Oooo! Do you love peanut butter?? How about some homemade peanut butter fudge?
I came across this recipe again the other day that my aunt shared with us quite a few years ago. I have fond memories of helping to make this peanut butter fudge when I was still a child at home. Though we often made it at Christmas time, this recipe is good for any time of year.
It only calls for 4 ingredients and there is no cooking involved. It does take some kneading by hand but that’s a great way for your kids to use up some of that excess energy! 😉 You will need 1/2 Cup of peanut butter, 1/2 Cup Karo corn syrup, 3/4 Cup powdered milk and 3/4 Cup powdered (or confectioners) sugar.
First put the peanut butter into a medium sized bowl.
Add the Karo corn syrup and stir together. If you have younger children helping, this is a good part for them to do.
Next add the powdered milk.
And finally add the powdered sugar.
Stir the ingredients together as best you can and then knead with your hands.
Turn the mixture out onto a clean countertop and knead together until all the ingredients are mixed in. You can divide the fudge among the kids helping so each can do some of the kneading.
Spread it into a pan or cookie sheet to the thickness you like. I think my mom spread it more on the thin side, maybe so we 6 kids got to have a piece or two without getting totally “sugared up”. 😉
Cut into pieces. Running the knife under hot water occasionally can help with the cutting process.
The pieces will stick together so you might want to store them so they don’t touch each other. You can do layers with wax paper in between the layers. Or the way we used to do it was to tear off some rectangular pieces of wax paper…
Place a piece of the fudge in the center…
Fold the long edges in overlapping each other…
And then twist the ends closed.
And there you have it! A fun treat for the family and hopefully your kids used up some of their extra energy! 😉 Enjoy!