Fudge is a Christmas tradition in my family, my mom or sister always makes it for us to enjoy on Christmas Eve (and for days after!)  I’ve never really made it myself but I recently came across a recipe for Apricot Raspberry Cheesecake Fudge from A Mom’s Take and while it looks amazingly delicious, I’m personally not a big fan of white chocolate or apricots by my little pregnant brain immediately went to: That would be awesome as a Peanut Butter and Jelly fudge!!!

So my mommy picked up the ingredients when she was out and we tried it and I was right, it was heavenly!

This super-simple peanut butter jelly fudge recipe makes a great treat at Christmas-time... Or anytime!

It’s also super simple to make.

This super-simple peanut butter jelly fudge recipe makes a great treat at Christmas-time... Or anytime!

Line a 8×8 or 9×9 square pan with waxed paper or foil.  If you are using large marshmallows (like we did), cut them in to quarters to help them melt faster and to get a more accurate measure.

This super-simple peanut butter jelly fudge recipe makes a great treat at Christmas-time... Or anytime!

Combine the butter, sugar, milk and marshmallows in a large pan and stir over medium heat until marshmallows are melted and the mixture boils and reaches a temperature of 234º F.

This super-simple peanut butter jelly fudge recipe makes a great treat at Christmas-time... Or anytime!Remove from the heat and add the neufchatel/cream cheese and peanut butter chips.  Mix until melted and combined.

This super-simple peanut butter jelly fudge recipe makes a great treat at Christmas-time... Or anytime!

Add vanilla and pour fudge into prepared pan and dollop jelly on top.

This super-simple peanut butter jelly fudge recipe makes a great treat at Christmas-time... Or anytime!Swirl jelly with a toothpick and allow to cool in the pan.  (Our Florida humidity and heat prevented the fudge from setting fully so I ended up popping it in the freezer where it set up perfectly and it became a cool, refreshing treat!)

Peanut Butter & Jelly Fudge

Peanut Butter & Jelly Fudge

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup Butter
  • 2 1/2 cups coconut sugar
  • 5 oz Evaporated Milk
  • 3 cups Marshmallows
  • 6 oz Neufchatel or Cream Cheese
  • 12 oz Peanut Butter Chips
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • Grape Jelly

Instructions

  1. Line a 8×8 or 9×9 square pan with waxed paper or foil.  If you are using large marshmallows (like we did), cut them in to quarters to help them melt faster and to get a more accurate measure.
  2. Combine the butter, sugar, milk and marshmallows in a large pan and stir over medium heat until marshmallows are melted and the mixture boils and reaches a temperature of 234º F.
  3. Remove from the heat and add the neufchatel/cream cheese and peanut butter chips. Mix until melted and combined.
  4. Add vanilla and pour fudge into prepared pan and dollop jelly on top.
  5. Swirl jelly with a toothpick and allow to cool in the pan. (Our Florida humidity and heat prevented the fudge from setting fully so I ended up popping it in the freezer where it set up perfectly and it became a cool, refreshing treat!)
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Previously published at Beyond Mommying. Photos used with permission of the author.

Melissa is a homeschooling, ballerina mommy of four and lives by the motto “Life is never boring when you’re never alone, but I know somewhere out there, there is life Beyond Mommying.” She shares her parenting adventures on her blog Beyond Mommying. You can also find her on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.

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