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Thursday, December 3, 2009

Mom's peanut butter fudge

This is my wonderful mom making her chocolate peanut butter fudge, for one of the last times. This picture was taken December 1999. She got sick November 2000 and died January 2001. Her specialty was her peanut butter fudge. It was TO.DIE.FOR!! She would pack up tins of this fudge and send it to us in Indiana from their home in Florida. My sisters and I make the same recipe, but it just doesn't seem to taste the same. We miss you mom!


Richard and I have been having a hard time with me being sick, his work being so slow and a layoff coming on December 18. I decided to cheer him up a little with some of Mom's fudge. Let's hope it works!

~*~*~Mom's Peanut Butter Fudge~*~*~
3 cups sugar
1 cup evaporated milk
1 jar peanut butter (creamy or crunchy)
1 tsp vanilla
(you can add some choc. chips, if you want choc/peanut butter)

mix sugar and milk in heavy saucepan
cook on med/high heat, stirring constantly until rolling boil
continue cooking for exactly 3 minutes, stirring constantly
remove from heat, stir in vanilla
add whole jar of peanut butter, stirring until smooth
pour in a buttered 9X9 baking dish(I just use a deep dish pie plate that my mom made me when we got married. I have always used this for my fudge)

let set and ENJOY!!


Picket said...

What a beautiful post and memory of your sweet mama...I couldn't imagine the pain of not having my mama. That fudge sounds delicious...the Burly Boys love anything peanut butter! lol I do hope you get to feeling better soon sweetie and I pray that things turn around quickly for you and your hubby...I know these are hard times but they are still blessings to be had...may many come your way....Merry Christmas to you and yours my friend! ~Picket~

Tracey said...

Lovely post, I can just taste that fudge.....it looks yummy! XXX

Benita said...

That looks so yummy! I've been looking for a good peanut butter fudge recipe....definitely going to give this a try! Thanks for sharing. {{{hugs}}}

♥ Amy ♥ said...

ooooh...that looks scrummy!! Thanks for your comment...between you and my mum I think we will sort it lol! xxx

Larry said...

Hey, Thats a secret family recipe!! TeeeHeeee!!!!

sandy said...

What size jar of peanut butter?

Chris said...

16 oz. Jar, sandy.I believe, that batch of fudge was every bit as good as Mom's. It sure makes a difference if its made with love.