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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Peanut Butter Pretzel Fudge

I have never tried making fudge before.  I love fudge...but just never have tried.  Somewhere along the line someone told me that it was hard to make, so I've always been a little afraid.  But I have been dreaming about fudge.  Chocolate.  With peanut butter. And pretzels.  Oh me, oh my.  Then I found this recipe that is for 5-minute fudge.  Could this be the time that I try making fudge?  Yes...indeed!!
Here is the recipe (Adapted from Carnation, Classic Five Minute Fudge)

1 2/3 cups sugar
2/3 cup evaporated milk (I used Carnation)
2 tablespoons butter
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups marshmallows
1 1/2 cups chocolate chips
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup peanut butter
2/3 cup pretzels, broken into smaller pieces, but not too small!

Line an 8 or 9 inch square baking pan with waxed paper.  Set aside.

In a saucepan over medium heat, combine sugar, evaporated milk, butter and salt.  Bring to a rolling boil.  Stir constantly.  Boil for 4-5 minutes (set the timer!) or until the mixture starts to thicken.  You must ensure the mixture has boiled for at least 4-5 minutes or the fudge will not set.  Remove from heat.  Stir in marshmallows, chocolate chips, peanut butter and vanilla.  Mix until everything is melted and well combined.  Add in the pretzels, stir just to combine.  Pour into the baking pan.  Chill until set.  Once set, carefully remove the fudge from the baking pan by lifting the wax paper.  Transfer to a cutting board and cut into 1 inch pieces.  Enjoy!

VERDICT:
Oh....my....goodness.  My husband...the non-chocolate guy...hasn't stopped sneaking pieces of fudge.  He L-O-V-E-S it.  And I am so so so happy.  It's exactly what I had been dreaming about.  Satisfies the sweet craving, adds in a little salty AND a little crunchy.  Oh, it is so very good :-)  It could be dangerous!  I wonder how long the pan will last...

62 comments:

  1. oh wow! I'm not a fan of fudge...too sweet for me, but wow, this looks SO good, I may just have to try it! But probably for a family gathering so I'd have help eating it. lol. this is getting pinned!

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    1. The peanut butter cuts down on the sweetness factor...personally I would have upped the chocolate, though I am a choc-oholic! Thanks for pinning Amber!!

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  2. While I do not like peanut butter, my husband would LOVE this fudge. SInce it looks so good and easy to make, I may have to make it for him this weekend.

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  3. That is making my mouth water. I love fudge, and I love chocolate covered pretzels. I'm going to have to try this (I've never made fudge either.)

    Stopping by from VoiceBoks!

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    1. It's easy! You can do it Laura! And let me know how it turns out!

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  4. Yum! I recently tried a microwave fudge recipe that was just far too easy! Dangerously easy. This looks dangerous as well! I think I'll be trying it this weekend! So much for losing the baby weight.... :)

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    1. I'm there with you Audra :-) And it was dangerously easy...

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  5. can I just pin all your recipes.... this sounds so good and I too have been afraid of fudge.. I don`t have any pretzels in the house right now but I may have to go make some

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    1. LOL, thanks Aliy! I am happy to hear that you enjoy my recipes! Have a fantastic day!

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  6. I love salt and sweet together! I agree with Audra, this is dangerous!;)

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    1. I added a little more "salty" on top by sprinkling a bit of kosher salt...made the fudge even better!!

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  7. That sounds amazing! Another really easy way to make fudge is to heat up a can of sweetened condensed milk and melt in a bag of chocolate chips. Put it in a pan and let it cool in the fridge. Saw that on one of Rachael Ray's shows one time and will never forget it! But, I LOVE the addition of peanut butter and pretzels in this recipe!

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    1. THANK YOU for the tip! I will have to give it a try!!

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  8. I'm visiting from the blog hop and I'm glad I did! This looks incredible! I'd love for you to check out my blog too! http://travisandjessicacox.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Jessica! And I will come and visit too :-)

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  9. Yummy! I will have to try that out. New Follower from Linky Followers. Frugal and Fun Mom

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    1. Welcome!! And thank you...it was tasty :-) Enjoy!

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  10. This fudge looks and sounds delicious
    I'd love to make it, so I'm pinning it

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  11. Oh I can just taste this yummy stuff. I do believe this is the same recipe I learned to make fudge with 44 years ago! I love the idea of adding pretzels. Fudger-riffic! =)

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    1. I LOVE that we both learned on the same recipe :-) Thanks so much for sharing!

