November 20th is National Peanut Butter Fudge Day. Yum! I have never made peanut butter fudge before, or any other kind of fudge for that matter. I found a great recipe by Alton Brown over on the Food Network website. What a delicious and easy recipe. It only has 4 ingredients and you make it in the microwave! I did not make any changes to the ingredients. It's perfect as is. I also think that melted chocolate chips spread on the top would taste very good. Like a Reese's cup.
Did you know?
- Americans on the West Coast prefer chunky peanut butter, whereas those in the East Coast like it creamy
- The reason peanut butter sticks to your mouth is that its high protein content absorbs moisture
- 96% of people, when making a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, put the peanut butter on before the jelly
- Adults actually consume more peanut butter than kids
- 1 cup butter, plus more for greasing pan (I used unsalted butter)
- 1 cup peanut butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 pound powdered sugar(1 16oz box)
Microwave butter and peanut butter for 2 minutes on high. Stir and microwave on high for 2 more minutes. (I used a 1.5 qt. casserole dish with lid to prevent splattering.)Add vanilla and powdered sugar to peanut butter mixture and stir to combine with a wooden spoon.(I mixed mine in a Kitchen Aid mixer until it looked smooth. It will not look creamy while you are mixing it)
Pour into a buttered 8 by 8-inch pan lined with waxed paper.(I didn't have any wax paper. I just sprayed my pan with cooking spray.) Place a second piece of waxed paper on the surface of the fudge and refrigerate until cool. Cut into 1-inch pieces and store in an airtight container for up to a week.(A pizza cutter works great for cutting this.)