It’s Day 7 of our 25 Days of Christmas celebration, and if you’ve missed any of our previous posts, you can check them out right here! As our first week of December draws to a close, I am bringing you some TRULY out of this world fudge to try. This one always gets a TON of funny looks when I mention it, and I totally understand. After all, who would associate delicious Peanut Butter Fudge with Velveeta cheese!?
I’ve been making this recipe for years, and it is one of the truly magical parts of the holidays for us. If you’re a fan of peanut butter, I guarantee you can’t help but love this. And I promise – you can’t taste the Velveeta!
Here’s what you’ll need:
1 lb Velveeta cheese
1 lb butter
1 C smooth peanut butter
4 lbs powdered sugar
2 tsp vanilla
To start, cut the butter into small cubes and place in a large microwave safe bowl. Heat in the microwave for about 2 minutes or until the butter is totally melted.
Next, cut the Velveeta into similar sized chunks and add to the butter. Place it in the microwave and melt it all together. This takes 2 – 3 minutes. Keep checking so your mix doesn’t burn, and use a wire whisk to combine the two.
Next, add in your peanut butter and whisk the entire mix together. Add the vanilla and stir to combine.
Finally, add in the powdered sugar and gently fold it into your mixture until it is completely incorporated.
Quick hint – if you do not have powdered sugar on hand, you can make some yourself! Simply take the same amount of granulated sugar, and for every cup, add 1 tablespoon of cornstarch. Then blitz it in a blender of food processor until it is a fine powder. Easy!
Once your mixture is ready, spread it out onto a large cookie sheet inlaid with some wax paper. Spread it to all corners and make sure it is nice and even. Then place the pan in the fridge for 3 – 4 hours to set.
Once you remove it from the fridge, sprinkle the top with powdered sugar so it is easier to cut. Then use a sharp knife to cut it into bite size chunks. This makes about 120 1-inch squares!
These are a great recipe to take to your next Christmas party, and they are so simple that the kids can help out. Hopefully you will enjoy it, too! Check out the video that we made as we whipped these up.
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