Monday, October 11, 2010

Peanut, Peanut Butter...No Jelly!

(If I lose followers because of my lame titles I won't be surprised.) Did you know that you can make fudge without chocolate? Well, my friends, you can. And I did. With peanut butter!
Let me tell you....this is the easiest recipe ever.


1 lb (yes you read that right) powdered sugar
1 cup peanut butter
1 cup butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon honey

Melt butter, vanilla and peanut butter over the stove on medium heat. Be careful to not heat too quickly or it WILL burn. Oh, and guess what I did? While I was spooning the PB into the pan I missed and got peanut butter ALLLLLLL Over the stove, the burner, and the sides of the pot. Typical me, always makin' a mess.

(My peanut butter mishap would explain how it got all the way to the top of my pan)

The mixture should look pretty soupy. Now, adding honey is optional, but since I lost the peanut butter battle to the stove, I wanted to add something to make sure I didn't lose flavor since I didn't have any more PB.

Reduce heat to low and mix in powdered sugar. There's no way possible to get it to blend perfectly smooth so don't even try it, ladies (and maybe a few gents). It will have the consistency of chunky peanut butter. kinda.

Line a 8x8 baking dish with parchment or wax paper. Spoon mixture into pan. (here I am again, making a mess)

Cover fudge with another piece of parchment paper and chill until completely cooled. About 3 hours. Cut into desired sizes and here you have it! Chocolate-less fudge! It's so delicious, and not too rich.

I think I want to make a giant fudge assortment for office gifts for the holidays. Thoughts? Concerns?

PS: Curtis wanted to say hey.


  1. I didn't know you baked...ahhh honey! Hope there's no cat hair in the fudge!

  2. I am an f-ing backing machine lady. I shaved curtis and filled the batter with cat hair. It was a furry delicious treat. That's a lie, I didn't really do that.

  3. haha super cute cat!! NO how can anybody be allergic to chocolate! haha i am sorry for him. :)

  4. Can you use margarine instead of butter for those that are lactose intolerant?

  5. I don't see why not, Kelly. The melting process might take a little bit longer.

  6. This looks delicious! Trying soon!

  7. So, I made this fudge over the weekend!! Turned out awesome! Great recipe! I also tried to do it with margarine for my sister in-law who can't have real butter, it was real creamy & didn't set up like the butter one. It tasted like an icing, which was good all the same but I couldn't call it a fudge. So I would say that you have to use real butter to get the fudge affect.