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 
I wish I could tell you where
I got the recipe but I can't remember.
You know those boxes that
Christmas cards come in?
Here's how to take the box below
and turn it into a special
Don't you hate to throw them away
because they have such pretty
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
(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.
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.
The fatter THEY get the 
next to them!
your photo name


GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

Oh, YUM! Delicious and such a pretty presentation!

Unknown said...

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!

Anonymous said...

Sounds delicious and looks so nice as a gift.

Kay G. said...

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!

Tete said...

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.

Anonymous said...

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

The enchanted home said...

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 the presentation too!

Wishing you the best of everything in 2013!

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

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

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

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

Pam Kessler said...

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

Musings from Kim K. said...

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.

Donna said...

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!!!

Susie said...

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

Lynne said...

Thoughtful and sweet!
Just like you!
I hope that you have a moment to really finally "take a break" this weekend!

Gina said...

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

Ron said...

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

Beth said...

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

Lynn @The Vintage Nest said...

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

koralee said...

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 we are on the road to 2013...sending you many blessings for some exciting new beginnings.

RURAL said...

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.


Nonnie said...

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

Olivia said...

Hello sweetheart!!! Oh my goodness that fudge looks delicious!!! Happy New Year sweetheart!

Nellie said...

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

Donna said...

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

Shabby Brocante, Karen said...

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

Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

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!

Dewena said...

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.

Kelly said...

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?

sweetvintageofmine said...

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

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

I am a peanut butter lover!!

Lucille said...

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

Sharon Lovejoy said...

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

Sending fond wishes for a joyful new year.


Debby said...

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

Debby said...

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

Debby said...

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

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

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

Unknown said...

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

art by wendy said...

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!

Sarah said...

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

Leena Milligan Lanteigne said...

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

Craftberry Bush said...

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

It's Just Dottie said...

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

Laura said...
I am a fudge fiend!
I hope you have a glorious New Year!
You are the BEST.

White Spray Paint

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

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

Janice Kay Schaub said...

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.

joanne said...

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

Teresa@magazineyourhome said...

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. :)

Teresa@magazineyourhome said...

Oh and I pinned it too :)

Junkchiccottage said...

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

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

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

camp and cottage living said...

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

Suzanne said...

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

farmhouse-story said...

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

Jettie said...

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

thistlewoodfarm said...

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!


Jen Orsini said...

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

Holly said...

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!

momto8 said...

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

Shannon said...

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.

At The Picket Fence said...

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!

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

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

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!

bj said...

Dear Darling Nana...I just tried...TRIED...making this simple recipe of fudge and what the hell ???
I beat and beat and beat it with my hand never did get hard. I finally poured it into the pan and put it in the fridge...2 hrs ago and it's STILL not set up. Who can go wrong with this recipe...?? Someone that tries to make people THINK she can cook but really can't...that's who.
oh, well...better get on another recipe to take to our home fellowship tomorrow...:)
hugs and I hope you are finally feeling back to normal.