Dad’s Peanut Butter Fudge Recipe is a holiday tradition going back to my childhood. Creamy rich peanut butter taste that melts in your mouth made with marshmallow cream and no sweetened condensed milk.
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.
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 too much. I’m warning you…….it won’t last. It’s SO so yummy!
- 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
- Combine sugar, butter and milk in medium saucepan.
- Bring to a rolling boil, constantly stirring.
- Continue to boil for about 5 minutes until it reaches 235-245 degrees, stir constantly.
- Remove from heat and add peanut butter. Stir until melted
- Add marshmallow cream (my dad used to also just use about a half a bag of large marshmallows)
- Add nuts and vanilla
- Stir until blended.
- Pour into a buttered 9x9 dish, or any dish you'd like to use. He would use about 3 or 4 dinner size plates.