If you love sweets as much as I do, then you probably love fudge. Blessed or cursed with a sweet tooth, I have been indulging in sweet treats all my life. Fudge is one of my favorite sweet indulgences.
Chocolate chip cookies were the only cookies I made this year so I decided to whip up some of my favorite peanut butter fudge.
This recipe is from Ladies Auxiliary of the Hershey Volunteer fire dept. cookbook. An old book that belonged to my Mom. The pages are dog eared and stained. Some recipes are circled and some have GOOD written beside them. It’s got lots of scribbling in it, (probably from me as a child) and the front cover is missing. Isn’t that the best kind of recipe book?
I sprinkled some peanuts and chocolate chips on top. OH MY it IS so good!
Here’s the recipe,
1 ½ c peanut butter
2 c marshmallow crème
5 c granulated sugar ( Yikes)
15 oz can evaporated milk
½ c butter
Combine peanut butter and marshmallow, set aside. In large saucepan combine sugar, evap. milk and butter. Boil gently, stirring constantly for 10 minutes. Add to peanut butter and marshmallow and beat until candy begins to thicken. Put into 2 8×8 pans or 9×13 pan. Cool and enjoy!
On my DaySpring plate it looks tempting. Grab a big piece, it makes lots, so I think I’ll be sharing it with neighbors. It’s so sweet that just four pieces wrapped up in parchment or brown paper and tied with a little bow is a neighborly gift I would appreciate.
Do you make holiday treats to share?