I’ve never been a fan of marshmallows. To me, it’s kind of on par with cotton candy.
It just tastes like a plop of sugar in your mouth, but there’s no real actual flavor.
Marshmallows were just never really my thing growing up. Don’t get me wrong… there were certain times that I could totally be proven wrong.
Completely burnt over a campfire, in a Rice Krsipie treat, in a fluffernutter sandwich… I could totally handle marshmallows in those instances, but never just to pop a plain one in my mouth.
My daughter on the other hand, is all about the mallows. There have been times that I’ve had to take the bag away from her, because I don’t even think she realizes what she’s doing. (P.S. She’s all about the cotton candy too. Apparently straight sugar is her thing)
But one thing I am a fan of, is recipes that are simple, quick and use few ingredients. This recipe for Peanut Butter Marshmallow Fudge hits the mark on all three counts. I’m telling you, I’m in love with this recipe!! It is sooo good!
Now I’m sure there are going to be some fudge purists out there who call me out on the fact that this isn’t technically fudge. You’re probably right. I don’t really know what constitutes a fudge recipe and what doesn’t. But this reminds me of fudge, and it’s what we’ve always called it, so I’m going with it until I’m corrected!
Either way, it’s ridiculously delicious… even to us non-marshmallow lovers.
- ½ cup (1 stick) butter (not margarine)
- 1 10-ounce bag peanut butter chips
- 1 10-ounce bag mini marshmallows
- Wax paper or foil
- Line an 8x8 or 9x9 square pan with wax paper or foil; set aside.
- In a large pan, melt butter over medium heat. When butter is completely melted, reduce the heat to medium-low and add peanut butter chips. Stir until the chips are completely melted and smooth. Remove from heat and stir in marshmallows until completely coated.
- Spread mixture into prepared pan then refrigerate until set (about 2-3 hours). Once set, lift from pan by pulling up on wax paper or foil. Cut into 16 or 25 squares. Store covered in refrigerator.
It’s even easy enough that your kid can do it all by themselves. Unless you don’t trust them not to eat half the bag of marshmallows in the process. What’s that?? That’s only an issue in my house?? Ugh…