I am a huge fan of peanut butter, and I’ve been wanting to make peanut butter fudge for a long time, but hadn’t found a recipe that I thought would turn out well. When I found this recipe and the raves it got, I knew I had to try it. Lynn described it as “crack candy,” and I think I have to agree! This fudge was so creamy and delicious. It had the perfect peanut butter flavor. I didn’t have enough creamy peanut butter for 1 cup, so I used crunchy peanut butter to top it off. I think that using all crunchy peanut butter would be great too, because I really liked the crunch I got in some of the bites. It was also really easy to make, and didn’t even require a candy thermometer. It all came together nicely for the perfect, creamy peanut butter fudge. I would definitely recommend this recipe, but I do have to tell you that it certainly is addictive!
I’m also submitting this to the Holiday Candies Adventure over at Joelen’s Culinary Adventures! I love making candy, especially during Christmas season, so I can’t wait to see all of the new candy ideas!
Killer Crack Peanut Butter Fudge
3 cups sugar
3/4 cup butter
2/3 cup evaporated milk
1 cup JIF peanut butter
1- 7 oz jar marshmallow creme
1 tsp vanilla
Combine sugar, butter, and evaporated milk in a heavy 2-1/2 quart saucepan. Bring to a full rolling boil, stirring constantly. Continue boiling over medium heat for 5 minutes, stirring constantly to prevent scorching. Remove from heat. Add the peanut butter, stirring until melted.. Add marshmallow creme and vanilla; beat until well blended.
Source: adapted from Cookie Baker Lynn