Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Peanut Butter Fudge

My sister Natalie has started a totally cute new blog called Corduroy Dreams. She has cute craft ideas and projects and I talked her into letting me post some things with her. This was my first post.

With all the snow (and school cancellations) we've had here in New England we've had to get a little creative to keep ourselves entertained. This recipe is one of my favorites to do with the kids. Lila asked me if this snack was good for us. I laughed and said not really, but it sure is yummy!
Peanut Butter Fudge
(yield: about 24 one inch balls)
1/3 stick of butter, softened
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup Karo syrup
2 cups powdered sugar (approx)

Mix butter, peanut butter, and Karo syrup in a bowl. Add powdered sugar until it forms a soft dough.

(It's sticky. I let the kids try to mix it up themselves but I ended up having to do it for them.)
Knead the dough until all the sugar is mixed in and it isn't sticky anymore.
Trust me, you're going to want to make a batch for yourself, just in case you don't want to have to share theirs (for obvious reasons!)
Shape dough into balls (about 1 inch).
Or... snowmen... or snakes... or pancakes... use your imagination. The kids really treated it like it was play-doh. Even the baby got into it!

(I gave them cookie sheets to try to minimize the mess. The rolling pins came from Target's dollar section a few years ago.)
Place your creations on wax paper.

If desired (and you should desire) drizzle balls with chocolate.

Place 1/2 bag of milk chocolate chips in a glass dish or liquid measuring cup. (Alex and I are really fond of Ghirardelli chocolate chips, it's all I will use!)
Microwave chocolate chips for 1 minute. Stir, then microwave for 30 more seconds until completely melted. (Do not overcook or you will break the chocolate.)

Use a spoon and drizzle over peanut butter balls.

Refrigerate and enjoy!!
Note: I let each of the kids make their own batch and it was a little too much (mostly because I ended up eating it all after they were asleep!) Next time we do it I think I will let them each do half a batch.

1 comment:

EmmaLee said...

While this peanut butter fudge looks delicious (you should make me some when I come to visit) this post actually led me to an obsession with your sisters blog. I want to make almost everything. Thanks for the link.

P.S. I think it would be worth shoveling your van out of all these storms to have you back!