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Peanut Butter Cup Fudge (12 Days of Giveaways) #ChristmasWeek

Peanut Butter Cup Fudge

Welcome to Day #5 of Christmas Week, a multi-blogger event co-hosted by Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic and Jen from Juanita’s Cocina! Each day we will be celebrating the holidays with a different set of Christmas-themed treats, as well as a fabulous Christmas giveaway. We hope you enjoy this fabulous event. Tune in each day starting today, Monday, December 9th and ending Saturday, December 14th.

Peanut Butter Cup Fudge

Time for another installment of Christmas Week!  Have you checked out the rest of the week, and all the great giveaways going on?  Don’t miss my Frosted Sugar Cookies (Magimix giveaway), Pomegranate Margaritas (Le Creuset giveaway), and Homemade Caramels (Swissmar Giveaway).  Stay tuned for tomorrow; more cookies and a giveaway worth over $250!  But in the mean time, I have chocolate and peanut butter.  Quite possibly the worlds best flavor combination.

Peanut Butter Cup Fudge

My all time favorite fudge is something we have been making since I was a kid.  But I am always up to try something new.  So this year, I decided to go the peanut butter route.  I saw this recipe over at Crazy for Crust months ago, and knew I just had to make it.  It is super easy, no thermometer, or boiling sugar….just melt and go.  Plus add in peanut butter cups, because life is just better with them.

Peanut Butter Cup Fudge

Seriously, this peanut butter cup fudge could not get any easier.  I think it took about 10 minutes, and it was cooling and just waiting for me to slice into it.  That has to be the hardest part; waiting for it to harden.   When Dorothy made the fudge she topped with with peanuts.  Great idea, but I am not a fan of nuts with my desserts.  I know that is strange, but I just don’t like it.  So I decided why not just add more peanut butter cups.  You can decide which way you like better :)  As for the giveaway, I am jealous!!  The new Pioneer Woman cookbook is on my Christmas list this year.  And I used Freund products when I made my spice rack this year.  I have other projects on my to do list that they would be perfect for (organizing my pantry).

Peanut Butter Cup Fudge
 
Serves: 36
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Chocolate and peanut butter come together for a super easy fudge.
Ingredients
  • 16 peanut butter cups, unwrapped
  • 3 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ cup peanut butter cup, crushed
Instructions
  1. Line a 9 inch baking pan with foil or parchment paper.
  2. Lay unwrapped peanut butter cups across the bottom of the pan (rows of 4).
  3. In a saucepan over low heat, melt together chocolate chips and condensed milk. Once completely melted and smooth remove from heat, and stir in vanilla.
  4. Pour over peanut butter cups.
  5. Sprinkle crushed cups over the chocolate, lightly pressing down.
  6. Allow to cool completely before slicing.
  7. Store in an air tight container.
Notes
Recipe barely adapted from Crazy for Crust

 

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Today’s winner will receive one $250 Freund gift certificate, as well as one copy of “The Pioneer Woman Cooks: A Year of Holidays”. To enter, read the details and use the Rafflecopter below!

***This giveaway is for one $250 gift certificate to Freund Container & Supply, as well as one copy of “The Pioneer Woman Cooks: A Year of Holidays”. Gift certificate is a one-time use certificate and must be used in its entirety; any leftover monies on the gift certificate will be forfeited. This giveaway is open to both US and Canadian residents. However, it should be noted that due to current International shipping rates, any Canadian winners will pay higher shipping costs for orders. ***

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***Disclaimer: This gift certificate is being provided by Freund Container & Supply, while the cookbook has been provided by Juanita’s Cocina. #ChristmasWeek bloggers have not received product or been compensated as a part of this giveaway.***

Peanut Butter Lover’s Rice Krispie Treats

Did you know that November is Peanut Butter Lover’s Month?  A whole month dedicated to us PB Lovers?!  How much better can you get?  Maybe a PB and Chocolate Lover’s month?  Who knows, that may exist.  There are so many food “holidays” that I have no idea about.  I couldn’t let this month go by and not share at least one amazing Peanut Butter recipe.

I got this recipe from Kim over at Liv Life, and it is truly amazing!  You combine so many great things into one little bar.  You have Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats, Peanut Butter Fudge, Rice Krispie Treats, Mini Peanut Butter Cups, and finally a layer of chocolate….Pure Heaven!!  They are a little labor intensive, but so worth it!  AND Ablsolutely NO Baking!!!  Probably not what you will bring to Thanksgiving dinner, but these would be awesome on Friday after you get back from Black Friday shopping, and are eating that leftover turkey sandwich!  Or maybe even the sugar you need to get up early enough to get all the great deals!


Do you go Black Friday Shopping?  What do you shop for?

Peanut Butter Lover's Rice Krispie Treats
 
Serves: 24
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Decadent peanut butter lovers heaven! No baking involved
Ingredients
1st Layer
  • 3 cups Rice Krispies
  • ½ bag miniature marshmallows
  • 2 Tbls butter
  • ⅓ cup creamy peanut butter
2nd Layer
  • ½ cup butter
  • ½ cup creamy peanut butter
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • 1½ cups powdered sugar
  • 1 container Mini Peanut Butter cups
3rd Layer
  • 3 cups Rice Krispies
  • ½ bag miniature marshmallows
  • 2 Tbls butter
4th Layer
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 bag chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Spray a 13x9 pan with cooking spray.
  2. In a microwave safe bowl, melt the marshmallows, butter, and peanut butter together. Add Rice Krispies, stirring well to evenly coat. Spread evenly into the prepared pan. Set aside.
  3. In a large microwave safe bowl combine the butter and peanut butter. Cover with plastic wrap. Microwave for 2 minutes on high. Stir and microwave on high for 2 more minutes. Be careful when you remove from the microwave, it is very hot. Add the vanilla and powdered sugar and stir to combine. Spread over the 1st layer. Sprinkle the mini peanut butter cups over the fudge, lightly pressing down. Put in the fridge for about 1 hour to cool.
  4. After fudge is a little bit firm, make the second layer of Rice Krispie Treats.
  5. In a microwave safe bowl, melt the marshmallows and butter together. Add Rice Krispies, stirring well to evenly coat. Lightly press the cereal together and spread onto of the fudge layer.
  6. For the chocolate layer, melt the peanut butter and chocolate in the microwave, stirring ever 45 seconds. Once melted, pour over the Rice Krispie treats. Gently shake the pan to evenly distribute the melted chocolate mixture.
  7. Place back in the fridge for about 30 minutes for the chocolate to harden. Cut and serve once fully cooled.
Notes
Adapted from Liv Life