Another idea for holiday treat or gift. This peanut butter fudge is peanut butter fans’ heaven! If you come across with anyone who loves peanut butter or Reese, make this for them! They will love you to death!
One of my clients called to request these fudge candies. Again I had never made these, so I looked it up on Internet, and I found this wonderful recipe (also website). I didn’t straightly follow the recipe as my client wanted smooth peanut butter instead of crunchy one. However I do believe crunchy peanut better will make this fudge even more heavenly!
One must-have ingredient, I would say, is flaky sea salt. Fudge is immensely sweet, in a good way! But the balance of a little saltiness from the sea salt takes this fudge to a whole new level! And I recommend to use the flaky one, just because it looks more chic!
These fudge candies also make good gift during this holiday season. Wrap each candy with parchment paper, twist the ends, pack them in a gift box, tie it with a ribbon, and you have a perfectly sweet gift!
Ingredients (about 36 pieces):
1 stick unsalted butter
1 pound dark brown sugar
1/2 cup milk
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 cup peanut butter (smooth or crunchy)
2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
100 grams dark chocolate
1 tablespoons flaky sea salt
Over medium heat, melt the butter in a large saucepan.
With a wooden spoon, stir in the brown sugar and milk, removing any lumps, and bring to a boil for 2 to 3 minutes without stirring.
Remove from the heat, and stir in the vanilla, then the peanut butter.
Add powdered sugar, and beat with a wooden spoon until smooth.
Pour into an 8-inch square baking pan, cover the top with parchment, and press down to smooth out the top. Set aside to cool slightly, about 10 minutes. Place in the fridge to cool completely.
Turn the fudge out of the tin onto the parchment. Melt the chocolate, pour it over the fudge, and use an offset spatula to smooth the top. Allow the chocolate to set, and sprinkle flaky sea salt over.
Cut into 36 squares and serve.