Peanut butter! What’s not to like? Take that peanut butter and make it into fudge and that’s indulgence on a plate! My best friend Darlene has made Peanut Butter Fudge for years and last year at the beach she brought along a batch to share. It is to die for!! When Jamison requested that I make some Peanut Butter Fudge for him to take to work to share, I knew there was no other place to go than to Darlene! She kindly shared the recipe with me and you by default!
This fudge is creamy, yummy and oh so peanut buttery! It would make the perfect Christmas gift if you’re looking for something home made to share. Try it and see!
What You’ll Need:
3 cups sugar
1-1/2 sticks of butter
2/3 cups of evaporated milk
3/4ths of an 18 ounce jar of peanut butter (Note: I used roughly 1 & 3/4 cups.)
1 – 7 ounce jar of marshmallow cream (Note: I couldn’t find a 7 ounce jar so I used a 7 1/2 ounce jar instead.)
1 teaspoon of vanilla
Butter a 13 X 9 inch dish and set aside.
Measure out peanut butter and have it ready to go. Open marshmallow cream jar and have it ready to go too. Have the vanilla handy as well. You’ll want to move fast once you remove the sugar mixture from the heat.
Place sugar, butter and evaporated milk in large heavy saucepan and bring to a boil on medium heat, stirring constantly. Boil for roughly 4 minutes or until candy thermometer reaches 235°F, stirring constantly to prevent scorching. Remove from heat.
Stir in peanut butter and marshmallow cream until completely smooth. Add vanilla and stir to mix.
Pour melted mixture into the prepared dish and spread to form even layer in pan. Let stand at room temperature 4 hours or until completely cooled.
Cut fudge into squares and store in tightly covered container at room temperature.
Notes: I think it would be interesting to stir in some chunks of chocolate to the mix right before adding it to the dish to cool, but not to the point where the chunks melted. When we were at the beach we also talked about dunking it in chocolate for a chocolate covered peanut butter fudge, because after all chocolate and peanut butter…I’m just saying! 😉