Aunt Hannah’s Foolproof Peanut Butter Fudge

Total Time
30mins
Prep
30 mins
Cook
0 mins

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.

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Ingredients

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Directions

  1. Lightly butter or grease a 13x9 pan; set aside.
  2. Measure out peanut butter, marshmallow creme and vanilla onto a large, lightly buttered or greased plate; set aside.
  3. Place evaporated milk and sugar into a large heavy pot; stir until combined. Add butter or margarine and salt.
  4. 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.).
  5. Boil 12 minutes (more or less), stirring constantly.
  6. Remove from heat; quickly add remaining ingredients and beat by hand until thoroughly combined.
  7. Pour into prepared pan. Let cool. Cut into 1-inch pieces. Cover tightly with aluminum foil.
  8. 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.
Most Helpful

This was fantastic! I used Crunchy Jif PB. I took some to work and in 3 hours it was gone! I never got so many compliments on a dessert before! This is a keeper! Thank you for posting.

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As much as I LOVE chocolate & peanut butter, I've never liked the taste of Reese's PB cups, but THIS fudge blends both flavors so well! I did omit the walnuts, but then used extra crunchy PB! Very, very nice, & definitely a keeper, especially for winter holiday gift-giving! [Made & reviewed for one of my adopted chefs in this Spring's PAC]