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Peanut Butter Chocolate Fudge

Peanut Butter Chocolate Fudge, Quirky Cooking

5 from 5 reviews

What happens when you want to make chocolate but you have no cacao butter, so you use butter instead? FUDGE!! This fudge was a delicious accident, and we couldn’t be happier with the result! Use whatever nut butters and nuts you prefer – we thought we’d revisit our childhood with this peanut butter version. The honey is added at the end after the cooking time to maximise the nutritional benefits of raw honey. 

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Ingredients

½ cup raw peanuts*

250g smooth, natural peanut butter (salted or unsalted)

250g unsalted butter

60g cacao powder or Dutch cocoa

½ tsp vanilla powder or extract

Pinch of salt (omit if using salted peanut butter)

100g raw honey or pure maple syrup, or to taste

Instructions

Preheat oven to 180C. Prepare a small rectangular baking dish by lining with baking paper.

Place peanuts on a baking tray and bake in oven for 10-15 mins, or until beginning to lightly brown. Remove from oven and tip the peanuts onto a large tea towel. Rub peanuts in towel to loosen skins, and pick out the peanuts. Chop peanuts roughly and set aside.

Thermomix Method for Fudge:

Place peanut butter, butter, cacao/cocoa powder, vanilla and salt into TM bowl and cook 5 mins/50C/speed 2. Scrape down sides of bowl.

Cook another 2 mins/50C/speed 2, or until smooth.

Add honey or maple syrup and mix 20 sec/speed 3. Check that honey/syrup is completely mixed through, and mixture is smooth. Don’t over mix or mixture will split. Taste, and adjust salt and honey if needed.

Pour into prepared dish. Sprinkle with chopped nuts. Place into freezer to set for approx 30 mins, then cut into small cubes. Store in fridge or freezer.

Conventional Method for Fudge:

Place peanut butter, butter, cacao/cocoa powder, vanilla and salt into a heavy-based saucepan and simmer 5 mins over low heat until melted and smooth, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat.

Add honey or syrup and stir in until well combined. (Don’t mix vigorously, or it can split.) Taste, and adjust salt and honey if needed.

Pour into prepared dish. Sprinkle with chopped nuts. Place into freezer to set for approx 30 mins, then cut into small cubes. Store in fridge or freezer.

Notes

*You can use pre-roasted, unsalted peanuts, but check that they are not cooked with vegetable oils or cottonseed oil, as these are inflammatory.