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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Fudge

Recipes July 15, 2013

I recently took part in the Sweet Swap, a fun idea for bloggers to raise money and share delicious treats by two clever cookies, Sara from BellyRumbles and Amanda from ChewTown. The basic idea is that you sign up for $6 (which goes to a good cause) and then get sent three other blogger’s names to send homemade sweets to. You sent your treats out in the mail and then wait patiently for three boxes of deliciousness to come your way.

It was tough coming up with what to make. I had lots and lots of ideas and also wanted to make something the bloggers I would be sending it to would enjoy! Finally I settled on this Peanut Butter fudge and thought I’d add a cup of chocolate chips, because hey who doesn’t like peanut butter and chocolate?

I found this great simple recipe from the Brown Eyed Baker and then I was ready to go!

The bloggers I was assigned to send treats to were: Chanel from Cats Love Cooking, Amanda from ChewTown and Amy from Melbourne Food Snob.


About to start packaging up!

Peanut Butter Fudge

From: Brown Eyed Baker recipe here. note: my version is slightly adapted.
Makes: 64 pieces of fudge
Time to prepare: 10 minutes to make and 1 hour to set

Peanut Butter Fudge

  • 1 1/4 cups smooth peanut butter
  • 1 1/4 cups butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 4 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • optional: 1 cup of chocolate chips

Equipment needed: medium size brownie tin (lined with foil) large microwave safe bowl, wooden spoon, cake or hand mixer (optional)

Steps

  1. Add peanut butter and butter to microwave safe bowl and microwave on high in 20 second bursts until the mixture is melted and smooth.
  2. Add vanilla essence and sift in the powdered sugar gradually. Mixture is thick, so you may like to use a stand mixer or hand mixer to help things along.
  3. Add chocolate chips if using and pour fudge mixture into your lined brownie tin and press down. Pop into the fridge to set for at least one hour.
  4. Take fudge out of fridge, flip onto a plate and peel off foil. Slice into bite size pieces and serve!

I also really enjoyed receiving packages in the mail. I love getting fun mail!


I loved this cute little pic of Fry by Alana Bread!


Alana Bread’s super delicious winter fudge and a jar of dulce de leche. YUMmmmm. I loved the packaging as well! You can check out her recipes for these lovely treats here.


I really loved these gorgeous little gluten free raspberry and almond chocolates from Chomp Chomp as well (recipe here!)

Unfortunately my third treat didn’t travel so well in the mail. The post office seemed to have forgotten to send me a ‘pick up your package’ slip and I only received a ‘pick up urgently!’ slip quite some time after the treat arrived in the mail so I think it was sitting in the heat in the post office and so sadly I wasn’t able to sample it. But I would really like to thank the blogger who made it for me – you know who you are!!!

It was so fun getting to send out cute little packages in the mail and so exciting to receive ones back! It was also great seeing everyone making their treats on Instagram and wondering who was sending you what mystery sweet. Its definitely something I’d like to do again! I’m already thinking about new treats to make! One little troubleshooting issue is that I think my fudge was a tiiiny bit too soft and next time I think I’d send them the same way AlanaBanana her fudge to me, wrapped in paper. If you’re not shipping this fudge out, it is a great consistency when stored in the fridge.

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Toast

Chocolate, Peanut Butter and Banana Toast

Recipes October 2, 2012

Chocolate cravings?

Need a quick and easy weekend fix but just eating plain chocolate won’t cut it ….and you want to amp it up a tad?

Just can’t beat that chocolate and peanut butter combination?

Are you, like me, not willing to invest any more time or ingredients into your chocolatey treat than is absolutely necessary and prefer to use things that are in the fridge or cupboard most of the time?

Am I asking too many questions??? Quite possibly…

Nonetheless….This recipe just may be for you.

Chocolate and Peanut Butter Toast
Ingredients List: To serve two (or one very hungry) individual(s)

  • 2 pieces of toast (I usually keep sliced bread in the freezer for easy access. You can use whatever kind you like, but in this case I used multigrain because that’s what I had. White bread, wholemeal, etc. would be more than suitable)
  • 1-2 tablespoons peanut butter (I used smooth but you could use crunchy)
  • 1 large ripe banana, sliced into discs

Chocolate Sauce

  • About 2-3 rows of milk chocolate from a family sized bar
  • About 1-2 tablespoons of thickened cream (depending on how thick/runny you want your chocolate sauce to be)

This recipe makes weekend indulgence far too quick and easy to put together!

Simply toast your bread and pop on a pretty plate. Spread with peanut butter and top with banana slices.

To make chocolate sauce, simply microwave chocolate and cream together in 10 second bursts until chocolate melts with cream. Stir together until smooth – add more cream and zap in the microwave again until smooth and the consistency you want. Drizzle warm chocolate sauce over toast and enjoy 🙂

This goes super well with a nice cuppa, or for some extra chocolatey indulgence, a cup of hot chocolate!

How was your long weekend? Mine was packed out with an engagement party, a wedding reception, hanging out with friends and a birthday. Gotta love that extra day off!

Have a fabulous week!

xoxo

C

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