How are we all doing sticking to the Resolutions? Do you make Resolutions? I for one do not. I find they set me up for failure, that’s just me! The word resolution just seems so scary and harsh! I do however set goals, for some reason I don’t fear that word the way I do resolutions! I would love to hear some of your resolutions and goals for 2014!
I have already broke my first goal, to eat less sugar! I will blame my mom (it’s ok, she knows I blame her!) I have no will power with peanut butter or chocolate. NONE. I was on the phone chatting with my parents in VT last night when I heard her chewing on the line. She mentioned she was eating peanut butter fudge with Reece’s Peanut Butter Cups on top and that it was hands down the creamiest and best fudge she has ever eaten. Well, with the addiction I have to sugar, in particular this kind, I was salivating on the the phone here in AL dreaming about that fudge in VT that I couldn’t get to! Then she told me where she found the recipe and duh, it made sense why it was so delicious, it was from Center Cut Cook who I follow on Facebook and Instagram who is nothing more than amazing and talented. How could it not be good!?
Sadly, in a way, but not really, I had all the ingredients on hand. When I woke up this morning you bet the first thing that came to mind was that fudge, so yes I made it and yes my mom was right that it’s the best fudge I have ever ever ever ever times a bazillion evers eaten! You must try it and you must visit http://centercutcook.com/peanut-butter-cup-fudge because all credit is hers for this recipe! While there you can see all her other yummy goodies! Here is her recipe!
- 20 Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Miniatures, roughly chopped
- 2 cups brown sugar
- 2 and 1/2 cups sifted confectioners sugar (It’s really important that you sift!)
- 1 and 1/4 cups creamy peanut butter
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1/2 cup milk (I used 1%)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- Line an 8 x 8 pan with saran wrap so that it will be easy to lift the fudge out of the pan.
- In a large saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Stir in brown sugar and milk. Bring to a rolling boil, then cook for exactly 2 minutes, stirring frequently.
- Stir in peanut butter and mix to combine. Then add in vanilla extract.
- Transfer the mixture to the bowl of your mixer. Add in sifted confectioners sugar, one cup at a time, mixing between adding more. After you’ve added all of the confectioners sugar, mix well! The mixture is going to be really thick.
- Press the mixture into the prepared dish. Sprinkle chopped Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Miniatures over the fudge and gently press them down.
- Chill in the refrigerator for about an hour, or until firm, then use the saran wrap as handles to lift the fudge out of the pan and cut into small squares.
These photos are mine, but go check out Center Cut Cook and like her on FB, oh and Like me, Chaos and Cookies on FB too!