Friday, November 9, 2012

Oh Fudge It! Peanut Butter Style

Have you ever just stopped and say to yourself, "Self.  I think I might want to try and give myself diabetes today."

You have?

Good.  I have something you may want to try.

Peanut Butter Fudge like Grandma used to Make...I think

Here's what you'll need:

1.5 cups of sugar
1/8 cup of peanut butter
1/2 cup of milk
1/8 cup of butter (I heap it up)
1/2 tablespoon of vanilla extract
1 medium sauce pan
something to let the fudge set in until it firms up (go ahead and use your imagination)

Step 1: In the sauce pan combine the milk sugar and peanut butter and heat to a rapid boil.  Stir frequently so it doesn't scorch.

Step 2: Once the mixture comes to a rapid boil take a moment to revel in the yummy fragrance and reduce the heat to low-medium. Continue to boil until the mixture is at soft ball stage.

Soft ball stage is when the candy is around 232 degrees or when you can drop some of the stuff into a bowl of cold water and mold it into a ball easily.

Step 3:  Once at the soft ball stage remove from heat add the butter and vanilla extract and beat the mixture like you caught it stealing from you until the candy starts to harden or gets firm.  You can speed this up by placing the pan in cold water.  Just make sure no water gets in the fudge mixture.

Step 4: Once the fudge mix is all firm and stuff scrape it into whatever mold you want to use and let it cool for about an hour.  I toss it in the refrigerator, but that's not necessary.

Step 5: Gobble that shiz up!


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