Monday, March 20, 2006

Martha's Peanut Butter Fudge

2 cups white sugar
2/3 cup whole milk
1 cup chunky peanut butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup walnuts, chopped

Butter an 11x7-inch pan and set aside. Cook milk and sugar in a medium-sized heavy saucepan to soft ball stage (235° F.) Stir in peanut butter and vanilla and beat until smooth. Pour into prepared pan; sprinkle walnuts over top and press in lightly. Cool before cutting. Store covered in refrigerator or a cold room.

Adapted from a recipe by Martha Hixon that was printed in the Rock County Leader (Bassett, NE), December 26, 1991. When I was growing up on a ranch south of Bassett, the Hixons lived on the next ranch south of us. I went to 4-H and Kid's Bible Club with Carla and Gloria Hixson.

Another great Easy Recipe

Love At Home

There is beauty all around
When there's love at home.
There is joy in every sound
When there's love at home.

Roses bloom beneath our feet,
All the earth is a garden sweet,
Making life a bliss complete,
When there's love at home.

-- John Hugh McNaughton (1829-1891)