Hi Friends!  I hope you’ve had a nice, relaxing, long holiday weekend!  I hope it was filled with mellow times with friends, family, and loved ones.  And that you ate, drank, and were merry!

I was merry after this rich, dense, 3-ingredient, no white sugar added fudge.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge stacked on top of one another

Since my pan of Vegan Gluten Free Rice Krispie Treats with Chocolate Frosting that I made for Thanksgiving was gone….

Vegan Gluten Free Rice Krispie Treats with Chocolate Frosting in pan
Close up of cut slices of Vegan Gluten Free Rice Krispie Treats with Chocolate Frosting
This frosting is thick, sweet, and delicious! 
Vegan Gluten Free Rice Krispie Treats with Chocolate Frosting with slices missing

….And I had an event that I needed to quickly whip up a dessert for, I decided to make 3 Minute Microwave Fudge

Ingredients needed to make Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge
It’s not a vegan recipe however you could probably swap out the sweetened condensed milk with full-fat coconut milk (don’t use light coconut milk; I have had less than stellar results with light coconut milk in vegan fudge).  Just a guess that full fat coconut milk would work here.

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3 Minute Microwave Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge

1.5 c chocolate chips

1/2 c sweetened condensed milk

1/4 c peanut butter

1 tablespoon water

Combine all ingredients in a microwave safe bowl. Heat on full power for 30 seconds, then remove and stir.   Heat again for another 30 seconds, then stir again.  Mixture should be smooth by this point, but you may need to microwave it 1-2 more times in 30 second increments depending on your microwave. You can also melt this mixture over a double boiler if you do not want to use a microwave.

When mixture is smooth, pour batter into a baking dish and refrigerate for 30 minutes or more. When ready to serve, cut into squares.  Store extra fudge in refrigerator or freezer.  I have successfully stored this for months in the freezer.

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I didn’t actually use measuring cups.  I just eyeballed everything and threw it in a bowl.  As I always do.  Measuring cups just create extra dishes.

Ingredients for Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge in bowl
Spread it into a pan
Mixed up ingredients spread into loaf pan
Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge in loaf pan

Into the freezer it went….

Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge placed into freezer

…and out came this fudge!

Sliced up Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge in clear container
Close up of slices of Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge
Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge stacked up on top of one another
Two slices of stacked fudge

Skylar was begging me for some.  “Please, Mommy, Pretty Please?

But the child of a food blogger knows:

Pictures First.  Then, Eat.

Young girl smiling and clasping hands in kitchen
Young girl smiling in front of Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge
Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge with young girl smiling
 Fighting off her cold, but not too sick to forget how to turn the charm on!
Young girl making silly face with fudge on countertop
Cut fudge slices in clear container
Stacked Fudge in container
Everyone at the party loved it.  And so did Skylar.

I do have a Vegan Fudge-10 Minute No-Bake Recipe, Gluten/Soy/Tree-Nut Free Recipe

Overhead of Vegan Fudge in metal pan
Gooey fudge slices with sprinkles
Close up of slice of Vegan Fudge

And I have
Raw Vegan Girl Scout “Thin Mint”-Inspired Fudge

Raw Vegan Girl Scout "Thin Mint"-Inspired Fudge in ball form
Close up of Raw Vegan Girl Scout "Thin Mint"-Inspired Fudge mixture

I have Vegan Chocolate Frosting which could easily be turned into chocolate fudge if you double the batch

Vegan Chocolate Frosting spread on bars
Vegan Chocolate Frosting spread on bars in pan

And also Raw Vegan Coconut Oil Chocolate

Diced up pieces of Raw Vegan Coconut Oil Chocolate
Raw Vegan Coconut Oil Chocolate diced in white dish

Here are some other fudgey recipe gems from friends:

Katie has a drool-worthy and easy Vegan Peanut Butter Fudge

Evan has a great fast and easy vegan fudge recipe

Alisa has some lovely dairy-free mint truffles she just made

And I know tons more of you have (vegan) chocolate and fudge recipes.

From yesterday’s post on having a dichotomous nature, it was fun to hear how some of your traits are at odds with each other, or on opposite ends of the spectrum.  Interesting to hear some of your very black and then very white sides.  Check out what everyone said hereTwo sides to every coin, right!  We all are a bit like that, I think.  Thanks for playing along and filling me in on your quirks; super fun to read!

Dessert:  Need more Chocolate Desserts in your life?  I have an entire Chocolate Dessert Recipes Post

For example…

Raw Vegan Peanut Butter Cups

One Raw Vegan Peanut Butter Cup sliced in half and stacked on top of other
Stacked Raw Vegan Peanut Butter Cup showing filling

High Raw Vegan Chocolate “Turtles”

Hand holding one High Raw Vegan Chocolate "Turtle"
Underside of Turtle

 Raw Vegan Chocolate Mousse

Raw Vegan Chocolate Mousse in clear container
Close up of Raw Vegan Chocolate Mousse

High Raw Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls

High Raw Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ball up closeHigh Raw Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls on plate
Please Check out my Chocolate Recipes Post for Ideas & Recipes!  Especially with holiday baking season coming up!

Questions
1. Best Thing You Did or Ate over the weekend?
I spent time with my family, I cooked a Thanksgiving meal and cleaned up, 100% by myself, from start to finish.  And Scott’s still thanking me.  So that was a “best thing” for me.

2. Do you like Fudge? 
Is the Pope Catholic?  Yes for me for sure!

3. Do you like to do Holiday Baking?
I don’t do “holiday baking” per se because I am usually gone over the holidays but I love to bake in general.  I haven’t always been this way!  No, my god when I was in my early 20s my idea of baking was going to see what Whole Foods or the Corner Bakery had!   

4. What recipes are you dying to try out for the first time?
I want to check off all the friends’ recipes off my baking list.  However, I am running out of time before my trip to make quite that many desserts…haha!

5. Any tried and true recipes that you make for the holidays that you plan to make again?
I am usually traveling over the winter holidays so nothing jumps out at me that I will “make” again.  Oh wait, yes, a pina colada.  I will have one of those again.  Even though I may order it out, and not “make” it myself.  haha!

Have a great week, everyone!  I’m off to get my 20 minute at-home workout in!

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