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Peanut Fudge

Second Grade Desserts Activities: Peanut Fudge

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It's difficult to tell what the best part of this fudge is. Is it the dreamy combination of peanut butter and chocolate? Or is it the fact that it uses only a few basic ingredients? Nope, even better yet—this peanut fudge doesn't involve any time in the oven, making it a spectacularly simple recipe that is even safe enough for your young child. Your youngster will learn how to follow basic recipe instructions. These scrumptious candies make wonderful presents when placed on a decorative plate, covered with cellophane, and tied with a bow!

What You Need:

  • 1/4 cup cream cheese
  • 3 teaspoons smooth peanut butter
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder (unsweetened)
  • Sieve
  • Waxed Paper

What You Do:

  1. Wash your hands and invite your child to do the same. It is important to instill the necessity of hand washing into your little chef early on. Make sure all cooks are wearing aprons with sleeves out of the way, and long hair tied back.
  2. Have your child measure out the powdered sugar and cocoa and sieve it into a bowl.
  3. Ask her to measure out the cream cheese into separate bowls, add the peanut butter to this, and to mix well.
  4. Gradually add the powdered sugar to the cream cheese mixture and get her to mix after each addition.
  5. Roll mixture into a log with a diameter of approximately 1inch and chill for 10 minutes in the fridge.
  6. Remove log and cut it into 1/4 inch pieces.
  7. Have your child place the log on the waxed paper and allow it to dry.
  8. The candies are ready to be eaten or given as a gift!
Enjoy them quickly! These delectable treats are made with cream cheese, so they are best eaten within a couple of days of making them.
 
Variation:

You can press chopped unsalted peanuts on the top of the candy for decoration and additional texture.

Shaheen Bilgrami has been writing and editing children's books for over twelve years. Her books have been published all over the world.

Updated on Oct 23, 2012
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