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Old fashioned peanut butter fudge recipe.
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5 from 2 votes

Old Fashioned Peanut Butter Fudge

This old fashioned peanut butter fudge is just like the smooth and creamy treat your grandma made.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Cooling2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 16
Calories: 266kcal

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups brown sugar
  • 1 ½ cups white sugar
  • ¾ cup milk
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1  teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon salt

Instructions

  • Add white and brown sugar to a medium saucepan with milk and salt.
  • Stir together with a wooden spoon or silicon spatula and heat over medium heat until boiling, then stop stirring and continue heating until the temperature reads 234 degrees when checked with a candy thermometer.
  • Remove sugar mixture from heat and pour the hot mixture into the bowl of a stand mixer along with peanut butter, vanilla extract, and butter.
  • Set the mixer on medium-low and let mix for approximately seven minutes. The fudge is done mixing when it has thickened, but still remains pourable.
  • Pour the fudge into a medium pan lined with wax paper to cool. Let cool at room temperature for 2-3 hours, then slice and enjoy.

Notes

Optional: While cooling you can place chocolate, nuts, or crushed candy bars on top of the fudge for additional flavor and texture.

Nutrition

Calories: 266kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 170mg | Potassium: 148mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 41g | Vitamin A: 62IU | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 1mg