One of my very favorite candies is Reese's peanut butter cups, and this recipe is a rich, home-made stepped up version! The bonus is that it is very easy to make...and since the recipe uses ONE HALF of a can of sweetened condensed milk, it makes sense to go ahead and make a second batch while you're at it. After all, these disappear quickly around here! ;) Here's the recipe:
Peanut Butter Fudge RoundsAt first I had planned to use a tin or acetate paint bucket to present my treats, but then Lynn posted the link to Debbie Fisher's tutorial for this adorable little tag box, so I immediately changed my mind! Woman's prerogative, right?! It is the perfect size to hold a little cello bag of about 8 rounds of fudge! The designer paper, g.c.d studios' Candy Lane from the Joyful Peace Collection, matches Gina's Tan Leather Pure Luxury card stock perfectly! I stamped some *home-made* circles and tags from Signed with Love, then added a punched heart, some ribbon and a button tied with twine.
Better Homes and Gardens Holiday Cooking 1989
3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
2 tbs butter; softened
1 cup sifted powdered sugar
1 tbs milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup chopped peanuts
12 oz chocolate chips
1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
In a mixing bowl, stir together peanut butter and butter. Add powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla. Stir until well combined. Add peanuts. Shape into two 10-inch rolls.
In a saucepan, combine 12 ounce package of semi-sweet chocolate morsels with 1/2 cup condensed milk. Cook and stir over low heat until melted and smooth. Remove pan from heat. Turn mixture onto waxed paper. (Put a paper towel underneath and you'll have less mess to clean up.) Divide mixture in half. Pat each half into a 10 x 4 inch rectangle. Place a peanut roll in the center of each chocolate rectangle. Bring chocolate mixture up around each roll. Press seams to seal.
Wrap each log in clear plastic wrap. Chill two or three hours until firm. Unwrap and slice into 1/4 inch slices. Store tightly covered.
For the accompanying card, I stamped the bird from Asela's set First Christmas, colored it with Prismas and OMS, and included a greeting from Melanie's Festive Frame. I used my nesties circles to cut and emboss the focal image.
The *fudge rounds* for the recipe card are from Have a Cookie. I thought they were just the perfect image to mimic the look of the real thing!
Check out these designer's blogs for the sweet projects they've designed around their treats!
Then, stop by GinaK's blog for a super sweet give-away she has tonight in honor of the hop!
The Recipe Book will be available as a free download PDF on StampTV tonight as well. Look for it on the Freebie Tab link.