Dark Chocolate and Peanut Butter Fudge

Fudge gets a bad rap.   It’s one of those things people buy when they’re on vacation and then feel guilty about (Even though you should NEVER feel guilty about what you eat on vacation.   Because, duh, its vacation.)    Anyway, I digress.

I just don’t think fudge is often at the top of people’s minds, and it kinda should be.   It’s deceptively easy to make, it’s something that both kids and adults can enjoy and it feels fancy and sort of indulgent.   Ok, it probably feels indulgent because it IS indulgent.   No one should be having this for dinner.   Or, frankly, any of my recipes for dinner.   My recipes nourish your spirit and soul (to get all new-agey for a moment).   Your insides, though?   Not so much.

But like I said, fudge is deceptively easy to make.   This is layered fudge, which means you have to do twice the work and yet it’s still really easy to make.   Try it for yourself and see if you don’t agree.

Ingredients

  • 1 can (14 oz.) sweetened condensed milk (you’ll divide this)
  • ¾ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 T dark cocoa powder
  • ¼ t instant coffee granules
  • 2 t vanilla (you’ll divide this, too)
  • ¾ cup peanut butter chips
  • 1 T peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup peanut bits

Directions

Pour 9 Tablespoons of the condensed milk into a glass bowl and add in the chocolate chips, cocoa powder, instant coffee granules and 1 of the teaspoons of vanilla.  Create a double boiler on the stove and slowly melt everything together.

Line and 8 or 9-inch square pan with aluminum foil and pour this mixture into the pan.  And, already you’re, like, half done!

Pour the remaining condensed milk, the peanut butter chips, the peanut butter and the second teaspoon of vanilla into a glass bowl.

Do the same thing you did above – create a double boiler and slowly melt everything together.  Although this is not included in the ingredients list, if you want you can also add small peanut pieces into the batter as well once everything is melted  (I didn’t do it here).  Pour the batter evenly over the chocolate layer, sprinkle the peanut pieces on top and cover it with more tin foil (try not to let the tin foil cover actually touch the fudge because it will stick to it).   Chill it for a couple hours in the fridge until its firm and then cut that sucker up!

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See?   Super simple.  Oh…and super delicious, too.

2 thoughts on “Dark Chocolate and Peanut Butter Fudge

  1. Looks yummy

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