Anyway, this has been 3 of the craziest weeks of my life INCLUDING the time I got married. I cannot express to you the absolute insanity that is my life right now. First it's work, then it's Zumba, then it's running, then it's a FLAT TIRE (fml). However, there is little that brings me peace like whipping up a batch of something delicious.
Enter: Peanut Butter Oreo Fudge
Originally I was going to try making Cookie and Cream fudge, but I realized a little too late that I didn't have white chocolate chips. I took to the trusty Google to help me find inspiration and lo and behold...I found a recipe from Sally's Baking Blog for easy, peanut butter fudge. I also had Oreos (meant for the cookie and cream fudge) and I decided to put the two together.
BEST THING EVER. Not to mention that this recipe makes enough for J to feel like he wasn't jipped AND enough to bring to work. That almost NEVER happens.
So here you are peanut butter lovers - buttery, sweet, fudgey, peanut butter happiness. Also, you can tell from the first two ingredients that this is SUPER low-cal.......... ;)
Peanut Butter Oreo Fudge
Modified from Sally's Baking Addiction
1 cup creamy peanut butter (I used Kraft)
1 cup unsalted butter
1 tsp vanilla
pinch of salt
4 cups icing sugar
20(ish) Oreo Cookies, smashed
4-5 Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, chopped
Line an 8 inch baking dish with tinfoil. Make sure there is enough so that the tinfoil hangs off the sides (this will help you lift this beautiful magic out once it has set).
In a glass bowl, placed over a pot of boiling water (or a double boiler if you have one), melt the peanut butter and butter together. I chopped the butter up first to get it to melt faster. Continue to stir until it is combined completely (it will be fairly runny at this point). Add the salt.
Using a wooden spoon, stir in the icing sugar. It will seem kind of chunky and weird, but keep stirring until it is nice and thick. Don't worry if it kind of seems like cookie dough, that is a good thing!
Add in the Oreo cookies and make sure everything is evenly combined (no one likes Oreo peanut butter fudge with no Oreo...talk about disappointing).
Press the fudge (it's fudge! Aren't you proud of yourself!?) into the baking dish you prepared. Sprinkle chopped peanut butter cups over top and press into the fudge. Put in the fridge (or freezer if you want to eat it faster) and let set. You'll know it's ready when it feels like fudge...so, hard but not too hard. You know?
Slice and enjoy! Like I said, SUPER low cal, so don't worry if you have a couple pieces ;)
**DISCLAIMER: This fudge is NOT LOW CAL. If anything, it has more calories that you should consume in a meal, so best enjoyed in small dosages...if you can...I won't tell**