A Southern Favorite /// Peanut Butter Fudge

I hope you are all having Happy Holidays & a Merry Christmas season! This week I wanted to share one of my favourite holiday treats – peanut butter fudge! 

I had two versions of the title image, but I liked 'em both so much that I decided to show them both! 

Side note: I'm really excited, it should actually be cold (or at least cool) this year! Last year it was humid and 75º and not very Christmas-y feeling. This year I’m excited to be cozy at home by the fire! I’ve been working really hard since comps a few weeks ago to get a head start on my thesis, so that next week I can focus on being home with my family – I’m so excited to get together with everyone! Follow along on the LBS Instagram to stay connected through the holidays! I have a few blog projects I want to do, and maybe a post on some of my favourite Huntsville spots

Whenever the family gets together, its so fun to break out the recipes and start baking! One of my favourites is a recipe for chocolate no-bake cookies, but they aren't very photogenic, so I decided to make fudge for the pretty pictures, and I'll include the cookie recipe at the end of the post! 

 

WHAT YOU'LL NEED:

  • Butter - 1/2 cup /// 1 stick
  • Milk - 1/2 cup
  • Sugar - 2 cups - Some people use Brown Sugar!
  • Peanut Butter - 3/4 cup
  • Vanilla Extract - 1 tsp. 
  • Confectioner's Sugar - 3 and a half cups
  • Medium Saucepan
  • 9 x 9-inch pan
  • Parchment Paper
  1. In a medium saucepan, melt Butter over medium heat. Once the butter is melted, add your Sugar and Milk, stir. Bring to boil for 2 minutes, sitting frequently. 
  2. Remove From Heat, stir in Peanut Butter and Vanilla. Pour mixture over Confectioner's Sugar in a mixing bowl, beat until smooth.
  3. Pour mixture into 9x9 pan & chill until firm. 
  4. Cut into squares and enjoy! 

 

So, to be honest with ya'll, when I was making these the other day, I definitely had a DISASTER of a first batch. I think we're going to eat it with ice cream this weekend. Like, it didn't set AT ALL. BUT then the second batch did really well and made really pretty squares! So those are the ones I took pictures of, and I'll let you guys know on Twitter how it works as an ice cream topping! 

CHOCOLATE NO BAKE COOKIES - THIS RECIPE IS REALLY REALLY GOOD, BUT NOT SO PHOTOGENIC, SO I JUST WANTED TO ADD THE RECIPE HERE AT THE END. 

  • 1 3/4 c. white sugar
  • 1/2 c. milk
  • 1/2 c butter
  • 4 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa butter /// or 4 tbsp. peanut butter
  • 3 c. quick-cooking oats 
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • Wax Paper
  • Baking Sheet
  1. In a medium saucepan, combine sugar, milk, butter, and cocoa
  2. Bring to a boil and cook for 1 and a half minutes. 
  3. Remove from heat, and add peanut butter, oats, and vanilla. Stir. 
  4. Drop chocolate blobs onto wax paper.
  5. Let cool until hardened(I stick mine in the refrigerator.)

 

This cute little plate was $3 from Target! I decided I needed something festive to add to my dish collection! 

Let me know if you try out this recipe! Do you have a favourite Holiday treat? Let me know in the comments!! 

xo, Lauren

 


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