We are in the home stretch now! I can't believe it is two weeks until Christmas. I don't have everything done yet and my sister's family will be here next weekend. Yikes! I am in a time crunch so I will keep this simple.
Peanut Butter + Fudge = Yummy Goodness!
I dressed up the fudge just a bit with a chocolate and peanut topping. I mean, after all, it is the holidays so why not?
Peanut Butter Fudge
2 cups sugar
1 5-ounce (2/3 cup) can evaporated milk
1/2 cup butter
3/4 cup peanut butter
2 cups mini-marshmellows
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup chopped peanuts
Line a 9" baking pan with foil, extending the foil over the edges of the pan. Butter the foil and set aside. Butter the sides of a heavy saucepan. In the saucepan, combine sugar, milk and butter. Cook and stir over medium-high heat until mixture boils. Reduce heat to medium and continue to boil at a moderate, steady rate for 12 minutes, stirring frequently. Remove saucepan from heat. Add peanut butter, marshmellows and vanilla; stirring until mixture is combined. Pour and spread evenly into the prepared pan. Let stand until fudge is firm, about 2 hours. Use foil to lift fudge out of pan. Place chocolate chips in microwave for 1 minute and stir. Microwave about 1 minute more or until melted; stirring after every 15 seconds. Sprinkle fudge with chopped peanuts and drizzle chocolate over peanuts and fudge.
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