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Candy Bar Fudge

My manager at work, who knows I like to try new treat recipes, shared this one with me. I've made this chewy and chocolaty fudge many times since. Packed with nuts and caramel, it's like a candy bar. Everyone who's tried it loves it. —Lois Freeman, Oxford, Michigan
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    2-3/4 pounds

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/3 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 3-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 30 caramels, unwrapped
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 2 cups salted peanuts
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips

Directions

  • In a microwave-safe bowl, combine the butter, cocoa, brown sugar and milk. Microwave on high until mixture boils, about 2 minutes. Stir in confectioners' sugar and vanilla. Pour into a greased 8-in. square dish.
  • In another microwave-safe bowl, heat caramels and water on high until melted, about 75 seconds. Stir in peanuts; spread over chocolate layer. Microwave chocolate chips on high until melted, about 30 seconds; spread over caramel layer. Chill until firm.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1100-watt microwave.
Editor's Note
This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 101 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 5mg cholesterol, 48mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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