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.

Microwave Candy Bar Fudge
YIELD
64 pieces
PREP TIME
15 mins
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 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 cup semisweet chocolate pieces
  • 1/2 cup milk chocolate pieces
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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.

Make Ahead Tip

  • 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 information

Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 93, Fat, total (g) 5, carb. (g) 12, pro. (g) 2, sodium (mg) 28, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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