Peanut Butter Fudge

The secret to this peanut butter fudge recipe are the marshmallows, that give it a creamy texture. Perfect any time of year, but especially at the holidays.

Easy to make peanut butter fudge
Photo by Tracy E.
Easy to make peanut butter fudge
Easy to make peanut butter fudge

PREP TIME

30

minutes

TOTAL TIME

90

minutes

SERVINGS

64

servings

PREP TIME

30

minutes

TOTAL TIME

90

minutes

SERVINGS

64

servings

Ingredients

  • 1

    cup evaporated milk or light cream

  • 2

    cups sugar

  • Pinch of salt

  • 1/4

    cup (1/2 stick) butter

  • 1

    cup mini marshmallows

  • 1 1/3

    cups peanut butter, chunky or smooth

  • 1

    teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

Butter an 8-inch square pan, set it aside. If you're giving the fudge for a gift, you may want to line the pan with foil and butter that, so you can lift the fudge out before cutting it. In a heavy saucepan, combine the milk or cream, sugar, butter and salt. Heat over medium heat, stirring until the butter is melted and the sugar dissolves. Continue heating until the mixture comes to a full, rolling boil; this is when the entire surface is covered with vigorously popping bubbles. Boil without stirring for 8 to 10 minutes, or until the mixture registers 234° to 236°F on an instant-read or candy thermometer. (If you don't have a thermometer, see tips section on the right.) When the fudge has reached the 234° to 236°F, immediately remove it from the heat, and stir in the marshmallows, peanut butter and vanilla until the mixture is smooth. Pour the fudge into the prepared pan and allow it to cool overnight at room temperature, before cutting into 1-inch squares.

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