Are you ready for another cookbook giveaway? I am! I ordered this book earlier in the fall just for a time like this! At the end of today’s Peanut Butter Fudge recipe you will find out how you can win this lovely book chocked full of fun recipes!
Want to know about the fudge? I haven’t had much experience making fudge. It has not been on my Christmas short list, until now. The Brown Eyed Baker made Peanut Butter Fudge and the peanut butter part really caught my interest. Then I remembered my daughter-in-law, Ann. Last year she asked me if I was making fudge for Christmas because it is her favorite. My “sweets list” was long and already in play and I didn’t add fudge. This year however, when Ann’s Christmas box arrives she will find not one kind of fudge, but TWO boxes of homemade fudge.
Fantasy Fudge made with ghirardelli chocolate and …
Peanut Butter Fudge, made with the recipe from the Brown Eyed Baker.
This is how it all starts. Sugar, peanut butter, vanilla, corn syrup, evaporated milk, cocoa, and unsalted butter. When I took this picture I was going to add nuts, then decided against it. (I know my friend Chuck will want to know what is in the jar – he is curious like that!) When I made this fudge I doubled the recipe.
The sugar, cocoa, milk and corn syrup are cooked until the sugar dissolves. I did not sift the sugar and cocoa together before adding to the milk and syrup. Next time I will definitely sift them together first as I spent a lot of time crushing up the cocoa to mix it in.
When the sugar dissolves butter is added. The mixture is then brought to a boil and covered for 3 minutes. I was so curious what was happening during those 3 minutes and I couldn’t resist taking a peek! :) Yep, it was a lovely rolling boil!
The mixture continues to cook until it reaches 234 degrees F. on a candy thermometer. Once it reached 234 degrees I removed it from the heat, added the rest of the butter, peanut butter and vanilla. Then the mixture sits for 10 minutes.
This is when a variety of ingredients become FUDGE! The mixture is poured into the bowl of a stand mixer and beat on medium speed until it thickens and loses its gloss. The recipes says to mix by hand, hand mixer or stand mixer. Get out the stand mixer, I can’t even imagine doing this by hand! This can take from 5 minutes to 15 minutes. My Kitchen Aid mixer took 11 minutes and the fudge thickened and lost it’s gloss right before my eyes! Christmas magic!
I poured the fudge into a pan I had lined with parchment paper. Then the fudge was chilled in the refrigerator until it was set. Lining the pan with paper makes cutting it later very easy since you can just lift out the paper and fudge laying it flat.
Ann, this fudge is for you! And for the rest of you … continue reading to find out how you can win this week’s cookbook giveaway.
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Merry Christmas and keep on cooking!