December 11, 2012 by Flora Dawn
Microwave Candy Bar Fudge Directions:
Make sure to use a gluten-free brand of caramels.
- Line an 8-inch square pan with foil, leaving an inch or so overhang.
- In a large microwave safe bowl, combine the butter, cocoa, brown sugar and milk. Microwave on high until the mixture boils, about 3 minutes. Stir in confectioners’ sugar and vanilla. Pour into prepared pan.
- In another microwave safe bowl, heat the caramels and water until melted, about 2 minutes. Stir in peanuts and spread over the chocolate layer.
- In a small microwave dish, heat chocolate chips until melted and smooth, about 1 minute. Spread over caramel layer.
- Chill until firm, about 2 hours. Using the foil, remove the bars from the pan. Carefully peel off the foil and place fudge on a cutting board. Using a sharp knife, cut into bite size pieces.
I got together with my mom and my sister for a holiday candy making extravaganza. Seriously, we made like 10 kinds of sweet treats, these being among the favorites.
This Candy Bar Fudge resembles a candy bar, hence the name. However, they look and taste much more complicated than they really are. No one will ever guess you use the microwave to make this recipe. It’s a chewy caramel layer of goodness packed with peanuts and surrounded with fudge. Seriously, few things say Merry Christmas like a plate of this fudge.
You will need three microwave safe bowls for this recipe, so be prepared. Also, be sure to read labels when it comes to caramels. Kraft has a great labeling policy so their products are fairly easy to determine gluten content.