut Butter Fudge photo by jordanbigoven jordanbigoven

photo by sgrishka sgrishka

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"If you like it, you might also try this  That's right -- brownies & fudge, at the same time! This amazing brownie recipe is so rich and so sweet. Make sure you cut the brownies into very small pieces - about 1" square, because not many people can handle a bigger piece! You can omit all of the nuts if you'd like; the recipe will still turn out. This is the ONLY brownie recipe my roomate will let me make; he's wild about the concept of a double layered brownie!" Firebyrd Firebyrd

"Personally, I prefer making it this way  What joy I had discovering that one could make a near-exact replica of my beloved Snickers bars at home! The nougat and caramel are lovingly encased by a rich milk chocolate coating and, studded with crunchy peanuts, makes a veritable party in your mouth!" Firebyrd Firebyrd

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Very good, will make again!
amykna73 8 months ago
crentep 8 months ago
I loved the taste of this fudge, however, I did not like the how soft the fudge was..it was even hard to pick up with your hands...almost like you could roll it into a ball.. Thats the only down fall..
tessElwell123 8 months ago
First time fudge maker, this was simple and fantastic!!!
RayKettler 10 months ago
Best Peanut Butter Fudge Ever! Followed recipe and it came out delicious. Thanks for the recipe sgrishka!:)
Bunnyn2baking 1 year ago
If you like peanut butter, you will love these! Highly addictive, so make a lot.
JordanA18 1 year ago
Easy to make-Awesome to eat! All of your listings I have tried are terrific! Thanks for posting.
CYAG 1 year ago
Awesome. It was very rich and creamy. It came out just perfect.
roseangel5747 1 year ago
delicious!! it was a big hit!! will definitely make it again!!
ebyrne_98 1 year ago
monica02sss 1 year ago
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