Easy Homemade Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge made only in the microwave! Perfect for when you need a quick, simple and easy treat!
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Today is a tough post my friends. Last week the food blogging community lost a beloved friend and mentor Joan from Chocolate, Chocolate and More. Joan was the life of the party and an all around generous person. She was fiery and gracious.
People wonder, how can you know someone from the internet?
Well I can tell you that you can. I may not have known every detail about Joan and her life but I knew her because she was the type of person who was real.
I remember last June Joan sent me a message and I was so thrilled what she was telling me and the fact that SHE messaged ME.
She was so sweet and was often the fan of the “little people” as I call myself. We chatted for a little bit.
Talking about how we were excited to finally meet each other the following month and then she asked me if I was interested in guest posting on her site!
I was very honored she asked. These chocolate cherry tarts is what I shared with her readers.
How did we meet?
I have “known” Joan for over two years online and had the fortunate pleasure of meeting her this past July at Food and Wine Conference in Orlando.
I remember seeing her the first time in the lobby, I was checking in and I was just trying to see if I recognized anyone I might know. She was walking down the hallway going the other direction. But I knew it was her. I was so excited because I was going to get to meet her!!
I have often referred to Joan as my Facebook guru. When she died she had over 2 millions fans and the number keeps growing. She had a certain belief about Facebook. Basically just be real and her ultimate goal was to give her fans the sugar. They wanted all the sugar they could get.
When I finally meet her we had the chance to chat and socialize over bacon truffles and strawberry cocktails! Something, one day I would like to recreate for you.
Joan was a lover of chocolate. She believed she needed to eat it every single day. I kind of like that thought. She also loved fudge, which is why I decided to make some in her honor. I hope she would of liked it.
Miss you Joan.
For more chocolate treats:
Chocolate, Chocolate and More – Chocolate Kahlua Pecan Pie
Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts – Skillet Brownie for Two
Beyond Frosting – Triple Chocolate Truffle Cookies
Shugary Sweets – Copycat Hostess Cupcakes
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- 14 ounce can sweeten condensed milk
- 12 ounce bag semi sweet mini chocolate chips
- 4 tablespoons peanut butter
- Pour milk and chocolate chips into microwavable bowl.
- Cook in microwave for 1 minute. Stir still smooth.
- Pour and smooth out into 8X8 pan lined with parchment paper.
- Top with peanut butter and swirl.
- Allow to set in refrigerator for 40 minutes or until ready to serve.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 155 Total Fat: 8g Saturated Fat: 4g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 3g Cholesterol: 8mg Sodium: 43mg Carbohydrates: 22g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 20g Protein: 3g
Some of Joan’s favorite fudge recipes: