three-minute chocolate peanut butter fudge

You know how they say that there are moments in life that will define you?  Moments that you will look back on and think, there’s a line drawn in the sand of my mind, and there’s only me before that moment and me after that moment.  Have you had one of those moments yet?

Well, now you have.  This is one of those moments.  Yes, the moment you learned about three-minute fudge.  Everything before this moment will pale in comparison.  Have you graduated from college?  Gotten married?  Had kids?  These events will now seem like teeny, tiny blips on the radar of your history.

Am I overselling this a bit?  I’d argue that I’m not overselling this enough.  Fudge in three minutes!  It’s practically a miracle, and it isn’t even Christmas yet.

Better still, all it requires are four ingredients (one of which is water), a bowl, a spoon, and a microwave.  Yes, that easy.

Let’s get started, shall we?

Gather your materials:

-1 and 1/2 cups of chocolate morsels (I used Ghirardelli semi-sweets)

-1/2 cup of sweetened, condensed milk

-1/4 cup of peanut butter

-1 tablespoon of water

-Any topping you can imagine (I used peanut butter chips, but I imagine toffee bits, chopped up white chocolate morsels, mini-marshmallows, anything really, would be amazing)

First, combine the morsels, condensed milk, peanut butter, and water in a microwave-safe bowl.  Microwave the mixture for 30 seconds, stir, and then return the mixture to the microwave.  Nuke it for 30 more seconds.  Stir again.  If the mixture is smooth (and it probably will be by now), pour the melted mixture into an 8×8 Pyrex baking pan (no Pam or greasing necessary).  If it isn’t smooth yet, give the mixture a spin for another 30 seconds.

Sprinkle your toppings on top of the fudge, gently pressing them into the surface, and then pop the Pyrex into the fridge for about 2 hours to set.  Cut the fudge into squares and put in a tupperware in the fridge until you’re ready to consume.  Which will be immediately.

Then, BAM, consider your life changed.  For the better, and fudgey-er, of course.

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