Okay, so technically this should be “the girl candy-makes,” but I've always associated candy-making with baking. Maybe because both are associated with the holidays?
Today's recipe is for peanut butter fudge, one of my absolute favorite treats. Here is the good news: it's ridiculously easy. The bad news? You may be tempted to eat it all in one weekend if you are a peanut butter lover like me.
This fudge is made in the microwave. Now, I'm usually very suspicious of microwave fudge; I've never met a good chocolate fudge from the microwave. But this peanut butter fudge is just as good as any! So, the recipe:
1 c. butter
1 c. peanut butter
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 lb. powdered sugar
1. Line a pan with wax paper. If you want your fudge to be thin, use a 9x13in pan. For thicker fudge use a 9x9in pan. Or whatever size you have; it really doesn't matter.
2. Microwave butter and peanut butter for two minutes.
3. Stir, then microwave for two more minutes.
4. Remove from microwave, then add vanilla and powdered sugar.
5. Stir the mixture until it becomes dull.
6. Spread into the pan.
7. Cover the surface of the fudge with another piece of wax paper and refrigerate until firm.
I told you it was easy! The hardest part is lining the pan with wax paper. I love giving this as a gift around holiday time. Candy will stay fresher longer than cookies and other baked goods, so it will last them longer!
I've never tried this, but you may be able to mix goodies into the fudge. Next time, I might try it with M&Ms minis. I'll let you know the results.
Until then, enjoy the peanut butter goodness!