Peanut Butter–Chocolate Chip Fudge

Makes about 24 pieces

My Grandma used to make peanut butter fudge during the holidays, so I thought I would try to make a modern version. I had no idea it would be such a big hit! Be careful—it is addicting! It does have sugar in it, so if you are sugar-free, best to avoid this one.

1 cup vegan margarine
1 cup peanut butter (creamy or crunchy, both work well)
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 tablespoons organic maple syrup
4 cups powdered sugar
½ cup vegan chocolate chips

Line an 8 x 8-inch square pan with wax paper.

Melt the margarine and peanut butter in a medium-size heavy pot. When the butters are melted, turn off the heat and add the vanilla and maple syrup and stir well.

Slowly beat in the powdered sugar (with a wooden spoon) until the sugar is completely blended. Add in the chocolate chips and stir with a wooden spoon. Don’t over mix the chocolate chips, they should swirl throughout the peanut butter fudge.

Immediately spread the mixture into the prepared pan. Spread with clean fingers, until the mixture is evenly spread in the pan. Refrigerate until cool.

 

From Gluten-Free Vegan Comfort Food
by Susan O'Brien
published by Da Capo Lifelong