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


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
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.


 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.


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


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.


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


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?


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


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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