Monthly Archives: January 2013

Appalachian Favorites: Old Fashioned Peanut Butter Fudge

I know, I’m late with this but it’s been a favorite for Christmas for years. My mom makes this every year and every year my diet goes south for the duration of time it takes to eat it. She swears it’s super easy. I just know it’s the creamiest fudge I’ve ever eaten.

 4 cups white sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup butter or margarine (my mom prefers the taste of margarine)
1 (12 fluid ounce) can evaporated milk (she swears by this, says it’s what makes the fudge creamy)
1 cup marshmallow cream
2 cups peanut butter (either creamy or crunchy; I prefer the crunchy)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Butter a 9×13 inch baking dish, glass does better than metal, in my opinion. Over medium heat, combine sugar, brown sugar, butter and evaporated milk in a thick sauce pan.  Bring to a boil, and boil for 7 minutes, stirring constantly.  Remove from heat; stir in marshmallow creme until melted.  Stir in peanut butter and vanilla. Spread in pan.  Let cool before cutting into squares.The fudge is very rich so you can cut it into smaller squares.
Hope you had a very Merry Christmas! I’ll be back in the new year with more old fashioned recipes.