Monday, January 30, 2012

Alton's Fudge - the Peanut Butter version

After D's mom made fudge when she was here in December, I decided I wanted to make some fudge.  So, over New Years, I decided to make some peanut butter fudge; but it needed to be quick as I was working 12 hour shifts for six days in a row.  I found Alton Brown's recipe and it turned out to be great.  Very quick and easy. If you have any peanut butter lovers coming to your house for the Super Bowl, you should make this.  You could even top it with Chocolate to make it Reese's like.  Mmmmm!

Easy Peanut Butter Fudge
8 ounces unsalted butter, plus more for greasing pan
1 cup smooth peanut butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 pound powdered sugar (I guesstimated and  may have put a little more than necessary)

Combine the butter and peanut butter in a microwave-safe bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Microwave for 2 minutes on high. Stir and microwave on high for 2 more minutes. Be's hot! Add the vanilla and powdered sugar to the peanut butter mixture and stir to combine. The mixture will become hard to stir and lose its sheen. Spread into an 8 by 8-inch pan lined with parchment paper. Fold the excess parchment paper so it covers the surface of the fudge and refrigerate until cool, about 2 hours. Cut into 1-inch pieces and store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week. Enjoy!


OleMissBabyDoc, M.D. said...

That's so true about how being on call you know your responsibilities - the rest of the time, you kind of just flounder. I'm perfecting the art of staying away as much as possible ;)

B Nettles said...

I think you need to go take fudge lessons from McMath ... most awesome chocolate fudge ever.