Old Fashioned Peanut Butter Fudge

When I was a very small child my great grandmother lived with us for a few years; she used to make some of the most magical recipes, or at least to my young mind they were! One recipe that has always been a family favorite is her old fashioned peanut butter fudge. I can’t tell you how many times I have had this treat. It is so simple and delicious and sometimes temperamental too! I am not kidding about that last one either, I remember being taught this recipe in my teenage years and the advice to not attempt it during that special time of the month; whether it’s an old wives tale or the humidity, all I can tell you is, her advice was good.
We always made it in the same green Jadeite pie pan as kids and I’ve sworn to my mom ever since then that one day the pie pan will be mine!  I love fudge, as you may already know and this fudge is probably the reason for said addiction. It is sweet, creamy and filled with delicious peanut butter flavor; I hope you’ll enjoy it as much as I do!
Old Fashioned Peanut Butter Fudge

Cook Time: 7 minutes

Yield: 24 servings


  • 2 c sugar
  • 1/2 c milk
  • 3 Tbs peanut butter


  1. Grease a glass pie plate with butter and set aside.
  2. In a medium sized saucepan add the ingredients and cooking over medium heat, stir until smooth. Once the mixture begins to rapidly boil, stir the mixture constantly for 5 minutes.
  3. Remove from the heat and stir an additional 2 minutes, it will begin to dull slightly, pour into the pie pan and leave to cool.
  4. Cool completely, slice and serve.


This recipe was passed down by my Great Grandma Applegate



  1. Jenny Yarbrough says

    Is it seriously that easy to make fudge? Oh my goodness, I’m making this! Thanks so much for linking up at Creative Me this week. :) Happy Thanksgiving!

  2. tumbleweed-contessa says

    Thanks for sharing with Love Bakes Bloggy Friends. I have had this before but I didn’t have the recipe. Now I do. Check…adding it to my Christmas Cookie Plates.

  3. says

    Yummy. I LOVE peanut butter. This seem so simple to make. I will be trying it soon. :) Thanks for sharing on Marvelous Mondays. I will be featuring this at tonight’s party. Have a great evening!


  4. Helen B. @ Blue Eyed Beauty Blog says

    I’m thinking about trying this with almond butter (since Im allergic to peanuts). Thanks for sharing this recipe!!

    Blue Eyed Beauty Blog

  5. la petite lulu says

    This looks soooo good! I was searching for a peanut butter fudge recipe on pinterest and yours came up – happy to be your newest follower! I just made up my first batch, can’t wait to give it a try.

  6. Michelle Nahom says

    VIsiting from SITS! If this is that easy, even I think I can make this one! I am baking challenged!

  7. Corinna @ The Sweet Spot Blog says

    I LOVE peanut butter fudge! My favorite store serves it on a stick so you don’t get your fingers dirty. Happy SITS Day!

  8. Linda Porter says

    My husband buys homemade peanut butter fudge every yr. At a craft fair & is very expensive for just a little. I’ve made it before off of a different recipe & I didn’t like it. This tastes exactly like the Craft fair one…it is delicious! My husband is gonna be HAPPY when he gets home from work & tastes this!! Recipe is a keeper! Thank you for sharing it!!!!!!

    • says

      Cathy I do not think the recipe will turn out right if you use a sweetener substitute, but I’ve never tried it – so if you do I’d love to hear if it sets up.


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