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Peanut Butter & Chocolate Fudge

 

Rumor has it that the holiday season has hit.  That can only mean one thing……..Ho Ho Ho and pass the fudge!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge Recipe at TidyMom.net

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It’s that time of year to bring out the holiday decor………I haven’t even started! But with that, comes all the memories as we put up the tree.  The girls separate all of “their” ornaments as they recall where each one came from, laugh at the funny ones they made when they were little as they strategically hang them on the tree.

My favorite part of the holidays is all the baking.  Mom and I used to spend a full day or two baking every cookie we could think of, you had to make sure you had everyone’s favorite.  My brother’s favorite was the chocolate peanut butter balls, mine was Russian Tea Cakes, Mom’s were good ole chocolate chip, and Dad’s…….well, Dad never met a cookie he didn’t like, but I think peanut butter was one of his favorites.  As I grew older, and had a family of my own, many of those favorites have been passed down and are still made every year, including my grandma’s fudge.

Fudge, was my Grandma’s claim to fame.  She was a pretty darn good cook and baker, but the one thing I remember most about her was her fudge.  She would make it every Christmas when I was growing up, a few batches of chocolate and a few batches of peanut butter to hand out as gifts and serve to family.

I like to combine the two flavors, I’m a rebel like that…….or maybe it  just feels less guilty than eating two pieces to have a taste of each.  This fudge is creamy, smooth and delicious. It’s very easy to adapt to your preferences, you could easily add nuts or change the flavor of chips you use. (see my recipe at the end of this post)

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Oh, and for my Grandma’s fudge………grab your apron and the recipe below.  I’d love to hear what you are baking up this holiday season!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge Recipe at TidyMom.net

Peanut Butter & Chocolate Fudge

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Yield: about 50-60 pieces

Serving Size: 2" square

Peanut Butter & Chocolate Fudge

Ingredients

  • 4½ cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter (one stick)
  • 2/3 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 7 ounces marshmallow creme
  • 8 ounces chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter

Instructions

  1. Grease a 13x9 inch pan.
  2. In a large sauce pan over medium high heat, combine sugar, butter and milk and cook until mixture comes to a boil, stirring frequently. Continue stirring and boil for about 5-10 minutes on medium heat or until candy thermometer reaches 234 degrees F.
  3. Remove from heat and add vanilla and marshmallow creme.
  4. Working quickly, pour 1/2 the mixture into another sauce pan and add peanut butter to one pan, and chocolate chips to the other. Mix each until well blended.
  5. Pour chocolate fudge into prepared pan, then top with peanut butter and spread over chocolate.
  6. Cool completely at room temperature then cut into squares.
  7. Store in air tight container in the refrigerator.

Notes

Options: You can make this recipe, all peanut butter or all chocolate, just double the flavor you want to use, and eliminate the other. You could also cook one full batch chocolate, then make a batch of peanut butter and pour over chocolate. It will yield 2 pans of fudge, but will be easier to work with since you wont have to divide the fudge and work quickly to spread each one. Option 2: substitute with any flavor chips, such as butterscotch, mint even peanut butter chips instead of peanut butter.

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Comments

  1. 1

    This fudge is dreamy!

  2. 2

    Ooooooooh! That fudge looks glorious!

  3. 3

    Mmm, chocolate peanut butter fudge is my favorite! I saved this to my recipe box-have to wait to make it when we are having company or I will eat it all by myself. ;)

  4. 4

    I am such a sucker for fudge, and I’m pretty sure it’s my husband’s favorite! Looks fabulous!

  5. 5

    I love, love, love family recipes and your Grandmother’s fudge looks yummy!

  6. 6

    Once I start popping fudge I can’t stop!

  7. 7

    I’ve been on the lookout for recipes to make for Christmas and I’m totally going to make this one! I love chocolate peanut butter fudge. :)

  8. 8
    Toni | Boulder Locavore says:

    Fudge was not a big holiday item in my house but I appreciate it at this time of year. I have many of my Grandmothers’ recipes that always make the holidays feels richer. This looks really delicious Cheryl!

  9. 9

    oh yummy, I love fudge and well who doesn’t like peanut butter and chocolate…really I can’t think of anyone.
    LOOKS delicious!

