Peanut Butter Fudge (The Best You'll Ever Have)

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If you like peanuts and also like fudge then this is the combo for you, a delicious mix of peanut butter and sugary fudge.

I once gave this to my cousin in law for a gift* and when I next saw him he was telling me that the fudge tasted very much like some expensive fudge that he had had a few years before, so that was really cool to hear.

*I made it a little differently as instead of putting the mixture into a tin to firm up in the fridge I rolled it into little balls and then covered them in chocolate. Mmmmmm sooooo good

If you have any questions or comments I would like to hear from you in the comments below, and without further ado...
Lets get baking!

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Step 1: Ingredents

To make the peanut butter fudge you will need:

  • 150 grams icing sugar
  • 250 grams brown sugar
  • 125 grams peanut butter (smooth or crunchy I enjoy the texture of the peanut bits so I used crunchy)
  • 60 grams butter
  • 60 ml milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla essence

You will also need to line a tin or dish with baking paper, the size of the tin that I used was:

Width 10 cm or 4 in

Length 17 cm or 6 3/4 in

Depth 6 cm or 2 1/4 in

Step 2: Heating Up

In a pot melt the butter over medium heat then add the brown sugar and milk, stir until the butter is combined with the sugar.

Step 3: Boiling Bubbles

Once you have finished mixing the butter with the sugar stop stiring and let the mix bubble away for 3 minutes then remove the pan from the heat

Step 4: Stir It All In

To the hot sugar/butter mixture add the peanut butter and vanilla and stir until you have a nice creamy looking mixture, then pour it all into a bowl with the *icing sugar.

* Make sure you sift the icing sugar as it may have lumps

Step 5: Mixing and Pressing

Mix the the peanut butter fudge with the icing sugar until it is all well incorporated, then tip it into your prepared tin, using a spatula press the mixture down into the corners and smooth the top. Then fold down the baking paper that's over hanging the edge and use it to cover the peanut butter fudge, put it into the fridge until firm, around 30-60 minutes.

Step 6: Cutting and Time to Eat

Once the fudge is firm take it out of the fridge and remove from the tin and take off baking paper, then cut medium squares and serve, you can store it in the fridge for up to a week if you haven't eaten it all before then which I'm sure you will have.

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    wraincrow

    5 months ago

    Looks fabulous! I want it now! I've always loved peanut butter fudge, my grandmother used to make it at Christmas.
    I have recently discovered an (almost as good) substitute which works well in certain circumstances. My wife was a professional cake decorator for many years and still makes them now and then for family and friends events. There is always excess icing left over which she stores in the refrigerator, it stores well for awhile and can be used on another project if one comes up fairly soon. If I want something really sweet I snack on it at times, or ice cookies with it. Anyway, I found that mixing peanut butter with the icing on about equal amounts yields a very peanut butter fudgy treat. It isn't fudge, per se, but tastes enough like it to calm a craving! The consistency is not as hard as fudge, but thicker than the icing of course. About what my first wife used to call "spoon candy", when a batch of fudge didn't set as it should, lol. Still good! Just not quite right.

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    flour on my apron wraincrow

    Reply 5 months ago

    That sounds really good :) I might have to keep that in mind when I next have a sweet craving!

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    brendapaw

    5 months ago

    Thank you! I'll be trying your recipe. I appreciate that you use international measurements! We once knew a man who made it for gifts and his was heavenly. It managed to be rich and light at the same time, sort of like halvah treats made with sesame.

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    flour on my apron brendapaw

    Reply 5 months ago

    Awesome, I hope you enjoy when you give the recipe a go! It's really nice to give sweets as gifts :)

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    raphan

    5 months ago

    I tried, as I've got no milk I replaced with light cream. I find the taste too sweet and there's a kind of bitterness (I know that looks strange) maybe coming from the peanuts or the too long bubbling time, I don't know. The consistensy isn't as fudges should be for me, too grainy. But, globally that's good, I won't regret having made these and believe me, they'll be eaten very fast.

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    jessyratfink

    5 months ago

    Ahhhhh I want it! Crunchy peanut butter sounds fabulous in fudge.

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