Thursday, May 26, 2011

Nana's Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge

Fudge, fudge, fudge oh how I love thee! I realized when I woke up today that I have about a week left in my house before the movers pack us up and we move to Japan and live in a hotel for a few months before we get all of our stuff from the states.  That means no kitchen for me!  The horror!  So I decided I needed to make a couple of my favorite desserts.  So, today I made fudge.  It is the same fudge my mother made for me as a child and her mother made for her.  Well, I tweaked it a bit despite my mother's protests.  I usually add pecans to half of the batch as a I love pecans and leave the other half plain. This fudge is super rich and just divine!

Nana's Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge

2 3/4 c. sugar
3/4 c. cocoa powder
6 tbsp. butter (3 + 3 tbsp.)
1 c. half-and-half
1 tbsp. corn syrup
1 tbsp. vanilla extract
¼ c. peanut butter

Grease an 8 by 8-inch pan with butter. In a heavy-bottomed saucepan, combine the sugar, chocolate, 3 tablespoons of the butter, half-and-half, and corn syrup. Over medium heat, stir with a wooden spoon until sugar is dissolved and chocolate is melted. Increase heat and bring to a boil. Attach a candy thermometer to the pot. Cook until the thermometer reads 234 degrees F. Remove from the heat and add the remaining butter, vanilla and peanut butter. Do not stir. Let the mixture cool for 10 minutes or until it drops to roughly 130 degrees. Mix until well-blended and the shiny texture becomes matte, about 3 minutes. Pour into the prepared pan quickly as it will start to set. Let sit in cool dry area until firm. Cut into 1-inch pieces and store in an airtight container for up to a week.  If adding nuts you can add in when you start to stir or add to the top once you pour it into your pan to cool. 

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  1. This sounds divine! I love anything with chocolate and peanut butter.

  2. Oh how I love fudge! Adding peanut butter is even better. I'll have to bookmark this for the fudge season. Yum! Good luck on your move.

  3. Oh dear...fudge is a weakness of mine, and this looks so good! Nana's recipes are always the best. :)

  4. Ha, fudge is a weakness of mine too, so I try not to make it too often because I want it all for myself and hate having to share it!

  5. Oh boy, your family must love you for making this delicious looking fudge. Thanks for linking it up to Sweets for a Saturday.

  6. I <3 fudge! Thanks for linking up on Recipes I Can't Wait to Try!

  7. I have such a weakness for fudge! This looks amazing.

    My sisters and I have a linky party every Sunday called Everyday Sisters Sharing Sundays. We pick a theme each week and this week's theme is Chocolate. We would like to invite you to come by and link up your favorite chocolate recipes. The link is opened all week (until Sat) so please come by and say hi.