Christmas and New Years are both holidays our family celebrates with fudge! And this week’s post is a peanut buttery fudge with a hint of cocoa. Let me introduce you to the fabulous Peanut Butter Cocoa Fudge.
Easiest Fudge Ever
Peanut butter fudge recipes are among the easiest fudges around. Peanut butter and rich butter create a creamy texture that doesn’t require boiling sugar to a fixed point or even dealing with jars of marshmallow cream and various cans of milk.
Really, you only need to be able to 1. melt butter and peanut butter on the stove 2. stir in powdered sugar, cocoa and vanilla, and 3. spread in a buttered pan. So very simple. What could be easier?
For the Love of Fudge
And yet, homemade fudge is such a decadent Christmas treat and an appreciated gift. This is one of my favorite to make over the holidays because it’s so rich, buttery and delicious. I love to package it with some of my other favorite fudge recipes like Best Chocolate Fudge and Coffee Shop Fudge.
The fudge looks not-quite-chocolate and not-quite-peanut butter. That 3 tablespoons of cocoa adds just a hint of cocoa flavor. A very unique fudge, but one both your chocolate and peanut butter lovers will appreciate. You’ll love how this yummy candy melts in your mouth!
A note on the peanut butter – this recipe calls for crunchy peanut butter. You can see the nice little peanut bits in the pictures. But I got a slightly different texture when I picked up a store brand crunchy peanut butter last time so I would suggest sticking with a well-known brand name to achieve the right texture.
- 3 ½ cups powdered sugar
- 3 Tablespoons cocoa
- 1 cup plus 3 Tablespoons chunky peanut butter
- 1 cup butter
- 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
- Line an 8x8-inch pan with heavy aluminum foil and butter generously. In medium sized bowl stir together powdered sugar and cocoa. Lay out a measuring tablespoon and vanilla.
- In a saucepan, combine chunky peanut butter and butter. Cook and stir over medium heat until melted and well blended together. Remove the pan from heat and add the powdered sugar, cocoa, and vanilla extract. Beat quickly and well. Then immediately spread into prepared pan and freeze for 30 minutes until just firm. Cut into 1 inch squares and store at room temperature.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 32 Serving Size: 2 1inch squares
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 110Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 53mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 0gSugar: 12gProtein: 1g
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