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The Mystery of the Peanut Butter Fudge-SOLVED!

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AFTER 50+ YEARS icon_lol.gif

Pop made p.e.r.f.e.c.t. peanut butter fudge, flawless impeccable sweet heavenly peanut butter manna. I made alternating batches of peanut butter soup and peanut butter sand dune.

I know I saw him put 'something' in it once before he beat it up. I asked, he shined me on and he convinced me, it was nothing. I mean I have the recipe memorized for all these years that's how many times I've tried it. And I'm not a complete slouch in the kitchen.

CREAM OF TARTAR, baby!!! I just made Pop p.e.r.f.e.c.t peanut butter manna from heaven fudge. Thank you, Google and http://www.ehow.com/how_2275822_make-oldfashioned-peanut-butter-fudge.html.

GOTCHA, POP!!!!!! You rascal you!!!!

Nancy (Drew) would be proud...of both of us!!!
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post #2 of 34
LOVE when you figure stuff out like that!

Would you ever share the recipe? I used the link you posted but it took me to a site with various recipes...and I don't see one with cream of tartar! icon_smile.gif
post #3 of 34
OOPS, sorry....I think I found it!
post #4 of 34
Thanks so much!!
post #5 of 34
K8, would you mind if I added this to our Christmas treats thread and Google doc? I personally LOVE PB Fudge, and figuring out a sneaky-Pete's secret, so this is doubly sweet!! Congrats lady!
Melvira: Mistress of the dark... chocolate!

Well that's just great. Peanut butter in my crack.
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Melvira: Mistress of the dark... chocolate!

Well that's just great. Peanut butter in my crack.
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post #6 of 34
Way to go, -K8.

Now you know how I felt the day I remembered the missing ingredient from my grandmother's chicken soup was parsnips. After that, it was perfecto every time.

And thanks for sharing it with us.

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post #7 of 34
Thanks K8!! I promise to make it, and lord it over my sister like Ghengis Khan!! Muahahahahaha... ahem... sorry.
Melvira: Mistress of the dark... chocolate!

Well that's just great. Peanut butter in my crack.
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Melvira: Mistress of the dark... chocolate!

Well that's just great. Peanut butter in my crack.
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post #8 of 34
Oh snap! You are my kind of evil! thumbs_up.gif
Melvira: Mistress of the dark... chocolate!

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Melvira: Mistress of the dark... chocolate!

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post #9 of 34
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Originally Posted by -K8memphis

My sister lives in California--and we all love WhiteCastle hamburgers, sliders. You can't get 'em there. I mean now you can get them in the frozen section but back before that I used to send her coupons!!!! Bwowahahahahahaha



The frozen ones are not nearly the same as the ones right from the restaurant. And they'll be opening one within a mile of my house, next Summer! I can't wait. No more road trips.

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post #10 of 34
After you added the peanut Butter, did you beat it by hand or with a mixer?
post #11 of 34
I am so bad... is there anyone on earth that can get a thread off topic faster than me? tapedshut.gif

But seriously, this sounds so delish... what do you think the cream of tartar does for the fudge. I have honestly never used it in my fudge. What was the noticeable difference? Was is taste, texture, both? Just curious. I know it adds stability to some things, but I don't imagine that's the case here.
Melvira: Mistress of the dark... chocolate!

Well that's just great. Peanut butter in my crack.
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Melvira: Mistress of the dark... chocolate!

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post #12 of 34
Do you have a good/similar regular fudge recipe too? Cuz wouldn't it be GOOD to layer a chocolate and peanut butter fudge? Mmmm....
post #13 of 34
my hubby loves peanut butter fudge - so I want to be sure I understand ... you only used 1/3 cup peanut butter instead of the 1 1/4 cup?

If so, does it still have a big peanut butter flavor?

Also - did you use whole milk?

Thanks-
post #14 of 34
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Originally Posted by Kitagrl

Do you have a good/similar regular fudge recipe too? Cuz wouldn't it be GOOD to layer a chocolate and peanut butter fudge? Mmmm....



Me? Shoot... I'm not like a fudge master or anything... it's one of the few things I don't make very often. (Xmas holiday is pretty much the only time people are looking for it. I have two distinct options... Easy and Alton! Hehehe.

Alton:
2 3/4 cups sugar
4 ounces unsweetened chocolate
3 tablespoons butter, plus more for greasing pan
1 cup half-and-half
1 tablespoon corn syrup
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 cup chopped nuts, optional
Directions
Grease an 8 by 8-inch pan with butter. In a heavy-bottomed saucepan, combine the sugar, chocolate, 1 1/2 tablespoons of the butter, half-and-half, and corn syrup. Over medium heat, stir with a wooden spoon until sugar is dissolved and chocolate is melted. Increase heat and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and boil for 3 minutes. Remove the cover and attach a candy thermometer to the pot. Cook until the thermometer reads 234 degrees F. Remove from the heat and add the remaining butter. Do not stir. Let the mixture cool for 10 minutes or until it drops to 130 degrees F. Add vanilla and nuts, if desired, and mix until well-blended and the shiny texture becomes matte. Pour into the prepared pan. Let sit in cool dry area until firm. Cut into 1-inch pieces and store in an airtight container for up to a week.

Easy:
1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips (12 ounces)
1 cup milk chocolate chips (6 ounces)
2 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts, optional
Heat the condensed milk, chocolate chips, butter, and vanilla in a double boiler over simmering water. Stir until the chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth. Stir in nuts, if using; pour into the prepared pan. Spread gently then cover lightly with the ends of the plastic wrap. Chill until firm. Lift out of the pan and cut into small squares.
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Well that's just great. Peanut butter in my crack.
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Well that's just great. Peanut butter in my crack.
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post #15 of 34
BTW, I know I'm not K8 but I thought I'd throw in my 2 cents with the recipe thing. Hehe.
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