Saturday, July 28, 2012

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pass Around Fudge

We entertained a second round of company this last week - family friends from Oregon (from the same town and church as the youth group, that came the week before).  We had scores of fun, and their leaving yesterday morning was very bittersweet.  Bitter, because we were sad to see them go, they're very much like family, but sweet, because they left behind the two batches of "Girl Scout Fudge" they'd taught us how to make the night before.

Have you made it before before?  It's so much fun - not to mention yummy.

I haven't been able to track down the original recipe, which goes by a variety of names, to give credit to, but it is brilliant, and pretty well everywhere, so I feel okay sharing it here.  Basically, all you do is blob:

1 stick of butter
3 oz of cream cheese
2 cups of powdered sugar
1/2 cup of cocoa
and 1 teaspoon of vanilla...

...into a gallon size Ziploc-type baggie. Double bag it...

...and seal the bags, with as little air as possible.

Smoosh the ingredients in the bags, passing them from person to person (thus the name), until the dough is completely blended and soft.

Smooth it out flat (there are two batches in the picture below), and place the bags into the freezer, or if you are camping, and presumably a Girl Scout, place it into a cooler, on ice, to firm up.

We found we liked the texture best after it had spent a night in the freezer.

 Be warned, it's very good, but extremely rich.

Looking over the ingredients, it dawned on me, that basically it's just "frozen" or "set" frosting.  So, and since we already had an extra batch of the chocolate fudge on hand, I decided to see, by adding a cup of chunky peanut butter to the other ingredients, if we'd all like "chocolate peanut butter pass around fudge" as much as we like chocolate peanut butter frosting.

It turns out we do.

Next time I think I might be tempted to increase the peanut butter, and leave out the butter entirely.  Or, maybe we'll leave the recipe as it is, but add in walnuts and mini-marshmallow bits, for a Rocky Road kind of thing.  Or, maybe some candy pieces...

It's great to be a homeschooler.


Chris said...

The added peanut butter looks delicious! We will have to try it too.

Also, the kids made your "sniffum" this morning. ;o)

Christy Killoran said...

Oh, yum!

What on earth is sniffum?

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

Christy - It's muffins spelled backwards :) The older girls, and their dear friend K spent the week speaking in reverse. And, K really liked our morning muffins - or as the girls called them - "sniffum".

Ticia said...

I went into a sugar high just reading about this! It sounds incredibly yummy though.

Eddie said...

Sounds absolutely delicious. I'll have to show this post to my kids and let them loose in the kitchen. Thanks!