I just got this from my sister today, who told me my Grandma used to make this. Posting in response to a request :) *cook time is fridge time *** Just in case you don't read the reviews of recipes, this is most definitely a soft fudge, it doesn't set up firm like typical fudge!
- Mix all ingredients WELL.
- (using your hands actually mixes it the best).
- Press into an 8x8" pan.
- (A light spray of Pam is ok).
- Toss into the fridge for at least an hour to set up.
- Cut into 2" squares.
I am a bit torn about how many stars to give this recipe and can only settle on 4.5. Because I really want to make it again, it gets 5! I cut this recipe way down and did a test run to see how it would turn out. I had no trouble with the fudge setting up and yes it was still a bit sticky from in the fridge but not gooey and falling apart. I loved the soft, melt in your mouth texture but after a few bites the beautiful peanut butter taste seemed to get slightly overpowered by the sweetness of the sugar (and that's saying a lot coming from a sweet tooth like me) Since I like the texture of this fudge so much I am going to try maybe using more peanut butter to balance the sweetness of the sugar. I don't want to mess with the corn syrup amount as I am sure it has something to do with the lovely soft texture of this fudge but using less sugar may make this a sticky, gooey mess. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe. Definitely can't wait to make/enjoy it again. Edit: I made it again by upping the peanut butter and it really changed the texture. I think I will stick with the original recipe and cut the fudge smaller.
This is my daughter's favorite fudge so I try to make it every year. I'm always on the lookout for a new recipe for this fudge, one that will set up hard. This one did not setup at all even after a day in the frig. I'm not sure if I did not add enough powdered sugar or what so I added at least another cup, maybe 2 of the sugar. It did get a little harder, but from experence this fudge does not get real hard like a chocolate fudge and it is sticky. But, despite the fact it is sticky it tastes great and I'm sure DD will like it, too.
This was by far the easiest fudge I've made yet. I let my kitchen aid do all the mixing for me. I do not like fudge but had to try it. Not bad. Half of my family liked it the othe half didn't. I think they are used to a firmer fudge and chocolate. It's not for them anyway so oh well for them. Thanks for such an easy holiday treat.