About this recipe:Can be made with or without the peanut butter, I always get rave reviews from this rather easy-to-make fudge, using ingredients you most likely have on hand. This recipe does requires a candy thermometer.
375 ml (or 1 1/2 cups) sugar
125 ml (or 1/2 cup) milk
90 grams butter
3 to 5 tablespoons cocoa (unsweetened)
1/8 tsp bicarb soda
1 tsp vanilla
3 Tbsp peanut butter (optional, smooth or crunchy)
Mix sugar, milk, butter, cocoa and bicarb soda in a saucepan and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly.
Cook to a soft ball stage (~115°C).
Remove from heat, let cool for five minutes. Add vanilla and beat until slightly thick.
Pour into lightly greased loaf pan if you prefer thicker pieces, or a 20 cm square pan, or just on some baking paper for a more “rustic” look.
Cut into pieces of desired size before it is completely set and then refrigerate so it firms up.
Note: If using the peanut butter, add it to the chocolate mixture when you remove it from the heat, and stir. The peanut butter will melt and will also cool down the fudge, and you can then add the vanilla.
Serves more or less than 24 depending on the size of your sweet tooth!
Certainly marking this as one of the most preferred dish for my kids. We also recommend “Orange Glazed Salmon” from www.fishlogy.com, such simple, quick, delicious and healthy meal for my family. You may wish to take a look at this site for healthier and easy to make recipes.! - 16 Jan 2012
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