A Craft in the Life: Peanut Butter Fudge

A while back in my salted caramel chocolate cookie post I mentioned Sorted food‘s YouTube channel. Since then I have been completely hooked on watching their videos and trying out their recipes. If you haven’t checked it out yet, you need to! Currently the guys are posting a series of videos inspired by the idea of giving homemade food as Christmas gifts. The first video in this series immediately caught my eye – Peanut butter fudge! I knew I had to give it a go, as I love fudge and I have never made it before.

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Peanut Butter Fudge

You will need:

4½oz/125g Butter

7floz/200ml Milk

1lb 10oz/500g Light Brown Sugar

1 tsp Vanilla Flavouring/Extract

9oz/250g Crunchy Peanut Butter

10½oz/300g Icing Sugar

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Let’s get started!

  • Grease and line a tin of your choice with grease proof/baking paper (Approximately 20cm x 20cm).
  • Combine the milk and butter in a large pan and heat gently until butter has melted.
  • Add the brown sugar and vanilla and stir until dissolved.

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  • Turn the heat up and allow it to bubble rapidly for 2 minutes (Stir occasionally to stop the fudge sticking to the base of the pan and burning. If you have a thermometer you need to reach a ‘soft ball’ stage which is approximately 118ºC/235ºF).

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  • Stir in the peanut butter and mix until combined.
  • Pour into a large bowl containing the icing sugar and beat well for around 3-4 minutes (I used an electric whisk to ensure it was very smooth).

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  • As it begins to cool and crystallise pour into the lined tray and cool completely in the fridge until solid.

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  • Once solidified cut into bite sized pieces.
  • You are all done! 🙂

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I found this fudge really easy to make, and it has a good traditional fudge taste with the interesting addition of peanuts. I definitely think it would make an amazing homemade gift for Christmas or anytime of the year! Especially in a themed box or bag with a handwritten label. I really enjoyed making my own fudge and I would like to try making some more with different flavours, particularly cherry and plain traditional vanilla. I would recommend giving it ago if you haven’t tried making fudge before!

A Craft in the Life…

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