In our last recipe post, I showed you how to prepare homemade calzones, perfect for a family dinner. In this post, let’s get back to one of our favorite desserts with some delicious fudge.
Fudge is a classic dessert that is surprisingly easy to make. I wanted to make some peanut butter fudge, but decided to mix in some white chocolate fudge and add some candy on top. This fudge is inspired by parts of these two recipes:
If you have someone to recruit as a baking partner, this would be a great recipe to make together. Don’t feel like you need more than one person though. As you’ll see in our video, it is possible to make it by yourself.
For this recipe, you will need a medium saucepan and a large pot. We’ll be making the white chocolate fudge in the saucepan and the peanut butter fudge in the pot.
Add your sugar, evaporated milk, and water to the large pot and bring to a boil. Stir constantly for 2.5 minutes. At the same time, bring sugar, heavy whipping cream, butter, and salt to the saucepan and boil for 4 minutes. Remove each from the heat.
Pour the saucepan mix over the white chocolate and marshmallow fluff in a large mixing bowl. Stir until the white chocolate has melted and all ingredients are mixed together.
Add your peanut butter and vanilla to the large pot and stir in to create your peanut butter fudge.
Line a 9×13 casserole dish with parchment paper and dump in your peanut butter fudge. Cover the peanut butter fudge with your white chocolate fudge and use a spatula or knife to swirl the 2 fudges together. Smooth the top, then shake or gently drop the casserole dish a couple inches to the counter to help the fudge settle.
Optional: Add candy topping. I used Sixlets, but M&M’s or Reese’s Pieces would also work great. Use parchment paper to gently press the candy into the fudge.
Refrigerate the fudge for at least an hour before cutting into pieces. When the fudge is set, pull the parchment paper out of the casserole dish and set on a cutting board to easily slice your fudge.
Peanut Butter Fudge:
4 cups sugar
1/2 cup evaporated milk
1/2 cup water
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1-1/2 cups creamy peanut butter
White Chocolate Fudge:
1 cup sugar
3/8 cup heavy whipping cream
6 TBS butter
pinch of salt
6 oz white chocolate
1/2 cup marshmallow fluff
Makes approx. 60 pieces
Sarah is the founder of Baking Kneads, LLC, a blog sharing guides, tips, and recipes for those learning how to bake. Growing up as the daughter of a baker, she spent much of her childhood learning the basics in a local bakery.