Mmm, peanut butter fudge (photo © Horizon Organic).
March 1st is National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day. Fudge is a recipe so easy to make that we urge you to try it to celebrate the day. You most likely have the ingredients on hand, and it will take less than 15 minutes to prepare.
There are different ways to make fudge, using butter, cream, whole milk, or sweetened condensed milk. This recipe, adapted from one by Alton Brown, uses butter.
Prep time is 10 minutes, cook time is 4 minutes, plus two hours in the fridge.
> National Nutty Fudge Day is May 12th.
> National Peanut Butter Fudge Day is November 20th.
> The history of fudge.
Ingredients For 64 Pieces
1. COMBINE the butter and peanut butter in a 4-quart microwave-safe bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Microwave for 2 minutes on high. Stir and microwave on high for 2 more minutes. Use caution when removing this mixture from the microwave, it will be very hot.
2. ADD the vanilla and sugar to the peanut butter mixture and stir with a wooden spoon to combine. The mixture will become hard to stir and lose its sheen. Add optional inclusions.
3. SPREAD into a buttered 8 x 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.
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