Prep 15 mins
Cook 2 mins
My grandmother's fudge recipe...just about the only one I'll eat. Keep it stored in an airtight container, it tends to dry out pretty easy. Please note the cook time includes the chill time.
- 2 cups sugar
- 1⁄4 cup cocoa powder
- 3⁄4 cup milk
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 3 tablespoons peanut butter
- 1 cup pecans (optional)
- Combine sugar, cocoa, and milk in a medium saucepan.
- Cook over medium-high heat until reaches softball stage (238 degrees).
- Do not stir unless it threatens to burn!
- Remove from stove and add butter and vanilla.
- Beat with a mixer for 5 to 6 minutes, then add peanut butter and pecans.
- Spread into a lightly butter 9x13 pan.
- Chill until firm, about 2 hours.
- Cut into 1" squares.
Great recipe!!!! I was looking for a recipe for fudge that could be made out of pantry items. This is the perfect recipe. I admit that I am a stirrer and I really had to stuggle with not stirring, but I made it. Whew, it was tough. Anyway, I went exactly by the recipe except, I used walnuts instead of pecans. I will definately put this recipe in the keeper file.
This is delicious. Thank you.
i followed this recipe exactly and it was too stiff to even pour out let alone chill for 2 hours! i couldnt even get it out of the pan i had to grab handfuls and make little cookies out of it. it did have a great flavor though.. a lot like no bake cookies with out the oats. i must have cooked or beat it too long i dont know why it stiffened up so quick. i watched the temp very close. any ideas what went wrong? i would love to make it again but i didnt like the form it was in i want fudge not cookies. but it was the best tasting of the 3 different recipes i tried.. thanks