Walnut Peanut Butter Fudge
My family loves fudge so I make a batch often. It also makes a great gift during the holiday season.—Robin Hazzard, Howes Cave, New York
Total TimePrep: 35 min. + chilling
- 11 tablespoons butter, softened, divided
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 cup evaporated milk
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 package (10 ounces) peanut butter chips
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/2 cup light corn syrup
- 2 cups confectioners' sugar
- 1 cup chopped walnuts
- Line a 9-in. square pan with foil and grease the foil with 1 tablespoon butter; set aside. In a heavy saucepan, combine the sugar, evaporated milk, salt and 4 tablespoons butter. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture comes to a rapid boil. Boil for 8 minutes or until a candy thermometer reads 226°, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat. Add peanut butter chips; stir until mixture is smooth. Pour into prepared pan. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
- Meanwhile, in a heavy saucepan, combine brown sugar, corn syrup and remaining butter. Cook and stir until smooth. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Remove from the heat. Stir in confectioners' sugar until smooth.
- Spread evenly over peanut butter layer in pan. Sprinkle with walnuts; press down lightly. Refrigerate for 2 hours or until firm. Using foil, lift fudge out of pan. Cut into 1-in. squares. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
Editor's NoteWe recommend that you test your candy thermometer before each use by bringing water to a boil; the thermometer should read 212°. Adjust your recipe temperature up or down based on your test.
Nutrition Facts1 piece: 87 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 5mg cholesterol, 54mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1/2 fat.
Originally published as Peanut Butter Cloud Fudge in Country Woman Christmas 2009