Sunday, November 25, 2012

Daddy's Peanut Butter Fudge

My sister and I, along with our daughters make this every Christmas when baking our Christmas Goodies, just as my Daddy did when we were growing up.  It’s the best and creamiest Peanut Butter Fudge I’ve ever had … though some I’ve had from candy stores was pretty darn close.  I remember when I was a kid Daddy would sit it outside on the snow topped picnic table, covered, of course, to harden.  Snow?  Yes, we lived in Kansas at the time … you’d be waiting a long time to get a snow covered picnic table in SOWEGA lol  This Fudge is easy easy easy to make but patience is needed to get it to the right stage before adding the peanut butter.  Brings back so many good memories.  

Now, you do not want to try to double this recipe because we tried that one year and it DID NOT work out.  If you want to make several batches, you’ll have to make individual recipes.  This recipe always seems to be just the right amount for mine and my sister’s family … after it has hardened, cut into 1x1 inch squares … perfect size.  Yummmm

Daddy’s Peanut Butter Fudge

1 cup Evaporated Milk
2 cups Sugar
1 tsp Vanilla
1 Tbsp Butter
1-1/2 cups Extra Crunchy Peanut Butter
Mix together Milk and Sugar in heavy 4-quart pot over medium to medium low heat.  Cook until soft ball forms when a tad is dropped into a glass of cold water.  This is important because if you don’t take it to this step the end result will be a grainy fudge because the sugar has not totally dissolved.  Remove from heat, add Butter.  Stir in Extra Crunchy Peanut Butter and Vanilla.  Pour into a Pyrex 8x8x2 inch dish that has been greased with butter.  Cool in fridge to harden. 

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