Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge


chocolate peanut butter fudge

Many thanks to my friend J. whose family easy fudge recipe inspired this one. To (somewhat) healthily the recipe, I use intense dark (70%) chocolate, and far less butter and sugar than were called for in the original recipe. The result is a creamy, delicious fudge – so good that I make it in small batches to prevent unnecessary temptation.

Makes 16 squares

Total time: 2 hours 15 minutes
Prep and cook: 15 minutes
Chill: 2 hours

1 (4oz) bar high-quality 70% dark chocolate (such as scharffen Berger or Lindt), broken into pieces
1/4 cup unsalted butter, cubed
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup powdered sugar

1. Line a square 8-inch baking dish with foil and spray with nonstick spray.

2. Place chocolate, butter, peanut butter and vanilla in a medium saucepan. Heat over very low heat, stirring often and making sure chocolate doesn’t burn.

3. As soon is chocolate is melted, remove from heat. Sift powdered sugar into chocolate mixture and whisk until well-combined.

4. Using a spatula, transfer mixture to prepared pan, spreading out evenly and smoothing out the top, then gently swirling just the top to create pretty designs. Cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate until set, about 2 hours or overnight.

5. Uncover and remove foil from pan. Cut into 16 squares. Keep in fridge, in an airtight container, separating layers with wax paper.

Nutrition for one fudge square
Calories 128.2
Total Fat 9.9 g
Saturated Fat 4.3 g
Cholesterol 7.8 mg
Sodium 38.1 mg
Total Carbohydrate 8.9 g
Dietary Fiber 0.5 g
Sugars 3.7 g
Protein 2.7 g
Weight Watchers Points Plus: 4 points

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