The first time I made fudge I used my mom’s no fail fudge recipe…only to fail. Second time. Fail. And so I went in search of easier fudge recipes. One of the fudge recipes I love to make is peanut butter fudge…very simple and super yummy. It almost reminds me of no-bake cookies which are also yummy.
I was sitting around thinking my pants were feeling far too comfortable for the holiday season…I mean I haven’t even broken out my holiday eating sweatpants yet. So why not make some fudge. And boy did I. I made three different batches that day.
I knew I wanted the peanut butter fudge but really wanted chocolate with it. This worked nicely with the exception that sometimes the bottom half likes to detach from top…which if fine I just stick it back together. It only happened on a couple of them.
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Peanut Butter and Chocolate Fudge
1 can (14oz) condensed milk
3 cups chocolate chips (of your choice I went semi-sweet)
In a medium saucepan heat up condensed milk over low.
Add chocolate chips and melt. Stirring often.
Mixture will start to get hard and lose its sheen.
Spread into a buttered 10 by 10-inch pan lined with parchment paper.
Peanut Butter Layer
8 ounces unsalted butter, plus more for greasing pan
1 cup smooth peanut butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 pound powdered sugar
chocolate chips and peanut butter chips to sprinkle on top about a 1/2 cup each
Combine the butter and peanut butter in a 4-quart microwave-safe bowl and cover with plastic wrap.
Microwave for 2 minutes on high.
Stir and microwave on high for 2 more minutes. (Use caution when removing this mixture from the microwave, it will be very hot.)
Add the vanilla and powdered sugar to the peanut butter mixture and stir to combine with a wooden spoon.
The mixture will become hard to stir and lose its sheen.
Pour the peanut butter layer on top of the chocolate layer. Sprinkle chocolate and peanut butter chips and press down to help them stick to fudge.
Refrigerate until cool, about 2 hours.
Cut into 1-inch pieces and store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week.
Peanut butter fudge from Alton Brown Food Network.com