I have always had an affection for fudge. I mean, how can you not, right?
Well, this year, I thought it’d be neat to try my hand at my own fudge. So, when Fudge won my latest poll for “Which Holiday Treat Should I Make?” I was super excited.
Now, I have a hard time imagining fudge without any type of chocolate, so I decided to make Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge to get the best of both worlds.
And, just in case you were wondering, Chocolate + Peanut Butter = Awesome, but I’m sure you already knew that.
As I was saying, this fudge is incredibly easy to make. A bit messy, but easy nonetheless. It’s just two basic steps and then it cools. That’s it. Let’s just say you’ll have fun cleaning your fingers while you make it.
The final product comes out moist, creamy and full of peanut butter flavor that is wonderfully complemented as only semi-sweet chocolate can do. Just be sure to have a tall glass of milk by your side, as this fudge is quite rich.
Thanks again for all your input on this…I hope you like it!
Easy Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge
3/4 cup evaporated milk
2 cups granulated sugar
2 tbsp. unsalted butter (plus extra to butter baking dish)
1 1/8 cups creamy peanut butter (you can use chunky, if you wish)
14 oz. marshmallow cream
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
6-7 oz. semi-sweet chocolate morsels
Butter a square 8-inch by 8-inch baking dish.
Combine evaporated milk, sugar and butter over medium heat in a large sauce pan or pot. Bring to a rolling boil. Allow to boil for 5 minutes, stirring constantly.
Meanwhile, combine peanut butter, marshmallow cream and vanilla extract in a medium bowl and set aside.
Remove milk mixture from heat and stir in peanut butter and marshmallow mixture until well combined. Spread mixture into prepared baking dish and smooth out to evenly distribute in dish. Sprinkle chocolate morsels over top of mixture and let sit a for a few minutes to soften and melt (covering the dish with a sheet of aluminum foil can aid with this process). Once morsels have softened, gently spread over with a spatula or the back of a spoon to create an even layer of chocolate (Note: if the chocolate is not softened enough to spread, place the dish in the microwave for 15-20 seconds to assist).
Let cool completely before cutting into squares. If you wish, you can refrigerate to help it cool more quickly.