Who wouldn't want to celebrate National Peanut Butter Fudge Day?
Fudge is often used as a generic term for a type of candy: Fudge: n. A soft rich candy made of sugar, milk, butter, and flavoring. But I believe one can't really call it fudge if there isn't any chocolate, after all, this is the Dying for Chocolate blog. I go with this definition: Fudge is a cooked chocolate confection. There are a huge range of fudge recipes, but most include chocolate, sugar, butter, and condensed milk, evaporated milk, or cream.
For a really easy peanut butter fudge recipe, try this one I've adapted from allrecipes.com
3 cups white sugar
1 cup evaporated milk
1/4 cup cocoa (best quality for best taste)
1/2 cup peanut butter (organic smooth)
1 tablespoon butter
1. Butter one 9x9 inch pan.
2. Combine the sugar, evaporated milk and cocoa in saucepan. Stir over high heat until mixture comes to a rolling boil. Lower heat to medium and continue cooking to a soft ball stage.
3. Remove from heat, add peanut butter and butter. Beat by hand until creamy; pour into prepared pan. Allow to cool and cut into squares.