Elegantly marbled with smooth milk chocolate, this sweet & salty confection looks downright fancy, but it's so, so easy to make.
Last year I tried several new candy recipes from friends throughout the blogosphere, and this one from Shugary Sweets was the hands-down favorite.
This year, I adapted the recipe slightly to fill an entire half-sheet baking pan (13x18x1) and to have the perfect ratio of peanut butter and chocolate for my liking.
So, without further ado, here's my version of the Peanut Butter Pretzel Fudge from Shugary Sweets:
Makes 80 piecesActive time: 15 minutes
Chill time: 2 hours
- 26 ounces Ghirardelli White Chocolate Morsels (approx 2 1/2 bags)
- 1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
- 6 ounces Ghirardelli Milk Chocolate Morsels
- 80 mini pretzel twists
- Half-sheet pan
- Parchment paper
- Small offset or silicone spatula
- Piping or ziploc bag
- Toothpick or bamboo skewer
- Prepare a half-sheet pan (13x18x1) by lining the bottom with a piece of parchment paper.
- In a large microwave safe bowl, add white chocolate and peanut butter. Heat at low or medium power in 1-minute increments, stirring each time, until smooth.
- Immediately pour into the prepared pan and spread evenly with a silicone spatula or small offset spatula.
- Working quickly, pour milk chocolate into a small microwave safe bowl and heat in microwave on low power in 1-minute increments until melted. Immediately transfer to a pastry or ziploc bag. Snip a small hole in the tip. Pipe melted chocolate in horizontal lines across the peanut butter mixture. Using a toothpick or bamboo skewer, draw vertical lines (from top to bottom) through the chocolates to create a marbled pattern.
- Arrange pretzels in 10 rows of 8, so that enough room remains around each row and column of pretzels for a knife to pass through.
- Cool in the refrigerator for an hour. When chocolate has completely set. Pull away the edges of the pan to break the seal. You should be able to invert the pan on a table top and pop the whole bar out. Use a sharp knife to slice the candy into squares.