I just have to take a break from cookies – just for one day. I do have more cookie recipes to come, as well as some candy, and of course appetizers for your parties, and then stunning Christmas Desserts. All this to come in the next 2 weeks, but for today, my moms recipe for peanut butter fudge. You’ll need a candy thermometer for the fudge. Soft Ball stage 235° F. If you do not have a candy thermometer, you can drop a bit of the hot syrup into cold water to cool it down, press it together with your fingers and it will form a soft ball. Also, when mom says beat until it thickens, she means with a wooden spoon, not with a mixer.