Remember the Chocolate Chip Nutella Muffins that we made as a gift to our friend some time last month? In that post, we mentioned that whenever we decided to bake something to give as a gift, there were certain criteria that had to be met before we deemed a recipe as suitable for a gift. Luckily, we found one on Averie Cooks that fits the bill perfectly, and just in time for our friend Amirah’s birthday tomorrow!
We particularly like this recipe as it is so simple to do! It has to be one of the easiest/fastest things we’ve ever made, and we’ve made alot of easy and fast thingums. And because it’s so good and rich and delish, it just goes to show that taste doesn’t have to be sacrificed for simplicity! Which is a good thing, since time is an important factor in most of our baking adventures now due to our busy schedules :(
When we set out to find a recipe to try out for Amirah’s birthday, we decided that we should do something no-bake. We’ve never really tried out recipes that didn’t require baking, as we feel that one of the best things about baking was being able to sniff the air as the smell of the muffins/cookies/cakes waft out of the oven…But no harm trying something new right? We browsed many food blogs before deciding on the recipe below, and we’re glad we chose to do it as it opened up a whole new world of no-bake-goodness to us!
3 Minute Microwave Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge
Adapted from Love Veggies & Yoga
Yields about 6 good-sized 2-inch thick squares of fudge (amount will vary depending on height of baking pan used)
1.5 c chocolate chips (we used semi-sweet chocolate chips)
1/2 c sweetened condensed milk
1/4 c creamy peanut butter
1 tablespoon water
Combine all ingredients in a microwave safe bowl.
Look at that lovely peanut butter swirl! :)
Heat on full power for 30 seconds, then remove and stir.
Heat again for another 30 seconds, then stir again. Mixture should be smooth by this point, but you may need to microwave it 1-2 more times in 30 second increments depending on your microwave. You can also melt this mixture over a double boiler if you do not want to use a microwave.
Before going into the fridge
When mixture is smooth, pour batter into a baking dish and refrigerate for 30 minutes or more. When ready to serve, cut into squares. Store extra fudge in refrigerator or freezer. Or just eat it straight away (we recommend this option!)
We waited anxiously for the fudge to come out of the fridge, and even toyed with the idea of putting it in the freezer to hasten the thickening and cooling process. However, we managed to sit tight and patiently wait for the fudge to thicken. It’s said that the longer you have to wait for something, the better it will taste. If that’s true, then boy, was the wait worth it! The fudge was thick, peanut-buttery AND chocolatey (2 of our favourite things in life combined!) and simply delicious. Some people might say that it’s too rich, but we’re not those kind of people who will shy away from We’re giving it to Amirah for her birthday tomorrow and we hope she enjoys it as much as we did!
The uneven corners of the fudge gives it character, don't you think?