I haven’t been cooking or baking anything in a while. In Washington, as we got busier and closer to moving, I didn’t have time or the energy to make food. We were eating a lot of frozen, easily prepared food or take out. Now, I’m living with people who cook and bake, and I find it a lot harder to spontaneously cook in someone else’s kitchen. We’ll have to work something out because I might get used to being lazy and not want to make any food for Stephen when I get to Saudi Arabia.
One thing I did make
a couple several times before we left Washington was fudge. It was a stressful time. Fudge helped. Yum. I remember calling Stephen and telling him about the craziness of my day. “This is why I eat fudge,” I told him. He was very understanding, even though he didn’t get much of the fudge. I ate it far to quickly. Sorry about that, Stephen!
Anyway, here’s the recipe! Maybe you are having a stressful moment or a family gathering where some fudge would be helpful. I recommend the family gathering – it forces you to share. Plus, your waistline will appreciate that. I speak from experience.
Easiest Peanut Butter Fudge
- 1/2 cup butter
- 2 cups brown sugar
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 cup peanut butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar
Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Stir in brown sugar and milk. Bring to a boil and boil for 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Remove from heat. Stir in peanut butter and vanilla. Pour over confectioners’ sugar in a large mixing bowl. Beat until smooth; pour into an 8×8 inch dish. Chill until firm and cut into squares.
(Original recipe is from AllRecipes.com, but I have adjusted the amounts of certain ingredients.)