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Peanut Butter Chocolate Fudge

I get the whole family involved with this fudge. I bake, my daughter watches the clock, my husband stirs and my son is a taste tester! —Jennifer Gilbert, Brighton, Michigan
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Cook: 20 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    4 pounds (117 pieces)

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • CHOCOLATE LAYER:
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 can (5 ounces) evaporated milk (2/3 cup)
  • 5 tablespoons butter, cubed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 jar (7 ounces) marshmallow creme
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • PEANUT BUTTER LAYER:
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 can (5 ounces) evaporated milk (2/3 cup)
  • 5 tablespoons butter, cubed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 jar (7 ounces) marshmallow creme
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Coarsely chopped chocolate-covered or salted peanuts, optional

Directions

  • Line a 13x9-in. pan with foil; grease foil with 2 teaspoons butter.
  • For chocolate layer, in a large heavy saucepan, combine sugar, milk, butter and salt. Bring to a rapid boil over medium heat, stirring constantly; cook and stir until a candy thermometer reads 234° (soft-ball stage), about 4 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in marshmallow creme and vanilla until blended. Stir in chocolate chips until melted. Immediately spread into prepared pan.
  • For peanut butter layer, in another large heavy saucepan, combine sugar, milk, butter and salt. Bring to a rapid boil over medium heat, stirring constantly; cook and stir until a candy thermometer reads 234° (soft-ball stage), about 4 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in marshmallow creme, peanut butter and vanilla until blended. Immediately spread over chocolate layer. If desired, sprinkle with peanuts. Refrigerate 3 hours or until firm, covering when cooled.
  • Using foil, lift fudge out of pan. Remove foil; cut fudge into 1-in. squares. Store between layers of waxed paper in an airtight container.

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  • sswimmomm
    Nov 24, 2014

    I found the peanut butter layer to be a bit lack luster in flavor--I will try to amp up the peanut butter next time. good idea though.

  • Remenec
    Nov 21, 2014

    My kids love this recipe! If you are having trouble getting it to set I would recommend turning the burner up a tad to medium-high heat to achieve a full boil. Immediately turn to medium heat and boil to the recommended temperature to avoid over heating. Hopefully the results will be better. This fudge recipe is delicious!

  • blssibley
    Nov 20, 2014

    I cooked each layer for at least 20 min., it would not reach soft ball stage. I put it in the refrigerator and it still did not set up. Is there an error on the amount of sugar? bls

  • rosebud67411
    Nov 15, 2014

    Followed directions to a tee but my fudge never solidified and even after sitting in fridge overnight is still as mushy as pudding!! What did I do wrong?

  • rena 55
    Nov 14, 2014

    Wow, I always make chocolate fudge and peanut butter fudge, but never thought to put them together!! Delicious. This will be a family favorite for sure!!!