5 more days to go and I get a day off after working what will be 19 days. What possessed me to think I needed to do some baking yesterday is way beyond my comprehension. Luckily, at least one of the recipes turned out!
I was really thinking I was too tired to even attempt to make this as I was on day 13 straight out of 19 that I have to work before I get a day off. And even though I was probably correct, I made it anyways. And it turned out wonderful. (And we also are not going to discuss the other recipe I thought I could get made that did not turn out so well).
I don’t know why it is that whenever I am in a hurry, the whole entire world around me and everyone in it slows down. To. A. Crawl. Due to my tiredness (yep, that’s it) I failed to check and make sure I had enough powdered sugar to make a double batch before I began melting the peanut butter and butter together. Oh well, I will quick run up to the pharmacy on the corner and get a bag of powdered sugar.
Pouring rain, traffic crawling, and I get out of my car in the parking lot and am walking behind a person who is 105 years old, with a walker. That I can’t get around. Now don’t get me wrong, I absolutely adore the elderly, and think they can teach us so much and love to listen to their stories. But I was tired, and that extra-large Monster I drank didn’t seem to be working. So 10 minutes later when I get into the store and a point where I can make a quick cut to the right, I spend a ridiculous amount of time staring at the food aisle which very obviously has NO powdered sugar.
And I stare some more. Looking behind other food items for that bag of powdered sugar that I just know they have. Contemplating where is the next nearest place I can go.
So back in the car, and off to the dollar store. A girl can hope, right? Nope. They have every type of sugar and fake sugar you can imagine, except powdered sugar. So I am left with no choice, knowing my peanut butter/butter melted mixture is waiting on me.
I go a few doors down to my least favorite grocery store. Walk in, grab the sugar, check myself out, and am literally back in my car in less than 5 minutes. Hmmm, why didn’t I do that in the 1st place? That’s right, because that store is always soooo slow.
So batch #1 is peanut butter with white chocolate chips, and batch #2 is peanut butter with chunks of Mr. Goodbars mixed in for good measure. Nothing beats chocolate and peanut butter together.
To get the recipe, continue reading here…
Quick and Easy Peanut Butter Fudge
Line an 8 inch or 9 inch square baking pan with tinfoil, leaving an overhang for easy removal of the fudge.
1 C creamy (or chunky) peanut butter
1 C (2 sticks) unsalted butter, cut into pieces
1 tsp. vanilla extract
¼ tsp. salt, optional
4 C. powdered (confectioner’s) sugar, sifted (I measured into the cup 1st, and then sifted)
1 cup add-ins: chips, nuts, candy, whatever you desire
Melt the peanut butter and butter together in a big microwaveable bowl. Stir the mixture every minute until it is completely melted and smooth. Remove from the microwave and stir in vanilla. Add the salt if you are using it. Add the sifted powdered sugar and stir until completely combined. The mixture is very thick. If you are adding in any candies, now is the time while the fudge is still warm. Fold into mixture gently.
Press the fudge into the prepared pan, cover with tin foil and chill for 4 hours. Cut into small (or not so small) pieces and enjoy!