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Chocolate-peanut butter-marshmallow fudge

December 22, 2009

My Mom’s Famous Fudge

Are you ready?  I’m about to let you in on a family secret.  It’s my mom’s fudge recipe.  This fudge is so well-known… so sought-after… so stinkin’ delicious, that I couldn’t call us friends if I wasn’t willing to share it with you.  Consider it my Christmas gift.

Seriously, I can’t even tell you the requests that come for this fudge.  The expectations of yumminess.  The oohs and ahhs of happiness.  I kid you not.  Try it.  You’ll see.  And you can thank my mom.

Recipe:  My Mom’s Fudge

1 stick of butter

3 c. granulated sugar

1 tsp. pure vanilla extract

pinch of salt  (We’re talking the three-finger pinch here.)

pinch of flour

pinch (drizzle) of light corn syrup

3 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder

1 c. evaporated milk

1/2 c. water

1 c. creamy peanut butter

1 c. marshmallow fluff

1 c. chopped walnuts, optional  (These aren’t really optional in my opinion, but Bea can’t eat walnuts, so there are always some batches made without.)

Butter a 9×9 baking pan.  Cook first 9 ingredients over low-medium heat until fudge forms a soft ball when dropped into cold water.  (This stage can be determined by dropping a spoonful of hot syrup into a bowl of very cold water.  Use your fingers to gather the cooled syrup into a ball.  If it is at the soft ball stage, it should easily form a ball, then flatten once it is removed from the water.  I don’t have the patience for this method, so I just cook mine until it registers between 235-240 degrees on a candy thermometer.)  Remove from heat.  Stir in peanut butter, marshmallow fluff, and walnuts.  Pour immediately into prepared pan and allow to cool completely before cutting.

(Can be frozen too!)

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10 Comments leave one →
  1. December 22, 2009 8:40 am

    Thanks SO much for sharing this family secret recipe, it sounds amazing!! Look forward to making it!

  2. December 23, 2009 5:15 am

    Thanks for the fudge recipe! I have never tried to make fudge but if you’re saying it’s as good as it is… well, I just have to try it!

  3. December 23, 2009 1:18 pm

    mmm fudgy :D

  4. December 23, 2009 4:05 pm

    Cocoa, peanut butter and marshmallow fluff! No wonder you like it so much. Thank you and your mom for sharing!

  5. December 23, 2009 11:34 pm

    this is fudge done right. as far as i’m concerned, chocolate fudge without marshmallow and peanut butter is just worthless. :)

  6. December 24, 2009 5:46 am

    I’m still at work but hope to get home with time to give this a try. It sounds good and you know I’m not fond of chocolate. I think its the fluff….ha-ha! Thanks, Michelle’s Mom!
    ~ingrid

  7. December 24, 2009 8:18 am

    You are right, our fudge methods are quite different. In any case, your fudge looks outrageously good and dense and satisfying. Peanut butter is hard to beat. Have a fantastic holiday!

  8. Dani permalink
    December 27, 2009 1:48 am

    This is ULTRA amazing fudge!

  9. December 27, 2009 7:05 pm

    Thanks for letting us in on the secret. This looks so thick and ridiculously delicious!

  10. oneordinaryday permalink
    January 3, 2010 11:20 am

    Hi, all! On behalf of my mom, I thank you. It really, truly is the best fudge on the planet!!! : )

    ~ Michelle

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