When I married into my husbands family, I instantly inherited several family recipes. And the funny thing is, most of them are only recipes we make and enjoy at the holidays. Which makes them even more special.
This recipe is one of the first things my husband thinks of when you ask him about Christmas. I asked him how long his grandma has been making it and all he says is FOREVER! He can remember eating it as a kid, and she even mailed him a huge box during his months at AIT after basic training. His roommate loved it so much he ate over half the box himself.
I myself, I had never even had peanut butter fudge until I met my husband and we celebrated our first Christmas together nine months after meeting. But it’s definitely become a Christmas tradition in our family, even the years we can’t be home to celebrate with our family. Our first Christmas living in Alaska she mailed us a large flat rate box full. The second I opened the mail box package compartment, you could smell the sweet scent of peanut butter and I knew what it was instantly! I may or may not have opened that box and eaten a few pieces in secret before letting my husband know what we had received. And it’s good I did, because it didn’t last longer than a few days in our house that year.
So, from our family to yours this holiday season I’m sharing this delicious recipe and I hope it is enjoyed as much as we enjoy it!
Grandma’s Peanut Butter Fudge
2 cups white sugar
2 cups brown sugar
4Tbsp butter (plus extra for greasing the pan)
1 cup canned evaporated milk
Pinch of salt
1 16oz jar of peanut butter
2 cups small marshmallows
1 tsp vanilla extract
Cook the first five ingredients to soft boil stage. Add marshmallows and peanut butter just before removing from the heat. Stir. Stir. Stir. Then add the vanilla extract and keep stirring until all the marshmallows are dissolved. Cool slightly, then pour into a well buttered 9×13 pan. Refrigerate to cool and set.
Cut into bite size pieces and ENJOY!!!