Cathy’s Peanut Butter Fudge

  • Recipe By
  • Published Dec 23rd
  • Ready In25m
  • Servings12
  • Calories281
Cathy's mom developed this recipe a long time ago. You do need a candy thermometer. Enjoy!

Cathy’s Peanut Butter Fudge Ingredients

The following are the ingredients needed to make delicious Cathy’s Peanut Butter Fudge for 12 servings:

  • 2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter

Cathy’s Peanut Butter Fudge Cooking Instructions

  • Prep25m
  • Cook-
  • Ready In25m

To cook Cathy’s Peanut Butter Fudge, you need about 25 minutes of preparation time. The following are the steps to cook Cathy’s Peanut Butter Fudge easily:

  1. 1 Grease an 8x8 inch square pan.
  2. 2 In a saucepan over medium heat, combine the brown sugar , butter and milk. cook until the mixture reaches the soft ball stage (234-240 degrees F, 112-115 degrees C).
  3. 3 Combine the cornstarch and water, add to the saucepan and mix well. Remove from heat and beat for 2 minutes. Stir in the vanilla and peanut butter until thoroughly blended. Spread batter evenly into the prepared pan. let cool, then cut into squares and enjoy!


  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 281 calories; 12 grams of fat; 40.9 grams of carbohydrates; 5.8 grams of protein; 3 milligrams of cholesterol; 120 milligrams of sodium.

  1. Jul 26th 2011

    microwave! Put brown sugar, butter and milk in a large bowl and stir. Microwave 3 min. on HI. Stir. Microwave 3 more min. on HI. Stir. Microwave 2 min. on HI. While in for the last 2 minutes ...

  2. Feb 9th 2007

    I have some experience making fudge and I have a candy thermometer. I followed the directions exactly except for one small change. I used half & half instead of milk.Overall, I thought ...

  3. Nov 19th 2005

    I used Splenda instead of sugar. It doesn't crystalize like sugar and would never set. The taste was great, so if it was sugar, they would have been awesome. Unfortunately for me, I had t ...

  4. Nov 13th 2005

    This is a great fudge recipe. If you have made candy before it's really very easy. If you haven't, it might take a little adjusting. You have to stir in the vanilla and peanut butter and pou ...

  5. Dec 21st 2004

    My mother gave me a peanut butter fudge recipe many years ago and my children lost it last year. So I searched all recipes and this one is the closest to hers. Very fast and easy to make. ...

  6. Dec 31st 2002

    Very smooth, creamy, peanutbuttery, velvety fudge. I was very impressed with the ease and flavor. I went out and bought a candy themometer just for this recipie (just over a buck.)Will d ...

  7. Dec 17th 2001

    I have never eaten peanut butter fudge with brown suger. It was pretty good, a little grainy though. I must have over cooked it a little bit, kinda crumbled on me when cutting. Or, I might ...

  8. Nov 19th 2001

    When you add the peanut butter and vanilla, stir quickly (it won't take much time to blend) and then immediately pour it into a pan--if you rest and then start stirring again the fudge will ...

  9. Mar 12th 2000

    Wow, what a wonderful and easy recipe. Great job. I doubled this and it came out great. It was quick and easy too. My husband it a Peanut Butter fanatic and he just loved this recipe. Kee ...