Prep 5 mins
Cook 1 min
This tastes like the old-fashioned, watched over fudge but takes no more than 5 minutes to make....you will love it!! You can also leave out the cocoa and it makes delicious peanut butter fudge.
- 2 cups sugar
- 3 tablespoons cocoa
- 1⁄2 cup milk
- 1 cup peanut butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla flavoring
- 1⁄2 cup pecans (optional)
- Mix sugar, cocoa and milk in a saucepan. Bring to a rapid boil and boil for exactly one minute. Pour over peanut butter and vanilla and nuts in a bowl and beat until thick -- this only takes about a minute. Immediately pour onto a buttered platter and allow to cool. Cut into squares.
- Tip: Have your peanut butter and vanilla already in a bowl before boiling the mixture as you need to pour it over the peanut butter immediately.
Perfect!! I was skeptical that only cooking for 1 minute it would set up, but it did and it was creamy and delicious. I did wait to start timing it until it was a rolling boil that couldn't be stirred down. So easy. Recommend it to anyone who loves fudge. (Hint: to keep it from getting grainy, don't scrape the sides while stirring. Old trick in making any kind of candy.)
After looking over MANY "easy" fudge recipes, I decided on this one. My fudge never sets up so I was wary of any recipe, but wanted to make some to surprise my Mom.
This is it. This is the keeper. The fudge set up perfectly. It's delicious with the perfect fudge texture I like. IT WAS SO EASY.
I did make one change: I used a 1/2 cup plus about 1 T of evaporated milk. Came out amazing. I did need to butter the dish a little bit better (my fault) and next time, will make 2 batches for one 7x11 baking dish (it's a not as thick as I want, but I worked with what I had). Thank you so much for sharing this amazingly simple and delicious "cannot mess it up" fudge recipe.
I LOVE this recipe! It's so fast and sets up great, you almost wouldn't know it only takes 5 mins to make. I threw some peanuts on top to add some crunch, but you could add candy. I think I'd like to try it with other nuts, maybe almond butter. THANKS for this one!!