Sunday, February 8, 2009

Very Easy Peanut Butter Fudge

Peanut Butter Fudge



So I had to make peanut butter fudge for my son's class and I don't make fudge that often so I was a bit worried. I am not a huge fan of fudge....mostly because a lot of times it is dry and brittle. I don't enjoy fudge that falls apart as you bite into it. I enjoy a creamy piece of fudge so if that's what you like, then try out this recipe....it is very creamy and so simple (as I used the microwave instead of doing it on the stove....I had no time that night to use a candy thermometer...etc)! I also like my fudge to be tall....I don't mess around with flat pieces of fudge so this recipe may seem like it makes a lot but if you use a 9 x 13 pan....it will make nice, tall pieces. If you are using a 8 x 8 pan...then you can half the recipe and it will be fine.


One more thing....I know there's corn syrup in this recipe and that is kind of controversial right now....but I believe (as in everything....in moderation....it is fine) plus it really does help in the consistency here....and if you make this recipe you'll understand what I'm talking about so again....MODERATION is always key.




Quick & Easy Peanut Butter Fudge
8 cups powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups creamy peanut butter
1 cup light corn syrup
2 sticks melted butter (unsalted)
1 tablespoon vanilla
In a microwavable bowl, mix together all ingredients the best you can. Microwave mixture 1-2 minutes at a time and after each time, pull out the bowl and mix well. Repeat this step until your mixture is smooth and creamy (usually takes about 2-3 times in the microwave depending on your microwave's strength). Pour mixture into a buttered or sprayed pan and cover the pan with plastic wrap. Chill in the fridge for a few hours. Once the fudge seems to be set and is firm, cut into squares and serve.


Because we don't cook this recipe it is a little difficult mixing the ingredients together at first.

Once you mix everything together the best you can, you microwave the mixture 1-2 minutes at a time.
Once you have a creamy mixture that is well blended, it's ready to be poured.

Pour your mixture into a buttered or sprayed pan so that your fudge will easily come out of the pan.

Final product....rich and creamy....not too sweet peanut butter fudge!

12 comments:

Ingrid said...

Yum, looks & sounds good. Seems very easy....perfect for feeding twelve 12 & 13 yr old boys & their parents!!
~ingrid

Sara said...

This sounds so good, I am a huge peanut butter fan!

vincent said...

I love peanut butter fudge, and jumped up this morning first thing and got on this... It just went into the fridge, but it tasted and looked great. Thank you so much for the recipe!!! I love your blog...

avesta said...

Ingrid and Sara...please try and let me know how it turns out.

Vincent...I'm so glad you tried this today. I hope you love it! thanks for enjoying my blog!

finsmom said...

Looking yummy as always :). Ive been looking for a good fudge recipe. I meant to make some at Christmas, but never got around to it. Now with your recipe, I don't have an excuse!
I changed my site around today - let me know if you think it looks any better :)

Reeni♥ said...

These look so scrumptious!! Creamy and moist. Melt in your mouth delicios!

Bren said...

i love peanut butter anything. nice looking fudge you made. such and easy thing to make just to have laying around, too!

Sophie said...

They do look creamy and buttery, I like that it can be made in the micro too!

Kevin said...

That fudge looks good!

Coffee and Vanilla said...

That soundsss really good ;)

Have a wonderful day and don't forget to check out chocolate-making kit giveaway on my site :)

Margot

Mandi said...

I just made this today for my fiance, peanut butter fudge is his favorite. I was amazed at how little time it took to make and how it is almost set in the fridge and hasn't even been in there long. and its not over powering with peanut butter!!!!! i posted a pic on my facebook with a link to your recipe :)

Anonymous said...

This is the best peanut butter fudge that I have ever made. It tastes the most like my grandmother's fudge of any of the recipes that I have made. She never gave anyone her recipe, so I have been hunting for a similar tasting recipe. It is also extremely easy to make which is a plus! I highly recommend that you make this. It is very pea-nutty tasting and smooth.