Oh. My. Days.
Peanut Butter Fudge is amazing – how have I never tried it before?
I bought a couple of cans of condensed milk ages ago ready to make some of my famous (in my own head) Nutella Fudge to take into work but for obvious hygiene reasons at the moment, taking homemade food into work at the moment is kind of frowned upon so they’ve just been sitting there in my cupboard gathering dust.
This weekend, I decided to put the condensed milk to good use and have a play with some different flavours of fudge – the first one being a peanut butter fudge.
I did think I had a disaster on my hands at one point as it took a bit longer than usual to set but an extra hour in the fridge and it was good to go. I ended up leaving it overnight, to be honest as I wanted to be sure that it was going to cut smoothly when I cut it into squares.
- 397g tin of condensed milk (own brand is perfectly fine and much cheaper)
- 50g butter
- 150g peanut butter (crunchy or smooth)
- 200-220g icing sugar
- Line a 20cm x 20cm baking dish with baking paper.
- Add the condensed milk, butter and peanut butter to a pan and gently heat it up until everything's melted and combined. You need to stir quite often at this point.
- Once everything has melted then turn the heat up and bring the fudge mix to the boil for around 90 seconds stirring constantly. And by constantly, I mean, do not stop stirring because if you do, it all goes wrong very quickly.
- You can tell when it's ready to be taken off the heat when it starts to thicken and come away from the sides of the pan so if that happens before your 90 seconds then don't be scared to take it off the heat a teeny bit earlier,
- Once it's off the heat, sieve in the icing sugar and mix it really well.
- Pour into the baking dish and smooth it as quickly as you can before it starts to set.
- Pop in the fridge to set for a couple of hours and then cut into squares.
- It'll keep in the fridge in an airtight container for at least a week.
I bought my sweet bags from Hobbycraft for a couple of pounds but you can get a much bigger selection online, somewhere like Amazon if you order in advance and give it time to get to you because the cheaper they are, the longer they take to come!
I bagged it up into my little sweet bags – some in super small squares which I cut down from the larger squares – and they looked so pretty that they’d really make a perfect homemade gift. 🎁
If you like this recipe for peanut butter fudge then you’ll love these other fudge recipes too…
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