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Peanut Butter Cup Crunch Fudge!

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Hi everyone! Let me just start out with saying how excited I am to be participating in my first blog recipe contest! Hosted by COOKIESANDCUPS and CONFESSIONSOFACOOKBOOKQUEEN! These happen to be some of my FAVORITE blogs that I check regularly to read their fun and yummy recipies and funny stories! So anyways when I first decided that I wanted to enter this contest I brainstormed and brainstormed and went through all their recipes, trying to come up with all these ideas of what to make. Let me tell you it was not easy! As my family might say that’s not a shocker cause I don’t make up my mind easily. I take a good long time to think it through. Some might call it over thinking but I like to think of it as thinking of all the possibilities! 😉 anyways I wrote down a list of ideas for both cookies and cups and confessions of a cookbook queen’s recipes. Their were alot of recipies! Then I decided that maybe I wouldn’t do it, but then I was looking at all the cute and creative entries already people had linked up and I was certain that I wanted to participate in this great opportunity! And then more brainstorming and thinking came along, debates and whether to’s and whether not’s. Then I saw a picture of fudge on a blog and then naturally was hungry for fudge! I mean who wouldn’t be or is it just me? when ever you see a mouth watering picture i have the desire to make that recipe! Don’t you? See I knew It wasn’t just me! So back to my recipe, get this, you ready? I finally decided what to make for the contest!  Drum roll please! FUDGE!!! Now moving on to the next decision what to add on to the fudge? Cause you know good ol’ chocolatey, rich, sweet, gooey, creamy, yummy fudge isn’t good enough by itself? Well heck ya it is! I’d eat it out of the bowl before it set if I wasn’t the proper young lady I am! who would never do such a thing!:D (hehehehehe) but this is a creative contest where you put your own twist on one of the many scrumptious recipes COOKIESANDCUPS and CONFESSIONSOFACOOKBOOKQUEEN have on their cute blogs! Plain old fudge would not cut it so I thought of what recipe to adapt from? And of course i thought of my favorite combination chocolate and PEANUT BUTTER!! yep thats right PEANUT BUTTER! I’f you haven’t noticed from my other blog posts I LOVE peanut butter! Ask any one I know they’ll probably tell you I’m crazy or wacky for it ‘ cause they may or may not have caught me eating a spoonful of peanut butter before. It’s just so yummy! Not that I’m admitting to anything!!:) well you know how that saying goes right? Something like Peanut butter is a girls best friend? Whats that your thinking? That’s not how it goes? Hahaha:D 

    So now I had the idea going, now which out of their many delicious peanut buttery recipes to choose from? Hmm…more debating and asking my wise moms opinion. Then I remembered a recipe similar to my moms that is one of my families personal favorites ” Peanut Butter Crack Brownies” ! They are amazingly amazing!! So I substituted the FUDGE for the brownie.  I used the best fudge in the world  my moms!! One thing I don’t know if you guys know is my mom is the best chef and baker ever! She inspires me so much and I love her 10000000000000( infinity) and more times than I love her food and peanut butter!! Shes amazing and pretty and sweet and kind and the best mom! I love you mom! 😀
Anyways back to the FUDGE and the PEANUT BUTTER! So now picture this …….. Amazing rich, thick fudge with a layer of mini REESE’S cups, and a layer of a melted chocolate peanut butter rice Krispy mixture! I think I here your tummy grumbling! Am I right?? 🙂
So here is the recipies for the fudge:
FAVORITE FUDGE! ( from www.apronstringschef.blogspot.com) <—-my mamma’s amazing blog! 🙂
Ingredients
½ cup butter
3 cup sugar
1 can (13 oz.) evaporated milk
2 pkg. milk chocolate chips
1 pkg. semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 (7 oz.) jar marshmallow crème
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla
Directions
Bring butter, sugar and milk to a full rolling boil in heavy 4 quart saucepan, stirring constantly.  Boil 5 minutes on medium heat, stirring constantly to prevent scorching.  Remove from heat.  Gradually stir in chocolate chips until melted.  Add remaining ingredients through vanilla; beat until well blended. Pour entire mixture into a greased 13″ x 9” pan. Cool; cut into squares.
 The next layer is super duper easy! After spreading your fudge into 13″ x 9″ pan ( you can use smaller pans if you want to have more to give to friends:) or you can keep it all for yourrself:D) sprinkle chopped up pieces of Reese’s cups, or you can use the mini ones like me it still helps to chop them up a little bit so its evenly distributed all over the fudge:)
    And for the top layer of even more awesomeness I used both COOKIESANDCUPS ” Peanut Butter Cup Crack Brownies” recipe and APRONSTRINGSCHEF’s “Snap Crackle P.B. Brownies” recipe for the yummy crunchy P. B. topping. Here’s basically what you need:
Yummy Crunchy P.B. Layer
– 1 bag of milk chocolate
– 2 cup of Rice Krispies (you can add a little less if you want depending on how crunchy you like it:)
– 1cup of PEANUT BUTTER! (oh ya!)
 In a sauce pan melt the chocolate and P.B. on medium heat. Stir until smooth and completely melted. Take off of heat and add in your Rice Krispies. Stir until it is well mixed. And then carefully add your crunchy good stuff to you fudge. Now remember the fudge isn’t set yet so be careful when spreading it on.
Now for the hard part…..WAITING! I know right! It’s terrible! You just want to eat this chocolate P.B. crunch fudge all up! but you have to wait! Oh well it’s definitely worth the wait! 😀 Just put it in the fridge for a couple hours or even overnight.  I know! I know! overnight is a long time but hey on the bright side when you wake up you have a nutritious breakfast! I mean it has peanut butter and rice Krispies, those are nutritional right? 😀
So once cooled cut into square sizes to your liking and then the best part EAT! As Julia Childs would say “Bon Appetite!”
              – lots of love,
                              M 😀
I adapted this recipe from two amazing blogs COOKIESANDCUPS.COM and APRONSTRINGSCHEF.BLOGSPOT.COM.

 “I am entering this ‘Peanut Butter Cup Crunch Fudge’  in the Creative Recipe Contest hosted by Confessions of a Cookbook Queen and Cookies and Cups!“) 

Thanks again Shelly (COOKIESANDCUPS.com) and Kristan (confessionsofacookbookqueen.com) for this great opportunity and your cute blogs and recipies! 🙂

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