Each year, we would make dozens of batches of this incredibly easy, microwave fudge recipe. An all time holiday favorite, we would spend days making hundreds of pieces of a variety of fudge each year for our clients, wrapping them up carefully in cute little gift bags. They would start hounding Dave around Thanksgiving each year, raving about the different things we brought.
This is an all time favorite recipe, which we originally got off the back of a Jet Puffed Marshmallow jar, named Fantasy Fudge. This easy Peanut Butter Fudge recipe is so flexible, that each year, we experimented with different ingredients creating many different types of fudge. Below, you will find the recipe cooked on the stove top. We also have an easy microwavable recipe Peanut Butter Fudge Microwave.
Peanut Butter Fudge ~ Stove Top Recipe
- 3 cups sugar
- 3/4 cup (1-1/2 sticks) butter or margarine
- 1 small can (5 oz.) evaporated milk (about 2/3 cup)
- 1-1/2 cups peanut butter, smooth OR creamy
- 1 jar (7 oz.) JET-PUFFED Marshmallow Creme
- 1 cup chopped PLANTERS Walnuts
- 1-2 tsp. vanilla
PLACE sugar, butter and evaporated milk in 3-quart heavy saucepan.
Meanwhile, spoon peanut butter and marshmallow creme into a large bowl. You will pour your boiling fudge mix into this bowl, so make sure that the bowl is large enough to thoroughly beat the hot fudge, without spilling out. It is too good to waste, and it will burn you!
Bring to full rolling boil on medium heat, stirring constantly. Scrape the sides down often, constantly mixing fudge (or it can get grainy)
Once it begins to boil, boil about 4 minutes or until candy thermometer reaches 234°F, stirring constantly to prevent scorching. Remove from heat.
Immediately pour boiling sugar mixture over peanut butter and marshmallow creme mixture. Add vanilla and begin to stir to incorporate. The hot sugar mixture will melt the peanut butter mix, and it will become a huge mass of delicious peanut butter fudge as you stir.
POUR immediately into foil-lined 9-inch square pan; spread to evenly cover bottom of pan. Cool at room temperature at least 4 hours; cut into 81 (1-inch) squares. Store in airtight container at room temperature.
Perfection...in a Peanut Butter Fudge Recipe!
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