Old Fashioned Peanut Butter Fudge Recipe:
- 2 pounds of brown sugar
- 4 cups of granulated (white) sugar
- 12 oz. can of Milnot Canned Milk (you can find Milnot Milk next to the evaporated milk at most grocery stores. It is harder to find out west so you can substitute evaporated milk if you can't find it. I will say that Milnot brand works best but I have used Carnation evaporated milk in a pinch and it turned out fine)
- 1 stick margarine (make sure it has at least 65% fat or it won't set correctly. I use Kroger brand 80% fat or Gold & Soft brand or Fleishman's brand).
- 32 oz. Jif creamy peanut butter (I personally think Jif brand works best. It has the most flavor for this fudge. I never use anything else. I have had people use other brands and later tell me the fudge just didn't taste the same. Spend the extra money and get Jif - it is worth it for this recipe!
|my inexpensive candy thermometer|
Mix the brown sugar, white sugar, canned milk and margarine in a large heavy duty pan. Stir until smooth and bring to a full boil. Boil until soft ball stage (I recommend using a candy thermometer but if you are not using one they usually recommend boiling for 5 full minutes stirring constantly). Remove from heat once you reach the soft ball stage and stir in peanut butter quickly! (I have my peanut butter opened and spoon/spatula ready to scoop it into fudge). Pour into two foil lined 9x13 pans or a foil lined 12.5"x17.5" cookie sheet with edges. I recommend putting foil in the pans before pouring the fudge. It makes it easy to just lift the foil out and then put it on a cutting board or countertop to slice the fudge + makes for an easy cleanup! You don't need to butter the foil first. I use a pizza cutter to quickly & easily cut the fudge into squares. This fudge sets up quickly so you don't need to refrigerate it to set it.
|Recipe I tried off internet that DID NOT work. I will be making this into a "frosting"|
Packing up fudge for goody plates
|Fudge cooling in my foil lined 12.5" x 17.5" cookie sheet with edges|
|Cutting fudge with my pizza cutter|
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