Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Kids and a Mom in the Kitchen #63: Peanut Butter Fudge with Chocolate Topping

Time for Kids and a Mom in the Kitchen
(A weekly linky where you can share your special time in the kitchen, such a great place for learning. You can also link up Kid-Friendly Recipes)

The linky is at the bottom.

(Yes, I know this is early this week, but with the holiday I thought it made sense to post early. Looking forward to seeing your recipes, maybe even some Thanksgiving favorites, I am not adverse to trying something new tomorrow.)

We love to be able to make treats in our house and one of our favorites is Peanut Butter Fudge. Even though hubby makes a delicious PB Fudge, we always used to buy this one lady's fudge from the library's bake sales. She had this delicious chocolate glaze/frosting on top that made it just heavenly. We have been meaning to try our own version for a while, and when we realized it was National Peanut Butter Fudge day last Wednesday it seemed like the perfect excuse opportunity to make some. And, of course, it is wheat-free (though not sugar-free or healthy by a long shot).


2 cups sugar
1 cup milk
1 tbs butter
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup (plus) peanut butter
1/2 bag semi-sweet chocolate chips

Tabitha and Amelia helped by pouring the sugar into the pan.

And Hannah helped daddy measure out and pour the milk into the pan.

While daddy started the milk and sugar mixture heating the girls helped to get the other ingredients ready.

Amelia cut the butter.

Tabitha measured the peanut butter.

Hannah helped daddy measure out the vanilla.

The girls also helped daddy stir the milk and sugar. It needs to be stirred constantly over medium heat until it reaches the soft ball stage.

Daddy tests for the correct stage by placing a small amount in a bowl of cold water.

When it is ready we quickly pour the remainder of the ingredients into the pan and stir.

The mixture is then poured into the greased 8 x 8 inch pan.

All we did for the topping was melt the chocolate chips in the microwave. I cook them on medium power for a minute at a time, stirring after each minute. It took about 3 1/2 minutes to make a nice smooth chocolate topping.

  • Pour the sugar and milk into a large saucepan and heat on medium heat, stirring constantly, until it reaches the soft ball stage.
  • Place butter, peanut butter and vanilla in a bowl so they can be added to the milk/sugar mixture as soon as it is ready. (When hubby is making the fudge without any help he gets this ready first)
  • Check for soft ball stage and when ready add butter/peanut butter/vanilla into the saucepan.
  • Stir until smooth and then pour into greased 8 x 8 inch pan.
  • Melt chocolate chips in microwave on medium or 50% power, checking and stirring after each minute. Approximately 3 1/2 minutes.
  • Pour melted chips onto fudge and refrigerate until chocolate is set.

Do you have your children help you in the kitchen?  What lessons do they learn? Do you have any kid friendly recipes to share?

I'd love to see your posts, whether you have done something this week or some time in the past. Just link up below. This is a weekly linky.

I am linking up to:

 Full Time Mama
More the Merrier Monday

Melt in Your Mouth Monday
Try a New Recipe Tuesday at Home to Four Kiddos
The Gathering Spot at Mamal Diane
Friday Food Frenzy at Close to Home
Fantastic Thursday at Five Little Chefs
Foodie Friends Friday at Robyn'sView
Family Fun Friday at Happy and Blessed Home

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