Thursday, December 29, 2016

Keeper Recipe: Peanut Butter Fudge


These are like a million gazillion calories per piece, but try and eat just one.

Ingredients:
8 oz. unsalted butter, plus more for greasing pan
1 cup smooth peanut butter
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 lb. powdered sugar

Directions:
  • Combine the butter and peanut butter in a microwave-safe bowl and cover with plastic wrap.
  • Microwave for 2 minutes on high.
  • Stir and microwave on high for 2 more minutes.
  • Add the vanilla and powdered sugar to the peanut butter mixture and stir to combine with a wooden spoon. 
  • The mixture will become hard to stir and lose its sheen. That's good.
  • Spread into a buttered 8" x 8" pan lined with parchment paper.
  • Fold the excess parchment paper so it covers the surface of the fudge.
  • Refrigerate until cool (about 2 hours).
  • Cut into 1" pieces and store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week.


Friday, December 23, 2016

Keeper Project Recipe: Dark Chocolate Fudge



These Keeper Project Recipes are for our kids, but it is also for us because we change recipes, make them once a year, forget about them and then wonder where we got the original recipe from. 

Big Spazz makes these for his gift trays and always pairs it with the peanut butter fudge

Ingredients:
3 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 - 14 oz. can sweetened condensed milk
1 cup unsalted cashews (see note), coarse chopped
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
Course sea salt for sprinkling on top

Diretions:
  • Over low heat, in a double boiler or pot with boiling water turned to a simmer and a pyrex bowl that sits on the pot without touching the water, melt the chips in the sweetened condensed milk.
  • Remove from the heat and stir in the nuts and vanilla.
  • Spread evenly into an aluminum foil lined 8x8 or 9x9 pan.
  • Sprinkls some sea salt on top.
  • Chill and pop out of pan.
  • Peel off foil and cut into 1" squares. 
Note: 
You may use other nuts like walnuts

We like to put our nitrile gloves on and put the fudge pieces in a mini muffin paper liner. We can usually fit about 18 pieces of fudge in a bento box.