Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge

December 27, 2013  •  Desserts,

chocolate peanut butter fudge 1There is something about the holidays that transports us to our childhood memories. Perhaps it’s seeing old family ornaments hung on the tree. Or maybe it’s pulling out your grandmother’s Christmas china for a special dinner. Or maybe it’s just the simple gathering of loved ones and the inherent reminiscing that happens. No matter what the cause, this Christmas, as my husband and I were alone until Christmas night, I found myself thinking of my childhood, and inevitably of the treats we used to make as kids at that time of year.recipe cards turned cookbookYou may remember some time ago when I moved my parents out of their home, I came across all of my mom’s old recipe cards and cookbooks. In that stash was a simple little paperback collection of recipes from our elementary school in Indiana. And it contains this classic simple fudge recipe that we made as kids each Christmas.chocolate peanut butter fudgeI made a double batch this year – don’t ask me why, as now I’m faced with throwing it away just so I can stop eating it. I’ll take a plate of it up to my sister today since she’s been sick and missed the holiday completely. And I’ll share a few pieces with my friends. And I’m guessing I’ll sneak in at least one or two more pieces before calling it quits. Childhood treats like this made later in life are the epitome of comfort food. I think I’ll go get a piece right now to have with my coffee!

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 16
  • 2 squares unsweetened baking chocolate
  • ½ cup (1 stick) butter
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 3 tablespoons smooth peanut butter
  • 1 pound powdered sugar
  1. Melt the chocolate and butter in the top of a double boiler. When smooth, add the milk and peanut butter and stir until melted together. Remove from the heat and stir in the powdered sugar. Pour into an 8 x 8 baking dish and smooth the top. Refrigerate until firm.



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  1. Nikki says:

    Hi — my daughter and I made this together this evening. We used Trader Joe’s PB — I think that was a mistake but it was all we had — and the fudge turned out a greasy horrific curdled mess. After some deliberation (throw it out? put it in the pan anyway? Siphon off the grease?) I threw it in the food processor until the oil and butter emulsified and the whole thing became, well, fudgy. Thought the fix might be helpful to others.

    • Michele says:

      I’m not sure why that happened with the TJ peanut butter. I grew up on the original Skippy brand and it works fine with that brand. I will tell you the original recipe calls for stirring the peanut butter in at the end to the fudge AFTER combining the butter and chocolate with the powdered sugar, but as a kid I found that hard to do as it was stiff and tough to get it smoothly incorporated. So I tried melting the peanut butter into the butter and chocolate along with the milk this time to make it creamier and it worked really well for me. As far as being greasy, it is greasy as it’s peanut butter fudge after all. As a kid I would always blot the top of the fudge with a paper towel after I spread it into the pan to blot up some of that grease on top.

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