Cathy's Peanut Butter Fudge

Cathy's Peanut Butter Fudge


"Cathy's mom developed this recipe a long time ago. You do need a candy thermometer. Enjoy!"


25 m servings 281 cals
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Original recipe yields 12 servings



  • Calories:
  • 281 kcal
  • 14%
  • Fat:
  • 12 g
  • 18%
  • Carbs:
  • 40.9g
  • 13%
  • Protein:
  • 5.8 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 3 mg
  • 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 120 mg
  • 5%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Grease an 8x8 inch square pan.
  2. In a saucepan over medium heat, combine the brown sugar , butter and milk. cook until the mixture reaches the soft ball stage (234-240 degrees F, 112-115 degrees C).
  3. Combine the cornstarch and water, add to the saucepan and mix well. Remove from heat and beat for 2 minutes. Stir in the vanilla and peanut butter until thoroughly blended. Spread batter evenly into the prepared pan. let cool, then cut into squares and enjoy!


  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.
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  1. 74 Ratings


I have some experience making fudge and I have a candy thermometer. I followed the directions exactly except for one small change. I used half & half instead of milk. Overall, I thought this wa...

When you add the peanut butter and vanilla, stir quickly (it won't take much time to blend) and then immediately pour it into a pan--if you rest and then start stirring again the fudge will be g...

My mother gave me a peanut butter fudge recipe many years ago and my children lost it last year. So I searched all recipes and this one is the closest to hers. Very fast and easy to make. I l...

This is a great fudge recipe. If you have made candy before it's really very easy. If you haven't, it might take a little adjusting. You have to stir in the vanilla and peanut butter and pour it...

I used Splenda instead of sugar. It doesn't crystalize like sugar and would never set. The taste was great, so if it was sugar, they would have been awesome. Unfortunately for me, I had to to...

Wow, what a wonderful and easy recipe. Great job. I doubled this and it came out great. It was quick and easy too. My husband it a Peanut Butter fanatic and he just loved this recipe. Keep up...

Very smooth, creamy, peanutbuttery, velvety fudge. I was very impressed with the ease and flavor. I went out and bought a candy themometer just for this recipie (just over a buck.) Will defin...

I have never eaten peanut butter fudge with brown suger. It was pretty good, a little grainy though. I must have over cooked it a little bit, kinda crumbled on me when cutting. Or, I might not...

microwave! Put brown sugar, butter and milk in a large bowl and stir. Microwave 3 min. on HI. Stir. Microwave 3 more min. on HI. Stir. Microwave 2 min. on HI. While in for the last 2 minutes, st...