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Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge

A recipe for Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge from my grandma.
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Prep 5 minutes
Cook 15 minutes
Total 20 minutes
Servings 64 pieces
Calories 62 kcal
Author Michelle

Ingredients

  • cups granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • 1 cup evaporated milk from a can
  • 1 tablespoon light corn syrup
  • ½ cup unsalted butter divided
  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
US Customary - Metric

Directions

  1. Butter an 8-inch square pan and line with parchment paper, using enough so that there is some overhang on the edges.
  2. Combine the sugar, cocoa powder, evaporated milk and corn syrup in a large saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring constantly, until the sugar dissolves.
  3. Add 2 tablespoons of the butter and stir until the butter melts. Allow the mixture to come to a boil, then cover and boil for 3 minutes.
  4. Remove the lid and continue to cook, without stirring, until the mixture reaches 234 degrees F on a candy thermometer (soft ball stage). Remove from the heat and, without stirring, add the remaining butter, peanut butter and vanilla. Allow the mixture to sit for 10 minutes.
  5. Using a wooden spoon, beat the fudge vigorously until it thickens and begins to lose its gloss (can take anywhere from 5 to 15 minutes). You can also transfer the mixture to the bowl of a stand mixer (or use a hand mixer) and beat it on medium speed, being careful to only mix until it thickens and loses its gloss. Do not overmix.
  6. Immediately pour the mixture into the prepared pan. Allow the fudge to come to room temperature, then cover the pan with plastic wrap and chill it until set. Lift the fudge out of the pan and cut into 1-inch squares. The fudge can be stored in an airtight container at cool room temperature or in the refrigerator.

Recipe Notes

Nutritional values are based on one piece of fudge

Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge
Amount Per Serving
Calories 62 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 4mg1%
Sodium 14mg1%
Potassium 30mg1%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Sugar 8g9%
Vitamin A 55IU1%
Vitamin C 0.1mg0%
Calcium 12mg1%
Iron 0.1mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.