Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Kids and a Mom (and a dad) in the Kitchen: Peanut Butter Fudge

Well we didn't quite make what I planned on making this week for Kids and a Mom in the Kitchen. Daddy had a hankering for some yummy peanut butter fudge, so we made that our recipe for the week. This one is his specialty so I let him lead the way. The girls helped out of course. Tabitha couldn't read the recipe/ingredients, because daddy has the recipe in his head. I have rectified that. The recipe is now written down and I can share it with you.
Peanut Butter Fudge

2 cups sugar
1 cup milk
1 tbs butter
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup (plus) peanut butter

We started by pouring the sugar and milk into a pan.

Then we set the pan aside while we got the rest of the ingredients ready. This is very important because you won't have time to measure them out later. Tabitha cut off 1 tbs of butter and put it in the green bowl.

Then Amelia poured in the vanilla (I missed the picture though) and daddy got the peanut butter measured. He likes to put in a heaping 1/2 cup of peanut butter.

Those ingredients are then set aside while heat the sugar and milk on medium heat. You need to stir constantly until "your arm falls off or you reach the soft ball stage, whatever comes first."  Luckily we had helpers to make sure our arms didn't get too tired. 

Daddy showed Tabitha how to test for soft ball stage without a candy thermometer. I leave this up to daddy too. Use a bowl of cold water to put a little bit of the mixture in. He told her that it should sort of feel like your ear lobe.  As soon as it is ready you need to put in the peanut butter mixture.

Then pour into a greased (I use margarine) 8X8 pan.

Do you have your children help you in the kitchen?  What lessons do they learn? Do you have any kid friendly recipes to share?
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  1. Thanks so much for sharing at Shine on Fridays; looks like you all had a great time. Love how hands-on the kids were able to be!

  2. I love peanut butter so this we will have to try! I love that the kids can help too. My son loves to help cook!

  3. Yum! Love peanut butter fudge! Love seeing daddy and the little ones in the kitchen together too!!
    Thanks so much for sharing for Delicious Dish Tuesday! Please keep sharing great recipes with us!!


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