Best Peanut Butter Fudge Recipe


With Christmas almost here it is time to start making all of your favorite cookies and treats and first on my list is always this peanut butter fudge recipe! It reminds me of the fudge that my uncle used to make when I was a kid! Of course, it’s never the same because he didn’t make it but it’s close enough!  This recipe is one that I’ve used many times before and absolutely adore…so much so that I make a triple batch every time I cook it! Trust me when I tell you that this peanut butter fudge recipe is sure to be one your family will ask for not only at the holidays but year round!

Rich, creamy and oh so good, this peanut butter fudge recipe is the best! It's perfect at Christmas or any time of the year!

 

So many times, we find a new recipe to try and find that its too rich or too sweet or just not “right.” Give this fudge a try and that won’t happen at all. It’s just rich enough, super creamy and it’s simple enough that just about anyone who can read a recipe can make it. My Emma loves to help me make it and it’s simple enough that I let her. It makes for great quality time for the two of us! You will need a candy thermometer for this one so if you don’t have one, be sure to grab one before you make this. The best part about it though? With such a simple recipe you can easily add a few things like chopped nuts, a drizzle of chocolate on top or even mini chocolate chips!

Best Peanut Butter Fudge Recipe

If you’re looking for a great DIY gift idea, package this fudge recipe with other goodies that you make into a pretty Christmas tin. Tie it with a Christmas ribbon and add a gift tag. Voila! A perfect…and tasty homemade gift! This is one of the recipes that I ALWAYS add to gift tins that I make for the holidays. I figure if our family loves it so much that my friends and family will as well. So far I’ve had no complaints!

You will need:

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  • 1 ½ Cups Granulated Sugar
  • 1 ½ Cups Packed Brown Sugar
  • ½ Cup Milk
  • 1 Tablespoon Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 1 Cup Peanut Butter – Creamy or Crunchy depending on your preference.
  • ½ Cup Butter
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla

Directions:

Grease a 9×13″ baking dish with butter or cooking spray and set aside.

In a large saucepan with a heavy bottom,  combine the granulated sugar, brown sugar, cocoa and milk and heat over medium heat until the mixture reaches the soft ball stage. Soft ball stage is 238 degrees F. Make sure to stir pretty well constantly so that your mixture doesn’t scorch….and yes, it will burn very easily.

Remove mixture from heat and quickly stir in the peanut butter, butter and vanilla. The reason I say quickly is because once this is off of the heat it will start to harden very quickly.

Stir until melted and well blended then add in any additional goodies like nuts that you’re adding. Stir very well and mix well if you’re adding anything additional.

Pour into the 9 x 13″ baking dish that you greased earlier and smooth out so that it’s even.

Cool completely then cut into squares and enjoy!

Looking for more Christmas candy recipes? You’ll love these!


Best Peanut Butter Fudge Recipe
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 ½ Cups Granulated Sugar
  • 1 ½ Cups Packed Brown Sugar
  • ½ Cup Milk
  • 1 Tablespoon Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 1 Cup Peanut Butter - Creamy or Crunchy depending on your preference.
  • ½ Cup Butter
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla
Instructions
  1. Grease a 9x13" baking dish with butter or cooking spray and set aside.
  2. In a large saucepan with a heavy bottom, combine the granulated sugar, brown sugar, cocoa and milk and heat over medium heat until the mixture reaches the soft ball stage. Soft ball stage is 238 degrees F. Make sure to stir pretty well constantly so that your mixture doesn't scorch....and yes, it will burn very easily.
  3. Remove mixture from heat and quickly stir in the peanut butter, butter and vanilla. The reason I say quickly is because once this is off of the heat it will start to harden very quickly.
  4. Stir until melted and well blended then add in any additional goodies like nuts that you're adding. Stir very well and mix well if you're adding anything additional.
  5. Pour into the 9 x 13" baking dish that you greased earlier and smooth out so that it's even.
  6. Cool completely then cut into squares and enjoy!

 

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Stacy Barr is the face and brain behind the frugal living and lifestyle blog Six Dollar Family. A true gypsy soul, her newest blog, Unsettled Hearts, chronicles the journey of her family to become full-time travelers. By the age of 30, Stacy had overcome an alcohol addiction, a drug addiction, divorce, survived domestic violence and had built a life for herself and her daughter after spending 10 months in a homeless shelter. Her book, also called Six Dollar Family, has sold more than 7,000 copies since its release.

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