By Chef Diane
Last week we told you that November is Peanut Butter Lover's Month. Well today is specifically for Peanut Butter Fudge. I have lived a sheltered life. I never had peanut butter fudge until I met my husband. Before that the only fudge I ever had was my grandmother's famous Christmas fudge that was the best thing I ever tasted.
We have a gift shop in town that makes all type of flavors of fudge, and when my husband and I were looking around one day, he spied all the different types, and chose the peanut butter flavor. We purchased a block of it, and he shared it with me. It was very creamy and peanut.
I have never made this type of fudge; I prefer to just buy it one piece at a time. But for those of you who like to cook, I found this recipe for you on allrecipes.com.
PEANUT BUTTER FUDGE
Original recipe makes 1 - 8x8 inch pan
- 1/2 cup butter
- 2 1/4 cups brown sugar
- 1/2 cup milk
- 3/4 cup peanut butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
- Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat.
- Stir in brown sugar and milk.
- Bring to a boil and boil for 2 minutes, stirring frequently.
- Remove from heat. Stir in peanut butter and vanilla.
- Pour over confectioners' sugar in a large mixing bowl.
- Beat until smooth; pour into an 8x8 inch dish.
- Chill until firm and cut into squares.
This recipe is fast and easy to make, no candy thermometer required, and great for sharing around the holiday. However, if you want to make the kind of fudge I eat, then visit this site - they ship anywhere!: http://www.darbysfudge.com/fudgeshop.html