Peanut Butter Fudge

This is everybody's favorite dessert, and it was even printed in the Rice Thresher. This is also an easily recognizable Hare Krishna recipe in Houston.



Boil sugar with milk or water. Boil the milk and sugar until it reaches the "soft ball stage." You'll know you've hit the soft ball stage when you take a drop of the mixture between you thumb and index finger, pull your fingers apart, and see the drop form a string.(kinda like pulling a slice of cheesy pizza and seeing a string of cheese between slices.)

Take the pot off the stove. Add peanut butter and stir vigorously until you see a stringy texture (kinda like a paved road or neatly combed hair). While the mixture is still fairly liquid, pour it into a pan and flatten it out to a uniform layer about 3/4 in. thick.


Put in about 2 or 3 heaping teaspoons of carob powder into the peanut butter mix. This makes the fudge really tasty and helps as a thickener too (this is the best solution for vegans!).

Try it with coconut milk instead of milk, or add in shredded coconut in the final stage.

The fudge works even better with almond butter or cashew butter, and best with hazelnut butter (can you say $$$?).