Prep 20 mins
Cook 10 mins
This thick fudge satisfies both chocolate and peanut butter lovers.
- 1 1⁄2 cups sugar
- 3⁄4 cup whole milk
- 1⁄3 cup unsweetened cocoa
- 1 pinch salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon salted butter, plus extra for greasing pan
- 3 cups creamy peanut butter (Jif brand preferred)
- In medium saucepan, mix together first four ingredients.Cook over medium heat until mixture has risen high in the pan and then come down, about 10 minutes.
- Drop a little bit of the mixture into a small saucer of cold water. If it forms a ball, it is ready for the next step. Or, use a candy thermometer to check mixture for doneness; the thermometer should register 232 degrees.
- Add vanilla and butter; stir well. Fold in peanut butter.
- Fudge will harden quickly, so immediately spoon thick mixture into greased 8-by-8 inch glass or metal pan and smooth down with back of spoon.
- Cool on counter for about 30 minutes, the cut into bite size pieces and serve. Store any extra, covered, in cool, dry place.
Well, it was good, that I can say. Not having any whole milk in the house, I used skim, so that may have affected how it turned out. While it was quite good (my husband and daughter loved it), I only give it 4 out of 5 stars because it wasn't really fudge to me - the consistency was a bit off and it wasnt as creamy as I expected. Again, that might be my fault. I'm sure I'll try it again sometime and re-review if it turns out differently with the whole milk.
This fudge is so good! good recipe! I made it with the finest baking cocoa around and it turned out so good.I only will add this ,make sure you stir the last 3 ingredients fast and pour fast into buttered pan because it does set rather quickly..It is so decadent though! easy to make too....
I have made this twice now. The first time I used store brand peanut butter and the second time I used Kraft and both times everyone who tried it loved it. Many of the ones who asked me for the recipe were shocked to discover there was no fluff in it as it came out so smooth and creamy. If you like more of a chocolate flavor just add more cocoa or maybe try to substitute the cocoa with chocolate chips. As far as I am concerned, it's great the way it is. Thanks for this recipe.