Every time I hear “fudge” I hear jingle bells in my ears. Fudge is a holiday special, a creamy and chewy snack that I wasn’t allowed to touch before any of the guests. Fudge is a pretty simple recipe but a wrong set of ingredients can make a gritty and runny sweet. The Jif Peanut Butter Fudge recipe will help you make the best fudge of your life!
Away we go!
Jif Peanut Butter Fudge Recipe
- 2/3 cup evaporated milk
- 2 cups natural creamy peanut butter
- 7 oz marshmallow creme
- 3 cups sugar
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Non-stick cooking spray
- Line a 13X9 inches square pan with aluminum foil and spray it with non-stick cooking spray
- In a large saucepan, mix sugar, butter, and milk over medium heat
- Stir the mixture constantly till it starts to boil
- Lower the heat and let the mixture simmer for 5 minutes don’t forget to stir!
- Once at a smooth consistency, remove the pan from heat
- Add peanut butter in the pan and whisk till well blended
- With a metal whisk or hand mixer, beat the marshmallow creme and vanilla into the concoction till well blended
- There should be no lumps or grittiness
- Pour the mixture into the lined pan, with a spatula or the back of the spoon, even out the top surface
- Let the fudge cool on the counter or in the fridge
- Cut the fudge into candy-sized squares and serve!
Tips for this recipe
- Condensed milk can be substituted instead of evaporated milk
- Never add granulated sugar directly to the mixture as it creates a gritty texture instead of a smooth one
- Store the candy in an airtight container for 1 week in the fridge
The Jif peanut butter fudge recipe is ready. The fudge is fun and easy candy to make when you’re short on time plus the kids always love these.
How To Better Your Fudge Skills
Fudge is a simple candy to make, but even the most experienced chefs can end up with runny fudge or a gritty one. The recipe is always simple but midway through cooking, you might find yourself yelling “what the fudge!” in exasperation as you see your efforts go down the drain. For making fudge the right way all you have to do is follow some simple culinary rules
- Always get a bigger pan than your ingredients. The mixture tends to expand, thus getting a bigger pan helps in making a better-looking fudge
- To get the consistency right you can do either of two things; get a candy thermometer and with it get your mixture to the “soft ball stage”, or fill up a glass with cold water and add a drop of boiling syrup. If the syrup dissolves then it needs more time, but if it molds with your fingers then you have reached the soft ball stage
- You don’t have to stir non-stop, once you have reached the right consistency it’s okay to pause the stirring
- Don’t scrape all of the mixture sticking to the pan base, this might be sugar that hasn’t melted, and adding it to the pan can create a gritty texture
Make a Holiday Meal!
We have already established that fudge is a holiday dinner special, but you can’t munch on candy alone so here are some recipes you can enjoy at dinners:
- For a perfect Christmas dish, make the Hubert Keller Salmon Souffle
- With Cheddar’s Bourbon Glazed Salmon Recipe, add freshness to the meal
- Nothing stands out more than a Whole Poached Salmon
- For dessert, serve a slice of the decadent Almond Joy Cake
- Have some more cake, make the delightful Almond Delight Cake
- Try Harvard Honey Beets, they complement the Jif Peanut Butter Fudge perfectly
- Get the party started with the Almond Joy Martini Vodka
More Fudge-like Recipes
Satiate your sweet tooth with Toffee Almond Bars, they are a delight for all ages. Honor and celebrate new beginnings with the traditional Greek Almond Cookies, they’re crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside. Spread a serving of Honey Almond Cream Cheese on a crispy piece of toast and call it a day!