Old Fashioned “Stolen” Peanut Butter Fudge

Posted by on Sunday, November 28th, 2010

peanut butter fudge

This is my Aunt Patricia’s Peanut Butter Fudge recipe.  She has made uncountable pounds of this fudge for various family gatherings over the years.  At our last gathering, someone actually STOLE this fudge and hid it for their own selfish consumption!  You know you’ve got a notable recipe when folks let loose of all their morals and STEAL your fudge.  You’ve got to make this soon, but be careful what type of people you associate with when serving it.

  • 4 cups sugar
  • 1 cup whole, or evaporated milk
  • 1/4 cup white corn syrup
  • 1/2 stick butter
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups peanut butter, creamy
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Mix sugar, milk, syrup, butter and salt together in a large saucepan. Boil for 5 minutes stirring constantly. Remove from heat and add peanut butter. Return pan to heat and bring to a boil. Remove from heat. and add vanilla; beat until slightly stiff. Pour onto butter platter. Let set a couple of hours and cut into squares.

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Old Fashioned “Stolen” Peanut Butter Fudge

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23 Responses to “Old Fashioned “Stolen” Peanut Butter Fudge”

  1. carolinaheartstringson 07 Dec 2010 at 1:46 pm 1

    I am going to try this. I always make fudge and this would be a great addition to the normal chocolate variety.

  2. Katieon 20 Dec 2010 at 4:49 pm 2

    Well, I love peanut butter, and I definitely love fudge, so I’m bookmarking this recipe! :)

  3. Taraon 21 Dec 2010 at 11:38 pm 3

    Thanks for stopping by Katie. Steal some fudge for me OK?

  4. CookbakeandDecorateon 22 Jan 2011 at 5:53 pm 4

    Can’t wait to try this recipe. Looks delicious

  5. Nicholeon 30 Jul 2011 at 4:27 pm 5

    My husband’s favorite! Can’t wait to surprise him with this.

  6. cindyon 27 Oct 2011 at 4:46 pm 6

    i was looking for a fudge close to grandma’s. I found your receipe. It is VERY CLOSE. I took some to work and have ben getting many requests for more. THANKS !!!!!!

  7. Taraon 27 Oct 2011 at 5:37 pm 7

    Thanks Cindy. Glad the fudge was a hit. I would love to get my hands on a good Maple Nut Fudge recipe. Come see us again soon!

  8. Taraon 29 Oct 2011 at 9:05 pm 8

    That fudge doesn’t last long Cindy. Thanks for stopping by!

  9. Meganon 04 Nov 2011 at 11:36 am 9

    Going to make this for my mom as she loves peanut butter fudge, but not the new type with marshmallow cream—-thank you very much for the recipe!!! :)

  10. Taraon 04 Nov 2011 at 11:48 am 10

    Hope she likes it. There’s nothing better than old fashioned fudge. I’m not crazy about the marshmallow kind either.

  11. cindyon 12 Nov 2011 at 1:29 pm 11


  12. cindyon 21 Nov 2011 at 6:22 pm 12

    I have made many batches of this fudge. Any ideas on how to add chocolate?

  13. Taraon 21 Nov 2011 at 6:49 pm 13

    I was thinking the same thing today Cindy! If you want chocolate peanut butter fudge, I would try adding a cup of cocoa with the sugar when the sugar gets added. I want to try to make it without peanut butter too and will let you know how that turns out.

  14. Lindaon 15 Dec 2011 at 1:51 pm 14

    What size pan and how much does it make? I am thinking of adding this to my cookie trays this year.

  15. Taraon 15 Dec 2011 at 3:17 pm 15

    Linda it should fit into a 9×13 glass dish nicely. You can cut your squares as large or as small as you like. I think a 9×13 pan would yield 12 1″cuts lengthwise and 8 1″ cuts widthwise which is approximately 96 1″ squares. If I recall correctly the ones in the photo were a little larger though. Good luck with the fudge.

  16. cindyon 12 Apr 2012 at 5:15 pm 16

    Did you try adding the cocoa for chocolate peanut butter fudge?

    Did you find a receipe for maple nut fudge?

    I always took this in for the men at work. I recently had a request for girl food. They would like maple nut fudge. Any help. This is the best fudge iI have ever madem and very easy!!!!!

  17. Nikkion 22 Jul 2012 at 8:40 pm 17

    So glad I found this recipe, its VERY similar to what my grandma made ( but your recipe has actual measurements unlike when she makes it lol!) Can’t wait to make this tomorrow!

  18. Shannonon 18 Nov 2012 at 3:44 pm 18


    Did you try this fudge with just the cocoa and how did it turn out?

  19. Taraon 21 Nov 2012 at 7:58 pm 19

    Shannon I have not had the chance yet to add the cocoa but I’m pretty sure 1/2 a cup of cocoa would make it tasty.

  20. jamieon 22 Dec 2012 at 1:24 pm 20

    I put in 2 heaping tablespoons of coco and was really good i used toll house

  21. Derianon 22 Dec 2012 at 4:05 pm 21

    Davidlebovitz.com has a nice recipe for maple pecan candy. I made it a few days ago and it turn out nice and creamy.

  22. Taraon 26 Dec 2012 at 8:03 am 22

    Thanks for the link. It sounds delish.

  23. Pattyon 14 Dec 2013 at 1:29 pm 23

    I tried this using reduced fat Jif and it didn’t turn out so well. The taste is great but the appearance is dried out and it crumbles when you cut it. Next time I will use regular full fat peanut butter. Some things you just can’t skimp on the calories.