This peanut butter fudge with marshmallow cream is a truly decadent holiday treat. Delightfully creamy, your eyes will roll back into your head as it melts in your mouth with a blast of buttery roasted peanut butter and just a hint of salt.
Growing up, it just wouldn't be Christmas without a big tin of my mom's deliciously creamy peanut butter fudge with marshmallow cream sitting around the house.
Can I Make This Fudge In Advance?
If you're making this fudge around the holidays, I know time is important when you have so many things on your to-do list. Thankfully, peanut butter fudge can be made a week (or even a little more) in advance. As long as you keep it wrapped up tight and stored in an airtight container, it should be just as tasty as the day you made it.
What about Freezing?
Yes, peanut butter fudge freezes well.
How to Freeze Peanut Butter Fudge
- Make sure your fudge is completely cooled, and then cut into oversized squares (this is just to keep things simple when wrapping it up).
- Wrap up each square tightly in plastic wrap, and then place the wrapped squares into freezer-safe storage bags.
- Freeze. Use within 4 months for best flavor and texture.
- To thaw, remove a wrapped section and let it thaw on your countertop until it reaches room temperature.
Tips For Success
Here are my two biggest pieces of advice for making this fudge taste spectacular: use a really great peanut butter and a really great vanilla extract.
I recommend using something like Nielsen-Massey's Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla - a well-known favorite among professional and home bakers and the only vanilla extract that I use.
As for peanut butter, choose one that has a strong roasted peanut flavor and one that does not have added ingredients such as other oils or extra sugar. There is plenty of sugar in this recipe as it is and it truly doesn't need any extra sweetness. Ideally, you want the ingredient label to include only two items: peanuts and salt. I love Peanut Butter & Co's Old-Fashioned Smooth Peanut Butter (but be careful with the same brand's "Smooth Operator" flavor as it does add extra sugar)
I mean, whatever you use is gonna produce some tasty fudge, but those are my two little tidbits that'll really elevate your fudge into something special and remembered.
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What's the Best Way To Cut Fudge?
I kinda like fudge that's a little rustic looking and rough around the edges, but here are some tips for getting clean squares when slicing your peanut butter fudge:
- Make sure the fudge has cooled and has set up completely.
- Use a sharp, non-serrated edge knife.
- Dip the knife into very hot water and wipe off the excess water before each cut.
- Wipe off excess fudge in between every cut.
This was the first Christmas that my kids really got into enjoying the delicious treats lying around and this was one of their very favorites of the season. I know this peanut butter fudge with marshmallow cream will be one of yours, too! Enjoy!Print
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