September 25, 2023Review Recipe
Table of Contents
- Old Fashioned Peanut Butter Fudge Ingredients
- Peanut Butter Marshmallow Fudge Recipe Substitutions & Additions
- How to make Peanut Butter Fudge
- Serving Homemade Marshmallow Peanut Butter Fudge
- Storing Homemade Peanut Butter Fudge with Marshmallow
- Marshmallow Peanut Butter Fudge FAQs
- More Recipes You’ll Love
- JUMP TO RECIPE
This creamy old-fashioned peanut butter fudge recipe is a family favorite and vintage recipe. The original was found written on a scrap of paper, tucked in my grandma’s recipe box, and each of the recipes kept inside it is more delicious than the last, and this wonderful fudge is no exception.
Old Fashioned Peanut Butter Fudge Ingredients
- ½ cup of brown sugar, packed
- 2 cups of sugar
- 4 tablespoons of butter
- ½ cup of milk
- 1 cup of peanut butter
- 1 cup of mini marshmallows
Peanut Butter Marshmallow Fudge Recipe Substitutions & Additions
PEANUT BUTTER: We’d recommend using regular peanut butter in this recipe. Natural peanut butter tends to have oils that can affect the texture of this recipe.
TOPPINGS: Add even more peanut buttery flavor by sprinkling peanut butter chips on top of the fudge before it cools.
How to make Peanut Butter Fudge
STEP ONE: Start by boiling the brown sugar and white sugar, butter, and milk in a pot until the mixture reaches 236°F, then immediately stop.
OUR RECIPE DEVELOPER SAYS
Make sure you have a good candy thermometer to precisely measure the temperature of the mixture.
STEP TWO: Add the peanut butter and marshmallows to the sugar mixture and whip until it starts to thicken.
STEP THREE: Pour into a buttered 8×8-inch square pan.
You could also line the baking dish with parchment paper or aluminum foil to make it even easier to take out if you’d like to.
STEP FOUR: It takes about one to two hours for the fudge to harden completely. Wait until cooled to room temperature and slice into squares.
To help cut the fudge after chilling, score a grid on the top of the fudge when it is barely set but still warm.
Serving Homemade Marshmallow Peanut Butter Fudge
This creamy peanut butter fudge is the perfect treat for gift-giving, a delicious dessert, or a holiday treat.
Storing Homemade Peanut Butter Fudge with Marshmallow
ON THE COUNTER: This old-fashioned fudge recipe keeps just fine at room temperature and does not need to be refrigerated.
If you like it cold, you certainly can keep it in the fridge, though. Just make sure you always store your batch of fudge in an airtight container so it doesn’t dry out.
This sweet treat should stay fresh for one to two weeks. But I don’t think fudge has ever lasted in our house for that long.
IN THE FREEZER: This easy peanut butter fudge recipe freezes well. Store in a covered container or wrapped in plastic wrap and then stored in a freezer bag.
This easy old-fashioned peanut butter fudge recipe is exactly like your grandma used to make. It’s perfect to serve any time of year or to gift during the holiday season. A handful of simple ingredients produces a delicious fudge that will disappear before your eyes!
Marshmallow Peanut Butter Fudge FAQs
This delicious peanut butter fudge recipe will work fine with either mini marshmallows or marshmallow cream.
In many cases, the sugar, butter, and milk mixture needed to be cooked longer or to a hotter temperature. That’s usually the culprit when fudge doesn’t set.
The best way to fix this is to try reheating your fudge mixture by adding a little bit more milk and bringing it slowly back to a boil.
This peanut butter fudge freezes exceptionally well. Store in an airtight container for up to three months. This is a great option if you are planning to give this as a homemade gift. Make it ahead of time and store it until you are ready to share it.
The secrets to good fudge include using high-quality ingredients, using a candy thermometer to ensure the mixture reaches the proper temperature, and not rushing the cooling process.
Peanut butter fudge can be stored either at room temperature or in the refrigerator, depending on your preference and how warm your kitchen is.
The ingredient that primarily contributes to making fudge hard is sugar.
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Homemade Peanut Butter Marshmallow Fudge
- ½ cup brown sugar, packed
- 2 cups sugar
- 4 tablespoons butter
- ½ cup milk
- 1 cup peanut butter
- 1 cup mini marshmallows
- Start by boiling both sugars, butter, and milk in a pot until it reaches 236°F, then immediately stop.
- Add in the peanut butter and marshmallows and whip until it starts to thicken.
- Pour into a buttered 8×8-inch pan. You could also line the pan with parchment paper to make it even easier to lift the fudge out if you’d like to.
- It takes about one to two hours for the fudge to harden completely. Wait until cooled to room temperature and slice into squares.
- Make sure you have a good candy thermometer to precisely measure the temperature of the mixture.
- You could also line the baking dish with parchment paper or aluminum foil to make it even easier to take out if you’d like to.
- To help cut the fudge after chilling, score a grid on the top of the fudge when it is barely set but still warm.