Yum, delicious homemade fudge. What can I say? It’s been around forever and it’s still extremely popular to this day! In this recipe, you are getting the best of both worlds because peanut butter and cocoa both go into this recipe. That’s not it; did I mention chopped walnuts also go into this delicious fudge as well? If you have ever made fudge before you probably know it takes little time and is rather easy. One important thing is making sure the fudge reaches the right temperate on the stove. Use a candy thermometer or even a digital thermometer for a more accurate reading. You will want the fudge to reach around 238-240 degrees before removing from the heat.
- 3 cups of sugar
- 3 tablespoons cocoa
- ¼ teaspoon cream of tartar
- 1 cup evaporated milk
- 3 tablespoons light corn syrup
- ½ cup margarine
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 ½ cups peanut butter
- 2 cups chopped walnuts
- Butter an 11 x 7-inch baking dish. In 3-quart saucepan cocoa, sugar and cream of tar. Add evaporated milk, corn syrup, and margarine.
- Cook over medium-high heat stirring until mixture boils.
- Clip a candy thermometer onto the pan. Reduce heat to medium.
- Continue to cook stirring until temperature reaches 238 degrees. Remove from heat. Add vanilla and peanut butter. Mix well and fold in nuts.
- Pour mixture into the pan. Allow cooling.