Peanut Butter Fudge With a Bow

One of my favorite things to eat as a child was peanut butter…still is. I love the smell when you first open the jar. Creamy or crunchy – makes no difference. Sometimes I would sit and eat peanut butter straight out of the jar with a spoon… new nephew now does this. Takes after his aunt. So of course it stand to reason that my favorite cookies and candies all contained peanut butter. This, of course, includes peanut butter fudge. It’s not as difficult to make as the original chocolate fudge and if you add white chocolate or marshmallow cream to it is simply scrumptious. Adding marshmallow cream or white chocolate to your peanut butter fudge will give it a lighter texture and an even creamier taste. I must also admit to eating marshmallow cream right out of the jar also. And sometimes I even put the peanut butter and marshmallow cream together on bread or cracker for a snack. So , it just makes sense to me to add marshmallow cream to peanut butter fudge. And for a little extra kick you can use crunchy peanut butter for your peanut butter fudge.

Grandma’s Peanut Butter Fudge:

1 cup crunchy peanut butter
1 cup marshmallow cream
2 cups white sugar
2/3 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Mix together the peanut butter and marshmallow cream in a bowl; set aside. Lightly grease a square glass dish with butter. Stir together the sugar and milk in a saucepan over medium-high heat; stirring occasionally, bring to a boil at 234 degrees F (110 degrees C) and then immediately remove from heat and stir in the peanut butter mixture and the vanilla; pour into the prepared dish and allow to cool to room temperature before serving.

My grandmother used to make peanut butter fudge and cookies and put them together for a homemade gift tin to give for birthdays or holidays…. I still carry on the tradition of candy gift giving – peanut butter fudge included - I just don’t always make it from scratch. Tanners Pecans has the best peanut butter fudge I’ve ever tasted and most of the time I think "why go through all the trouble to make a mess in my kitchen when I can buy it already made and in a gift tin ready to go". And if you wanted to add a special touch to your gift of peanut butter fudge you can your very own bow for your gift box:

You’ll need:

· Scissors
· Craft Wire
· Ribbons

1. The first step in learning how to make a bow is to cut 3 1/2 yards of ribbon

2. Make a loop over your thumb. This will be the center.

3. Pinch the ribbon and twist it counterclockwise between your fingers and thumb. The ribbon should be right side out.

4. Work from top to bottom, making equal-size loops in the ribbon that return each time to the center.

5. Pinch and twist each loop under the original center loop and hold the stack with your thumb. Again, the pattern on the ribbon should be facing out.

6. Extend the tail of ribbon out the other side with each loop.

7. Keep making loops until you have a bow the size you want.

8. Twist a piece of wire around the center and wind it around tightly a few times.

9. Twist the ends of the wire together behind the bow, and leave enough so that you can use it to attach the bow to an object.

10. Fluff up the loops and now you have learned how to make a bow.

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