Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Holiday Fudge

My roommate's family strikes again! We made wonderful holiday fudge to give out as gifts: Uncle Scott's peanut butter fudge and Annie Erie's caramel icing (turned to fudge). Yum yum yum!

Uncle Scott's Peanut Butter Fudge

What You Need
- 2 cups white sugar
- 3/4 cup milk
- 4 tablespoons peanut butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla

What You Do
1. Pour sugar, vanilla and milk into a small pot and heat, stirring constantly until 240-245 degrees (soft ball) on a candy thermometer.
2. Add in peanut butter and stir/beat well.
3. Spread fudge in a pan covered in wax paper and let cool.
4. Cut into desired size and shape.

Note: We added in some chocolate chips after stirring the peanut butter in well and just mixed it lightly for some chocolate-peanut butter fudge.

Annie Erie's Caramel Fudge

What You Need
- 1/2 cup salted butter (1 stick)
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup milk
- 2 1/2 cup confectioners sugar

What You Do
1. Melt butter in a medium pot.
2. Add brown sugar and bring to a boil.
3. Let butter and brown sugar mixture boil for 2-3 minutes (keep stirring).
4. Add milk and bring back to a boil.
5. Remove from heat and allow to cool a bit.
6. Beat in sifted confectioners sugar until spreadable.
7. Spread fudge in a pan covered in wax paper and let cool.
8. Cut into desired size and shape.

Note 1: We added some sea salt on top. It looks lovely and tastes delicious.
Note 2: Recipe was originally intended for caramel icing. So, to use as icing allow brown sugar and butter mixture to boil only 2 minutes and reduce confectioners sugar to 1 1/2 cups.

We wrapped each piece individually and put into festive boxes and bags.

1 comment:

  1. That looks amazing! You and that Cora are amazing with the sweets!