PB Pretzel Fudge

A while ago I posted a little video about the power of prayer, and I kind of want to reiterate that in my post today. The other night Limi and I went to bed exhausted and forgot to have our night time prayers. That night our son did not sleep well, and after the 3rd or 4th time waking up to take care of him, I remembered that we had forgotten to pray. We knelt down to pray, and specifically asked that our son (who was crying at that moment) would sleep well. By the time we had finished our prayer, and gotten back into bed, he had stopped crying, and he then slept through the rest of the night.

While some people would quickly attribute that to serendipity or chance, I am certain that Heavenly Father had a hand in that event. He has the power to forgive us of our sins and to raise us from the dead. He has the power to heal us of sicknesses and help us overcome our weaknesses, and He certainly has the power to help our children sleep well at night. As we come unto Him in prayer, He will help us with our challenges, no matter what they may be.

PB Pretzel Fudge – Although I am not opposed to having treats and desserts (of course I must include ice cream in that – it is my all time favorite), I try not to eat too many sweets, just to keep everything in balance. You know, moderation in all things. Hopefully I can balance enough to justify posting a recipe like this every now and then….

I came up with this recipe on one of those days when I just wanted something full of chocolate and peanut butter. I found a recipe for Rocky Road Fudge in my Lion House Cookies and Sweets cook book. It was simple, with chocolate chips and peanut butter as the fudge base. I already had these ingredients in my pantry, left over from something else I made, which was perfect! I didn’t have the Rocky Road ingredients though, but I had pretzels and cream cheese. I decided to throw those in instead, and see what happened. The result was a very rich and decadent fudge, very much worth sharing with you today. But it was also vital that I share it with my neighbors as well, to avoid whatever bad symptoms come from eating the whole pan by myself. 

This fudge is made in the microwave, which makes it super easy. Because chocolate burns quicker in the microwave, however, I only used 30-second increments while microwaving the fudge. This may vary depending on the strength of your microwave though. Often times, you don’t have to microwave the chocolate as long as you might think to melt it. The internal heat of other melted chocolate can help melt existing chunks if you stir it long enough.


Ingredients:

1 cup chocolate chips (I used semi-sweet, but you can use milk chocolate if you prefer)
1/2 cup neufchatel cheese
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup pretzels, broken
Topping:
1/4 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup pretzels, broken

Directions:

Combine the chocolate chips, neufchatel cheese and peanut butter in a microwavable bowl. Microwave for 30 seconds and stir the fudge mixture. Return to the microwave for 30 more seconds, and stop to stir. If large chunks of chocolate still remain, microwave for 30 more seconds. Stir until no chunks remain.
Stir in the broken pretzels. Pour the fudge in a greased baking dish (I used 6×8, but this may vary depending on how thick you want your fudge). Smooth the top of the fudge with a spoon or rubber spatula. Don’t worry, it will be quite thick and gloppy.
Sprinkle the 1/4 cup broken pretzels on top, and lightly press them into the fudge. Put the 1/4 cup peanut butter (for the topping) in a zip lock bag and put it in the microwave (not sealed) for about 15 seconds. Cut a small hole in the corner of the bag and squeeze it over the top of the fudge.
Cover the pan and refrigerate the pan for 2 hours, until the fudge has hardened. Cut the fudge with a sharp knife and use a butter knife to pop the fudge pieces out of the pan. 
Store the fudge in the fridge.

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4 thoughts on “PB Pretzel Fudge

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