Saturday, December 29, 2012

Oh Fudge! Peanut Butter Fudge

Do you have 
someone you need to pop in
and visit over the Holidays?
Do you need just a sweet little
something to give them?
This is 
THE EASIEST HOMEMADE
PEANUT BUTTER FUDGE
ever.
I wish I could tell you where
I got the recipe but I can't remember.
So...
You know those boxes that
Christmas cards come in?
Here's how to take the box below
and turn it into a special
gift.
Don't you hate to throw them away
because they have such pretty
"faces"?
They make wonderful little
Candy Boxes.
Open the box and line it with tin foil.
Butter the tin foil.
Then make this:
In pan over medium heat melt
2 sticks of butter
When melted stir in 
1 cup peanut butter, creamy or crunchy.
Like this.
Stir in one teaspoon REAL vanilla.
Mexican Pure Vanilla Extract
Add 2-3/4 cups CONFECTIONERY SUGAR
(not granulated)
(That old tin scoop belonged to my Mom-Good Housekeeping 1954)
I beat it quickly with a hand mixer
(it sets up fast) 
and then pour it into the 
buttered foil lined box.
Put it in the fridge to harden
and as soon as it sets up
lift it out and wrap it in 
parchment paper,
then wrap it with a piece
of ribbon and place it
back in the box.
 I pick up knives all year here and there
and include one in each box.

The fudge stays fresh 
until they cut it.

Put the lid on and it presents
like this when opened.
Recipe:
SMOOTH AND EASY
PEANUT BUTTER FUDGE
2 sticks butter
1 cup peanut butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
2-3/4 cups confectionery sugar
In saucepan:
Melt butter
Stir in peanut butter and vanilla.
Use hand mixer and quickly
mix sugar in. It sets up fast.
Place in tinfoil lined box and
set in fridge until hard.
This is the smoothest peanut
butter candy I have ever made.
This recipe makes two card boxes 
full OR 1 8x8 buttered pan.
It's quick, easy and just
a sweet little surprise.

Save a few pieces for your friends.
 Let them eat this while you sip
black coffee or diet Coke.
Remember...
The fatter THEY get the 
THINNER YOU LOOK
next to them!

62 comments:

  1. Oh, YUM! Delicious and such a pretty presentation!

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  2. Wow Diana - you'd better change the name of your blog - seems to me you NEVER take a break!
    It looks very delish and pretty too - going to remember to keep card boxes now - thanks!
    XOX

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  3. Sounds delicious and looks so nice as a gift.

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  4. Thanks! And I LOVE the presentation of this, the knife with the decoration on top, the fudge inside the pretty box. I am of the same mind, I am just going to try make everyone else fatter! HA!

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  5. I am so going to try this! Thanks for sharing this one and I have already thrown away my card boxes!!!!! There's always next year.

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  6. thats such a great idea and such a great recipe, great advice at the end as well,lol,

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  7. OMG! You are killing me....I am craving fudge at not even 8 in the morning...and you made it look so easy. AND I do love my sweets:) Great idea.....love the presentation too!

    Wishing you the best of everything in 2013!

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  8. well look how cute that is! What a great idea for the box. Your just tooooo smart girlfriend!

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  9. I love peanut butter fudge! And it looks so pretty in those boxes - very clever indeed!

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  10. Yummy! I love, love, love fudge, but so does my butt! I like the idea of using the card boxes. Very green of you!

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  11. Such a beautiful display for your yummy fudge. Growing up, my mother used to make peanut fudge at Christmas. I haven't made it in years. Chris came home with boxes of treats from parents and the PTA at his two schools. I need to stay away from that part of my kitchen.

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  12. Yum-O! This sounds delish, Diana! I love your presentation too, such a great idea to reuse the card box, and the knife is a great addition as well! My thighs are getting fatter just thinking about it!!!

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  13. Diana, This is an easier recipe than my old one. Which I have not made in many years. My girls used to love to have P.B. fudge with popcorn while watching Charlie Brown cartoons. Back when treats were rare. My friends are not near fat enough...bummer.xoxo,Susie

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  14. Thoughtful and sweet!
    Just like you!
    I hope that you have a moment to really finally "take a break" this weekend!
    ~Lynne
    w/L.

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  15. Oh yum! I just pinned this. I love peanut butter fudge & I love your gift presentation. You are so clever!

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  16. Wish I had some fudge with my coffee now. YUM!!! I love the presentation too. xo

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  17. What a beautiful idea!! The recipe is so easy too. THANK you!

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  18. I used to make little boxes out of the actual Christmas cards. Got that trick from Carol Duval. Remember her? But I love this better. Much much easier and I am definitely making this fudge to carry up to N.Y. to visit the new baby. Happy New Year Diana. I wish you and yours only the Best for 2013

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  19. ok my dear this is such a sweet idea. I love it!!! Plus the fudge looks so yummy...I am thinking who I need to take some to..because I soooo want to make it.
    Hope your Christmas was merry and bright...now we are on the road to 2013...sending you many blessings for some exciting new beginnings.

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  20. That's such a simply wonderful idea...I never thought of doing it that way.

    Love the presentation!

