What is Fudge?Fudge is a type of soft and creamy sugar candy usually made from sugar, milk, flavoring, and butter (or in this case peanut butter). It has a smooth, dense, and creamy texture that just melts away in your mouth.
- Legend has it, that someone fudged up big time while trying to make caramel, resulting in this delightful creation and its name!
- The first known sale of fudge was in a Baltimore grocery store in 1886, back then you could get a pound for just 40 cents!
- Before the invention of this treat, the word fudge was used to express annoyance or disappointment.
- November 20th is National Peanut Butter Fudge Day
Origin of Grandma’s Creamy Peanut Butter Fudge?While the origins of this tasty confectionery are unknown, no one can deny that it has left an impact in the hearts (and pallets) of many and has therefore earned its place in candy history as one of the tastiest treats around!
When Grandma’s Creamy Peanut Butter Fudge Should Be EatenDue to its high sugar content, fudge is usually eaten in small quantities as a treat or dessert. Have it as an afternoon indulgence with a glass of milk or an after-dinner delight with fruits and whipped cream, kids will love it!
Best Served WithFudge is delicious on its own but it can also be melted down and used as a topping for brownies or cut into smaller pieces and incorporate into your favorite muffin recipe, or have some ice cream with fudge pieces!
How The Ingredients Work For Grandma’s Creamy Peanut Butter FudgeButter– When heated and mixed with the peanut butter, it gives the fudge a smooth, melts in your mouth texture, and a rich flavor. Powdered Sugar– The sugar when mixed with the peanut butter mixture, adds sweetness and thickens the fudge.
This Is How It’s Done!This is how we made this Grandma’s Creamy Peanut Butter Fudge! First, we sifted the powdered sugar and set it aside. We then whisked the butter and peanut butter in a saucepan over medium heat for about 4-5 minutes. We then removed it from the heat and stirred in the vanilla and salt. After this, we poured the mixture on top of the sifted sugar and stirred it until smooth and lump-free, then we poured the mixture evenly into an 8×8 pan lined with plastic wrap, covered and refrigerated for it until it was firm enough to cut.
Why You Should Make Grandma’s Creamy Peanut Butter Fudge?This recipe is super easy and fast to prepare, inexpensive, and only contains 5 ingredients! But wait, that’s not all, it also makes delicious makes a whopping 64 servings! With that much fudge, you could cater to a party with friends, family, and guests. There isn’t any reason not to make this tasty treat! Terms Used In The Recipe Sift– This means to put the sugar through a metal strainer to break down any lumps and makes it lighter by introducing air during sifting. Whisk– This requires the use of a wire whisk to combine the ingredients and prevent the forming of lumps in the fudge mixture.
Questions You Might Have on Grandma’s Creamy Peanut Butter FudgeQuestion 2: What if I don’t have a whisk? Answer: If you don’t have a whisk, you can get the same results by tape 2 forks together as a type of makeshift whisk. Question 1: What if I don’t have any plastic wrap? Answer: If you have no plastic wrap, use a cooking spray to lightly grease the pan before pouring in the mixture, and use foil to cover the pan before refrigerating. So to recap, this recipe is delicious, budget-friendly, only contains a few ingredients, can be made in just half an hour, and makes 64 servings. Honestly, this is a win-win no matter how you look at it! Kids and adults alike will love this stuff!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Additional Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 1 ¼ cups unsalted butter
- 1 ¼ cups peanut butter (creamy)
- ½ tsp salt
- 1 ½ tsp vanilla extract
- Sift the sugar and set it aside.
- In a saucepan, combine the butter and peanut butter over a medium flame. Whisk and allow this to cook for 3-5 minutes until tiny bubbles begin to form at the sides.
- Remove the mixture from the flame and stir in the salt and vanilla, pour the peanut butter mixture onto the powdered sugar and stir to combine until smooth.
- Pour the mixture into the prepared 8x8 pan and spread evenly. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1-3 hours or until it is solid enough to cut.
- Once it is set, remove it from the pan, cut it into cubes and serve.