The King’s Fudge

The Kings Fudge 2This post is part of the Shrimp n’ Grits Southern Style Blog Hop.  You can find more information and more Southern themed blog posts at the end of this entry.


Elvis was known for loving some down home Southern food.  He was also known for loving peanut butter and banana sandwiches.  As an icon of the South, he knew good food when he saw it!  Some years back, in celebration of his birthday, Reese’s put out a peanut butter cup that had peanut butter and banana.  My husband could not get enough!  But, since it was a limited edition kind of thing, they are not readily available.

He is always tinkering with food ideas (some better than others) so he asked me if I could make his Mamaw’s peanut butter fudge and put banana frosting on it as a sort of replacement for his beloved candy.  I finally got around to doing it and the results are amazing.  Something The King would appreciate. He might say, “Thank ya, thank ya, very much”

Here is the recipe:

The King’s Peanut Butter Banana Creme Fudge


  • 3 c. sugar
  • 3/4 c. butter
  • 5 oz. evaporated milk (this is the tiny can)
  • 12 oz. Reese’s peanut butter chips
  • 1 jar marshmallow creme
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
Banana Creme Frosting (you only need half of this recipe)
  • 1 pkg. cream cheese (softened)
  • 1 stick butter (softened)
  • 1 2/3 c. powdered sugar (more, if necessary)
  • 1 tsp. banana extract/flavoring

Peanut Butter Banana Creme Fudge


Line 9-inch square pan with foil, with ends of foil extending over sides. Bring sugar, butter and evaporated milk to full rolling boil in 3-qt. saucepan on medium heat, stirring constantly. Cook until candy thermometer reaches 234°F, stirring constantly. Remove from heat.

Add peanut butter chips and marshmallow creme; stir until melted. Stir in vanilla.  Make sure the mixture is well incorporated.

Pour into prepared pan; spread to cover bottom of pan. Cool completely.

To prepare the frosting, beat together cream cheese and butter until smooth.  Gradually add powdered sugar (in 1/3 c. measures), beating until incorporated and smooth.  Add banana extract and stir well. Divide into two bowls of equal measure.

After the fudge is completely cooled, pour only one portion of the frosting over the top of the fudge and spread with an offset spatula. Chill in the refrigerator (overnight).

Cut into squares.  Keep refrigerated.



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This Post Has 11 Comments

  1. Oh my goodness, I’m not even sure I should make this because I think I would EAT THE ENTIRE PAN MYSELF! This looks so good! My grandfather always made incredible fudge for us, but I don’t remember him ever making anything like this. It is an inspired creation! Thank you so much for co-hosting the Shrimp N’ Grits Blog Hop!

    1. ussleah

      Thanks, Leanna! My husband is working his way through it pretty quickly. It is dangerous because it doesn’t really get shared. Not very Southern hospitable – I know!

  2. Gracielle

    Amazing! Sounds delicious, thanks for sharing 🙂 stopping by from SITS

    1. ussleah

      Thanks, Grace! So glad you stopped by and ogled my goodies (wait, that doesn’t sound right).

  3. Stephanie

    Oh goodness this looks incredible! If only this was on my diet!

    1. ussleah

      Hi Stephanie! They are yum and worth breaking the diet for one little piece! Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment!

  4. Kristen Daukas

    Ohmahgoodness… this is getting pinned as soon as I leave this comment. I cannot wait to try this and am SO grateful you linked up with us for the LOBS party!!

    1. ussleah

      Thanks so much, Kristen! It truly is pretty tasty. My husband and I are plotting our next fudge creation right now!

  5. Jessica

    What a yummy recipe!!! I must try it :). Elvis did have some good taste – Can’t beat a peanut butter sandwich! Yummy!! Thanks for sharing with us @ My Favorite Posts SHOW OFF Weekend Blog Party!

    The Wondering Brain

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