Ho, Ho, Ho!! Only 2 more days until Christmas!!
We have quite a few Christmas traditions in my family. One of my favorites used to be going to my dad’s parents’ house and celebrating on Christmas eve with the rest of that side of the family. My granny Trula would always make chili dogs and homemade french fries (best fries EVER by the way), and we always always always had her peanut butter fudge. She actually called it peanut butter candy….same thing. This was a treat that she made throughout the year, but it was a family favorite.
Unfortunately, those times are gone now. My Granny Trula and Grandpa Bart are watching us from Heaven now. But we have kept up the tradition of getting together each year before Christmas and spending time with my dad’s side of the family. Now, we typically have tacos…another traditional Christmas dinner (ha!)…and I typically make our granny’s fudge. It’s just not the same without it.
Psst! My granny also made excellent peach cobbler!!!! Find that recipe by clicking here. It’s another great holiday treat.
Now back to the how-to for this fudge. It’s very very easy.
Granny’s Peanut Butter Fudge
Makes about 50 pieces (give or take…I forgot to count…)
- 13 Tablespoons butter or margarine
- 1 cup creamy peanut butter
- 6 Tablespoons evaporated milk
- 1 one-pound box + 6-10 Tablespoons powdered sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
Place butter and peanut butter in a large microwave-safe bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and poke vent holes in the top of the plastic wrap. Microwave on high for 2 minutes.
Add evaporated milk to heated mixture and stir until well combined. Recover and microwave an additional 2 minutes.
Careful, it will be boiling hot!!
Stir mixture. Add sugar in 4 separate additions, stirring until well combined after each. It’ll get harder to stir and become less shiny. You will need the first pound of powdered sugar (about 3 3/4 cups) for sure, then add extra 6-10 Tbsp until the mixture is thickened to the point where it won’t pour easily. Continue stirring until most sugar is dissolved and there aren’t many clumps. Add vanilla and stir until well incorporated.
Transfer mixture into a 13×9 glass pan that’s lightly sprayed with nonstick spray. Chill for 2-3 hrs or until set.
This is a very indulgent recipe. As in, NOT very healthy. But it is the holidays and they are small pieces of fudge. Everything in moderation!
What is your family’s favorite holiday tradition?