Fudge: The Sweetest Escape

Peanut butter fudge recipe
Peanut butter fudge recipe

My great grandmother, or “Nanny” as we call her, has always been a fan of making sweets as a way to be able to spread her joy to other people. I can remember the day that I was staying at my grandma’s house and she approached my cousin and me to ask if we wanted to learn how to make a family recipe. We both enthusiastically replied “yes.” We gathered up the ingredients, collected the pots and pans, and then went to help wheel Nanny (who was in a wheelchair) into the kitchen. Nanny is no longer able to cook or bake, but she watched and talked with us as my grandmother taught us how to make the infamous peanut butter fudge that we have been enjoying essentially since we were born. This peanut butter fudge recipe was one that Nanny kept and passed on to her daughters, who passed it on to their daughters, who then passed it onto their daughters (including me). This recipe card is one of the many places where this recipe is recorded in my family, but this one specifically was handwritten by Nanny, so it holds a special place in our hearts. Peanut butter fudge, or better put, “Nanny’s fudge” is to be made with other people, to be shared with other people, and to be an enjoyable experience. Peanut butter fudge: the sweetest escape from loneliness.

– RM

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