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Aunt Eve's Peanut Butter Fudge

Aunt Eve's Peanut Butter Fudge

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes, plus time to set up
  • Yield: 4 dozen 1 1/2-inch pieces


  • 4 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/2 pound (2 sticks) unsalted butter
  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 9 ounces (1 cup) smooth peanut butter
  • 2 heaping tablespoons marshmallow cream


  • Lightly grease a 9 x 13-inch baking pan and set aside.

  • Combine the sugar, corn syrup, butter, and evaporated milk in a large saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the mixture reaches 242.5 degrees F on a candy thermometer, between the soft- and hard-ball stages.

  • Remove from the heat and stir in the remaining ingredients. Beat the mixture with a large wooden spoon until it gets very stiff. Pour into the prepared pan and let harden.

  • To serve, cut into pieces about 1 1/2 inches square.

  • Store in an airtight container, with layers of fudge separated by waxed paper.