Saturday, January 26, 2013

Microwave Peanut Butter Fudge

So, I've been tormenting folks on Facebook with all my food talk. I promised to share some recipes. This is probably the easiest fudge you will ever make. NO cooking skills required, so if you should happen to have, say, a 4ft child? He can make this with your assistance.

You will need butter, peanut butter, vanilla, and powdered sugar. If you want to, you can add chocolate chips. I usually want to.

So start with a cup of butter and a cup of peanut butter. You're probably saying to yourself, "Self, that's two sticks of butter. Marguerite probably doesn't realize how much butter she just said. I bet she only meant a 1/2 cup." Nope. I meant a whole cup. You can use smooth or creamy peanut butter. Your choice. I prefer to use salted butter. It gives the fudge a bit more zing.

Put them in a microwave safe bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Nuke for two minutes. Stir. Nuke for two more minutes.  Add one teaspoon of vanilla.

Stir in a pound of powdered sugar. You're probably saying to yourself, "Self, did Marguerite just say a pound of sugar? Does she have any idea how much sugar that is?" Yes. Yes, I know how much sugar that is. But this is fudge, not rice cakes. Add the sugar a bit at a time, but stir the whole amount in. It will become hard to stir and lose its sheen.

Now you can spread this mixture into a buttered 8 X 8 pan. But I'm lazy. I don't like extra dishes so I just line the pan with parchment paper. Spread the mixture in and then put chocolate chips on the top and press them down. Yes, I know they will start to melt. Stop talking to yourself. Just mash them gently and then stop or you will smear the melty goodness around. 

Put them in the fridge to cool, like an hour should do. Cut them into one inch pieces. You don't have to keep them refridgerated, but I like them cold so I keep them in the fridge.

See, ladies? I told you it wasn't health food.