Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Homemade Peanut Butter Fudge

Peanut butter does not have to be just for breakfast. This easy to make fudge will make a great treat or homemade gift for anyone. You have the option of adding chocolate chips if you want to crank up the flavor and passion levels even more. 

500g Whole Earth peanut butter, unsalted
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
250g icing sugar
430g maple syrup or agave syrup
2 teaspoons arrowroot or tapioca flour
1 teaspoon sea salt

In a large mixing bowl, add the peanut butter and vanilla. 
In a medium saucepan, whisk together the sugar, maple/agave syrup, arrowroot or tapioca flour and salt. Bring the mixture to a simmer for about 1 minute then remove from heat. This liquid will be hot so if your making this with your children that you look after this part.
Pour the mixture into the bowl containing the peanut butter and vanilla. Stir until well incorporated, and if you wanted to add chocolate chips the mixture should have cooled down enough to not melt the chocolate about now.
Then pour the combined mixture into a wax paper lined 8 x 8 inch baking dish, let the wax paper stand proud of the dish as this will make it easier to remove later. Allow the fudge mixture to cool completely. 
Lift the fudge out of the baking dish by it's wax paper liner and place it on a cutting board. Slice into pieces with a large knife.
Play around with what you decide to add to your fudge as some of the combinations can be quite exciting. 

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