Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Oh Fudge!!!!!!!!!!

How is it that there are only 10 days until Christmas??? This is the first time in my Christmas hosting history that I don't even have my menu finalized. Usually, it's done at least 3 weeks before. How 'bout I commit to sharing it with you this Friday! There, some accountability, a reason to get 'er done!

Until then, lemme share some fudge with you. I made this a couple of weeks ago & brought some into work. Everyone really enjoyed it. It seemed to be a bit softer than the usual fudge but the flavor was wonderful & this was super easy to make. No need to use a candy thermometer for this fudge recipe!



Peanut Butter Chocolate Fudge

{Printable Recipe}

3 tblsp butter
1 ½ cup sugar
2/3 cup evaporated milk
¼ tsp salt
¾ cup peanut butter
2 cups mini marshmallows
1 tsp vanilla extract
¼ cup semi sweet chocolate chips

Bring butter, sugar, milk & salt to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly.


Boil for 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat.

Stir in peanut butter, marshmallows & vanilla. Stir vigorously for about 1 minute or until marshmallows are melted.


Stir in chocolate chips until fudge appears somewhat marbled. Pour into a lightly greased 8 x 8 pan.


Chill until firm. Cut into squares.


{Food for Thought}

Even though I am not a huge chocolate lover & this fudge has more of a peanut butter than chocolate taste, I do recommend adding more chocolate. Maybe even double it. I plan to next time & see where it takes me.


If you like a little more chocolate in your fudge & a little toffee to boot, try this:

34 comments:

Kristina P. said...

Mmmmm, fudge.

FROGGITY! said...

i heart fudge.

that looks really, really good!! can't wait to hear your menu! i am ready to make mine. probably will be easygoing this year, but i may get my hubby to make us steaks... yummo AND i don't have to cook them. ;)

The Not So Perfect Housewife said...

Oh I just LOVE fudge but I never think to make it.
This looks yummy!!!

Pat aka Posh said...

Definitely more chocolate for me.. I love fudge.. thanks for sharing the recipe.

Cinnamon-Girl Reeni♥ said...

It wouldn't be the holidays without homemade fudge! These both look scrumptious! PB and chocolate is my fave.

Brenda said...

I need to give my fudge to give away. Thanks for the reminder. This fudge looks good, but I am not huge on peanut butter :)

Michelle said...

I think we might have to revoke your woman card for saying your not a huge fan of chocolate!!!

My family loves peanut butter and chocolate together. I'm going to give this recipe a try with your recommendations.

Chef E said...

You fudgy temptress you :)

PB fudge and maple are my favorites, and I have yet to make it, afraid my mom would look down on me and cry, cause I just am, well I am trying to be the baker she always was...that you are!

Trixie said...

I made fudge for the first time over the weekend! I made peppermint fudge with peppermint candy on top. It was really good. I'll have to try this chocolate peanut butter one because there is nothing better than chocolate and peanut butter.

Tender Branson said...

I had some parents bring me peanut butter fudge last year. That is something I can really get into.

Ronda said...

Hi there! The fudge looks Heavenly! If I had marshmallows, I'd make it right now cause I have everything else. I'm doing my Christmas cookies today.
Hope all is well and moving full steam ahead for Christmas! Have fun planning your menu. I just know it will be a winner!
XOXO

Erin, Nick and Merrick said...

Yum!!

mommaof4wife2r said...

you never ever disappoint me!! aaahhhhh!

simpledaisy said...

Yum-o!!!
We are leaving for Key West on Friday and I am definitely going to check out the places you suggested!! thanks and have a super Merry Christmas~

Coco said...

Fudge scares me.

Bad.

Missed you!!

M said...

I have been absent for so long but you still make my mouth water!

Happy holidays to you and your familyxxxx

Angela said...

Yum! I have only ever made my grandmother's fudge which does require a thermometer lol but this sounds super!

Angela said...

Yum! I have only ever made my grandmother's fudge which does require a thermometer lol but this sounds super!

Jen said...

I LOVE fudge but I have never made it before. Maybe this shall be the year.

Pam said...

Now this is my kind of fudge - it looks decadent and delicious.

Maria said...

Love the toffee version!

Gloria said...

OH MY GOD! this fudge look tempting and amazing! I love it! gloria

Just Breathe said...

Yum, I love fudge. Haven't made a peanut butter one. I have one from years ago where you use some butterscotch chips. Thanks and Merry Christmas.

Chow and Chatter said...

yummy fudge can I have a piece

Jason, as himself said...

ohmigodithinkiloveyou

singedwingangel said...

oooh my mom makes fudge every year at Christmas.. I do the peanut butter balls lol...

Noelle said...

you had me at peanut butter fudge.

book review said...

wooww

Ms Bibi said...

Yeah, I am making dinner for 16 this year and I have no clue what's on the menu either....turkey.....that's all I got so far.

Loving the fudge recipe. I never made fudge, but I always wanted to try.

Ma What's 4 dinner said...

I've never made fudge. I'm scared of it, but you've inspired me and I'm going to do it!!! Thanks for the idea. I mean come on peanut butter? fudge? I'm in!

Just doing a little blog surfing and stopped to check you out again today. I'll be back again soon.

Alex aka Ma What's For Dinner?
www.MaWhats4Dinner.com

Tam said...

HMM Fudge...looks great!!!!

Life with Kaishon said...

Wowza. Wowza! Wowza! This looks so delectable.

I am at a low place with food right now. So fat and depressed.

If anyone cares, I know it is you : ) So, needless to say, I won't make this, but I will save the recipe! : )

Deanna said...

My Daddy says it is not Christmas until there is fudge and divinity on the dessert table!

Tami (Pixeltrash) said...

When I first read this, I thought it said "peanut butter chocolate fondue". Ooooh... doesn't that sound awesome? With biscotti dipped in it? Mmmmmm....

Fudge sounds great too, but I'm wondering if it could be turned into a fondue? :-)