    And hey, I've got a few chocolate boxes laying around. LOL.

    Jen

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  21. What a great idea! I'm going to start saving boxes now. Happy New Year to you and yours!

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  22. Hello sweetheart!!! Oh my goodness that fudge looks delicious!!! Happy New Year sweetheart!
    xoxo
    Olivia

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  23. A wonderful treat - and a great idea for those card boxes! Thanks so much, Diana!

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  24. What a FANTASTIC idea for using the beautiful card boxes!! I love this! ... Donna

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  25. This looks delicious!! I absolutely love the boxed card idea. You so smart!!!
    Karen

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  26. What a pretty presentation! I never would have thought to use the Christmas card box.

    I love fudge but not peanut butter!

    Had a great Christmas and celebrating again tomorrow. Looks like yours was pretty great, too!

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  27. Great idea! I too hate to throw away any pretty box and using an odd knife to tuck in is inspired. This recipe sounds a lot like a Paul Deen recipe we loved years ago and lost.

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  28. What a GREAT idea! I've never seen this before. Genius! I love how easy and charming it is. Thanks for the idea. Who doesn't like fudge?

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  29. I LOVE your CREATIVE BRAIN!! This is so SWEET!! I am borrowing this IDEA! Have a HAPPY DAY! from one sweetie to another~~~Roxie

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  30. A fantastic recipe but a once a year treat, and not more than half a piece, please! Beautiful presentation!

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  31. Great gift and great idea about saving Christmas card boxes. I love it!

    Sending fond wishes for a joyful new year.

    Sharon

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  32. Mmmmmmm I want some right now. Nice stragedy about making your friends chubby,

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  33. Mmmmmmm I want some right now. Nice stragedy about making your friends chubby,

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  34. Mmmmmmm I want some right now. Nice stragedy about making your friends chubby,

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  35. I love easy and this recipe is perfect. Love the Christmas box...Happy New year....

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  36. Oh that looks good-I wonder if you could do like butterscotch rather than peanut butter?? Do love that box idea, too.

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  37. I am going to try this recipie!It sounds really yummy! by the way... how do you put you name on your pictures you post? I would love to do that to my pics!

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  38. My husband makes his peanut butter fudge every year. Love this idea for presentation. Will try that next year. Thanks!

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  39. Yummy sounding recipe Diana! I'm going to try it. Jim's mom used to make peanutbutter fudge and it was always a treat! Love youro advice on getting friends to eat more! LOL! I need to try that one! Hugs, Leena

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  40. so delicious Diana...and what a great way to reuse those boxes....Wishing you a very Happy New Year...thank you for being YOU...xo

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  41. I don't like peanuts but I love peanut butter!!!
    Smiles, Dottie

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  42. O.my.goodness.
    I am a fudge fiend!
    I hope you have a glorious New Year!
    You are the BEST.

    Laura
    White Spray Paint

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  43. Hi Diana, I could eat my weight in this fudge! Great idea using the card boxes. I hope you have a blessed and happy 2013.
    xx, Sherry

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  44. The boxes are a wonderful idea. I too have a recipe that I use but will try yours. It looks so good. I have to get back on my diet after January 1st. Eat right at least.
    Janice

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  45. yum! Looks easy too, gonna have to give it a try and then give it away. Thanks!!

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  46. Oh my goodness, you must have read my mind. I have been craving peanut butter fudge for weeks!!!! Thanks for the recipe, I'm definitely making some. :)

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  47. Ok one word YUM!! That looks so good. Love the idea of using Christmas card boxes too! Very clever and cute. Happy New Year!
    Kris

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  48. Sounds delicious, Diana...and love the box idea, too...pinned!

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  49. My hubby love PB, I should try this
    I like your Christmas gift box idea too!

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  50. yum, yum, YUM! I love Peanut Butter Fudge...they can have the coke. Haha! You are too cute:)
    xoxo
    Suzanne

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  51. what an adorable idea--thanks for sharing, diana!

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  52. Now I know why candy always shows up..LOL. I will give this recipe a try for our next 'dinner', as my dessert.

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  53. Yum! What a delicious recipe! Thank you so much for sharing!

    Happy happy New Year to you and I hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

    blessings,
    karianne

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  54. Now this is fabulous, peanut butter fudge I won't have to boil forever! (Thanks so much for this recipe)

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  55. I LOVE peanut butter fudge. I made some for Christmas and later decided that I better throw it away - it was either that or just glue it to my hips and other fudge adhering places!

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  56. that looks beautiful...and what a great gift !!
    thanks for the recipe.

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  57. That theory about fatter and thinner is hilarious! I don't care if the holiday is over, I would love peanut butter fudge and am going to give this a try.

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  58. Oh fudge!! That sounds so delicious and absolutely the last thing I need to be dreaming about right now. I should be thinking about carrots and broccoli but instead I now want to go make a batch of that! :-) Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and that you have a truly blessed New Years!
    Vanessa

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  59. What a great idea! Thank you for sharing! I love it it the card box! Clever girl! xox

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  60. Oh! I can't wait to give this a try!
    I'm loving every minute of catching up on your blog tonight!
    Happy New Year!
    Xoxo
    Michele

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