Rich, creamy over-the-top peanut buttery fudge is so easy to make, you might laugh. My brother tasted this at my house and called the next night for the recipe. I gave it to him and he couldn’t believe this was all there is to it. This is one of the best peanut butter fudge recipes I’ve ever tasted, and it is beyond simple to make.
This fudge is an awesome way to impress someone with a gift that takes just minutes to put together. Put this recipe on your Christmas treat list now and skip the baking! The secret is in the powdered sugar. It dissolves into the fudge smoothly without any grittiness at all. You can melt everything in the microwave or on the stove-top. However you make it, it’s dangerously easy.
CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER FUDGE
Line a 13″ by 9″ pan with foil. Set aside.
4 cups sugar
1/2 cup butter
1 (12 oz.) can evaporated milk
1 (7 oz.) jar marshmallow cream
1 cup peanut butter
1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1. In a 4-quart heavy bottom sauce pan, over medium-high heat, add butter (melt slightly) before adding sugar and evaporated milk. Stir until mixture begins to boil. Turn down heat, to medium, continue to stir until candy thermometer reaches 234 degrees F, (about 8-9 minutes).
2. Remove from heat. Using a buttered or oiled spatula begin to add marshmallow cream & peanut butter, a spoon full at a time, to hot sugar mixture. Stir between adding with large wooden spoon until well blended. Add vanilla extract; stir well.
3. Immediately, pour Peanut Butter Fudge into prepared 13″ by 9″ foil lined dish. Cool Fudge on cooling rack for 2-3 hours.
4. Remove Fudge from dish. Wrap in foil or plastic wrap then store in airtight container.
Makes 36 (1″by1″) squares.