Puuuudge! That pudge!!!! That’s all I’ve been hearing from my 2-year-old since I made my cousin Susan’s recipe of peanut butter fudge. My daughter is addicted. I may have to enter her into a 12-step program.
Seriously though, Susan’s fudge has been a staple at family functions for a long time, it’s really delicious. Even people who don’t like fudge (my husband) love this! It’s so easy to make, it’d be a great gift for the holidays!
Susan’s Peanut Butter Fudge
4 cups white granulated sugar
1 can evaporated milk
1/2 stick butter
1 tbsp vanilla
1 jar creamy peanut butter (20 oz)
Cook sugar, milk and vanilla over medium heat until it forms a soft ball stage (fill a coffee mug halfway with cold water; drop a spoonful of the liquid into the water and if you can scoop it out easily in one scoop with your fingers, it’s reached soft ball stage). This should take roughly 20 minutes.
Remove from heat and add butter and peanut butter. Mix well and pour into a large Pyrex dish with wax paper in it. Let cool and harden and place upside down on a cutting board. Pull on the wax paper to remove it from the dish, then remove the wax paper and cut into squares.