Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Fudges

Making fudge has been a December tradition for my family for as long as I can remember. My mom makes every year some milk chocolate fudge, as well as her classic peanut butter fudge (which is always a favorite, and always devoured quickly). In recent years, I've copied her, and made a few adjustments of my own to the fudge recipes, with the end product being a bit lighter in flavor - I may yet change this again for next year.

I've experimented in the past with other flavors as well. I made white chocolate one time, which was overly sweet (even for fudge) as well as peppermint, which didn't quite come out the way I had hoped. I also tried chocolate and almond mixed together using almond extract, and while the taste was alright, it was in my earlier stages of fudge making and it ended up being too soft. It wasn't until recently that I got the right cooking time down to a science. My mom has also made chocolate with nuts in it, as well as a version that resembles a 50-50 bar in both appearance and flavor (this is now also a crowd favorite, and she makes it every year).

I made the peanut butter fudge last year, and my boss jokingly banned it from the building - he said that he was making too many excuses to go to the kitchen and eat some. I know when I go in after the holidays with the remnants of these fudges, my coworkers will be more than happy to devour them.

So if you're a friend of mine nearby, feel free to stop over and grab some of this fudge. It only makes an appearance once a year, and it's bound to disappear quickly!

1 comment:

Erika said...

I love fudge esp these two flavors! So glad I found your blog!