Ok. I know I’ve been on a healthy-ish food kick recently but this is a recipe that I can’t even pretend is healthy-ish. It is outright sinful. I can remember my mom making it and me and my siblings fighting over who got to lick the spatula. My dad would even get in on the action! My mom has been making this for as long as I can remember. And before that, my grandma was making it. Apparently, it is a recipe that was given to my grandmother by her neighbor, Mrs. Morton, way back when. So in our family, we’ve always called it Mrs. Morton’s fudge. But you can call it the best Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge ever!
- 2 cups sugar
- ½ cup milk
- ½ cup butter
- ¼ cup light corn syrup
- ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- ½ cup marshmallow cream
- 1 cup peanut butter
- Melt sugar, milk, butter, and corn syrup in a large sauce pan and boil for 4 minutes, whisking occasionally.
- Add cocoa, whisk in and boil for 4 more minutes.
- Remove pan from heat. Using a rubber spatula, add in vanilla extract, marshmallow and peanut butter. Stir until smooth.
- Pour into jelly roll pan and smooth out with spatula.
- Let cool to room temperature before cutting.
Here’s a crucial tip for you… turn on a timer for the 4 minutes you are letting the mixture boil! It makes life so much easier!
I love this fudge so much! The top of my batch didn’t turn out super smooth like my mom’s always did, but it was just as rich and creamy as ever! But seriously. It is amazing. The perfect blend of chocolate with a touch of peanut butter. YUM!
Oh my this stuff is amazing. SOOO good! All I can say is, thank you, Mrs. Morton. Wherever you are!
Do you love the combination of chocolate and peanut butter? Do you have a recipe that seems to have been around for ages??