If fudge means chocolate to you then I’m afraid you’re going to be disappointed here, no chocolate, but if you’re looking for an easy sweet peanut butter fix then follow me…
WHAT YOU NEED:
2 cups sugar (we used white)
1/2 cup milk
1 Tsp vanilla essence
3/4 cup peanut butter (we used smooth)
WHAT YOU DO:
1. Bring sugar and milk to the boil on a medium heat, then boil for two and a half minutes. I don’t know about you, but when I have to time something boiling, I’m never quite sure when the exact moment is to start timing. This is what we did, and it seemed to work:
First the bubbles begin at the edges, don’t start the timer yet:
Then the bubbles start to work their way in, don’t start the timer yet:
They work their way right into the middle, still don’t start the timer:
Suddenly it all rises up in the pan, NOW is when you start the timer. NOW is also when you wish you had used a bigger pan:
2. After two and a half minutes, remove from heat and stir in the peanut butter and vanilla essence.
3. Pour quickly into a foil lined square or rectangle dish. Ours was 23cm x 17cm. I say pour “quickly” because this stuff starts to set as soon as it leaves the warmth of the pan.
4. Leave to cool at room temperature for about 15 mins and then transfer to the fridge to set fully for about 2 hours.
5. Turn out, cut into squares and voila!
This is seriously sweet, one or two squares is enough. Now that I know how easy this basic recipe is, I’m going to try some different variations, at least one of which will no doubt involve chocolate. I shall report back at a later date…
Happy fudge days everyone!