Monday, January 10, 2011

Peanut Butter Fudge

Peanut Butter Fudge with Pretzel Topping
I almost feel a silly posting this recipe on my blog because it is hardly a recipe at all.  It requires no measuring whatsoever, has only three ingredients and only takes about five minutes to make.  To use the phrase of Food Network chef Aida Mollencamp, this is a "no-recipe recipe" that is semi-homemade enough to make Sandra Lee proud. The fact that this recipe is so ridiculously easy to make is just an added bonus because this fudge is seriously, seriously delicious.  Technically speaking, it is not real fudge at all.  However, the end result is extremely close to real fudge except for a small difference in texture.  My fudge is actually lighter and less dense than real fudge but with all the satisfaction of real fudge.

1 tub vanilla frosting (any brand, french vanilla works as well)
1 jar creamy peanut butter (don't use natural peanutbutter, creamy sets more firmly)
1 handful of small pretzels (I used Snyder's Butter Snaps)

Get ready for some easy directions.  Place the tub of vanilla frosting in the microwave for thirty seconds on high.  Then, place the jar of peanutbutter in the microwave for thirty seconds on high.  Then, pour both the frosting and the peanutbutter into a medium mixing bowl and mix with a spatula until well combined.  Line and 8 x 8 or 9 x 9 baking dish with tin foil.  Pour the mixture into the baking dish and spread evenly with the spatula.  Lastly, take a handful of pretzels and crumble them onto the top of the fudge.  Allow to cool for thirty minutes at room temperature.  Cut into small squares and enjoy!

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