Wednesday, February 14, 2018

How To Make The Best Peanut Butter Fudge

By Michelle Young

Home made sweets taste the best. Take, for example, fudge. These small cubes of pure pleasure are so much more than simple chocolate. You can mix just about any tasty ingredient in your basic mixture, designing new and even more appealing desserts. And here is one of all favorites, the best peanut butter fudge that is easy to make and perfectly delicious.

Although there are different more or less complicated recipes for this wonderful dessert, some are really easy to make and don't require more than a few minutes. So, here you will find some of the simplest. It certainly doesn't mean that these recipes are not at least equally tasty, especially if you use high quality ingredients.

The first thing to do is to make the base. This is really easy, simply combine one can condensed milk, sweetened or not, and three cups chocolate chips, dark, milk or white, it's up to you. Place these ingredients in the bowl and melt them together in the microwave. Stir, add your selected type of peanut butter, two or three spoons, and stir until smooth.

Before that, you should prepare a pan, and line it with parchment paper or foil. Simply pour this mixture in, spread it and smooth the top surface, and place everything in your fridge for a couple of hours. After that, you can cut it into cubes or some other shapes, sprinkle with decorative pieces or crushed peanuts, and you are ready to enjoy.

Using this simple but tasty base, you can design numerous extraordinary types of fudge. You may mix some crushed peanuts in, or your favorite kind of chocolate chips, or even small pieces of soft caramel, and you will get entirely different, but equally tasty desserts. If you sprinkle crushed nuts on the mixture while it is still warm, they will stick to it better.

Another ingredient that works perfectly with your favorite spread is caramel. It's really easy to make your own caramel, but you should remember a few things. It should be made over low heat, and you shouldn't stir the sugar, just shake the pan a little, every once in a while. So, put two cups of sugar in your pan and wait until it's caramelized. Pour a small can of condensed milk over and stir until melted.

So, now you've prepared the caramel. Simply add chocolate in. In this case, it is easier to use melted chocolate of your choice. Add peanut butter, maybe two or three spoons, and smooth it all together. Now it's a good time to add chopped peanuts as well. You may add one cup, or more, or less, it's up to you. In any case, the most difficult part is to wait until this dessert is hard enough to start cutting and eating it.

Your fudge will be even smoother if you use full cream instead of condensed milk, not to mention the fact that it will also be even tastier. In this case, add just a little bit more chocolate chips in, and, if you don't want to add more peanut butter, replace a part of it with regular butter. Remember to add some sugar if your full cream is unsweetened, or simply use milk chocolate.

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