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Grandma’s Soft Peanut Butter Fudge

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Soft peanut butter fudge is one of my favorite Christmas treats and this recipe comes together super fast with just 4 ingredients! 

Soft peanut butter fudge is one of my favorite Christmas treats and this recipe comes together super fast with just 4 ingredients!

I remember my grandma best when I’m in the kitchen. I mean I’ll never forget how she used to listen to me complain about the stresses of school or offer advice after my parent’s got divorced. But I can really picture her when I’m in the kitchen, my finger dragging down the page of one of her vaguely written recipes, whipping up some of her favorites that will never not make me think of her.

As far as Christmas cookies go there will never be a recipe better than her sandtarts. Soft but crispy butter cookies that are best served warm and practically melt in your mouth. Then there’s her cheesecake. A secret family recipe you’ll never see on the blog because it’s just that important to us. There’s pounded steak and mashed potatoes which I request every year for my birthday. Chicken and waffles {with gravy, not syrup!}, shoo fly pie, biscuit cookies, and cream cheese frosting.

Soft peanut butter fudge is one of my favorite Christmas treats and this recipe comes together super fast with just 4 ingredients! The list is endless. But when I think holidays and I think fudge I think of this soft peanut butter fudge. Just four ingredients and 10 minutes are all it takes to whip this up. Each bite melts in your mouth and takes me back to my childhood, standing on a chair helping my grandma bake at Christmastime. I was the official Hershey’s kiss unwrapper for the peanut butter blossoms. Good thing she always got extra in anticipation of me eating almost as many as I unwrapped.

You won’t need the microwave on this one but it is just as simple! I won’t call this a traditional recipe because we skip the corn syrup but the addition of marshmallow fluff is what helps this set up so fast but also keeps it creamy. You won’t want to miss this recipe!

Soft peanut butter fudge is one of my favorite Christmas treats and this recipe comes together super fast with just 4 ingredients!

Meaghan

Soft peanut butter fudge is one of my favorite Christmas treats and this recipe comes together super fast with just 4 ingredients!

Soft peanut butter fudge is one of my favorite Christmas treats and this recipe comes together super fast with just 4 ingredients!

Soft Peanut Butter Fudge

Yield: 24 pieces
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 pound powdered sugar
  • 1 16 oz jar peanut butter
  • 1 13 oz jar marshmallow fluff

Instructions

  1. Add milk and powdered sugar to a medium sauce pan set over medium high heat and bring to a boil. Boil for 5 minutes.
  2. Add in marshmallow fluff and stir until smooth.
  3. Remove from heat and add peanut butter, stirring until completely incorporated.
  4. Pour into a lined and greased 8x8 baking dish and allow to set for 30 minutes or until completely cool.
  5. Cut into squares and store in an airtight container.

Angie

Monday 7th of October 2019

I found this recipe yesterday and made it this morning. It’s great! I had a different one that called for granulated sugar and it came out crumbly, but tasty. This one is nice and soft but with the same flavor. I will definitely be making it again. Thanks!

Paul

Tuesday 19th of March 2019

Hi, could you clarify for me the peanut butter amount(I’m familiar with grams), thanks.

It looks great!

Meaghan

Monday 25th of March 2019

According to Google, 16oz is roughly 454 grams :)

Mary * Goodie Godmother

Monday 21st of November 2016

I've never seen a fudge like this, but I think the story behind it is so sweet. <3 It looks like one of those perfect quintessentially Southern desserts that makes hearts smile

Meaghan

Wednesday 23rd of November 2016

I won't tell my Pennsylvania Dutch grandma that you think this is a southern recipe ;) But it is one of my favorites. Not an "old fashioned" recipe by definition but she's been making it as long as they've had marshmallow fluff!

~Meaghan

Holly

Friday 18th of November 2016

Same for me. ????

Meaghan

Friday 18th of November 2016

I love making her recipes when I'm missing her!

~Meaghan