Chip Mom’s Kitchen #24: I Swear I Didn’t Think It Would Work

- Posted September 7th, 2015 by

So I got sucked into this Pinterest thing a few months back in the wind-up to my upcoming nuptials. Overall it seemed to be a harmless place full of avocado dip, centerpiece ideas, and cute school-room bulletin boards. Just when I was setting into a comfortable pin-it-and-forget-it routine, I happened upon the following recipe which screamed “THIS WEBSITE YOU TRUSTED IS A BED OF SWEET, SWEET LIES”. I mean, there is absolutely no way that you can combine two simple store-bought items and come up with delicious, creamy fudge. Just none. So your intrepid Chiptune Mother set forth to expose this pin for the deceiver it is. I give you…

Two Ingredient Peanut Butter Fudge

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Difficulty level:
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If you cannot successfully do this, you may need serious kitchen intervention. Step away from the stove slowly and put down the spatula.

Quest Items:
9 x 13 pan
18 oz jar of creamy peanut butter
1 can of pre-made frosting
Bowl
Spoon
Suspended Disbelief
Parchment paper (optional)

Musical Accompaniment:

Illustrated Guide:

So, allegedly all I needed to do was put peanut butter and vanilla frosting in a bowl together and fudge comes out.

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 My mom has been making fudge since I was a little kid. Its a wonderful labor of love in the kitchen. So sure, this might end up with some sweet peanut butter creaminess, but fudge? Pfft.

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Here we go. The jar of peanut butter goes in the bowl. I am trying to withhold judgement. Really. I am.

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Ok, so at least the directions tell me to make sure all the metal stuff is off the frosting before I microwave it. Took about 45 seconds to get liquid frosting. I also avoided blowing up my microwave ‘cuz aluminum foil.

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OOOooOoOoOoo. Creamy! Time to stir. There’s no way this is going to solidify into anything useful.

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Alright, this is turning into… something. Starting to solidify. I actually had to go kinda quick to get it into the 9 x 13. Maybe this is really a thing?

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If anything is gonna get it to firm up fully it’s gonna be the fridge.

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Holy hell! It’s fudge. And it’s delicious! It has a similar consistency to the home-made, traditional fudge of my youth, but the effort required to produce this bounty is minimal.

I will eat my disbelieving words. And all this fudge. :3

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