Tuesday, November 24, 2015

A great fudge recipe that's even a little healthy

Every year, my mom made me fudge for my birthday for as long as I can remember. Now she's passed the whisk to my sister. It's always the same recipe, one my mother cut out of a newspaper in the seventies. And it is the most amazing fudge I've ever had, one of my favorite foods in the whole wide world. Yes, there are all sorts of memories mixed in there, but it's exceptionally tasty, not too sweet and really satisfying. It's even a little healthy—the oats have fiber and various minerals, and the peanut butter adds protein.

I'm looking forward to enjoying a batch on Friday, my birthday. I like it refrigerated. If you try it, let me know what you think!


  1. I started copying this recipe and then realized it's the same one my mother used to make when I was little (in the sixties), except we called it Peanut Butter Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies. And we didn't put it in a pan, we dropped them by spoonfuls onto waxed paper to form the cookies! Whatever it's called and whatever the end result, it's my favorite cookie - or, um, fudge! (We use 3 T cocoa instead of 4.)

    1. What?! Cookies?! This is a revelation! Thank you!

    2. P.S. Sometimes we leave out the cocoa and then it's just a Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookie - just as delicious!

  2. Yup, we also have this as cookie. We call them "No Bake Cookies". Love them!

  3. Happy early birthday! For those of you with nut allergies who want to try the recipe, try substituting sunflower seed butter for the peanut butter.

  4. Ellen....
    Way to enable this chocolate addict!! That fudge recipe sounds so delicious!! Mmmm.... ;-D
    Your birthday lands on Black Friday this year!! Tell Dave to venture out and purchase you something wonderful for a fraction of its usual cost!! Happy, happy, happy early birthday, Friend!! ;)
    Love you later, Raelyn


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