Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge

Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge

Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge

Ingredients

  • For the chocolate layer:
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips do not use Nestle Toll House, they do not melt well
  • 7 ounces sweetened condensed milk 1/2 of a standard sized can
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup butter cut into slices
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 cup miniature peanut butter cups quartered

Instructions

  • Coat an 9 inch square pan with cooking spray and line the pan with foil, leaving a 2 inch overhang on the sides. Coat the foil with cooking spray.
  • For the chocolate layer: Place the chocolate chips, butter and sweetened condensed milk in a microwave safe bowl.
  • Heat for 60 seconds, then stir and heat for an additional 30 seconds or until melted. Stir until smooth.
  • Use an offset spatula to firmly press the chocolate fudge into an even layer in the bottom of the pan.
  • Place the chocolate layer in the freezer to set up while you prepare the peanut butter layer.
  • For the  peanut butter layer: Place the peanut butter, butter and vanilla in a large microwave safe bowl. Heat in 45 second increments until melted.
  • Stir until smooth, then gradually add the powdered sugar to the peanut butter mixture while stirring constantly.
  • Pour the peanut butter mixture over the chocolate layer. Quickly press the peanut butter cups into the top of the peanut butter layer.
  • Chill until firm, then use the foil to lift the fudge out of the pan and cut into 36 squares.

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