Saturday, November 20, 2010

Peanut Butter Fudge

Now that I have lived for over 6 years in the south, I have noticed that the holiday traditional foods are very different from what I grew up with in the north.  Apparently, sweet potatoes are only eaten with marshmallows and everyone had mac & cheese during the holidays.  In the north, that was not the case.

One of the staples of my holiday diet was fudge.  Chocolate, mint, peanut butter, and plenty of others.  It was always something that my mum and nana tried to regulate my intake of because they knew I would steal at least twice what they allowed me to have.  It was battle and resulted in several nights of upset stomachs.

Later in life, as I learned how to make my own fudge, they became my gifts to others around this time of the year.  It was almost a joke gift that brought everyone back the memories of the fudge laden wars with me as a child.  Of course, even as an adult, and the maker of the fudge, I would too often overdose and pass out with an upset tummy on the couch.

Now, at the age of 30, I hope I have the wisdom to be more responsible with my indulgences.  If not, I will have to make sure I only make treats like these o n nights like this, when someone like Ashley is around to supervise.


Peanut Butter Fudge

3 cups of confectionery sugar
1  1/4 cup of peanut butter

1/2 cup of crushed peanuts (unsalted)
1/4 cup of non-dairy milk
1  1/2 tablespoons of vegan margarine

1 tablespoon of peanut pieces (unsalted)
1 teaspoon of molasses
1 teaspoon of vanilla

In a double broiler, combine all ingredients expect the peanut pieces, and stir until smooth.  This should take about 8-10 minutes and the mixture should be warm.  Pour the mixture into a 4x6-ish pan, no need to grease the pan.  Quickly, top the heated fudge with the peanut pieces.  Allow at least 2 hours to cool.

If you do not have a double (as I do not), there is a very easy way to make one.  Take one pot, bring water to a boil.  Take a stainless steel bowl, set it on top.  Done.  This will allow the ingredients to cook without being in the hot pan.


Tiffany said...

How have I lived so long without ever trying peanut butter fudge?! That looks amazing!

omgoshimvegan said...

I've never had peanut butter fudge before. That will have to change soon. Thanks for the recipe. Your fidge looks wonderful.

Elisabeth said...

Yummy! That looks amazing! Do you have to grease the pan before pouring the warm fudge into it?
I don't eat my sweet potatoes with marshmallows, but rather salty with cayenne pepper and other spices. Sometimes I would make them with cinnamon and cayenne pepper.

jessy said...

i haven't had fudge in YEARS! your peanut butter fudge is drool worthy and i'm gonna have to make some to enjoy this holiday! i can't wait!

Jeni Treehugger said...

I haven't had fudge in absolute bonkers - this is getting made for Christmas. Thanks for the recipe and for making it look so easy.

Alessandra said...

Never though of peanut butter fudge, probably my husband would like this, good for running :-)

Anonymous said...

I wish I lived closer to you becuase I'd come and steal some fudge! It looks fantastic.

Anonymous said...

We're not familiar with fudge overhere. Never had, but I've seen lots of recipes going around. I put yours on my list of 'recipes to try'. Whick kind of peanuts should I use. I guess they shouldn't be salted. Very hard to find overhere.

Millie said...

another awesome dessert.

Heidi said...

That looks seriously dangerous! Peanut butter fudge...swoon!! Recipe looks awesome!

Sarah S. said...

This would be entirely too dangerous to have around at my house.