This peanut-buttery chocolate fudge is simple to make and is absolutely delicious!
Total Cooking Time: 1 hour and 15 minutes
Okay, so I’m hoping this is my last week using a microwave to do some cooking because I’m starting to get parts of my kitchen back in order. Hopefully I can get back to my British Baking Challenge soon! This week, I decided to go simple: let’s make some fudge. I grew up getting fudge as a treat whenever we would go to a Home and Garden Show or something like that. And I always thought making fudge would be a difficult process but it’s so easy, you can make it in the microwave!
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To give this fudge the flavors I wanted, I used three ingredients: white almond bark, processed milk chocolate, and creamy peanut butter. Since this was my first time making the fudge, I wanted to keep everything in a smooth texture, I was worried crunchy might add some unwanted complications. For the milk chocolate, I wanted to use a heresy’s bar over bakers chocolate because I wanted that added sugar. Yea, this isn’t a healthy recipe.
Prepping the Base
The base of this recipe is a mix of the peanut butter and the white chocolate almond bark. I started by melting half of the white chocolate in the microwave. I wanted to get a smooth and creamy consistency before I added in the peanut butter. So much peanut butter. I had to be extra careful when mixing these two together because the chocolate was very, very hot.
Once the chocolate and peanut butter was mixed well, I added in the remaining almond bark and submerged the whole pieces to help them melt. And then it’s back to the microwave. I wanted everything to be completed melted before pouring the mixture into the final pan.
Adding a Swirl
I melted the milk chocolate in a sperate bowl. Again, I melted it until the chocolate was smooth and creamy. I then gently drizzled the milk chocolate on top of the white fudge mixture and used a knife to swirl the milk chocolate around. I love the visually pop this give the final dish.
Chill and Enjoy
The only remaining step is to chill the fudge in the fridge for about an hour or until it hardens. Leaving the fudge in the fridge for extended periods of time will cause the fudge to harden. Leaving the fudge out at room temperature will cause it to soften.
I love the way this dish looks! It’s almost too pretty to eat and I cannot help but want to make it into a painting or something. But looks aside, this is a peanut butter bomb of goodness with a chocolate undercurrent that is irresistible. I’m afraid this is going to be a mindless snack that I will eat waaaay to much of.
What is Fudge?
While I am using chocolate to make fudge, fudge is actually a type of sugar candy that has a particular crystalline structure. This type of candy is normally made by mixing sugar, butter, and milk and then beating the mixture while it cooks so acquire the smooth consistency. This microwave fudge uses the peanut butter and almond bark to mimic this process and create that fudgy texture.
Microwave Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge
- 1 Package White Almond Bark 24 ounces
- 1 ⅓ Cup Peanut Butter
- 3 Milk Chocolate Candy Bars
- Line an 8-inch square pan with waxed paper or spray with cooking spray
- Break apart white almond bark. Place one half of the bar into a microwave safe bowl and melt chocolate using 30-secondsintervals until smooth
- Add peanut butter and mix thoroughly
- Add remaining white almond bark and push to the bottom of the bowl. Continue heating on 30 second interval until completely melted. Pour mixture into the square pan.
- In a separate bowl, melt the chocolate bars in 30-seconds intervals. Drizzle melted chocolate over fudge and swirl using a knife.
- Refrigerate until solid (about an hour)