Ghirardelli Peanut Butter Swirled Fudge

Servings: 2 1/3 pounds fudge


  • 1/2 cup nutty peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup honey roasted or toffee peanuts, or salted roasted peanuts
  • 2/3 cup (5.3 fluid ounces) evaporated milk
  • 2 1/4 cups sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 1 1/4 bars (5 ounces) Ghirardelli 100% Cacao Unsweetened Chocolate Baking Bars, broken into ½-inch pieces
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Line the bottom and sides of an 8-inch pan with foil.
  • PEANUT SWIRL: Stir the peanut butter and peanuts together in a small bowl and set aside.
  • FUDGE: In a 3 to 4 quart heavy-bottom saucepan over medium high heat, stir the evaporated milk, sugar, butter, and salt together thoroughly with a heatproof (silicone) spatula.
  • Bring the mixture to a full rolling boil, stirring constantly and scraping the bottom, sides, and corners of the pot.
  • Set a timer and continue to boil for 5 more minutes, stirring and scraping the pot constantly and adjusting the heat so that the entire surface bubbles very actively but not furiously.
  • Remove the pot from the heat and add the marshmallows, chocolate, and vanilla.
  • Stir vigorously until the marshmallows and chocolate are completely melted and the mixture looks smooth and thoroughly blended.
  • Scrape the fudge into the lined pan and tilt the pan to level the surface.
  • Scatter tablespoon size dollops of the peanut mixture over the hot fudge and push them deeper into the fudge with the spoon.
  • Use a knife to swirl the peanuts and fudge together without blending them completely.
  • Rap the pan hard, several times, on the counter to level the surface of the fudge.
  • Let cool until set, about three hours.
  • Lift the foil to remove the fudge and peel off the foil.
  • Cut fudge into 36 squares using a long sharp knife and a guillotine stroke.

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