Christmas Sweets: Peanut Butter Fudge Recipe

My Meme sleighs Christmas (sorry for the cheesy pun). Not only does she put up a gorgeous tree with a ridiculous amount of lights but she redecorates the entire house – including each bedroom and the china hutches. Everyone has a stack of gifts wrapped in their very own paper; if you are younger than 5 years old your stack will be taller than you.

The decorations create a magical atmosphere to rip open gifts (and gifts and gifts). But what really makes you know it is Christmas time at Meme’s house is when you walk in and the counters are covered with baking ingredients and you’re hit with a wall of fresh-baked-cookie smell.

There are chocolate chip cookies, peanut butter blossoms, decorated cut out sugar cookies, creme wafers, chocolate fudge, peanut butter fudge, white chocolate fudge, and more. I live off of a sugar high the days leading up to Christmas, and my favorite treat is the peanut butter fudge.

Peanut Butter Budge

Rich, sweet, creamy candy.


  • 1 1/2 stick of butter
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 1/2 can evaporated milk
  • 1 jar marshmallow fluff
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup of creamy peanut butter


  1. Combine butter, sugar, and evaporated milk in a pot.
  2. Cook to 234 degrees; stirring constantly.
  3. Remove from heat and mix in marshmallow fluff, vanilla extract, and peanut butter.
  4. Pour into a parchment paper lined pan.
  5. Let harden; cut into bit sized pieces with pizza cutter.

You can even add nuts to the recipe; just mix them in between steps 3 and 4.



My Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Float

Each year I wake up on Thanksgiving to watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade usually while enjoying a homemade cinnamon roll. I love seeing the new and classic floats and balloons (like Tom Turkey in the featured image who has been in the parade since 1971) stroll down the streets of NYC. My favorite part of the parade is when the Radio City Rockettes perform because who isn’t impressed with their synchronization?


As great as the parade is, I think that it is missing something: a float designed by me. If I could design a float for the Thanksgiving Day Parade it would resemble the perfect backyard – green grass, trees, flowers, a white picket fence, and dogs. Definitely dogs. I would fill the float with adoptable dogs from shelters across the city to raise awareness and help them find a new home (after all, they would be seen by over 50 million people). What good is a float that doesn’t get to stop in front of Macy’s with a performance? I would have one of my favorite artists, Sam Hunt, aboard the float to serenade all those watching – who wouldn’t be thankful for that?

Although my dog float won’t be in the line up this year, there is a new dog balloon flying in the parade: Trixie! Trixie is an adorable cairn terrier owned by the Executive Producer of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and she is being honored by having a balloon fly down the streets that looks just like her! (Dixie is jealous.)


If you could design a float, or a balloon, what would it look like?