My Aunt Rae's Fabulous Peanut Butter Fudge

By Katie of:
(adapted from Rachel Nigh)

1 c. sugar
1/4 c. milk
1/4 c. butter
1 T. corn syrup (light)
1/3 c. peanut butter (smooth or chunky)
2 1/4 c. powdered sugar
Optional:  1/4-1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts

Pre-measure out and have on hand - peanut butter and powdered sugar.  Also have hand mixer ready to go.

In 2 quart saucepan over medium-high heat, mix together sugar, milk butter and corn syrup, stirring so as to not scorch until bubbles form.  Continue to cook and stir for one minute.  Remove from heat.  Quickly stir in powdered sugar and peanut butter with hand mixer until smooth and well mixed, about one minute (and chopped nuts, if using).  Using rubber spatula, spoon into 8 x 8 square baking dish (glass works really well) and press with spatula to smooth on top.  Mixture will be hardening already and firm.  Chill for one hour then cut into squares.

Optional - use smooth peanut butter and stir in 1/4 cup chopped pecans or walnuts when you add in the peanut butter and powdered sugar