My family and I went to a town in Mid Michigan called Frankenmuth... It is a quaint little town made to look like Bavaria... They are known for all kinds of yummy goodies...stollen bread, chicken dinners, candy & fudge.... My stepson wanted some fudge cause when you are walking around the town they have lots of little quaint shops to visit along with lots of I call them "goodie shops" cause they have saltwater taffy, peanut brittle,homemade candies, & fudge and boy do they smell absolutely delicious when you are walking by. I went and checked how much a pound it was and it was $12 a lb. What are you kidding me? I refuse to pay $12 for a pound of fudge... I mean it is NOT hard to make it & depending on what flavorings you add it cost about $2-4 a pound. I mean do the math the savings are huge. I came home and whipped him up a batch of Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge... it took me about 6-7 minutes tops (and I am being generous with the time) and I figured it cost me about $2 to make... so I saved my family $10 making it myself... my stepson was quite shocked that I could actually make this..he didn't know you could "make" this yourself..he thought you had to buy it..I laughed and thought kiddo I need to get you in the kitchen more often (he's only 7) so he does have a while... anyway... you could leave out the peanut butter and just make chocolate...or leave out the chocolate and make just peanut butter... it is totally up to you...his favorite anything is chocolate peanut butter together...so that's what I did...be sure to use fresh marshmellows, and make this on a day that is not damp or humid (the fudge won't set up if its damp or humid)....make this for your family and enjoy...
Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge
1 1/4 cups sugar
2/3 cup evaporated milk (NOT sweetened condensed milk)
1/4 cup butter (plus more for buttering the pan)
16 large marshmellows
1/4 t salt
1 T vanilla
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
Butter an 8x8 square pan with butter... In large nonstick pan add sugar, milk, butter, marshmellows & salt. Bring to a boil over medium heat stirring very often until marshemellows are melted. Bring to a boil, and boil for 5 minutes stirring mixture CONSTANTLY. Add peanut butter, chocolate chips & vanilla. Turn off heat and stir until all is melted and smooth. Pour immediately into greased pan using a rubber spatula to get mixture off of sides and bottom of pan being careful of splashing cause mixture is very hot. Let cool completely. Cut into small squares and serve. Store any leftovers in fridge...allowing to come back to room temperature before serving.