Recipe by VIVIBO
"This recipe was given to me years ago by a friend. It disappears quickly and is a favorite of family and friends!"
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1 (12 fluid ounce) can
crunchy peanut butter
1 (7 ounce) jar
I finally found a peanut butter fudge that sets up!! If you don't have a thermometer, just boil (med-low heat) for 6 minutes after boiling begins.
Also, 4 large marshmallows = 1 ounce. Cheaper than creme and works great !!
I don't know why but this recipe would not work for me and I really wanted it to. Determined, I attempted it 3 times. My first attempt I used the candy thermometer, removing it from the heat once the temperature reached soft ball stage. It never set up. The second time, I tried letting it boil for a full six minutes as was suggested by another reviewer. It never set up. I blamed the weather, it was rainy and unseasonably humid on the day I attempted it and have read this can definitely have an effect on fudge setting up. My 3rd attempt, the weather was dry and cold. I let the mixture boil for a full 8 minutes this time. It never set up. All 3 attempts ended up as a sugary sludge that found its way down my garbage disposal. My 4th attempt was another recipe that turned out perfectly on the first attempt. I really wanted this recipe to work. I have no idea what went wrong but one thing that I do know for sure is that I will never attempt this recipe again.
I have this recipe except it calls for 1 jar of peanut butter(18 ounces) and it is really good fudge. So easy to make. My advice is to have the baking dish lined with waxed paper or foil ready and have the marshmallow fluff, peanut butter and vanilla in the bowl so when you remove the milk/sugar mixture from the heat, you can just dump the fluff/peanut butter in the pan and get right to mixing it up quickly. You got to work fast and trying to scoop the fluff out of the jar is too time consuming.
GREAT FUDGE! I ALSO USE MARSHMELLOWS INSTEAD OF THE CREME. THEY ARE CHEAPER AND WORK JUST AS WELL. :-)))))
I've never made fudge before but this recipe is so easy to do. DEBRAPRICE gave great advice about the temperature: "If you don't have a thermometer, just boil (med-low heat) for 6 minutes after boiling begins." The fudge turned out wonderful. I am definitely going to be using this recipe again! Edited to add: I have made this fudge many more times and just wanted to add a couple more things. I butter the pan and then place wax paper in it to make for easier cleanup. Also it is easier to get the fudge out. I have found that if I boil the mixture for 10 minutes it turns out a little more firm, just how my family loves it. Thanks again! Update (2/4/09): I bought a silicone pan and it has been a lifesaver! No more fussing with wax paper or greasing a pan. All you have to do is dump the fudge in the silicone pan (placed on a baking sheet for structure) and pop it in the fridge. It sets up perfectly. Once you're ready to cut it all you do is turn the silicone pan upside down and the big "block" of fudge easily comes out on it's own. It's so much easier this way, plus the fudge doesn't get mangled at all while cutting!
My thumbs up to you on this recipe. It turned out perfect!! I had to make 3 batches within one weeks time and i mean it was absolutely the best fudge recipe i ever made. So creamy and smooth...perfect texture..THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THIS RECIPE....ITS A KEEEEEPER!!!! THIS IS MY ONLY RECIPE FOR FUDGE FOR LIFE......CHANGE NOTHING IT'S ABSOLUTELY PERFECT!!!! YOU ARE AND OUTSTANDING CANDY MAKER....YOU SHOULD GO INTO BUISNESS AND SALE THIS STUFF IT'S SO GREAT!!!! MY COUNT AS OF TODAY I HAVE MADE 70LBS APPROX. I HAVE TO REPEAT MAKING THIS RECIPE SO OFTEN I HAVE LOST TRACK....EVERYONE I HAVE EVER GAVE A PIECE TO HAS GAVE THIS CANDY HIGH HIGH REMARKS...SO FOR THOSE WHO CAN'T MAKE THIS CANDY YOUR NOT FOLLOWING DIRECTIONS CORRECTLY.....AGAIN HATS OFF TO GRANDMA....THIS CANDY IS SUPER GREAT PEANUT BUTTER TASTING FUDGE!!!!!
This is a fabulous recipe. Tip: It took between 10-15 minutes on medium heat (about 10 of those were "rolling boil" minutes) before it reached the ball-forming stage (aka time to add the marshmallow and peanut butter). It set fast too; It looked like fudge by the time it was in the pan. :) I sprinkled chocolate chips over half the fudge as it cooled; They melt a bit but that makes it easier to cut the squares later. 'The only PB Fudge recipe I'll make from now on.
A Peanut Butter fudge that actually sets up and is not mushy and soft!!! Awesome peanut butter flavor and not too sugary.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Grandma's Peanut Butter Fudge
Serving Size: 1/24 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 24
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 128
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