Sunday, December 21, 2014

The World's Best Peanut Butter Fudge

Today I made the world's best peanut butter fudge. 

When I first started writing this post, I hadn't even cut it yet, it was in the fridge, cooling off.  I made that statement based on licking the spoon and scraping the pot clean and licking the spoon again.  

It's that good.  

And now that it's cooled and cut and I've tasted it again, I stand by my initial statement.  '

This is the world's best peanut butter fudge.  

I'm so happy I tried this, and at the same time, a little worried that I might like this just a little too much.  It's made from pantry ingredients that I pretty much keep on hand at all times, and it's really easy, too.

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter
  • 1 1/2 c peanut butter ( I used 3/4 c crunch and 3/4 c smooth)
  • 1 t vanilla
  • 3 T baking cocoa
  • 3 1/2 c confectioners sugar (this is the equivalent of 1 box if you buy it in a box, or usually half a bag if you buy it in a bag)

Melt the butter in large saucepan on medium heat.  I should have used one with higher sides, but I didn't know that yet. Add the peanut butter, and stir as it melts until it's well blended.  Add the vanilla.

Meanwhile, sift the confectioners sugar, and stir the cocoa into the sugar.

Add the confectioners sugar mixture to the liquid and remove from heat....

...and start stirring.  

At one point, you will decide that you have wasted your ingredients and this will never all mix together.

But persevere!

Pour (this is a euphemism--glob the stuff out of the pot) into a foil lined 8x8 pan and allow to cool.

Once it's set, turn onto a cutting board and cut into bite sized squares.

Then eat all of the little crumbly pieces that fall of it or don't look pretty.  Well, probably not all or you might sicken yourself out on this delicious fudge, and trust me, you don't want to do that.  .

Until next time, good cooking, and good eating!

This post is linked to:

See Ya in the Gumbo at Ms. enPlace
Motivation Monday at A Life in Balance
Make Your Home Sing Monday at Moms the Word
Foodie Friday at Rattlebridge Farm
Treasure Box Tuesday at Yesterfood
Homemaking Party at Hope in Every Season
Wake Up Wednesday at SewCraftyAngel