Hubby and I like a little peanut butter in our chocolate fudge. This holiday recipe makes a smooth and rich fudge and it's easy enough for a beginner; no cooking or thermometer required!
Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge
2 tablespoons butter, softened
½ cup chunky peanut butter
½ cup butter
¼ cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 2/3 cups powder sugar
½ cup cocoa powder
Grease a 13”x9” cake pan with 2 tablespoons of butter. Sift the powdered sugar using a sifter or a kitchen sieve, pushing the sugar through the mesh with a spoon. (This will prevent white lumps in the fudge.)
Put peanut butter, ½ cup butter, and milk in a large saucepan. Heat over low heat, stirring constantly until peanut butter and butter are melted. Remove saucepan from stove. Add vanilla, sifted powdered sugar and cocoa powder. With a hand-held mixer, beat at medium speed until smooth. Turn out into the greased cake pan. Spread evenly with a spatula. Chill in fridge for one hour or until firm.
Yummy variation: Add 1/3 cup chopped peanuts.