This fudge was included in my Christmas treats that I took to the teachers at school. It was the first to be gone, and I had lots of requests for the recipe!

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Ingredients

32
Original recipe yields 32 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Grease an 8x8 inch square baking pan.

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  • In a microwave-safe bowl, combine butter, cocoa powder, brown sugar and milk. Microwave until mixture boils. Stir in confectioners' sugar and vanilla extract. Pour into prepared pan.

  • In a microwave-safe bowl, microwave caramels and water until caramels melt. Stir in peanuts. Spread mixture over chocolate layer.

  • In a small microwave-safe bowl, combine semisweet and milk chocolate chips; microwave until melted. Spread over caramel layer. Chill for 2 hours, or until firm.

Nutrition Facts

204.8 calories; protein 3.2g 6% DV; carbohydrates 28.4g 9% DV; fat 10g 15% DV; cholesterol 9.3mg 3% DV; sodium 124.1mg 5% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (59)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/15/2005
I've made this twice now and the second time was a lot easier than the first... The first time, the peanut and caramel mixture was really difficult to spread. The second time, I found a way to make spreading the peanut mixture easy. After you put the peanuts into the caramel, the peanuts cool down the mixture and the cool mixture is hard to spread so I put the mixture back into the microwave and reheated it. Then I spooned the peanuts and caramel on top of the first layer of chocolate. It worked perfect, the hot caramel spread evenly and easily. I also used 34 caramel squares and only 1 3/4 cups of peanuts. This is one of the best home made candy recipes I've ran across and, yes, it does taste a lot like a snickers bar. I took some to work and shared with employees and several ask for the recipe. I'll make this one over and over.... Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/22/2011
It was just OK for the amount of effort involved! I'm still looking for the right fudge recipe... Read More
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75 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 50
  • 4 star values: 22
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
05/15/2005
I've made this twice now and the second time was a lot easier than the first... The first time, the peanut and caramel mixture was really difficult to spread. The second time, I found a way to make spreading the peanut mixture easy. After you put the peanuts into the caramel, the peanuts cool down the mixture and the cool mixture is hard to spread so I put the mixture back into the microwave and reheated it. Then I spooned the peanuts and caramel on top of the first layer of chocolate. It worked perfect, the hot caramel spread evenly and easily. I also used 34 caramel squares and only 1 3/4 cups of peanuts. This is one of the best home made candy recipes I've ran across and, yes, it does taste a lot like a snickers bar. I took some to work and shared with employees and several ask for the recipe. I'll make this one over and over.... Read More
(95)
Rating: 5 stars
11/11/2006
WARNING...WARNING...WARNING! Do NOT allow yourself to be home alone with this fudge! You really should use 50 caramels and a little more water in this. (Also reheat after adding peanuts for ease of spreading.) I did and it was wonderful! Super easy, super yummy. Wait two hours to cool before you can dive in??? Forget it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/27/2005
Taste like my favorite candy bar! I went ahead and used a whole pkg of caramels (50) and 1 1/2 tbsp of water. I love caramel and the little bit extra made the peanut/caramel mix easier to spread. Next time I will try it with pecans:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/10/2003
easy to make and very good. the only thing i'd recommend is to keep in mind that the fudge must stay refrigerated or the caramel melts. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/15/2002
Everyone said how great this fudge was. The only reason I didn't give it 5 is because I found the caramel and peanuts hard to spread on and ended up having to do it with my fingers. I would make it again for special occasions. I added only half of the peanuts and thought it was plenty. Next time I'm going to coarsely chop the peanuts so it will be easier to cut. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/18/2006
This recipe is absolutely sinful. I have tried and tried to make fudge over the years and it never comes out right. This time it was excellent. I would however reccomend doubling the caramals and increasing the chocolate chips by at least 50%. I will try this next time. I also substituted Pecans and Almonds for the Peanuts since I don't like Peanuts. Very YUMMY Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/13/2005
This is a delicious candy that I will likely make again when it gets to be the holiday candy season. I took it to work and had several requests for the recipe. I lined the pan with foil before greasing so that I could easily remove the entire chunck of chilled fudge from the pan before cutting. I took the suggestions of other reviewers and used only 1 1/2 cups peanuts. I also returned the peanut/caramel mixture to the microwave for 30 seconds to keep it spreadable and that worked out very well. This is a very easy (and very good) candy to make. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/02/2003
Rich and wonderful! I used toasted pecans instead of the peanuts and we loved it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/10/2002
This is such a wonderful recipe! MMmmmmmmm... Everyone in my family absolutely loved it and are begging me to make more! Since it uses the microwave it's a super quick and easy recipe. I've never made successful fudge before until with this recipe. Definately a winner! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/22/2011
It was just OK for the amount of effort involved! I'm still looking for the right fudge recipe... Read More
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