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The Indulgent Dessert Alton Brown Cooks In The Microwave
Alton Brown's recipe for peanut butter fudge — which first appeared in his show "Good Eats" — only requires four ingredients, ten minutes, and two pieces of cookware to make.
To create what he calls "a darn nice fudge-like candy," Brown cheats the would-be time-consuming and difficult process with the microwave and a fraction of the effort.
As shown on YouTube, you'll only need butter, powdered sugar, vanilla extract, and peanut butter. Brown suggests using a smooth brand of peanut butter that's not the natural kind.
Start by putting your butter and peanut butter in a bowl. Then, cover it with plastic wrap, and poke a couple of holes on top to allow the air to be released.
Microwave it on high for two minutes, then stir to combine and pop it back in for two more minutes. Mix in the powdered sugar along with the vanilla extract while it's still hot.
Keep stirring until the mixture thickens up and becomes homogeneous. Grease a square pan, and place a piece of parchment paper long enough to fold over the sides.
Put the mixture in the pan, level it out, and fold the parchment over the top of the fudge to keep the surface even. Let it chill in the fridge for two hours before cutting it up.