So, I'm actually not a huge fan of fudge. I'm not quite sure why, I think it might be a texture thing. I don't really like how dense and sugary it is. It just seems like a tiny brick waiting to attack my insides with an overwhelming amount of sugar. If I want a junk food fix, I'll take ice cream topped with peanut butter sauce any day, you can keep your fudge. That WAS the case anyway, until I tasted my mother-in-law's peanut butter fudge. Life changing.
I first tried it when my husband and I were dating and went to visit his family in Pennsylvania. My (then future) mother-in-law whipped out this pan of delicious-smelling peanut butter fudge and when I took that first bite, I was instantly hooked. It was light, fluffy, and it involved one of my very favorite foods - peanut butter. And you can never go wrong with peanut butter.
It was then that I knew I had to marry into this family and get this recipe. At our wedding, my mother-in-law even made several batches of fudge for our guests, and I could hear people talking about it all through dinner. It's really that good.
Aside from being one of the world's perfect foods,this peanut butter fudge is also no-bake, and involves 6 ingredients and only 3 steps. Easy. Give it to neighbors as a gift, bring it to a Christmas party, or just eat the whole batch yourself. No judgement here.
ONE: in a pot on medium heat, mix the sugar, butter, and evaporated milk together and bring to a boil. Boil for 5 minutes, stirring regularly.
TWO: add the remaining ingredients and stir well until completely combined.
THREE: pour into a greased 9x15 pan and let cool (approximately 1 hour).
What you get is a pan full of fluffy, melt-in-your-mouth peanut butter fudge that is light as air (which is pretty dangerous because you don't realize how many you're eating.)
You can't eat just one little square. You might just want to cut the pan into 2 big pieces and call it a day.
Looking for another great fudge recipe? Check out my Snowy Road Fudge. It's a twist on rocky road, and it's oh-so-good.
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