Another one of my favorite Holiday candy recipes is Peanut Butter Fudge. I tried recipe after recipe for years and years and they were always either very runny and didn’t set up or they were grainy and yucky. Then one day I had the idea to just convert my grandmother’s 5 Minute Can’t Fail Fudge recipe into my own 5 Minute Can’t Fail Peanut Butter Fudge recipe. And it worked! This fudge is somewhat heavy but very creamy and delicious.
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I apologize for the horrible photos. These were taken years ago before I had a decent camera. I’ll try to update them in the first of the year (2021).
Not pictured is the peanut butter. I tried just substituting the chocolate chips in her original recipe with peanut butter chips but the flavor wasn’t quite right. So, I remade it, also adding 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter and it was perfect!
Here is our peanut butter fudge recipe. It is creamy and delicious!
Can’t Fail Peanut Butter Fudge Recipe
- 2/3 cup evaporated milk
- 1 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 2 cups miniature marshmallows
- 2 cups Reese’s Peanut Butter Chips you can probably use any brand but Reese’s is the best for this
- 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter. any brand but again, Reese’s is great in it!
- Butter or spray with cooking spray an 8×8 baking dish.
- In large bowl, combine marshmallows, peanut butter chips and vanilla: set aside.
- Mix milk, sugar and salt in large non-stick saucepan, over low heat.
- When sugar is completely dissolved and not yet bubbling, add in 1/2 cup peanut butter and stir until melted.
- Raise heat to medium and bring sugar/peanut butter mixture to boil stirring CONSTANTLY for 5 minutes to avoid scorching. (TIP: start timing when it starts to bubble around the edges.) This mixture turns a medium brown with the peanut butter and looks somewhat like caramel.
- Remove from heat and immediately stir in marshmallows, peanut butter chips and vanilla from the bowl you set aside earlier.
- Stir vigorously. It will get very thick. You will not be able to pour this fudge into your dish.
- Scoop into prepared 8×8 baking dish.
- Press down evenly with a rubber spatula. The fudge should be very thick and able to pull away from the sides. Make sure you press it down evenly.
- Cool on wire rack for 10 minutes then transfer to refrigerator to finish cooling.
- Cut into squares and enjoy!
Stir in milk, sugar, salt – dissolve sugar – add peanut butter and melt – remove from heat – add marshmallows, peanut butter chips (like these) and vanilla – stir until well mixed, press into 8×8 prepared baking dish – cool – enjoy!
This recipe was created by Crystal Martin. Do not copy. If you wish to re-share this recipe, please link to this post. Thank you!
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Hi! I’m Crystal Martin, a stay at home mom of 4, living in KY with my high school sweetheart husband of 20+ years. My husband and I are co-bloggers at Cinnamon Hollow where we write about homesteading, travel, beauty, our lives with our kids and pets, fun and free printables as well as the products and services that make our lives just a little bit easier – and a lot more fun!
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