Do you want to participate in a cookie swap but don’t have the time to make several dozen cookies? Do you need a last minute gift for a teacher, hostess or neighbor? Or do you find the taste of peanut butter fudge irresistible and use the holidays as an excuse to make it? Whatever the case, this is the recipe for you!

Perfectly moist peanut butter fudge
Perfectly moist peanut butter fudge

Traditional fudge recipes call for the use of a candy thermometer to ensure the exact cooking temperature has been reached – otherwise you end up with either a gooey mess that you must eat with a spoon, or a brick that would cause your teeth to chip. This recipe includes common ingredients found in your kitchen and requires only 10 minutes to prepare, and it is absolutely delicious!

If you need to make a lot – don’t double the recipe – just make two batches to ensure the texture comes out perfect!

Grandma’s Easy Peanut Butter Fudge Recipe

Boil the sugar and milk for exactly 2 1/2 minutes.
Boil the sugar and milk for exactly 2 1/2 minutes.

Ingredients:
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup milk
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
3/4 cup creamy peanut butter

Instructions:

1. Butter an 8×8″ glass baking pan. Measure out all ingredients prior to beginning the recipe.

Mix in the vanilla and peanut butter until smooth
Mix in the vanilla and peanut butter until smooth

2. In a saucepan over medium heat, bring the sugar and milk to a boil, stirring constantly.  Boil for exactly 2 1/2 minutes.

3. Remove from heat. Stir in the vanilla extract.

4. Stir in the peanut butter. Blend well until smooth.

Pour hot mixture into a buttered dish. Let cool and cut into squares.
Pour hot mixture into a buttered dish. Let cool and cut into squares.

4. Pour into buttered dish and smooth out. Let it completely cool before cutting into pieces.

Enjoy!

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Mary and Jim




Grandma’s Easy Peanut Butter Fudge Recipe

Ingredients:
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup milk
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
3/4 cup creamy peanut butter

Instructions:

1. Butter an 8×8 inch baking pan. Measure out all ingredients prior to beginning the recipe.

2. In a saucepan over medium heat, bring the sugar and milk to a boil, stirring constantly. Boil for exactly 2 1/2 minutes.

3. Remove from heat. Stir in the vanilla extract.

4. Stir in the peanut butter. Blend well until smooth.

4. Pour into buttered dish and smooth out. Let it completely cool before cutting into pieces.

recipe courtesy of Old World Garden   www.owgarden.com

 

18 thoughts on “Grandma’s Easy Peanut Butter Fudge Recipe – No Candy Thermometer Required

  • November 30, 2016 at 9:56 am
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    How long will this keep at room temp. Or, can it be frozen?

  • October 23, 2016 at 11:20 am
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    Can you make just chocolate fudge with this recipe if so How much cocoa would you use

  • October 21, 2016 at 10:50 pm
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    These both look soon good…love them both. Do you have the recipe for the no bakes that doesn’t have the cocoa in it, instead it’s all peanut butter?

  • October 7, 2016 at 9:26 am
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    I’m wondering about the amount of time – 2 and 1/2 minutes – at 9,500′ altitude. We normally boil things longer, as water boils here at about 198*. I also have to add about 20 minutes for water-bath canning. Any suggestions for this fudge recipe? Thanks!

  • December 7, 2015 at 7:56 am
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    Peanut butter fudge

  • December 5, 2015 at 9:56 am
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    Regular granulated sugar or confectioner sugar ??

    • December 5, 2015 at 4:37 pm
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      Hi Anne
      In this recipe use regular granulated sugar. Hope that helps!

    • October 24, 2016 at 8:28 pm
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      Yes regular sugar

  • December 19, 2014 at 2:52 am
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    Just made this soo easy I can’t believe it, it may not make it into my friends Christmas present! Thank you for sharing Jim and Mary and a Merry Christmas to you and yours from The Pullums, Eccles, Norfolk UK

    • December 19, 2014 at 7:16 am
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      Thank you so much! We hope that you and your family have a wonderful Christmas as well! Thanks for following along our journey at Old World Garden.

  • December 3, 2014 at 4:41 pm
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    This sounds so good! It just might make it into my goody baskets this Christmas.

  • December 3, 2014 at 11:52 am
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    Mm! I’m going to translate it to my rice syrup for the sugar, for milk Spelt milk & peanut butter I’ll exchange for another nut butter.
    I’ll see if that can work bc it looks like a delicious recipe!
    Thanks for the share πŸ™‚

  • December 3, 2014 at 10:02 am
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    Oh yum!!! Definitely pinned for gift-giving for the holidays!

  • December 3, 2014 at 9:45 am
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    I’m wondering if anyone has tried this with almond or coconut milk.

    • December 3, 2014 at 10:02 am
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      I plan on trying… I’ll report back! If it’s a fat content thing, try hemp milk. Same fat content as whole cow’s milk.

  • December 3, 2014 at 9:17 am
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    Hey , Have been following every since you launched the Farm.Fudge recipe came my way over the Holidays.I used one jar Jiffy natural crunchy peanut butter and Chocolate cake frosting. Combine , stir in micro dish. micro 1 min. stir again 1 min. then pour into greased 9″ Sq. baking dish ,refrigerate to kool down.Delicious.could throw in Marshmallow for a really sin full treat Enjoy!

  • December 3, 2014 at 9:12 am
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    That is so easy! I may have to make this one! Of course, we are suckers for Peanut Butter anything around here!

  • December 3, 2014 at 8:43 am
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    Sounds great! I will have to try this one.

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