Paula Deen's Ultimate Easy Chocolate-Peanut Fudge

READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by Kerena

Found this in one of my ladies magazines, reprinted from Paula Deen's Southern Cooking Bible. Posted for safe keeping.

Top Review by KDH531

This has been my go-to fudge recipe for years. It is very easy and is the only recipe that I have made that forms just right every time. I always make it without the nuts, so I add extra salt. I also prefer to substitute 1 cup dark chocolate chips and I add a little extra vanilla. Going to try it with coconut milk and will post about the outcome.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Grease an 8" square baking dish with butter, oil or cooking spray. Line with waxed paper, leaving the edges of the waxed paper to hang over the edges of the dish.
  2. In a medium, heavy bottomed saucepan, melt the chocolate chips with the milk over medium low heat. Stir in the butter until completely melted. Stir in the peanuts, vanilla and salt. Using a rubber spatula spread the mixture on the bottom of the prepared pan, smoothing the top. Cover loosely with plastic wrap and refrigerate until firm, at least 4 hours. Using a hot, dry knife, cut into 1" squares.

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