My Mother's Cocoa Peanut Butter Fudge

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 16 mins

My mother makes this all the time. When I was a little girl, she would make it Christmas eve. The smell, for me, is what Christmas should smell like.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix sugar, cocoa, milk, syrup, and salt in a heavy, deep pot.
  2. Turn to high and bring to a boil, stirring constantly. When the mixture is at a rolling boil, turn down to medium and cook until soft ball stage or 236°F.
  3. Stirring constantly once it's at the right temperature, remove from heat, add the butter, peanut butter and vanilla; stir until well mixed.
  4. Quickly pour into an 8x8 square pan that has been buttered. Allow to cool before cutting.
  5. If you like nuts, you may add 1/2 cup of chopped pecans, walnuts, or peanuts when you add butter, peanut butter and vanilla.
Most Helpful

This was so outstanding! It reminded me exactly of the no bake cookies that I make, but wonderful creamy texture instead of oatie. I love it and so does my whole family. It was intended for a cookie exchange, but my family refuses to let it go!

jenshie December 15, 2002

this is one of the best fudges my familey has ever had creamy and soft. were gonna make this to go in our christmas baskets

The Range Rover November 24, 2002

This fudge turned out a lot smoother than my usual recipe. Next time I'll add a little less sugar. It didn't fill out the 8x8 pan, next time I'll just use a smaller pan. Also it hardens quickly, so smooth it into the pan right away. Yum!

sugarcookie eater September 08, 2007