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I made peanut butter fudge last night and it's delicious.  BUT it's way too soft .... it can't be cut into chunks. So ... I'm going to try to roll pieces into balls -- soft, wobbly balls - and t
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HELP!! Successful-failed Peanut Butter Fudge??

posted at 12/16/2010 11:27 AM EST
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I made peanut butter fudge last night and it's delicious. 
BUT it's way too soft .... it can't be cut into chunks.
So ... I'm going to try to roll pieces into balls -- soft, wobbly balls - and try to dip them in melted chocolate.
How do I do that?
Any suggestions please.

Re: HELP!! Successful-failed Peanut Butter Fudge??

posted at 12/16/2010 12:14 PM EST
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Freeze the peanut butter at least 3-5 minutes or put in fridge for at least 10 minutes - the peanut butter needs to be chilled & stay in a form after your warm hands have handled it.  If in the freezer, check after 2 minutes-they don't need to be frozen solid

Re: HELP!! Successful-failed Peanut Butter Fudge??

posted at 12/16/2010 12:15 PM EST
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And call them truffles instead of fudge!!

Re: HELP!! Successful-failed Peanut Butter Fudge??

posted at 12/16/2010 12:16 PM EST
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Thanks Jeannine (what a pretty name) ... how can I dip balls in chocolate? 

Re: HELP!! Successful-failed Peanut Butter Fudge??

posted at 12/16/2010 1:18 PM EST
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hee hee hee Verlee -- I thought about serving that stuff in small bowls with a spoon!!! 

And Jeannine, I did have that stuff in its pan overnight in the 'fridge.

Re: HELP!! Successful-failed Peanut Butter Fudge??

posted at 12/16/2010 1:28 PM EST
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Nancy-If you don't have a dipping spoon you can use toothpicks in the balls and quickly dip in and out.

Re: HELP!! Successful-failed Peanut Butter Fudge??

posted at 12/16/2010 2:06 PM EST
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I'll try the toothpicks Karen ... I don't have a dipping spoon and don't even kbow what one looks like Embarassed  I have the too soft fudge rolled into wobbly balls in the freezer..   They're way too soft to consider a toothpick or anything else to dip.

What a shame -- they are DELICIOUS.

Re: HELP!! Successful-failed Peanut Butter Fudge??

posted at 12/16/2010 2:40 PM EST
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Sounds good too, I remember my mom's boo boo when she made coconut cream pie. It did not set and she was so upset. But we just told it we would eat it with a spoon, it was so delicious even tho it had not set right. But she still was upset not us we enjoyed it.

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posted at 12/16/2010 3:27 PM EST
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What about rolling/coating them in nuts as another option.

Re: HELP!! Successful-failed Peanut Butter Fudge??

posted at 12/16/2010 5:26 PM EST
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I could not dip the little balls this miserable stuff in chocolate ... it's so soft  it just fell off a toothpick.  Why can't I simply give up and toss that failure?    No .......... I have to keep trying. 
I have the little frozen (still squishy) balls on a cookie sheet and drip melted chocolate over one, smear it around as much as possilbe and put it into the 'fridge.
Then I melt more chocolate and cover a bit more of that hideous ball.... back into 'fridge.
Try again to cover it more with more chocolate.
I have so much that needs to be done and I just mess with these failures.

Re: HELP!! Successful-failed Peanut Butter Fudge??

posted at 12/16/2010 7:37 PM EST
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Final product .....




So much work, so much time when I wanted plain peanut butter fudge.  Whew

Re: HELP!! Successful-failed Peanut Butter Fudge??

posted at 12/17/2010 9:30 AM EST
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OK The most important question...??
How do they taste?
Nothing with Chocolate and Peanut butter combined could taste bad! 

Re: HELP!! Successful-failed Peanut Butter Fudge??

posted at 12/17/2010 10:25 AM EST
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I hope you try it again but if not your pic looks yummy

Re: HELP!! Successful-failed Peanut Butter Fudge??

posted at 12/17/2010 11:01 AM EST
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Final product ..... So much work, so much time when I wanted plain peanut butter fudge.  Whew
Posted by Nancy G


They are beautiful!!!  "Buckeyes" are my favorite treat!!

Re: HELP!! Successful-failed Peanut Butter Fudge??

posted at 12/17/2010 11:06 AM EST
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Yes - they are delicious BUT the filling is too soft and my chocolate is just plain ugly.  It was too difficult to coat such a soft center.
Right now I'm disappointed in me.
I won't try this again .... I'll do something simple and easy - like DIVINITY- - lol

Re: HELP!! Successful-failed Peanut Butter Fudge??

posted at 12/17/2010 11:56 AM EST
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Yes, they look like Buckeyes. Try serving them to guests in small paper baking wrappers and let them figure out how to eat them graciously!

Re: HELP!! Successful-failed Peanut Butter Fudge??

posted at 12/17/2010 12:24 PM EST
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Verlee - that's my most irritating problem .... the things I make go into boxes to be carried to friends. 
Putting all the delicious failures into paper baking wrappers WILL help -help a lot. 
And I have lots of those thing ... red and green ones too.  Thank you.

My 'boxes' used for this are the 9x13 foil baking pans ... they make such good carrying boxes.

Re: HELP!! Successful-failed Peanut Butter Fudge??

posted at 12/17/2010 1:00 PM EST
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I made peanut butter fudge last night and it's delicious.  BUT it's way too soft .... it can't be cut into chunks. So ... I'm going to try to roll pieces into balls -- soft, wobbly balls - and try to dip them in melted chocolate. How do I do that? Any suggestions please.
Posted by Nancy G

I sometimes had the same problem with my peanut butter fudge and my rum raisin fudge. I now mix my white chips with, chopped "almond bark" or you could use any candy melts that are available in either AC Moore or Michaels. My fudge was very sucessful and firm.  Good Luck and hope this helps.

Re: HELP!! Successful-failed Peanut Butter Fudge??

posted at 12/17/2010 1:19 PM EST
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looks good failed or not

Re: HELP!! Successful-failed Peanut Butter Fudge??

posted at 12/17/2010 2:53 PM EST
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Thanks Donna -- I have the vanilla CandiQuik in my cupboard all the time.  I use large amounts of that stuff to squiggle lines on the tops of cookies.  And I keep chocolate flavored Almond Bark on hand all the time.
I never dreamed I could combine these things with real chips
Thanks for the very helpful information

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