Dec 16, 2008

Easy Peasy!!

A friend has ask me a few times now to post my new found favorite, easy recipes and a few other new ones I threw together for the bake sale. I LOVE LOVE LOVE things that do not require, crazy exotic ingredients, major amounts of waiting and sitting, and rising. I love things that I can throw together in a few minutes, and look and taste like I slaved over it with a perfect candy thermometer until it hits that just right ball (whatever the heck that is) stage. I simply don't have the desire or time. But... I love sweets, especially around this time of year, and I LOVE to make them to give away to friends. Personally I love to explore wonderful yummy healthy options too, but not to easy to find in this catagory!!
Here is my first favorite.
I am going to call this one:
EASY PEASY Peanut butter pleasy, (ok whatever!)
I found this recipe for the peanut butter fudge, and I added the chocolate, to make it peanut butter chocolate heaven! I am really not a peanut butter fudge fan and all! It is my least favorite of all holiday treats. But this..... I LOVE.
You simply take, two cubes of butter (a cup), and a cup of peanut butter and put it in a microwave safe bowl. Then put it in the microwave for 3 minutes. Take it out, and stir it until the butter and peanut butter blend and are creamy smooth. Return to the microwave for an additional 3 minutes, It does boil, so make sure your bowl is big enough to take that. When you get it out, (it will be hot!) add a teaspoon of vanilla, it kind of bubbles it all, just stir it in. Then pour it into a bowl of a half bag of powdered sugar and stir. It will get thick pretty fast, so just keep stirring with a wooden spoon until it blends. Then you pour it into a 8X8 pan that you have lined with wax paper that you greased with butter. I take another piece of wax paper and lay it across the top and push it all down so that it fills the pan evenly. Then I pour chocolate chips on top, and let is sit for a few seconds, it should still be pretty hot, and then spread out on top. Put the whole thing in the fridge to cool. Then just pop it out of the pan and cut! Sooooo good!


Kattie Taufa said...

It sounded like a lot of work, but what a success!! I'm glad things worked out for you. The recipes sound good.

Rosanne said...

These look and sound so good - and anything easy is my kind of recipe. I'll have to try them - thanks for the idea (and the others too). Congrats on your successful bake sale. :)

Dara said...

Thanks for posting these for all of us to enjoy