Thursday, December 31, 2015

Peanut Butter Fudge

If you think I'm going to stop sharing yummy treats just because it's the New Year and some people try to convince themselves they will suddenly start eating better and working out (and then it lasts for all of a month - body related resolutions are just ridiculous!), then you've got another thing coming.

I do not believe in New Year's Resolutions as I think it sets us all up for disappointment and failure. Sure, it's great to want to improve our lives and well being but to think that we can miraculously change or improve on a whim is crazy! So many people rush to the gym upon New Year's fully motivated. Most then give up after 4 weeks. Stupid. Stop putting so much pressure on yourself!

What I do believe in, however, is fudge. Not just any fudge but easy fudge that comes together with 4 ingredients and 1 pan. YES! You know I love an easy sweet treat that whips up with little to no effort!

To make it even better? It's peanut butter and topped with crunchy peanuts.

Hello, lover.

I adapted this recipe from Crazy for Crust. She has a really yummy Payday Fudge that involves candy corn but since I am not a fan of candy corn, I took those out and decided to try them out as good ol' fashioned peanut butter fudge instead.

It's so good! And so easy! What can disappoint you about that? Nothing. Unlike that devil contraption some people call the treadmill.

Resolutions aside, I do love New Year's Eve. We spent our NYE with Jamie and the gang (you may recall her as our Halloween queen!). We all grabbed dinner in town and spent the evening sipping champagne and relaxing in her hot tub out back. You'd think it'd be weird being outside when it's winter but it's not. Having the chilly air around you while you're toasty and warm in the hot tub is actually quite nice.

Did you have any fun NYE plans? Watch the ball drop with friends, with your someone special, or by yourself? Attend any fun parties?

Was there fudge?

Peanut Butter Fudge

Adapted from Crazy From Crust

  • 12 ounces white chocolate chips (1 bag)
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk (1 can)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 6 ounces unsalted peanuts (or salted, if preferred)
  1. Line an 8x8 baking pan with tin foil and spray with cooking spray.
  2. in a medium saucepan, combine the chocolate chips, peanut butter, and sweetened condensed milk.
  3. Heat over low heat, stirring frequently, until melted and smooth.
  4. Remove pan from heat and add in vanilla extract.
  5. Pour fudge into pan and quickly sprinkle the top with your peanuts. Press down on peanuts to adhere.
  6. Let fudge cool to room temperature and then put into refrigerator to completely set (for at least a couple hours).