This a good post.
You are going to want to read all of it.
Promise, I will make it short.
First, there is this fudge.
Man, I know the name is obnoxious, but it is crazy good. It’s sweet, peanutty, chocolatey and salty. Perfect combo for the week before Christmas.
This fudge is made of a base of dulce de leche, sweetened condensed milk, a touch of peanut butter and lots of chocolate. You guys, I made this fudge yesterday. I made two pans, gave one away and the other is completely gone. It is so good that today’s planned post got bumped.
Fudge – in for the win!
I was reading this gorgeous post yesterday and a light bulb went off in my head. I must use some dulce de leche before Christmas is over.
If you are unfamiliar with dulce de leche it is caramelized sweetened condensed milk and man, it is so good. Typically it is sold right next to the sweetened condensed milk. If for some reason you cannot not find it, swap in sweetened condensed milk or make your own dulce de leche by simmering sweetened condensed milk on the stove for four hours.
And the toppings?
Reese’s, Hershey’s Kisses and potato chips. Yep, I should have just called these fatty fudge, but my friend Naomi already made fatty bars, so I am leaving the awesome name to her!
Hey, it is the week before Christmas and these are one hundred percent acceptable! Plus, they are SO easy. No bake and done in under twenty minutes!
And now for the super fun part. A little Christmas gift for YOU!
I have been doing some work for the nice people over at KitchenAid and they offered to give you a guys a Christmas gift this year! Yup! One of you guys is going to win a brand spanking new 5 quart mixer. This one, in grey to be exact.
Oh, and tomorrow I am showing you one of my favorite ways to use my mixer!
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- 20 ounces semi-sweet chocolate, chopped
- 1 (13.4 ounce) can dulce de leche (may sub 1 can of sweetened condensed milk), divided
- 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk (about half a can)
- 2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup Hershey's chocolate kisses, chopped
- 1/2 cup mini Reeses, chopped
- 6 ounces dark chocolate, melted, divided
- 1 cup ruffled potato chips
Line a 8×8 pan with wax or parchment paper.
Add semi-sweet chocolate, 3/4 of the can of dulch de leche (leaving 1/2 cup in the can) to a double boiler, and melt completely. Once melted, remove from heat and slowly add in sweetened condensed milk, peanut butter and vanilla extract, stirring with a large spatula until mixed. The chocolate will be thick. Mixture is going to get super thick but slowly stir and just fold the chocolate mixture over until combined. Use the spatula or a large spoon to spread the chocolate into the pan. It will be very thick, just try and spread as evenly as you can. Place in the fridge for 10 minutes to set.
Melt the dark chocolate in the microwave on 30 second intervals, stirring after each interval until melted and smooth. This takes me about 1 minute and 30 seconds.
Remove the pan from the fridge. Pour 3/4 of the dark chocolate over the fudge. Using the back of a spoon, spread it evenly over the top of the fudge. Immediately cover it with the chopped Reese's and chopped Hershey's kisses. Take the remaining dulce de leche and melt in the microwave for 30 seconds. Let cool for three minutes and then drizzle over the top of the candy. Add the potato chips on top of top of the candy (crushing them if you would like). Now grab the remaining melted chocolate and drizzle over the potato chips. Let set in the fridge for 30 minutes or so.
Use a sharp knife to cut the fudge into 16 squares.
Now let’s make fudge!
If you make this recipe, be sure to tag your photo #halfbakedharvest.