Thursday, November 16, 2006

When All Else Fails, Fudge

9:45 p.m. / 21:45

I decided I'd share something sweet tonight.


“This fudge is ‘too easy’ not to make on a regular basis! It firms up very quickly, so be sure to get it into the pan right away.”

8 ounces semisweet chocolate, coarsely chopped, or chocolate chips

1 cup peanut butter

½ cup nonhydrogenated margarine

1 cup confectioners’ sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1. Lightly grease an 8-inch square baking pan.
2. Place the chocolate, peanut butter and margarine in a heatproof bowl and set it over a saucepan of simmering water, stirring until the chocolate melts and the mixture is smooth.
3. Turn off the heat and whisk in the sugar and vanilla until smooth and well blended.
4. Scrape the mixture into the prepared pan and cool until firm. Cut into squares. Keep refrigerated.

Makes 36

Per Piece: 120 calories, 2 grams protein, 9 grams carbohydrates, 9 grams total fat, 3 grams saturated fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 1 gram dietary fiber, 44 mg sodium

Source: Robertson, Robin. Peanut Butter Planet: Around the World in 80 Recipes, From Starters to Main Dishes to Desserts. Rodale, 2006.

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