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Grandma’s Peanut Butter Fudge

This easy delicious fudge can be made with creamy peanut butter or crunchy for added texture.
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 3 hrs
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 30 Pieces


  • Medium-sized pot
  • Spoon
  • Candy Thermometer, if you have one
  • Rubber Spatula
  • 9 Inch Square Pan


  • 2 cups Sugar
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 1 stick Unsalted Butter
  • 1 jar Marshmallow Creme
  • 12 oz Peanut Butter chunky or smooth
  • 1 tsp Vanilla


  • Combine sugar, milk, and butter in a medium-sized pot and bring to a rolling boil.
  • Cook rapidly for 12-15 minutes over medium heat or until it reaches the softball stage (234°-240°). Make sure you still this constantly as it scorches easily.
  • Once it has reached the softball stage, remove from the heat and add the creme, peanut butter, and vanilla. Beat until well blended.
  • Pour into a well-greased 9-inch square pan, use a rubber spatula to get all of the fudge from the pan and spread it smooth.
  • Let cool, then cut into squares.


Pro tip: When you have the butter out of its wrapper don't throw it away! Use the butter that is still on the wrapper to grease the pan. Works like a charm.
Another pro tip: Grating the butter helps it melt faster and therefore reach boiling faster, works best if butter is frozen or straight from the fridge.
Keyword Easy Dessert, Fudge, Peanut butter