3 c. sugar
1 1/2 c. peanut butter
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
3/4 c. water
Mix sugar and water in saucepan. Boil for exactly one minute. Pour over peanut butter and vanilla in a mixing bowl. Beat until well mixed and thick. Pour into buttered 8 x 8 pan. Let cool, then cut into squares.
Note: For chocolate peanut butter fudge add 4 to 5 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder. Add the cocoa to the sugar and water. 1 1/2 cups peanut butter approx. equals 18 oz. jar.