Thursday, May 20, 2010

Chocolate Peanut Butter Microwave Fudge

It's been a while since I posted a recipe here, so I bring you something sweet.  With my oven broken, I've been feeling a little stressed out.  When I get stressed out, I need (want?) sugar in a major way.  Yes, it does nothing for my huge hips, but it makes me feel better.  Anyway, since I can't bake the chocolate cupcakes I had planned to make, I set out to find something I could make with my microwave.  What I found, thanks to my awesome mom's suggestion, was this:

Chocolate Peanut Butter Microwave Fudge

12 oz. Semi-sweet Chocolate Chips
1 can Sweetened Condensed Milk
2 TBSP Peanut Butter

Mix chocolate chips with sweetened condensed milk in a microwave safe bowl.  Microwave on high 4-5 minutes, or until mixture is melted smooth.  Do not over heat.  Once melted, remove from microwave and stir-in peanut butter. Spread in a 8x8 square pan and set aside to cool.  Cool completely before cutting.
I made it yesterday when I was feeling like crap, and grumpy as hell, and it really helped.  Matt and I liked it, so I thought I'd share.  I made it with milk chocolate chips, so the consistency is probably different than it would have been had I had semi-sweet chips in the cabinet.  I also used creamy peanut butter, and a bit more than the recipe called for, and Matt said he'd have liked for me to use crunchy.  Since I don't like crunchy, that wasn't happening.  All in all, I'd call this sweet success!

This is, of course, not my recipe.  I got it at GroupRecipes.