This is the second post of my Christmas fudge recipes and it focuses on peanut butter fudge. Yum! I am usually a chocoholic, but sometimes I prefer peanut butter fudge to the chocolate. This is a really simple recipe and has a wonderful buttery flavor. I found this on www.foodnetwork.com and it is an Alton Brown recipe. If you are a regular reader of this blog, you will know that he is my favorite Food Network chef to watch. His show, Good Eats, breaks down the recipes and he teaches the viewer about the scientific properties of the ingredients and how they react with each other. It is very interesting!
I digress, though. Back to the fudge! The only change I would make to this is to use a little less powdered sugar. The taste was awesome, but the texture was crumbly instead of creamy.
1 cup butter
1 cup creamy peanut butter
1 tsp vanilla
1 lb powdered sugar
Line a 8 or 9 inch baking pan with foil. Spray with non-stick spray. Put the butter and peanut butter into a large microwave safe bowl. Microwave this combo for 2 minutes on high. Stir to combine and microwave for another 2 minutes on high. Add the vanilla and powdered sugar to the peanut butter mixture with a wooden spoon.
Pour into the prepared pan and smooth. Place a piece of waxed paper on the surface of the fudge and refrigerate until cool. Cut into 48 pieces and store in an airtight container for up to one week, if it lasts that long.