Homemade fudge without the fuss and candy thermometer! This version is “microwave” but no slouch! It’s creamy, sweet and a lovely treat! My suggestion is to use other nut butters for a variation of flavors. Almond, cashew even sunflower butter—add some chopped nuts for crunch, a bit of chopped coconut for good measure and top with a chocolate ganache frosting? The list is endless!
Recipe Courtesy of Alton Brown
8 ounces unsalted butter, plus more for greasing pan
1 cup smooth peanut butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 pound powdered sugar
Combine the butter and peanut butter in a 4-quart microwave-safe bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Microwave for 2 minutes on high. Stir and microwave on high for 2 more minutes. (Use caution when removing this mixture from the microwave, it will be very hot.) 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. Spread into a buttered 8 by 8-inch pan lined with parchment paper. Fold the excess parchment paper so it covers the surface of the fudge and refrigerate until cool, about 2 hours. Cut into 1-inch pieces and store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week.