the world’s best chocolate peanut butter fudge

The World’s Best Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge you say, well at least my kids think so.  This fudge is sumptuous and there is just no better word to describe it.  When you really need something self-indulgent, this fudge is what you want.  The recipe is my adaptation of one in Southern Living back in the 90’s.

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chocolate peanut butter fudge

2 1/2 Cup Sugar

1/4 Cup Cocoa

1 Cup Milk

1 Tablespoon Light Corn Syrup

1 Stick of Butter divided

1/2 Cup Peanut Butter

2 Teaspoons Vanilla (if you like)

1 Cup Chopped Pecans (if you like)

Combine first four ingredients in a Dutch Oven and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until sugar dissolves.  Add 2 tablespoons of butter and stir until it melts.  Cover and boil for three minutes.

Remove the cover but continue to cook until the candy reaches 234 degrees or use the old school soft ball method which entails the candy forming a soft ball when you release a small drop into a cool glass of water.

The candy will be extremely hot so handle with care.  Remove from heat and add remaining butter but do not stir.  Add the vanilla and pecans (if desired).  Let cool for 10 minutes.

With an electric mixer,  beat candy until mixed well and pour into a 9-inch square buttered dish.  Cool, and enjoy.

Yields 3 dozen 1 1/2 inch squares

I omitted the vanilla and chopped pecans but I did place a few pecans on top.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge both decadent and yummy!

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  1. Jann Olson says:

    Sounds yummy Sharon. I can only eat fudge if there are nuts in it, so the pecans are great!! Isn’t that funny? Without nuts it’s just too sweet for me. 🙂 Thanks for sharing with SYC.