Recently my kids gifted me with a fun little package of fudge they purchased on their trip and it piqued my interest to go back to some of my old recipes that I'd not made in a long time. This peanut fudge is super easy to make. The original recipe calls for ground peanuts, but I decided to try it with regular peanut butter. Let's just say I'll have to hide it from view before I eat too much.
- 2 cups sugar
- 1/2 cup cream
- 1 1/2 cups peanut butter (smooth or crunchy)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- Prepare large loaf pan (about 9 x 4 inch) by lining with wax or parchment paper.
- In a medium sized heavy pot or saucepan, bring sugar and cream to boil, stirring.
- Simmer on low heat for about 6 minutes, watching to be sure it does not come up too high in the pot, but still simmering. (if you use a thermometer, it should reach 237° F)
- Add peanut butter and vanilla, stirring until it thickens, about 1 - 2 minutes. Remove from heat.
- Spread into prepared pan. Allow to cool. Lift out of pan and cut into one inch pieces. Yield: 36