I came up with my own version of the recipe (adapted from http://allrecipes.com//Recipe/easiest-peanut-butter-fudge/Detail.aspx)...
1 cup of icing sugar
1 cup of chocolate pieces (I used giant chocolate buttons)
1 cup of smooth peanut butter
1 cup of butter
1 teaspoon of vanilla flavouring (optional)
Melt the chocolate in a bowl over a pan of boiling water, add the butter and stir until melted. Take the chocolate and butter mix off the heat and stir in the peanut butter, icing sugar and teaspoon of vanilla (optional). Mix until smooth and then place the mixture into a greased 8x8 inch dish and chill until firm. When completely set cut the fudge into little pieces and store in an airtight container.
A few ideas I am going to try out in my next batches are...
- Using crunchy peanut butter instead of smooth
- Adding a teaspoon of something alcoholic (possibly cherry brandy, as I love this and think the rich flavour would work well)
- Swirling melted white chocolate through the mixture after it has been placed in the setting tray to create a marbled effect
Happy sweet making!