This Creamy Dreamy Peanut Butter Fudge is beyond delicious! Rich and creamy this will be one of your new favorite holiday creations for gift-giving.
I have a thing with fudge, guess you could say I’m a bit of a fudge-snob. Not a fan of gritty fudge, it has to be smooth and decadent, and this Creamy Dreamy Peanut Butter Fudge completely nails this! I’m from Michigan, born and raised, and if you’ve ever traveled to parts of Michigan you’ll know there are a couple superb brands of fudge sold in some of the touristy areas such as Traverse City and Mackinac Island…the fudge that dreams are made of, so many scrumptious choices. Fudge is something that is a treat, and for me traveling to those areas and purchasing a small chunk of deliciously flavored fudge brings back many great memories throughout my lifetime.
Up until a couple of years ago making good fudge was something that completely intimidated me. I had visions of candy thermometers and burning sugar, not something I wanted to attempt. Then with the wonder known as Pinterest, I found a recipe that not only looked amazing, but required no candy thermometer, just a very precise amount of “rolling boil” time. After reading the directions a few times I honestly thought I could tackle this recipe. Let me tell you I am SO GLAD that I did, this fudge is amazing! It isn’t all that complicated at all, if I can do this I just know you can too. And if you are a fan of peanut butter as I am, this is a win-win post for you!
reach! Keep a few pieces in reserve, but share the love with this one, it is rich and decadent and you will thank me for suggesting that you give this away. I cut it into small size “Peanut Butter Fudge Bites”, just about 1/2″. These pieces fit nicely in mini-sized cupcake/muffin liners. Above is a picture of some that I boxed up for gift-giving, so very easy to do with some filler, a cute reusable kitchen container and VOILA! a gift of Creamy Dreamy Peanut Butter Fudge…you’ll make your friends and family very happy with this gift, in fact I promise they’ll be expecting more next year!
So lose the intimidation factor with making fudge and make up a batch for the holidays. I’m thinking my next version may include Baileys, who’s with me on that journey? 🙂
- 3 cups granulated sugar
- 3/4 cup (1.5 sticks) unsalted butter
- A pinch of kosher salt
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 2 cups white chocolate morsels
- 3/4 cup peanut butter, I used smooth
- 7oz jar marshmallow creme
- Line a square baking dish, mine was 9x9 with aluminum foil, leave some extra at the top so you will have handles to lift hardened fudge out of pan.
- In a large saucepan over med-high heat, add sugar, butter, salt and heavy cream. Stir until combined. Allow mixture to come to a rolling boil, that is an active boil with bubbles everywhere. As soon as you see this, set timer for 4 minutes and whisk continually for 4 minutes, this is the most IMPORTANT step. Turn heat off and remove from heat immediately.
- For this next step using an electric mixer (I used my Kitchen Aid) is extremely helpful since the peanut butter and marshmallow creme are somewhat thick. Pour hot sugar mixture into bowl of electric mixer, add white chocolate chips, peanut butter and marshmallow creme. The white chocolate chips will melt into the mixture, just make sure you combine the entire mixture thoroughly.
- Pour into lined pan. Refrigerate 3 hours to firm up. When ready to cut, allow to set at room temp 20 minutes. Lift fudge out of pan with edges of foil, cut on cutting board into desired size pieces. Keep refrigerated when not serving.
- NOTE: This makes a BIG batch of fudge, you will want to share! 🙂
- Original recipe has chocolate and peanut butter drizzled on top, that adds a beautiful touch, I kept it simple so I could stack pieces easily.
Original recipe found at: Shugary Sweets