I've said it before and I'm sure I will say it again...chocolate and peanut butter are one of the greatest pairings to ever exist. My mother has been making fudge for years, since she was in high school to be exact. It's a recipe that she has kept a secret all those years and I am about to tell all of you....so let's just hope she doesn't find out I blew her best kept secret. You see it's a big secret because of how easy it is to make this fudge.
Exactly how easy is it you ask? Two ingredients and no candy thermometer easy.
I wanted to spice up the fudge a bit in honor of this post and to make it my own a little bit. So I decided I wanted to pair the chocolate fudge with peanut butter fudge. I found a bunch of recipes but they all had quite a few ingredients and steps and considered my chocolate fudge is just two ingredients in felt just wrong. I needed something just as simple and easy.
And then I found it. A small posting on a thread that was so deep and buried in my online search that I can't even remember where I found it... Two ingredient peanut butter fudge.
Sound the alarm, I have a chocolate peanut butter fudge recipe with only four ingredients and still no candy thermometer. Hallelujah, sound the alarms. You must make this now.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge
Yield: 1.5 pounds of fudge
Prep Time: 10 minutes I Cook Time: 10 minutes
- 4 bars unsweetened baking squares
- 1 can sweetened condensed milk
- 1/2 cup vanilla icing
- 1/4 peanut butter
In a double boiling start heating the water and put the chocolate squares in the pot.
Take a small bowl and mix the vanilla icing and peanut butter. Then line a 9x9 baking pan with plastic wrap and grease with cooking spray.
Spread the peanut butter layer evenly on the bottom of the pan and set aside.
In the double boiler the chocolate should be starting to melt down. Add the condensed milk and stir constantly. At first the chocolate mixture will melt down and appear soupy. Keep stirring and eventually the chocolate with thicken up and almost begin to look like seized chocolate. The chocolate is ready when it's thick and shiny and comes together separating from the edge of the pot and looks something like this.
Grease a rubber spatula and spoon the chocolate fudge on top of the peanut butter fudge evenly. Allow the entire mixture to cool (placing it in the fridge or freezer will speed up this process) and then slice into 1 inch squares and enjoy!