Peanut Butter Fudge
Its fudge time everybody! A recipe for fudge candy using two decadent ingredients – peanut butter and chocolate. How can you go wrong? Add a cup of chopped walnuts to this delicious Peanut Butter Fudge recipe, and you’ll never go back to store-bought candy. Healthy homemade candy is always a better option when you’re craving some. There are no preservatives, no artificial flavors or food coloring. Just pure ingredients and sheer fun! What’s even better is that peanut butter has healthy fats and chocolate is good for you in moderation. There is less guilt when you eat fun desserts made from wholesome ingredients like these. Just plain everyday items from your kitchen pantry are what you need for making this recipe.
Even though making fudge sounds like it is easy to make, you will still require some accuracy to make the right batch of perfectly glossy and creamy homemade fudge. Remember that successful fudge-making involves heating and cooling the mixture to exact temperatures. Ensuring that the ingredients do not burn along the process is an important tip to remember. The key lies in using a high-quality candy thermometer to be able to measure the temperature as and when required. Another great tip that helps while making fudge is to keep stirring while heating it on the stove. Here’s a tip for when you combine all the ingredients, pour a little melted chocolate on top and then take a skewer and run it through the mixture to create a marble effect. One of the most exciting things about making fun desserts like this fudge recipe is that there are so many modifications you can try. You can add any ingredient you like to make it taste better. For instance, in the place of peanut butter, you can add other healthy nut butter like almond or pumpkin seed butter. You can also replace the cocoa with melted dark chocolate which makes this fudge more robust. Dark chocolate is a good source of antioxidants, improves cardiovascular health and contains fiber and iron. Likewise, try not to use artificial vanilla flavor in dessert recipes. It is better to stick to the real vanilla extract because it impacts the flavor in a big way. The fascinating science behind Vanilla extract is that apart from its sweet scent when added to desserts, it blends the ingredients to make it taste richer and fuller. Even though it can be more expensive than the artificial flavor, it is worth the money because of how superior it makes the dessert recipes taste especially in fudges and cakes.
Peanut butter is very high in vitamin B6, which helps in maintaining blood sugar within the normal range. Always try to purchase peanut butter that is in pure form without any preservatives or additives like sugar, corn syrup, salt, canola or palm oil. What’s even better is if you go for organic peanut butter that is GMO-free. Alternately, you can also make peanut butter in your kitchen by blending roasted peanuts until the natural oil oozes and turns it into a creamy paste. You can store this peanut butter in your fridge and use it up to a week.
So the next time you scoop a spoonful of peanut butter to eat from the jar, remember you can treat yourself to this fudge recipe instead. Thank you to Bobby at Blog Chef recipe website for sharing with us this Peanut Butter Fudge recipe. For more fun desserts, savory recipes and food tips you can visit Bobby’s blog. Enjoy a mouthful of this delicious and healthy peanut butter fudge with your family today!
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