  10. 10
    Mary Ann Hubbard says:

    Yummy, I’m going to make this , this weekend!!

  11. 11
    Denise Olson says:

    Love your fudge…looks yummy….and I love the jar it is in…never thought of giving it away like that…new to your blog…but I love it!! Blessings to you :)

  12. 12

    my most favorite combo! i wish i could just grab a piece right now!

  13. 13

    Fudge is one of my favorite things to make around the holidays AND I am alway a fan of the chocolate/PB combo!

  14. 14

    Your grandma’s recipe for fudge looks amazing! I love favorite family recipes:)

  15. 15

    I love a good fudge and this recipe looks amazing! I would love to try some.

  16. 16

    This looks wonderful but you are missing something in Step 2 I think – what ingredients are involved in this step?

    Thanks.

  17. 17

    Cheryl- this is such an awesome giveaway (and brings awareness to such a good cause!) I also am obsessed with peanut butter and chocolate and am excited to try it in your grandmothers fudge!

  18. 18

    I wish this would just appear on my dessert plate right now :)

  19. 19

    Love the two-toned fudge and the color of that mixer!

  20. 20

    This fudge looks great!! So sweet of you to share your grandmother’s recipe!

  21. 21

    What a great recipe and a great way to raise awareness, Cheryl!

  22. 22

    awesome giveaway and fabulous looking fudge recipe!

  23. 23

    This pretty fudge would make for such great holiday gifts Cheryl :)

  24. 24

    Fudge is one of my favorite things to make and eat during the holidays!

  25. 25

    Your fudge looks amazing. I’m a pinner and I’ve tagged this to try for a party :)

  26. 26

    Oh, how great — my mother makes a very similar fudge but she swirls it instead of layering it. It’s a total staple during the holidays at our house.

  27. 27
    Kare St. Cyr says:

    Dream come true!!!

  28. 28

    That fudge looks wicked good!

  29. 29

    Awesome!

  30. 30

    This is such a good idea. These are my two favorite fudges combines!! I entered the giveaway!!! How exciting!
    Thanks!
    Karen

  31. 31

    wow – I would love to receive a batch of these for xmas!!

  32. 32
    Melissa Willard says:

    WOW! fuuuuuddddgggeeee ummy nommy!

  33. 33

    I’m not a peanut butter fan but wow – I must try this fudge!!

  34. 34
    Tonya Oriol says:

    Recipe looks delish, but I mostly want to thank you for putting out there about the genetic testing. I have had the testing and found out I am a carrier of the BRCA2 gene. I have already had a bilateral mastectomy because breast cancer hits my family aggressively by age 31-32! Best decision I could have made. I’ve beat breast cancer and it will never get me! Also, I received my gene from my father, so people, don’t just look at your mothers side of the family, you get your genes from BOTH parents! Thanks again!

  35. 35
    Bill Gentry says:

    ooohhh.. Fudge! (And not the Christmas Story “Fudge” that Ralphie shouted out)

  36. 36

    When/where will the winner be announced for the prizes?

    This fudge is on my Christmas baking list!

    • 37

      The winner for this mixer will be announces here on this post in the next few days – giveaway ends at midnight tonight.

      You will have to check with the other sites were they will announce their winners – I know some do a separate post to announce – but all winners will be contacted via email.

  37. 38

    What a giveaway. And that’s some delicious fudge! My grandmother got me hooked on good fudge years before she passed away because of cancer. Ill forever be indebted to her. Bless you and yours over the holidays.

  38. 39

    NEED HELP!!! I made this fudge last night… put it in the fridge and tasted it this morning. It tasted AMAZING!! However… the chocolate part on the bottom was thick and cut very well.. but the peanut butter part wasnt as hard and when I cut it its messy. I am thinking i either didnt add enough peanut butter or toomuch mixture. Can i scrap the peanut butter off and Re-Cook it adding more peanut butter? is there hope to save my fudge!?

  39. 40

    I just made the fudge from your recipe and it is AMAZING! Thank you so much for sharing with everyone, it made my first fudge making experience pretty awesome.

  40. 41
    Peanut Spread says:

    Peanut butter and chocolate fudge is one of my all tie favorite holiday snack. Thanks a lot for the amazing recipe.

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