Peanut Fudge Topped with Chocolate
ready in 2 h. 30 min.
- 3 ½ cups powdered sugar
- ½ cup butter (plus extra for pan)
- 2 ¼ cups brown sugar
- ½ cup milk
- ¾ cup creamy Peanut butter
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
Sift confectioners' sugar into a large mixing bowl. Set aside.
In a medium saucepan set over medium heat melt the butter. Stir in brown sugar and milk. Bring to a boil and boil for 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Stir in peanut butter and vanilla. Pour over confectioners' sugar; beat until smooth.
Lightly coat an 8 x 8-inch dish with butter. Pour fudge into prepared dish and smooth the top. Chill until firm and cut into 1 x 1-inch squares.
For Chocolate and Nut Topping:
Chop the chocolate into small pieces. In the top of a double boiler set over just simmering water, combine chocolate with butter. Stir frequently until smooth and creamy. Remove from heat source and cool slightly.
Place melted chocolate in a pastry bag fitted with a plain tip. Pipe chocolate on each fudge square and sprinkle with chopped peanuts. Allow the chocolate to harden and serve.