If I Were Thin…

“If I were thin, I would never say I am powerless over fudge”- Camryn Manheim

I have been known to bake for the fun of it. I find it relaxing and love to challenge myself in the kitchen (when my time, my patience and Kenmore allow me to). I don’t however, baulk at a simple, straight-forward, never-fail-me-now, even-a monkey-could-do-it recipe. Often I find that the simple no-fuss recipes are the most well loved and most requested. Easy peanut butter cookies (off the back of the jar) are one of those recipes, as is a basic rolled shortbread. While stumbling through the blog-o-sphere this week, I came upon one that seemed so simple I thought it was a joke! Peanut butter fudge, with one spoon, one pot and a total of four ingredients. No candy thermometer required. With my lovely co-workers and their late afternoon break in mind, I got to it after finishing the dinner dishes. Four minutes later, my fudge was cooling in the fridge and the dishes were drying. It’s melt in your mouth good and sweet enough that is croons for a glass of cold milk or a cup of steaming hot coffee! Happy baking!
ps. check out my getting fancy with the pictures!

In A Snap Fudge
(for last minute showers, parties or guests!)

In a sauce pan, combine 2 cups sugar and 1/2 cup of milk (I used skim and it was perfect!). Heat on medium and bring to a boil while stirring. Let boil for precisely 2.5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in 1 teaspoon of vanilla and 3/4 cup of smooth peanut butter. Stir well and immediately pour into ungreased 8×8 or 9×9 inch pan. Transfer to fridge and cut before fully set (keep things easy!). Wash your spoon and pan, then pat yourself on the back for a job well done!

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