Creamy. Soft. Peanut Buttery. My sister-in-law gave me this recipe nearly 30 years ago, and my family and friends have insisted that I make multiple batches of it during the Holidays ever since. They’ve been known to monitor the amount they each receive in goodie packages, and to actually fight over it. I usually omit the nuts, so that the creamy, melt in your mouth texture isn’t hindered.
- Lightly butter or grease a 13x9 pan; set aside.
- Measure out peanut butter, marshmallow creme and vanilla onto a large, lightly buttered or greased plate; set aside.
- Place evaporated milk and sugar into a large heavy pot; stir until combined. Add butter or margarine and salt.
- Bring to a boil over medium heat while stirring; adjust heat until a consistent medium-boil is achieved. (You need to lower the heat if the bubbles are popping and spurting dangerously close to your hand while stirring.).
- Boil 12 minutes (more or less), stirring constantly.
- Remove from heat; quickly add remaining ingredients and beat by hand until thoroughly combined.
- Pour into prepared pan. Let cool. Cut into 1-inch pieces. Cover tightly with aluminum foil.
- Note for subsequent batches: If your batch is less firm than you’d like, increase cooking time a minute or so. If it’s too firm, or becomes dry or crystal-ly when cooled, decrease cooking time or add more peanut butter.