Microwave Candy Bar Fudge

A layer of fudge, a peanutty caramel filling, and a topping of melted chocolate add up to a homemade treat that tastes just like a candy bar.

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Yields:
64 pieces
Prep:
15 mins
Cook:
9 mins
Cool:
1 hr
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Microwave Candy Bar Fudge

Ingredients
1/2
cup butter
1/4
cup packed brown sugar
1/4
cup milk
3 1/2
cups sifted powdered sugar
1
teaspoon vanilla
30
vanilla caramels
1
tablespoon water
2
cups unsalted peanuts
1/2
1/2
cup milk chocolate pieces

Directions

  1. Line a 9x9x2-inch pan with foil, extending over edges; set aside. In a microwave-safe bowl micro-cook butter, uncovered, on 100 percent power (high) for 45 seconds to 2 minutes or until melted. Stir in cocoa powder, brown sugar, and milk. Cook, uncovered, on high for 1-1/2 to 2-1/2 minutes or until mixture comes to a boil, stirring once. Stir again. Cook for 1 minute more. Stir in powdered sugar and vanilla. Spread into pan.
  2. In a glass bowl combine caramels and the water. Cook, uncovered, on 50 percent power (medium) 3-1/2 to 5 minutes or until melted, stirring once. Stir in nuts; spread over fudge.
  3. In a 2-cup glass measure micro-cook chocolate on 50 percent power (medium) for 2 to 3 minutes or until melted, stirring once. Spread atop caramel. Chill until chocolate is firm. Remove from pan; cut into squares. Serve at room temperature. Store in refrigerator. Makes 64 pieces.

From the Test Kitchen

Prepare fudge and cut into squares. Cover and chill in refrigerator for up to 3 days. Or, transfer to an airtight freezer container; seal, label, and freeze up to 1 month. Thaw 2 hours at room temperature or overnight in refrigerator before serving.

Nutrition Facts

(Microwave Candy Bar Fudge)
    Per serving:
  • 93 kcal cal.,
  • 5 g fat
  • 28 mg sodium,
  • 12 g carb.,
  • 2 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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