Grandma’s Homemade Fudge Recipe
Sometime last week, I got an intense craving for some of Grandma's peanut butter fudge.
So, I called up Granny and demanded she make fudge with me over the weekend. I woke up bright and early Sunday morning and trekked up to Elberfeld. We decided to make peanut butter AND chocolate fudge. Grandpa loves his chocolate!
After making two delicious batches of fudge, I decided it was time to share Grandma's famous peanut butter fudge recipe with the world. It's so good, it'd be cruel of me to keep it to myself any longer. Follow the directions below.
First, you'll need:
3/4 cup (1-1/2 sticks) butter
1 (5-ounce) can evaporated milk
3 cups sugar
1 1/2 cups peanut butter
1 (7-ounce) jar marshmallow cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Before you get started, make sure you have a good helper. We had Freckles. Hers a good girl.
> Coat/plate baking dish with cooking spray.
> In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine butter, evaporated milk, and sugar; cook until mixture comes to a boil, stirring constantly. SERIOUSLY CONSTANTLY. THIS IS IMPORTANT.
> Boil 5 minutes, then remove from heat.
> Stir in peanut butter, marshmallow cream, and vanilla until thoroughly combined. Pour mixture into baking dish and spread evenly.
> Cool and refrigerate for 8 hours or until firm. If you're impatient, like myself, you wait a whole 30 minutes.
> Cut into squares and store in Ziploc container.
That's it! Super easy and super good.
As for the recipe for the chocolate fudge...you're on your own. Grandma wouldn't even give ME the recipe. I tried picking up the tattered recipe paper and she snatched it from my hands in a split-second. Not even her favorite Grandchild is worthy of the chocolate fudge recipe just yet.
Anyway, happy fudge making!