Rating: 4.73 stars
88 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 69
  • 4 star values: 15
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0

Flying back from Hawaii this Thanksgiving - and sat by the nicest couple that shared their snacks and a recipe for fudge to die for! He asked me to call it Fat Pete's Fudge if I got it published in honor of him! Thanks to Fat Pete!

Recipe Summary test

prep:
10 mins
cook:
15 mins
additional:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 25 mins
Servings:
72
Yield:
1 9x13-inch baking dish
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Ingredients

72
Original recipe yields 72 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Grease a 9x13-inch baking pan. Set aside.

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  • Bring butter, sugar, and evaporated milk to a boil in a saucepan over medium heat. Boil for 5 to 7 minutes, then remove from heat and quickly stir in the marshmallow cream, chocolate candy, and chocolate chips, until the chocolate has melted and is fully incorporated. Pour chocolate mixture into the prepared baking pan. Dot the top of the fudge with peanut butter. Swirl a knife through the fudge and peanut butter to create a marble effect. Cover and refrigerate until firm, about 1 hour. Cut into squares for serving.

Nutrition Facts

191 calories; protein 2.8g; carbohydrates 26.3g; fat 9.4g; cholesterol 7.6mg; sodium 59.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (88)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/01/2010
This fudge was fantastic. My only regret was that I didn't find the recipe before Christmas. I followed the recipe exactly and the only thing I would change is add nuts next time. It did take more cooking time (about 30 minutes) but that could have been because my butter was cold from the fridg. I'll warn you...this makes a lot. I poured it into two 9x13 cookie sheets. The peanut butter addition really made this special. Everyone loved it and I will definitely make this again and again. Thanks for sharing this recipe. Read More
(62)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/20/2010
I'm not personally a fan of fudge but the family thought this was just "ok." I got a couple reports that it was too marshmallow-y the color was off-putting (I guess it was not the super-dark colored fudge they're used to) and the peanut butter was not consistent (which was my own fault). Read More
(9)
88 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 69
  • 4 star values: 15
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
02/01/2010
This fudge was fantastic. My only regret was that I didn't find the recipe before Christmas. I followed the recipe exactly and the only thing I would change is add nuts next time. It did take more cooking time (about 30 minutes) but that could have been because my butter was cold from the fridg. I'll warn you...this makes a lot. I poured it into two 9x13 cookie sheets. The peanut butter addition really made this special. Everyone loved it and I will definitely make this again and again. Thanks for sharing this recipe. Read More
(62)
Rating: 4 stars
01/27/2010
I have tried all my life to make fudge. I have tried so many recipes and this is the only one I could get to work and it tastes great--my boys love it, I can't keep it in the house!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/16/2010
This recipe was perfect. I made this fudge for Valentines day and it went over so well. Warning it makes a lot! Only change I made was adding a bit more chocolate (4 ounces more of the chocolate candy). AMAZING! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/17/2010
Very tasty! I'm a first time fudge maker and a few things happened that I'm not sure were supposed to: 1) Because of the large quantities of ingredients in this recipe I used my cheapo stock pot so I would have room to accomodate everything. Even though I turned the heat down to medium low and stirred constantly my butter/milk kept scortching. 2) There was no way that after I had squished the fudge into the 13x9 pan room temp peanut butter was going to incorporate itself into the fudge no matter how much knife swirling I did. I melted the peanut butter in the microwave poured it over the top and then swirled it in. It tastes delightful upon initial sampling and once I cut it up a little more I'll let you know how it holds together Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/02/2010
My husband who is our resident kitchen disaster made this fudge himself and it turned out great! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/24/2010
This stuff is awesome! It is so easy to make compared to other candy recipes I've tried it feels almost like cheating - I just made a half-batch in about 10 minutes yesterday while entertaining my 7 month old. I'm a bit of a fudge snob so I was surprised how good it is - really creamy. I made it without the peanut butter and it's still good - I used Hershey's and am going to try it with Ghirardelli next time since I'm guessing it might be even better - but awesome either way. Thanks Fat Pete! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/08/2010
So easy! I halved this recipe and put it in an 11 x 7 pan---worked great. The peanut butter is a must! (even though it is hard to swirl) I will definitely make this again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/24/2011
I thought this fudge was way too sweet, but it was very easy to make. I made it for Christmas and family members enjoyed it. I followed one reviewer's suggestion and added half of the peanut butter to the mixture in the pot and swirled the rest of the peanut butter into the 9x13 pan. Since you need to work quickly, I recommend mixing your chocolate chips, candy, marshmallow, etc. together in a large bowl while your butter, sugar and evaporated milk is heating. Then, just add the entire bowl of ingredients to the pot in one shot. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/05/2011
If you like Reese's Peanut Butter Cups then this super easy fudge is for you! So smooth and delicious! I would rate this 10 if I could!!! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/20/2010
I'm not personally a fan of fudge but the family thought this was just "ok." I got a couple reports that it was too marshmallow-y the color was off-putting (I guess it was not the super-dark colored fudge they're used to) and the peanut butter was not consistent (which was my own fault). Read More
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