Saucy Sunday – Fencepost’s Frosting Candy

Got a taste for chocolate and peanut butter?

This recipe is for when you want to make something sweet and are pinched for ingredients or time.

It doesn’t compare with a Reece Cup, but if ya got these ingredients on hand…..it’ll do.

I used to make this all the time, but had forgotten all about it till I ran across the recipe while searching for another.

It can’t get any simpler than this.

Two ingredients……

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One cup peanut butter, one tub milk chocolate frosting, at room temperature.

That’s it.

Throw them in a bowl and mix until well blended.

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Then spoon onto cookie sheet or spread in a 9″x9″ pan and chill or freeze.

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Turn out onto cutting board and cut into bite size squares.

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But, AND REMEMBER THIS…..

IT MUST BE STORED IN THE REFRIGERATOR!!!

It will turn back into goo if left at room temperature.

This is very flexible.

If you like more peanut butter, by all means, add more.

Or other candies or fruits.

Experiment with it.

And let me know how it turns out!!!

Saucy Sunday – Fencepost’s Peanut Butter Fudge

One of the things my family looks forward to every year is my peanut butter fudge.

I learned to make this many years ago. With no recipe. I just eyeballed it.

A couple of years ago, my daughter asked me for the recipe. I didn’t have one to give her.

So, like with my drop biscuits, I had to measure everything for the first time and document every step.

I got to thinking…

which can be dangerous to myself if I think for too long. I start using up precious brain cells faster than my body can reproduce them.

I’m afraid if I think too hard, I’ll become a babbling idiot. That would not be pretty.

Anyway, while I was burning up brain cells, I thought that maybe someone out there in the blogosphere might have been asked to bring something to a Thanksgiving celebration. And have no idea what to bring.

Well, let me tell ya, this peanut butter fudge is to die for. It’s creamy goodness is mouth watering and addictive.

Only three ingredients…

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Mix 1 and 1/2 cup sugar and 1/2 cup evaporated milk (Not sweetened condensed) in a heavy saucepan. And bring to a boil over medium/high heat.

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It is best to use a heavy saucepan, if you have one. It is less likely to burn on the bottom. Here, I have my Mothers heavy saucepan. But for years I didn’t have one and I used just a regular pan. If this is the case for you, turn the heat a little lower and make sure you keep stirring.

Pay no attention to the thermometer in the pan, I was experimenting.

Continue to stir and boil for 2 minutes. To keep it from boiling over…stir faster. You want it to a soft ball temperature, that is if you want to keep track of the temperature.

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Remove from heat, add peanut butter and stir.

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Pour directly into molding pans to cool. There’s no need to grease or butter pans as there is enough oil in the peanut butter to keep it from sticking.

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Cool and turn out onto cutting surface.

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Cut into bite-sized pieces, wrap it up real pretty and you’ll be the hit of the party.

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This recipe will only make one of the pans pictured above. I doubled the recipe to make extra for my co-workers.

They all love me, this time of year. tee hee

Betcha can’t eat just one!!

 

Fencepost’s Peanut Butter Fudge

1 1/2 cup sugar

   1/2 cup evaporated milk

1 1/2 cup peanut butter

Mix sugar and evaporated milk in medium size heavy saucepan. Cook over medium/high heat to a boil.

Boil 2 minutes (to soft ball stage). Remove from heat, stir in peanut butter.

Pour into molding pans and cool.

Cut into bite-size pieces.

You’re Gonna Eat That?!

I have friends and family that eat unusual food or food combinations.

Some people think, I, also eat strange things.

For instance I like peanut butter and dill pickle sandwiches. Most everyone I know turns their nose up at it. I happen to think it’s delicious. Try it sometime. You don’t have to make a whole sandwich to which you may throw away if you don’t like. Just make a peanut butter sandwich. And get a pickle on the side. Take a bite of each. Now tell me. Good or not?

My Dad happened to like these. He also ate peanut butter and tomato sandwiches. They’re not bad, but I prefer pickle.
He also ate oyster stew. Bleckkkk! No, I’ve never tried it. I just can’t stand the way it looks. I have eaten oysters, fried and steamed and I don’t like them either way, but atleast I tried it. And if I don’t like them fried or steamed, what makes me think I would like them stewed?

My Grandma ate cucumber sandwiches. To me, that’s just a waste of perfectly good bread. Just salt the cucumbers and eat.

Mom ate peaches and cottage cheese. It’s okay. But I’d rather have peanut butter and pickle.

I have a cousin who likes to dip french fries in a milkshake. That one is pretty good. I do that myself on occasion.
I also like to dip onion rings in ranch dressing instead of ketchup. That’s one of my favorites.

My brother thinks anything goes with peanut butter. Bologna, cheese, ham, mayo, and the list goes on. I don’t think there’s anything he won’t put on a peanut butter sandwich. Bleckkkkk!

And don’t forget Elvis’s favorite! Peanut butter and banana sandwich. That is also one of my favorites!

Now before you decide my food choices are not to your liking and decide not to visit me again, think about it while. And don’t hold my food preferences against me.I’ll bet you or someone you know has a few unusual food fancies.

Tell me about the unusual food you or someone you know likes and everyone else says…, “Bleckkkk! You’re not gonna eat that, are you?”

Oh, and about the peanut butter and dill pickle sandwich.

Don’t knock it until you try it!