Weekend Project: Peanut Butter Chocolate and Pretzel Fudge

{a DIY candy bar}

Okay, ya'll, you know there's nothing more generous to give at the holidays than the gift of your time and something decadent handmade in your kitchen. It's time to up the ante. The food-lovers in your life are way beyond chocolate. It's peanut butter, chocolate and pretzel time.

This year, I created ten delicious, hipped-up riffs on some classic homemade holiday food gifts  for Cooking Channel, and my favorite is this Triple-Decker Peanut Butter and Pretzel Fudge topped with ganache and sourdough pretzels. I'm not normally a fudge gal. Not for the making of nor the eating of (caveat, this is cheater's fudge, the kind made with melted chips). But this is so easy it hardly befits the Weekend Project category. All you need is an hour.

I like to think of it as a chic DIY candy bar, the kind my buddies at Baked would make. In fact, one of their books would be the perfect pairing for this gift if you want to up the ante yet again.

Click here for the recipe. Now hit the kitchen.


1 comment:

The Smiths in NYC said...

I am going to give it a go!!!

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Sarah Copeland is a food and lifestyle expert, and the author of Feast: Generous Vegetarian Meals for Any Eater and Every Appetite, and The Newlywed Cookbook. She is the Food Director at Real Simple magazine, and has appeared in numerous national publications including Saveur, Health, Fitness, Shape, Martha Stewart Living and Food & Wine magazines. As a passionate gardener, Sarah's Edible Living philosophy aims to inspire good living through growing, cooking and enjoying delicious, irresistible whole foods. She thrives on homegrown veggies, stinky cheese and chocolate cake. Sarah lives in New York with her husband and their young daughter.