My son and I made two batches of fudge tonight, one chocolate and one peanut butter. The grocery store I went to tonight did not have bags of peanut butter chips available, of course, only bags of mixed peanut butter and chocolate chips. Since I had been planning on making this recipe since Monday, I wanted to do it tonight (and had promised him we’d make candy), so I bought the mixed bag. We spent half-an-hour separating out the chocolate and peanut butter. I told him to put the chocolate in my chocolate chip container and put the peanut butter chips in the mixing bowl. He followed directions very carefully (he loves to cook!) for the first few minutes, and then when he couldn’t take it anymore, he held a fistful of peanut butter chips and asked, “Put it in my mouse?” He hasn’t been able to master the t-h sound of the word “mouth” yet — it’s very cute. I was surprised he lasted as long as he could … how long can you expect a two-year-old to sort candy without sampling?
A dirt simple recipe for a quick fudge fix.
Peanut Butter Fudge
Put 16 oz of peanut butter chips in a mixing bowl with 4 tablespoons of butter. Melt in microwave. Mix well. Add one 14-oz can of sweetened condensed milk. Mix together and pour into 8×8 baking pan. Chill until set. Indulge.
Can’t get easier than that, right? I haven’t tried it yet, but will tomorrow morning. Exactly how early is too early to have fudge?