I want to start this post out by saying, "I'm so sorry, Christine, but I'm going to swipe the recipe you gave me and post it before you have a chance to do so yourself." There...I feel a little better.
Our church had a bake sale recently to raise money for devotional books for the children. It was really way too hot to turn the oven on, so I whipped up a batch of this amazing fudge, cut it into squares, wrapped them in wax paper packages, and decorated it with a pretty little ribbon. They were sold out before I even had a chance to make it to the church door (that always makes you feel good!).
Here is my slightly adapted recipe, which I got from our contributor Christine, who got it from Alton Brown. Try it out...it's amazingly easy and super delicious.
Peanut Butter Fudge
1 cup butter or regular stick margarine
1 cup peanut butter
1 tsp. vanilla
3 to 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
Microwave butter and peanut butter 2 minutes. Stir and microwave 2 minutes more. Add vanilla and sugar. Stir to combine. Pour into a buttered 8 x 8" pan lined with waxed paper. Place a second piece over top and smooth it out. Refrigerate until firm. Store up to 1 week.
slightly adapted from Alton Brown