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Peanut Butter Fantasy Fudge


  • Author: Cindy Gibbs @ My Country Table
  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 Minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 20 Pieces 1x

Description

This Peanut Butter Fudge has marshmallow cream for an extra creamy, fluffy texture and it’s super easy to make.


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Ingredients

  • 3 cups white sugar
  • 1 1/2 sticks margarine, (not butter)
  • 2/3 cup evaporated milk, one 5 ounce can
  • 1 dry measuring cup slightly rounded of creamy peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 jar Marshmallow Creme, 7 ounces
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped pecans or walnuts, optional

Instructions

  1. Line a 9″ x 9″ pan or dish with parchment paper, allowing it to hang over the edges for easy removal.
  2. Combine the sugar, margarine and evaporated milk in a large pan. Mix and bring to a boil over medium heat. As soon as the mixture starts to bubble, continue stirring and time candy for exactly 4 1/2 minutes. Remove from heat.
  3. Add the peanut butter and vanilla and mix until smooth. Add the marshmallow creme and mix well again. Mix in nuts if desired.
  4. Spread the fudge into the prepared dish. Place in a freezer or cold place until the fudge becomes completely cooled.
  5. Lift the foil and candy from the dish and onto a counter. Cut the fudge into squares.
  6. Store in an airtight container.
  7. Fudge will stay fresh for up to two weeks.

Notes

  • Do not use natural peanut butter in this recipe.
  • Do not use real butter in this recipe or it will make the fudge too greasy when combined with the peanut butter.
  • The original recipe for this classic fudge called for cooking it 5 minutes.  That’s when small cans of evaporated milk came in 6-ounce cans.  Nowadays the milk comes in 5-ounce cans, thus decreasing the cooking time to 4 1/2 minutes.
  • Category: Candy

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 20

Keywords: peanut butter fudge, candy, peanut butter, fudge, creamy, Christmas candy, holiday candy,