If your new years resolution was to eat healthier, you may just want to go ahead and skip this post. Because this recipe is the exact opposite of healthy. But it is downright delicious.
We all pin so many ideas and recipes, but let’s take some action people! At least once a month, cook or bake something that you pinned and link it in the comments!
I decided to test out a recipe from Comfy in the Kitchen that I pinned pretty recently because it was no bake and had only 4 ingredients, and per usual I made a double batch (the Italian in me doesn’t feel that single batches are quite enough food). Because of how rich fudge is, this double batch was enough to serve a plate to my friends at a slumber party, a platter to my family on new years eve, a plate to my coworkers later in the week, and a few put to the side for Matt & I. So basically, if you don’t have about 20 people to feed cut this recipe in half.
Here are your 4 ingredients:
- 4 sticks of butter (but remember how many people this feeds before you let your eyes widen!)
- 2 cups smooth peanut butter
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 pounds powdered sugar (yiiikes)
- chocolate chips (optional)
And the super easy no bake instructions:
- Put the butter and peanut butter in a large bowl (you don’t have to mix them) then microwave it for 2 mins, 30 seconds on high. Stir. Place back in microwave for another 2 mins, 30 seconds on high. Stir. One more time: microwave for 2 mins, 30 seconds on high. This may seem like overkill but your not just melting it, your browning it as well.
- Add vanilla and stir in then gradually add the sugar. I actually used about half cup less then the two pounds, so use your discretion. I just stirred it all with a fork- no mixer or anything. Once it forms together into one big (delicious heart attack sized) blob it’s done being stirred.
- Line a 12×9 pan with parchment paper and spray it with non-stick, then spread the mixture in it. At this point I decided to also cover it with chocolate chips, then use my fork to slightly push them in to the mixture (so they weren’t just sitting on top).
- Cover it up and place it in the fridge for at least 3 hours.
- Use the biggest knife you have to cut it into pieces and serve!
Here’s my very unprofessional review:
- It is delicious but you really only need to eat one piece, so the double batch was overkill
- It was super easy and you could totally make it with kids
- You could probably sprinkle whatever you want on top- nuts, chocolate, sprinkles- anything to give it a little cruncheroo.
- I rarely listen when a recipe tells me to use parchment paper, but it is worth it for this one so you can easily lift it out of the pan and chop it up.