Peanut Butter Fudge
This is everybody's favorite dessert, and it was
even printed in the Rice Thresher. This is also an
easily recognizable Hare Krishna recipe in Houston.
- 1 cup whole milk (or 3/4 cup water)
- 2 cups white sugar
- Just over a pound of peanut butter
Boil sugar with milk or water. Boil the milk and sugar until it reaches
the "soft ball stage." You'll know you've hit the soft ball stage
when you take a drop of the mixture between you thumb and index finger,
pull your fingers apart, and see the drop form a string.(kinda like pulling
a slice of cheesy pizza and seeing a string of cheese between slices.)
Take the pot off the stove. Add peanut butter and stir vigorously until
you see a stringy texture (kinda like a paved road or neatly combed hair).
While the mixture is still fairly liquid, pour it into a pan and flatten
it out to a uniform layer about 3/4 in. thick.
Put in about 2 or 3 heaping teaspoons of carob powder into
the peanut butter mix. This makes the fudge really tasty
and helps as a thickener too (this is the best solution
Try it with coconut milk instead of milk, or add in shredded
coconut in the final stage.
The fudge works even better with almond butter or cashew butter,
and best with hazelnut butter (can you say $$$?).