Holiday Cooking Demo at KaTom: Barbara Tenney’s Peanut Butter Fudge

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December Saturdays at KaTom will offer some holiday treats from Barbara Tenney. Tomorrow will be Divinity. Last week, some friends and I went to see the Peanut Butter Fudge demo. Here are the tips that I learned for this treat.


First, you must always get a photo with the featured chef/ celebrity cook while at a KaTom demo. Melinda and Millie enjoyed the event and talking with Barbara. Melinda requested her birthday cake be made by Barbara last August and it was noteworthy. That would have been a great blog story !  For the record, Melinda and I have been ‘Barbara fans’ for years.


First, I will admit to having tried fudge, usually on vacations in Charleston or other places. The fudge is usually thick and grainy and so sweet that it makes your teeth hurt. This was not that kind of fudge.


Tip #1    One secret (that I never knew before) for the best peanut butter fudge is to use  ‘pure cane granulated’sugar.


Tip #2   You really must use a candy thermometer.


Barbara prefers Skippy peanut butter for her recipes.


A good hand mixer can make a big difference in the smoothness of the fudge.


Almost done!



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If you are lucky, you may get a little sample bag of the product to go. I am going to give mine to Sophia the next time that I see her.

I must say that it was the VERY BEST Fudge that I have EVER HAD IN MY LIFE. Bravo, Barbara!

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Coffee fanatics all, Melinda, Millie, and I enjoyed the coffee machine in the back. Pack a couple of dollars to try the coffee, if you like.


Millie waiting for her latte. I wish that I had one of these machines at my workplace.

IMG_0317There are lots of things to browse in the KaTom store. You don’t just have to be a chef to go there.

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I was admiring the largest strainer that I have ever seen in my life! For the family who loves french fries.

If you are in the area, come to KaTom tomorrow and see the Divinity and try it—Barbara style. I know that it will be the best.


It is a festive way to be out and about in Sevierville. Save us a seat at the counter!

One thought on “Holiday Cooking Demo at KaTom: Barbara Tenney’s Peanut Butter Fudge

  1. Melinda Derrick November 30, 2018 / 11:09 pm

    Awww, the delicious memory of that fudge

    Liked by 1 person

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