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Friday, December 19, 2008

Peanut Butter Dream Fudge

Goodman loves peanut butter fudge and had been saying how he'd like to have some so I made a batch last weekend. It's all gone now. It's the recipe, I tell ya. Even the snowman in the striped hat dropped what he was doing to sample it. I basically use the old Fantasy Fudge recipe with a tweak or two. (Tweaky recipe below.) I hear they changed the original recipe, so go here if you want the chocolate version. Here's my method:
Peanut Butter Dream Fudge
3 cups sugar
3/4 cup margarine
2/3 cup evaporated milk
1 10-ounce package peanut butter chips
1 7-ounce jar (any brand) marshmallow creme
1/3 cup smooth peanut butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Combine sugar, margarine and milk in heavy 2-1/2 quart saucepan and bring to a rolling boil, stirring constantly. Continue boiling 5 minutes over medium heat, stirring all the while. Remove from heat. Add the following in order beating each till blended before adding the next:
Peanut butter chips, marshmallow creme, peanut butter and vanilla. Pour into buttered 13 x 9-inch baking pan or smaller size if you want thicker candy. Let cool and cut into squares.

I sewed this fleece blanket this week. The tutorial link is in my sidebar.  These blankets only take a few hours to sew and make a great, snuggly gift.

I also put up (canned) some blackberry jam this week. Four batches from berries I had frozen last year, yes, last year which is not to be confused with this year...chuckles. The freezes killed the blooms this year. I'm way behind, but it's very good anyways.

Keep smilin', Y'all. :)

Shared at The Art of Homemaking Mondays


  1. The fudge looks really yummy. I have everything to make it except for the marshmellow creame. I will have to give it a try.
    I love the trim on the blanket. It will be a nice cozy throw for someone to cuddle up in.
    The only jam I made this year was peach. I have to add from my very own peach trees! It's a reminder of summer everytime I open a jar.
    Merry Christmas!

  2. Those jars of jam are making me homesick. My mom used to do that; we would go to pick-your-own farms and end up with all kinds of fruit in jars in the pantry. Yum. I haven't done so much at all, but a little. Your pantry looks well-loved.

  3. Hello Tea!

    Oh my does that sound good! With ingredients like that how can you go wrong! The fudge looks absolutely delicious, and your border is just lovely Tea! Homemade jams, so good especially on warm bread! You ladies are really cooking up some yummy things around blogland!:o) Merry Christmas to you and your family!



  4. I have never canned, but I'd love to some day. Bummer about the yarn but so glad they had one more at the store. Hope you get it finished in time

  5. Hi, Tea!!

    i have a recipe for peanut butter fudge that is similar to that--must be the original recipe, and everyone loves it!! Now, I'll have to try your "tweaked" recipe.

    The jam looks just awesome!! I used to do some canning when my kids were young--wonder why I stopped??

    Beautiful blanket--I'll have to look at your instructions. I tried that one time and the binding was slipping all over the place, and I just ended up getting frustrated!!

    Oh, nothing so frustrating as yarn problems!! Glad that had another!!


  6. have seriously been busy. The fudge looks soooo good...dangit I didn't get there before it got gone. :P
    Good luck finishing...I think I might make it with mine..least I hope so.
    Merry Christmas!!

  7. I'm venturing out between storms with my grocery list ... just added the ingredients I need for the PB fudge!

    And, you've given me an idea for next year's Christmas gifts: the trimmed fleece blankets!!! Thanks!

  8. Looks like you've been busy too. We got a gift from someone the other day. It looks very much like your peanut butter fudge. I will have to ask my husband if it tastes like peanut butter. I did not have any and don't intend to. You know ... once you start ... and all that.

    Have a merry Christmas in your neck of the woods!!!

  9. Forgot to say that those snowmen are absolutely adorable. I love them.

  10. Well, you have been a busy little bee!
    looks like a blue ribbon winner in those jam jars! job well done!

  11. I love blackberry jam and it's so nice to see someone making it.

    I hope you get your knitting project done on time!

  12. The fudge looks like it is worth a try, who could pass up a chance to make fudge.I love blackberry jam, when we were kid's my Aunt made jam and at this time they put wax over it to seal it, when we opened the jam we use to chew the wax like gum.

  13. Peanut butter was the one thing I forgot to put on my shopping list the other day. Now I really regret it, as I'd love to whip up a batch of that tomorrow to take to my mom's on Christmas. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

    Merry Christmas!

  14. The fudge looks wonderful. Thanks for the recipe.

  15. Oh how I love blackberry jam! It is my all time favorite! Looks like you have some beautiful jars!

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  17. You certainly have been busy :) Your PB fudge looks delicious! I usually make chocolate fudge for the boys at Christmas, but I never got around to it this year. We didn't go without. Kate's Mom made some Raspberry Truffle fudge and peppermint back. Boy, were they good.

  18. Now there you go again activating that sweet tooth! The last two years I have become "born again" with a love for peanut butter and your fudge looks great! Hope your week is off to a good start! :)

  19. Now there you go again activating that sweet tooth! The last two years I have become "born again" with a love for peanut butter and your fudge looks great! Hope your week is off to a good start! :)


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