Candy Bar Fudge

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Candy Bar Fudge
Ingredients and Supplies
  • 2 cups milk chocolate candy coating
  • 1/2 butterscotch candy coating, divided
  • 3/4 cup peanut butter, divided
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 1/2 cups marshmallow cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped salted peanuts
  • 1 pound commercial caramel or basic caramel recipe
  • 1/8 cup heavy cream
BOTTOM LAYER: Line bottom of 9”x13” pan with parchment paper. Melt 1 cup chocolate and 1/4 cup butterscotch. Stir in 1/4 cup peanut butter until smooth. Spread evenly in prepared pan. Let set up at room temperature. FILLING: In a heavy saucepan over medium-high heat, melt butter. Stir in sugar and evaporated milk. Bring to a boil and let boil 5 minutes, slowly decreasing the heat and stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and stir in marshmallow cream, 1/4 cup peanut butter and vanilla. Fold in peanuts. Let set at room temperature until only very little warmth is left (not too warm or it will melt first layer). Spread over first layer. CARAMEL: Combine caramel and cream in microwaveable bowl. Cook at 20 second intervals, stirring between times. Cook and stir until melted and smooth. Spread over filling. Let cool. TOP LAYER: Melt the remaining one cup of chocolate candy coating with 1/4 cup butterscotch wafers. Stir in 1/4 cup peanut butter, stirring until smooth. Spread over caramel layer. Chill one hour. Use a sharp knife to loosen fudge around edge of pan. Remove candy from pan and cut into 1” squares.

Recipe and image taken with permission from Autumn Carpenter's Book, All About Candy Making. All rights reserved.

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