Sunday, June 16, 2013

Peanut Butter Fudge

Yummy note: Peanut butter, oh how I love thee. It is kind of like a bad word though around my house, as my daughter has a nut allergy. Luckily it is not so severe, that we can still have peanut butter in our house, whew, I can still get my peanut butter fix. So when I saw this Peanut Butter Fudge recipe on my Secret Recipe Club friend's site this month, I had to try it. Fudge consistency is huge for me, I really don't care for the super creamy fudges, so when Veronica from My Catholic Kitchen described it as "This fudge is like the inside of those eggs you get for Easter." I knew this recipe might just be what I was looking for... Actually I think it tastes very similar to that of a another recipe I almost made of Veronica's here called a buckeye. Both equally delicious, thanks Veronica. Make sure you stop by My Catholic Kitchen's blog for some inspiration and wonderful recipes. 


Peanut Butter Fudge 



Ingredients:
5 ounces of unsalted butter
2/3 cup smooth peanut butter
1/2 teaspoon salt
(Don't leave this out! It adds to the nice nutty flavor)
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
2 1/4 cups powdered sugar

Directions: 
In a small pan, melt butter and peanut butter together and then bring to a boil on high. (Alternatively, I also made this in the microwave too! In a microwaveable bowl, place butter and peanut butter and cover with plastic wrap. Microwave on high for about 1 1/2- 2 minutes.  Next stir mixture and microwave another 2 minutes, mixture will be hot and bubbly!) 


Remove pan from the heat after mixture starts boiling. Add in vanilla and salt. 


Stir in powdered sugar until smooth. Note the mixture starts to get really thick here! So stir it with some muscle to incorporate the powdered sugar well. ;-)  


Put the fudge into a 9 x 9 pan lined with parchment paper for easier removal. Allow to cool and store in the refrigerator until to cut into pieces and enjoy. 

 

 

Note: So I must admit, I tried this recipe out using a different type of peanut butter first. Like I said before I love peanut butter, so I have several types always in my cabinet. I have this one called PB2, which is a powdered peanut butter. It truly has a great fresh taste when you prepare the peanut butter, however it's make up is a bit different, it has less fat than the regular peanut butter, so the fudge did not turn out with the best consistency. However, it tasted really good, so I couldn't let it go to waste... so I dipped it in chocolate and made some chocolate covered peanut butter treats out of them instead. :) 



Have fun checking out the others in the Secret Recipe Club group C as they make some amazing culinary treats! 

12 comments:

  1. I've been looking for a buckeye recipe, I'll take a look. And these look amazing - like a homemade Reese's. Nice job! I'm visiting from Group A since I stepped in to help with an orphan. It's great to meet some new bloggers.

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  2. Yum! I love fudge but have never tried making it at home - your version looks really tasty! :)

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  3. I am glad you like the recipe. I love the PB 2 in my smoothies. It has so much less fat than the regular stuff. Sometimes if you mix it with regular peanut butter it is pretty good too.

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  4. I love peanut butter in any form, so this has my name all over it! Thanks for sharing.

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  5. OK - my true confession is I"m not a big fudge fan but the only kind I like is peanut butter (and totally agree you must have salt w. pb!) I've heard about PB2 but have never cooked with so appreciate your tips on that too.

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  6. I was sold at Peanut Butter Fudge but then you went and dipped it in chocolate. YOWZA! Totally going to make this. Thanks! Pinned.

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  7. I've never heard of PB2, I'll have to look for it as my hubby would love it in his smoothies. Dipping pb fudge in chocolate...brilliant!

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  8. Mmmm, I love peanut butter too but my sister has an allergy so I didn't eat it very often as a child. Now that I live on my own, I am making up for lost time. I will definitely have to make this fudge!

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  9. This fudge looks delicious! I have PB2 at home so I might use that and dip it in chocolate--genius!

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  10. looks so tasty!! craving this now.

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  11. I'm not entirely a lover of PB - but fudge? heck yeah! I may be converted... Beautiful post!

    Happy SRC Reveal from a fellow group C member!

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