It's Father's day this weekend around these parts and I needed to make up a batch of treats for the Kindi day stall.
Earlier in the year I made up sweet pink fudge with hearts for mother's day so I thought some peanut caramel fudge would be a great idea for father's day. I had seen some delish looking Snickers fudge on pintrest and it inspired the snickers fudge (recipe below) you see here.
If your looking for some other yummy home made Father's day treats check out these (link to recipe by clicking on the names below picture):
Sugar Spice Cranberry Popcorn,
2. Totally Boss Chocolate Malt Macarons,
3. Peppermint Cookie Fudge,
4. Mini Caramel Cheesecake.
Snickers Fudge makes 1 large tray or about 60 pieces (depending on the size you cut) conversions are approximate. Inspired by Snickers Fudge from Somewhere in the Middle.
450 grams milk chocolate (16 oz semi sweet) split into 2 lots of 225g (7oz)
120 grams smooth peanut butter (4 1/2oz) split into 2 lots of 60g (2 1/4oz)
Peanut fudge layer
55 grams unsalted butter (2 oz)
200 grams sugar (7oz)
65 grams evaporated milk (2 1/4oz)
200grams white marshmallows (7oz)
60g (21/4oz) peanut butter
55g (2oz) white chocolate
1 tsp vanilla
200grams (7oz) salted roasted shelled peanuts
400 grams hard caramels (14oz) (like pascal columbines)
50 grams cream (1 3/4oz heavy cream)
Prepare a 20cm X 30cm (around 9" X 13") tray by lining with aluminium foil.
Chop 225 g (8oz) chocolate into fine pieces and microwave at medium heat for 2 minutes. Stir or whisk and then heat for another 1 minute at medium heat. The chocolate should be smooth and lump free (if not continue to microwave for 30 second bursts) add 60g (2 1/4oz) the peanut butter and mix until smooth.
Pour into the prepared tray and smooth evenly over bottom of tray with the back of a spoon and place in fridge until set.
Peanut Fudge Layer
Place sugar, evaporated milk, butter and marshmallows into a saucepan and heat on medium low heat until the marshmallows are melted. Heat for 5 minutes stirring continuously without allowing the mixture to boil. Remove from heat and add the peanut butter, white chocolate and vanilla.
Stir until combined and the mixture is smooth. Pour into the prepared tray over the chocolate layer.
Sprinkle the peanuts over the fudge and gently press into place, place in fridge until set.
Place ingredients into microwave safe dish and microwave at high for 1 minute, stir and microwave for further 30 seconds at high. Pour over peanuts and gently spread with knife to make even. Place into fridge to set.
*note the caramel will be very very hot - do not get any on you, use an oven glove or something similar to handle and do not not even think about licking the spoon while it is hot, seriously, no mater how tempting it seems.
Final chocolate layer
Follow instructions for the first chocolate layer as above and pour over the caramel layer, using the back of a spoon to spread evenly in place. Pop into the fridge to set.
Once set turn out of tray onto a cutting board and cut into squares using a sharp knife. For clean cuts run the knife under hot water and dry between each cut.
Linda Vandermeer is a blogger, baker, maker and author of the cookbook ' Sweets on a Stick': More than 150 kid friendly recipes for cakes, candies, cookies and pies on the go!. Published in the US the book is available at most online book stores:
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