Our friends were going to watch our kids so my husband and I could go on a date. I like to make them treats as a thank you so I decided to make them some fudge. My 3 year old son wanted to help and this was the perfect recipe because it was so easy. I saw a lot of recipes for fudge using candy thermometers but since I don’t have one, I looked for alternative recipes. I found one on the Chow website and adapted it to my liking. This fudge turned out really rich, creamy and tasty. It had just the right amount of peanut butter so it didn’t overpower the chocolate flavor. I had to cut it early (so I could take it to their house) and it was still a bit soft – note pictures. By the time I got home from our date, it was perfectly set (yes, I saved some for my husband and kids). I didn’t bother to take another picture because I was tired. Our friends really liked it as did my husband and children. My son was very proud that he made such a tasty treat.
- 1 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
- 1 11.5 oz package semi sweet chocolate chips
- 1 cup miniature marshmallows
- 3/4 cup smooth peanut butter
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
Coat an 8-by-8-inch baking dish with butter and set aside. Combine milk, chocolate chips, and marshmallows in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring constantly, until mixture is melted and smooth, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and mix in peanut butter and vanilla extract until thoroughly combined.
Pour mixture into the baking dish, spread out evenly, and let cool at room temperature for about 10 minutes.
Cover with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator until firm, at least 1 hour. Enjoy!