Meme’s Peanut Butter Fudge

My grandmother (of the Steal-good Pumpkin Bread) has been making and distributing this fudge at Christmas each year for as long as I can remember.  She makes dozens of batches, cuts them in small pieces, and packages it into small tins.  I knew that she considered me a ‘grown up’ when I got my own tin of fudge!

When I saw Meme a few weeks ago she mentioned stocking up on peanut butter in preparation for her fudge marathon.  I’ve had her recipe for years but never attempted it – until now.

Fudge has always scared me – thermometers and special equipment has always made it sound difficult – but this recipe is anything but.  This was surprisingly easy to make, and with My Little Man’s help, I was finished in under 10 minutes.

The fudge itself is rich and sweet, and it keeps well wrapped in waxed paper, folded into a tin.  (Of course, now that I’ve made it, I’m wondering what else I can add to make variations … any suggestions??)

PS – This would make a great teacher gift!

So, here’s how to make Meme’s Super Simple Peanut Butter Fudge:

  1. Mix 2 c. of 10X sugar with 1/2 c. of milk and a pinch of salt. 
  2. Boil for 4 minutes, and then quickly add 3 heaping tablespoons of peanut butter and 3 tablespoons of marshmallow fluff.  
  3. Stir until smooth.
  4. Pour into a small, greased metal pan.  If you want your fudge thick, use a pan smaller than 8X8″.  
  5. Cut before completely cool, then allow to finish cooling.
What’s YOUR favorite kind of fudge?
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