I bake a ton at Christmas time. Over the years, I have shared 10-15 of our favorite Christmas goodies that we make every year. I have an extra freezer, so I freeze almost all of it and pull it out over the month of December for many of our functions. We go caroling to our church’s shut-ins, and they get a small plateful, some of the goodies went to a Christmas dessert fellowship, our ladies Christmas party had a platter of these goodies, and many more functions. Some also go for presents, and then of course, we eat some Christmas week.
One of the candies that I just started making the last couple of years is this Double Decker Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge.
My mom used to make it when I was a kid. She made sure that one of us kids was always around to help as there are two mixtures that need to be stirred almost at the same time. Then I remember having to wrap every piece of fudge in plastic wrap. I hated that step! So I don’t do it now. I just wait until the fudge is set, cut it, and freeze it.
It really isn’t hard to make; it just takes a little bit of time as you have to boil the mixture for five minutes. Here is how you make Double Decker Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge:
- 2 c. peanut butter chips (11-12 oz.)
- 1/4 c. butter melted
- 1/2 c. cocoa
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 4 1/2 c. sugar
- 1 jar marshmallow creme (7 oz.)
- 1 1/2 c evaporated milk (12 oz. can)
Line 13" x 9" pan with aluminum foil.
Place 1 cup of peanut butter chips in a medium bowl, set aside.
In second medium bowl, blend melted butter, cocoa, and vanilla until smooth. Add 1 cup peanut butter chips (the rest of the peanut butter chips).
In a heavy 4 qt. saucepan, combine sugar, marshmallow crème, and evaporated milk.
Cook, stirring constantly over medium heat until mixture comes to a rolling boil. Boil and stir 5 minutes. Remove from heat.
Immediately add one-half of hot mixture to bowl with peanut butter chips only. Pour remainder into cocoa mixture; Stir to blend. (This is where it is helpful to have a second set of hands to stir one mixture while you stir another mixture.)
Beat peanut butter mixture until chips are completely melted; spread evenly in prepared pan.
Beat cocoa mixture until chips are melted and mixture thickens. Spread evenly over top of peanut butter layer.
Cool; remove from pan. Remove foil. Cut into squares. Store in an airtight container in a cool, dry place.
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