I took my favorite peanut butter fudge and topped it with chocolate and guess what? It's good stuff, okay so that's no surprise but it really was a big hit. I wasn't sure if the chocolate would stick to the fudge, but it worked.
I need an intervention here or at least some help eating all of the sweets that I've been making. I dropped off a little to the General Store and they were happy to be my taste testers. I'm thinking I may send some to school with the kids tomorrow. My ornery boys could probably use some help buttering up their teachers!
The peanut butter fudge recipe is from Alton Brown, and it's so easy, you won't believe it. 4 ingredients and you cook it in the microwave! It's perfect as a stand alone but I just can't get enough chocolate with my peanut butter. Just 3 more ingredients for the chocolate and you have a perfect holiday treat.
Chocolate Topped Peanut Butter Fudge
Adapted from Alton Brown
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
3 tablespoons half and half
1 teaspoon butter
1 cup butter, plus more for greasing pan ( I used chunky but smooth works too)
1 cup peanut butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 pound powdered sugar
In a small bowl microwave chocolate chips and half and half for 30 seconds, stir and cook for additional 30 seconds. Stir in butter and stir until smooth, microwaving an additional 30 seconds if necessary, stirring until completely smooth. Set aside.
Microwave butter and peanut butter for 2 minutes on high. Stir and microwave on high for 2 more minutes. Add vanilla and powdered sugar to peanut butter mixture and stir to combine with a wooden spoon. Pour into a buttered 8 x 8-inch line with waxed paper. Top with chocolate topping. Refrigerate until cool. Cut into 1-inch pieces and store in an airtight container for up to a week.