This fudge is the absolute easiest fudge I have ever made and I just don't think there is any way to mess it up. There is no boiling, no candy thermometer, no soft ball stage...nothing. The combination of peanut butter and chocolate reminds me of those "no bake" chocolate peanut butter oatmeal cookies we made about `100 years ago in Home Economics class or if you are younger than that, the ones your mother or grandmother made in Home Ec 100 years ago. I love those cookies though and I still make them occasionally. Here is all you will need and you won't believe it:
2 sticks butter
1 1/4 cups peanut butter (I used the chunky kind)
3 Tbs. powdered cocoa
dash of salt
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. light corn syrup
3 cups powdered sugar, sifted
In a large saucepan, melt butter. Add in peanut butter, cocoa, salt, vanilla and corn syrup and blend well. Remove from heat and stir in the sifted powdered sugar. Mix until it is all incorporated.
Butter an 8"x8" pan and spread the mixture and pat it down smooth. Refrigerate for a couple of hours and then cut in 1 inch pieces with a sharp knife. Store in an airtight container.
Easy Peasy Peanut Butter Fudge!