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