Diets start on Monday….. Or with the quickly approaching new year, New Year’s Day!
I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas holiday with friends and loved ones! I enjoyed a much needed break and spent some lovely time with my immediate family (all three siblings and their families made it home this year!!!)!
I am sure you all are ready for the holiday detox and enjoyed (and over indulged) in your fair share of holiday treats, but I have one more treat for you before those pesky New Year’s diets begin.
This Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge, is my go to fudge recipe. I have seriously been making and perfecting this recipe since I first started cooking on my own in about 6th or 7th grade. While I have tried many fudge recipes in the years since, I love this recipe since it uses basic pantry staples (no marshmallow fluff, sweetened condensed milk, etc. that you may not always keep on hand) and it can be made in less than 10 minutes! Plus, if making candy and fudge intimidates you, due to scary candy thermometers and burning sugar, this recipe is made for you, since it is made in the microwave!
If you have any additional holiday gatherings over the next few days, say a New Year’s Eve party, whip up this fudge and indulge just a few days more!
1 ½ cups confectioners sugar (powdered sugar)
¼ cup milk
¼ teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons butter, cubed
2 cups milk chocolate chips
¾ cup Planters® Creamy Peanut Butter
¾ teaspoon vanilla
Line an 8×8-inch pan with foil, making sure enough foil fits inside and up over the edges of pan.
In a microwave safe bowl, whisk together sugar, milk and salt. Continue whisking until everything is mixed together, making sure there are no lumps.
Add butter cubes to sugar mixture. Microwave on HIGH for one minute. Remove from microwave and stir. Return to microwave and microwave again on HIGH for one minute. Stir and repeat microwave/stirring process for one more time.
Add chocolate chips, peanut butter and vanilla to melted butter mixture. Stir until blended and fully incorporated. Pour fudge into prepared pan. Using a rubber spatula, spread fudge into an even layer in pan.
Refrigerate for at least 2-4 hours.
Using overhanging pieces of foil, lift fudge out of pan. Remove foil and cut fudge into bite size (1-inch) pieces. Serve immediately. Store left over fudge in refrigerator.
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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Kraft. The opinions and text are all mine.