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This recipe is so easy to make. The fudge turns out smooth and rich. Just remember to move quickly once the mixture has been microwaved, or your fudge will be difficult to turn out into the pan. I have used this recipe as a base to create many variations of fudge simply by omitting and substituting ingredients. Any way it's made, it's yummy!
- With two tablespoons of softened butter (not melted), use clean bare hands to grease a 9-inch x 13-inch glass cake pan. Make sure to completely and evenly coat the pan.
- Place the following ingredients in an extra large microwavable glass mixing bowl in the order listed: powdered sugar, butter, cocoa, peanut butter and milk. Do not toss or mix. (Note: It is important to ensure there are no clumps in the powdered sugar, as you do not want unsightly white clumps throughout your smooth fudge.).
- Microwave on high for 2 1/2 minutes.
- Remove from microwave with oven mits and add vanilla.
- With a hand-held mixer, beat at medium-high speed until smooth.
- If desired, stir in walnuts.
- With a rubber spatula, turn out into previously greased cake pan and spread evenly.
- Chill for 1 hour or until solid.
- Cut into squares.
- Store refrigerated for up to two weeks (that is if it makes it that long!).
- VARIATIONS: Peanut Butter Fudge--omit cocoa powder, compensate for lack of dry ingredient with 2 tbs. extra powdered sugar and cook as directed. Chocolate Fudge--omit peanut butter, compensate for lack of moist ingredient with 2 extra tbs. butter and cook as directed.