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Old Fashioned Peanut Butter Fudge

Hey guys, what would Christmas be without Peanut Butter Fudge!  I can’t recall a Christmas since I was a small child, that there wasn’t a tin of homemade Peanut Butter Fudge sitting amongst all the other homemade Christmas goodies.  



Today, I’ve decided to share my favorite Old Fashioned Peanut Butter Fudge recipe.  My mother made this recipe when I was a little girl, and we used to crack open hickory nuts from our farm for the candy. This recipe has always been my all time favorite for Peanut Butter Fudge, because it’s made with pure Peanut Butter. You can make this candy by using a candy thermometer or you can use the cold water test.  See my post on How to test candy in cold water, if you have never done the cold water test.

I will also be sharing the Peanut Butter Fantasy Fudge recipe that so many of you are familiar with in the next day or so…you know, the one that has marshmallow cream added to the Peanut Butter, but today it’s just plain Old Fashioned Peanut Butter Fudge…

Here’s how I made it… 


I started by lining an 8 x 8 dish with a piece of foil and letting the foil hang over the sides.  Then I lightly buttered the foil…


Then I mixed together some sugar, corn syrup and milk in a 2 quart pan…


I stirred it over medium heat for 3-4 minutes until it came to a boil…



Then I cooked it for about 3-4 more minutes…


And I removed the pan from the heat once or twice, while I poured a little bit of the hot candy mixture into some cold water to test it…


Once it formed a soft ball in the water and on my fingers for a few seconds before going flat, I removed the pan from the heat…


I added some butter…



Two very heaping  large spoonfuls of Peanut butter and some vanilla…


And mixed the mixture for a few seconds until smooth…


Then I tossed in some pecan pieces and mixed them in…


And I quickly spread the candy in the prepared dish.  I placed the fudge in my freezer for a few minutes until it was completely cooled…


And I cut it into serving size pieces…


And that’s how easy it was…

I hope you make and enjoy this creamy wonderful fudge!

Cindy @ My Country Table 


Old Fashioned Peanut Butter Fudge

  • Author: Cindy Gibbs @ My Country Table
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Total Time: 15


A creamy melt in your mouth pure peanut butter fudge.


  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk or half & half
  • 3 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 3 tablespoons real butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure Vanilla extract
  • 2 very heaping tablespoons of creamy peanut butter
  • 3/4 cup chopped nuts, I use pecans


  1. Line a 8 x 8 square baking dish with foil, leaving the foil hanging over the sides for easy removal. Lightly butter the foil.
  2. Combine the sugar, milk or half & half, and corn syrup in a 2 quart pan over medium heat. Stir mixture slowly but constantly until mixture comes to a boil. Continue cooking and stirring constantly until the mixture reaches 234 degrees on a candy thermometer or forms a soft ball when dropped in cold water, removing the pan from the heat each time you do a water test.
  3. Remove the pan from heat. Add the butter, Vanilla and peanut butter and mix until smooth. Add nuts, if using, and mix in. Immediately spread in prepared dish.
  4. Place candy in a freezer or cold place until the candy is totally cooled. Cut and serve or store in an airtight container.


  • Candy will stay fresh for up to 5 days in an airtight container.


  • Serving Size: 16