Big Mama's Peanut Butter Fudge

Block of delicious, homemade peanut butter fudge being cut into squares over a textured wood table background with old knife. Image shot from above.
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Peanut butter lovers, rejoice! This peanut butter fudge has a delightful flavor, while also being easy to make (it’s practically no-fail peanut butter fudge!). It also has a wonderful texture and melts in your mouth!

According to the reader who submitted this popular recipe, “My maternal grandmother made this all the time. My family has been making it for well over 50 years. It’s the best I have ever had.”

Try it out and let us know what you think!

2 cups sugar
1 cup milk
1 stick of butter (not margarine)
dash of salt
1 cup creamy peanut butter
1 teaspoon vanilla flavoring
  1. Line an 8x8 or 9x9 pan with foil (bright side up) and butter the foil. You can also butter a platter as well. We find the foil-lined pan easiest.
  2. Place sugar, milk, butter, and salt in a heavy saucepan. Bring ingredients to a rolling boil, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon. Maintain rolling boil and stir until it reaches hard ball stage on a candy thermometer. Remove from heat.
  3. Stir in vanilla and peanut butter. When it starts to thicken slightly, pour it into your prepared pan/platter. This will thicken pretty fast so be careful.
  4. Let cool completely. If you use the foil in the pan method (we suggest you do!), just lift the foil out of the pan. Turn upside-down onto your cutting surface. Peel the foil off the fudge and turn with the top side up. Cut into desired size pieces. If using a platter, just cut it into pieces on the platter.
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