Missing Old Fashioned Peanut Butter Fudge Recipe
Author: Crabby Housewife
  • 3 cups white sugar
  • 1/3 cup milk this may vary - more below
  • 2 Tablespoons real butter I like salted, but either works
  • Splash of vanilla if you must measure, 1/2 teaspoon
  • 3 Tablespoons peanut butter we like Jif best
  • Teacup with cold water
  1. Grease a pan or plate before you start with butter (I prefer I Can't Believe It's Not Butter for this. It tastes great and is easy to spread). This is where you'll pour your fudge. If you want thicker pieces, use a glass baking dish like I did. Thinner, use a buttered glass plate or two.
  2. Add cold water to your teacup and sit near the stove but not where it will get warm.
  3. Add sugar and milk to a cooking pot. You may need to add a little milk. You want the mixture to be about the consistency of pancake batter.
  4. Add butter and splash of vanilla.
  5. Turn heat on high and start stirring. I like to use a wooden spoon for this with a long handle. Do not ever stop stirring.
  6. When the mixture comes to a full boil, reduce heat to a medium setting. My stove goes to high and then drops to 6, 4, etc. I reduce from high to 6 and then to 4 after a couple minutes. It is very important that you allow the mixture to come to a full boil or the sugar will be gritty and the fudge will not be smooth.
  7. As soon as you reduce the heat, start counting with your oven timer. I'd set it for four or five minutes. At the five minute mark, spoon up some of the mixture and pour into the teacup.
  8. You want the candy to set inside the cup. You should be able to roll it into a soft little ball. Keep testing every minute until it does. You may want a helper to get you fresh water or use a couple of teacups for this if you're just starting out making fudge. It can be hard to guess when it's ready at first.
  9. As soon as the candy forms a ball in the teacup of water, add the peanut butter, turn off the heat, and stir until peanut butter is melted into candy.
  10. Pour immediately into pan or onto plates.
  11. Allow to set up for about ten minutes and then slice as desired. Candy will remain warm for a bit but will continue to harden as it cools.