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Peanut Butter Fudge Recipe

I spent Saturday with my dad making his famous Peanut Butter fudge recipe……..he passed away 11 years ago.  He knew the recipe by heart and would never use a candy thermometer.  Making peanut butter fudge every year for the holidays is my way of spending time remembering him.

how to make peanut butter fudge He used to pour it onto a plate instead of a baking pan to set. He liked thin pieces, not your typical chunky pieces of fudge. So I make it thin, just like him. He liked using chunky peanut butter, but I can’t do everything like him, …….. I like using smooth and add peanuts. I’m stubborn, just like my dad.

Peanut Butter Fudge Recipe

This fudge has the right amount of sweetness…….not to much.  I’m warning you…….it won’t last. It’s SO so  yummy!

Peanut Butter Fudge Recipe

Peanut Butter Fudge Recipe


  • 3 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup evaporated milk
  • 4 heaping tablespoons peanut butter (smooth or chunky)
  • 7 ounce jar marshmallow cream
  • 1 cup chopped peanuts (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  1. Combine sugar, butter and milk in medium saucepan.
  2. Bring to a rolling boil, constantly stirring.
  3. Continue to boil for about 5 minutes until it reaches 235-245 degrees, stir constantly.
  4. Remove from heat and add peanut butter. Stir until melted
  5. Add marshmallow cream (my dad used to also just use about a half a bag of large marshmallows)
  6. Add nuts and vanilla
  7. Stir until blended.
  8. Pour into a buttered 9x9 dish, or any dish you'd like to use. He would use about 3 or 4 dinner size plates.
  9. enjoy!

Looking for quick and easy gifts (with matching printable tags) you can make for your neighbors, or family. I’ve got a few. Also, don’t forget to make up some Magic Reindeer Food to sprinkle on your lawn Christmas Eve.


  1. Eva Scott says

    I’m always looking for a good peanut butter fudge recipe. I’ll have to try this one. I have all the ingredients on hand. Thanks!

  2. Jawan says

    Ok, please don’t call me dumb…..I’m not very good in the kitchen but I enjoy baking. I have just finished making this recipe and licking the bowl was delightful; however, do I put the final dish in the fridge to chill or in the freezer. Something tells me I’m supposed to know the answer but I screw up so often in the kitchen that I afraid to assume!