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  12. I love sweet and salty together! And I'm not the biggest chocolate fudge fan in the world. I prefer peanut butter, but with the pretzels added, I would be hooked! Thanks for sharing at Church Supper. Have a blessed week & see you again soon ~EMM

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    1. It was a nice mix for sure. Made both my palate and hubby's happy. He's not a chocolate guy so the peanut butter really did it for him. I am totally a chocolate girl...I could have used more chocolate (LOL!!!). Happy to have shared at Church Supper! Thanks for hosting!

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  13. This is simply amazing looking! Must make some!!!!

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  14. OH MY YUMMM!!! i just love the combination of sweet and salty!

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    1. Yes, the sweet and salty combo is growing on me too!!

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  15. yummo, I so want to try making fudge again, my first attempt was not that great.

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    1. This was a super easy recipe! You can do it!!

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  16. Great minds think alike- I just made peanut butter pretzel brownies. When I saw your link, I had to pop over from Crazy for Crust!

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    1. Oh Sarah, those sound so good too! I'm planning to make brownies later today!

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  17. Fudge is my weakness. And this looks wonderful!

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  18. I need some right now! LOL
    This looks sooo yummy! Thanks for sharing with my Super Link Party! :-)

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  19. That is the perfect combination. Well done! Come and visit us today to see what wonderful picnic salad we have and be sure to come back on Friday. We are giving away flip flops. You will want a pair of these.

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  20. What a fantastic combination for fudge! My husband would go crazy for a piece of this!! Thanks for sharing at Thursday's Treasures! :)

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    1. It was super tasty :-) Hope you give it a try Lisa!

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  21. Oh my, what a fabulous treat that we would just love! Hope you are having a great week and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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    1. You're welcome Miz Helen, and thanks for hosting!! See you on Thursday:-)

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  22. I hope your hubby left a piece for me! This sounds perfect, sweet and salty is always the perfect combination! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. I've really started becoming a sweet and salty fan...I was always just sweet sweet sweet, but now I like that salty bit too! Thanks for stopping by Joan!

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  23. Oh how I love sweet and salty together. I love making fudge for presents. Pinning this to try later.

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  24. I have NEVER made fudge.. but this recipe looks amazing. Thank you for the step by step instructions... I think I will be trying this with my daycare kiddos. We would love to have you link it up over at our party! Your newest followers!!
    http://natural-nester.blogspot.com/2012/06/naturally-nifty-party-19.html

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  25. pinned this - thank you for linking with kids in the kitchen!

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  26. I love this sweet salty idea:) I am missing fudge, I love it but haven't had it in ever so long. Thank you for sharing at Freedom Fridays:)

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  27. This looks delicious! My favorite combo is salty and sweet :) Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday this week. I can't wait to see what you link up next week. Have a wonderful weekend.

    Michelle

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  28. Oh my word! That looks delicious! Thanks for sharing at Toot Your Horn Tuesday :)

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  29. I am a disaster when it comes to making fudge, but this looks so good, I just might have to try my hand and fudge making again. Thanks so much for sharing this project at Naptime Delights! I hope to see you again tomorrow!

    Sarah
    {www.naptimedelights.blogspot.com}

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  30. You know I pinned this! Thanks for sharing at Must Try MOnday.

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  31. It looks great! I should try one day.

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  32. Lovely use of chocolate. It would be super if you linked this post in to Food on Friday : Chocolate

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    1. Thanks so much for linking this in

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  33. This fudge looks so yummy! We are so glad that you linked up to our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday". Please come back again really soon! Thanks! -The Sisters

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  34. Looks delicious! I love that you used pretzels in it; the saltiness would be awesome together! Thanks for sharing on Saturday Show & Tell at Cheerios and Lattes last weekend! We love having you join us and hope to see you again this weekend! See you soon!
    Mackenzie :)

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  35. Hi,

    I'm really interested in making this recipe but live in the UK so use a different measurement system. I was just wondering if you could give me rough weights of how much I would need of; evaporated milk, marshmallows, chocolate chips, peanut butter and pretzels?

    Any help would be much appreciated.

    Thanks, Eilish

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  36. Recipe looks good. Lots of sugar freaks in my family. I bet they like this.

    Florence
    fossie@hotmail.com

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