Monday, November 19, 2012

Enjoying Peanut Butter Fudge


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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.
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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


Directions
  1. Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Stir in brown sugar and milk.
  3. Bring to a boil and boil for 2 minutes, stirring frequently.
  4. Remove from heat. Stir in peanut butter and vanilla.
  5. Pour over confectioners' sugar in a large mixing bowl.
  6. Beat until smooth; pour into an 8x8 inch dish.
  7. Chill until firm and cut into squares.


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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

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