Not So Easy Peanut Butter Fudge

One of my favourite ingredients to bake with is peanut butter. I have previously made chocolate and peanut butter cupcakes amongst other bakes, which were absolutely delicious and were extremely popular in my household, so I thought this time I would use my favourite ingredient to make some fudge. I have never tried to make any kind of fudge before, so I was a little apprehensive of how it would turn out. Well I’m not ashamed to admit that I found making this fudge not that easy and it took me several attempts to get the consistency just right. I had a tendency to cook the mixture too quickly, resulting in me burning the sugar, turning my silver pan, a nice shade of brown and leaving my mixture with not so nice looking bits in it. Anyway, a couple of goes later and I’ve ended up with something that actually looks like what it’s suppose to, peanut butter fudge and it tastes rather good too. Maybe I’ll make some more, after I’ve bought a new pan!

Ingredients

397g can condensed milk

450g white caster sugar

110g unsalted butter, plus extra for greasing.

100g smooth peanut butter

Method

  1. Grease a 20cm square tin with butter.
  2. Put all the ingredients in a pan on a low heat and stir until the sugar has dissolved.
  3. Turn up the heat until the mixture is bubbling gently and stir for 10 minutes more.
  4. Drop a blob of mixture into a glass of ice-cold water to see if it sets, if not, cook for a little longer.
  5. Take the pan off the heat and beat the mixture with a spoon until the fudge starts to set.
  6. Pour into the tin and when set, cut into 25 squares. Enjoy!

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