Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge

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This month I decided to join the Crazy Cooking Challenge.  This challenge highlights other blogs and encourages bloggers to make things they have not tried before.  I have never made fudge before and since I love chocolate and peanut butter I thought this would be a great fudge to try.  This recipe was actually really easy and it didn’t take much effort except for some constant stirring. This fudge is also a great idea for Christmas presents for teachers, co-workers, and anyone else.  For my fudge recipe I am highlighting a recipe I found on Pennies on a Platter.  Make sure you stop by that blog and visit some of the other participating blogs. 

Have you ever made a mistake while cooking that ended up not turning out to bad?  I do it a lot and sometimes I find really great recipes that way.  While making this fudge I made a mistake that ended up tasting really good.

While stirring the mixture in the saucepan, I got out the vanilla to add because it needs to be quickly added when the saucepan is removed from heat.  I asked my husband to help me add the vanilla because I was stirring.  When he added it, I asked, “Why is it red?”  Turns out I accidentally pulled out strawberry extract and not vanilla and my husband did not look before he added.  This added a hint of strawberry
 flavor to the chocolate peanut butter fudge, which actually tasted pretty good.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge
(Recipe adapted from Pennies on a Platter). 

1 cup peanut butter chips
1 cup milk chocolate chips
2 1/4 cups granulated sugar
1 (7 ounce) jar of marshmallow cream
3/4 cup evaporated milk
1/4 cup butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract (or can use strawberry extract instead)

1.  Line an 8 x 8 pan with foil.

2.  In two separate medium-sized heat safe bowls, place the peanut butter chips in one bowl and the chocolate chips in the other bowl.

3.  In a heavy 3-quart saucepan, combine the sugar, marshmallow cream, evaporated milk, and butter.  Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture boils.  Boil and stir for 5 minutes.  Remove from heat and quickly stir in the vanilla (or strawberry extract).

4.  Working quickly, stir one-half of the mixture into the peanut butter chips and the other half into the chocolate chips. Stir the peanut butter mixture until fully melted and quickly pour into the 8 x 8 pan.

5.  Stir the chocolate chip mixture until fully melted and carefully spread over the peanut butter mixture.

6.  Let sit at room temperature until completely cool.  To cut flip the fudge over and unpeel the foil.

*Alyssa*

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Comments

  1. Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge sounds delicious! Looks easy too. I can’t wait to try it!
    -Lynn

  2. I love when “mistakes” turn out yummy!

  3. I love chocolate and peanut butter. Sounds like a winner!

  4. This is the greatest candy! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great week end and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  5. wow that looks so good!

  6. You had me at peanut butter!!!

  7. Peanut butter and chocolate fudge?! Say no more…these look simple amazing!! Thanks so much for linking up today! :)

  8. How delish does your fudge look! Every time I make fudge it never turns out. I will definitely give your recipe a try! xo

  9. Mmmmm…is there anything better than peanut butter and chocolate? I don’t think so! Thanks for sharing on Crazy Sweet Tuesday!

  10. Gosh, that looks so scrumptious!

    Following your lovely blog. I am also inviting you to join Autumn Blog Hop 2011 at Momma’s Lounge ( http://olahmomma.com/momlounge ) where you meet more mom bloggers; shout away; add your giveaways and/or blog and business links; and get featured by sharing your crafts, recipes and interesting musings.

    Happy Holidays from http://olahmomma.com

  11. Thanks for sharing you recipe at What’s In The Gunny Sack! I wanted to let you know that I featured your recipe today!

  12. Great fudge recipes! We would love to have you come share your great ideas at our weekly link party every Saturday! -The Sisters
    http://www.sixsistersstuff.com

  13. Anonymous says:

    This looks addicting- I cant wait to try it!!!! Your blog is full of such great recipes- I want to try them all so badly!!!

    erin

  14. You have uncovered my downfall! I adore peanut butter and chocolate fudge together. When I was young we had a fudge shop my grandpa would take me to every Christmas. He would always make sure to get a small block of the peanut butter chocolate fudge, just for me. Can’t wait to try this recipe! Pinned.