Homemade Fudge Recipes

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Homemade fudge recipes can be the answer to satisfying your sweet tooth when you are far from the Mackinac Island fudge shops.

Fudge has long been a favorite treat for both of our families, and if you like it too let’s swap recipes!

Marcia’s mother, Barbara, frequently made chocolate or peanut butter fudge to go with popcorn on the weekly Family-Fun night. The combination of hot buttered popcorn and homemade fudge is the best, so no one ever missed those game nights.

Kathy’s Aunt Meredith’s fudge was famous with family and friends. It was always a welcomed Christmas, Valentine, Easter and birthday gift from her! She passed away a few years ago and Kathy is checking with family members for a few of her recipes. Stay tuned!

In the meantime, Marcia’s mother, Barbara has graciously consented to share one of her homemade fudge recipes. We hope you will try it, and then, post your recipes too!

Barbara's Homemade
Peanut Butter Fudge


  • 3 cups sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 ½ cups milk
  • 4 heaping tsp peanut butter
  • ¼ cup butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Directions:  Combine sugar, salt and milk.  On high heat bring to bubbly boil stirring constantly.  Reduce to medium heat.  Do not stir. Cook to soft ball stage or 232 degrees. Remove from heat, add peanut butter, butter and vanilla.      DO NOT STIR. Cool at room temperature to 110 degrees. Beat by hand or portable mixer until fudge thickens and loses some of its gloss. Quickly pour in buttered pan. Cool, cut in squares.

One of my favorite memories of childhood is my mother, Barbara, making this peanut butter fudge recipe on our weekly family night.  I must share with you that she made homemade popcorn with real butter and salt to go with the fudge.  Oh my, the combination of sweet and salty was just the best!

Homemade Fudge Recipes
Now It's Your Turn!

Now it’s your turn! Does anyone have a hot fudge recipe for ice cream, or even a fudge cake recipe or fudge brownie treat?

Share your favorite fudge recipe or your secret insider tip on making the best fudge with our Mackinac-Island-Insider-Tips readers.

Or does anyone think they know the secret ingredient or step from a famous fudge shops on the Island?

Or let us know which is your favorite fudge shop and why!

Our sweet tooths are so anxious to hear from you! We don't count points or calories on this page!


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