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Shirley's Peanut Butter Fudge

Posted by ShirleyW

This recipe was given to me by my best friends mother many years ago, So it is really Mary's peanut butter fudge. Whatever you want to call it, it is the best peanut butter fudge I have ever eaten.


  • 4 cups Granulated sugar
  • 1 can Eagle Brand sweetened condensed canned milk
  • 4 ounces butter 
  • 1/3 cup water 
  • pinch salt 
  • 1 cup Skippy Brand peanut butter (Creamy or Chunky),
  • 10 oz. jar Marshmallow cream or fluff,
  • 9 oz. Reeses peanut butter chips
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 cup chopped nuts (optional)



  1. In a large bowl, combine peanut butter chips, marshmallow cream/fluff and peanut butter, microwave just long enough to soften the peanut butter chips. Set mixture aside.
  2. In a large saucepan combine granulated sugar, sweetened condensed milk, water, butter and salt, stir to combine and cook over medium heat until mixture comes to a full boil (stir constantly)
  3. Once it comes to a boil lower heat to low and cook for 6 minutes, stirring constantly.
  4. Pour syrup mixture over peanut butter mixture and stir until combined and smooth.
  5. Add Vanilla and pecans or walnuts. Stir to combine.
  6. Scrape into buttered 9"X13" Pyrex dish.
  7. Refrigerate until set, cut into squares, remove from pan and wrap well with foil wrap. Keeps well for 1 week in fridge.


Comments (6)

Error correction, I meant to say "to soften peanut butter chips) not chocolate chips.
I am going to make this and the Nutella Fudge recipe. The other day I had a raspberry almond fudge gelato and was looking for a fudge recipe to try and re-create the gelato at home. I have almond butter, wonder if it will work too.
This fudge is really creamy and has a good flavor. I used Jiff creamy instead of Skippy brand peanut butter.
I have receipe and have used it for around 25 years.  It is the only Peanut Butter Fudge I make.  It melts in your mouth.  As far as brand of peanut butter, it doesnot matter that I have found anyway.  Any and all that I have used have been great.
I haven't tried this recipe so I can't speak to flavor comparisons, but an easier peanut butter fudge recipe is to melt 1 can of sweetened condensed milk with 12 oz peanut butter chips (must be Reese's--the off brands don't set up) in the microwave in 30 second increments, stirring 'til creamy and smooth. Pour into a lined pan and cut when cooled and set. I do the same thing with chocolate chips to make double-decker fudge that people fight over.
Hi, I would like to make this fudge, please can you give me the size/weight of the condensed milk as I do not think that we have that brand in the UK and I would need to substitute with another brand (Nestle). Thanks
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