We made a list and checked it twice. All of our presents have been bought and wrapped for weeks. Now we are just waiting for Christmas to finally be here. Nate and I are excited to see our families, but the Christmas holiday is anything but relaxing for us. I have Friday-Monday off of work, but Nate only gets Christmas Day and the 26th off…which we are very thankful for! So we are traveling home after Nate gets off work Christmas Eve to visit with my mom’s side of the family. Then Christmas Day we will each lunch with Nate’s side and then the next day drive to the mountains to visit my dad’s side of the family and later that night, drive across the state to be back home for Nate to get up at 4:30am to go to work Tuesday morning. I am tired from just typing “the plan.” I am lucky to have Friday and Saturday to rest, but Nate’s only days off are going to be so hectic being spent in the car…We have to remind ourselves that we are lucky he even gets these days off work and can spend the holiday with our families. But I’m not going to lie, I look forward to the holiday that we get to celebrate at our own house, whenever that will be!
This is my Granny’s recipe and my mom used to make this all the time when I was growing up. It finally dawned on me to ask her for the recipe and I had no idea how easy it was! If you are like me, and love to lick the chocolate covered spatula, this recipe is going to be your new go-to when ever you need an excuse! The marbling design in these chocolate fudge squares will make everyone think you slaved over your stove all day. Oh, and I almost forgot…the peanut butter. Who doesn’t like the classic combo of chocolate and peanut butter? If you don’t, we can’t be friends…unless you are allergic. haha.
2 1/2 lb milk chocolate
1/2 lb white chocolate
1/2 cup peanut butter
Chopped nuts (optional)
Pinch of sea salt
Open the bag of milk chocolate, place into a bowl, and melt in the microwave…cook for 1 minute, remove, stir (with a spatula), cook for another minute, remove stir. Repeat this until the chocolate is melted. Be careful not to burn the chocolate…mine took 3 minutes total to melt.
In a separate bowl, pour in the white chocolate and melt in the microwave. Should only take you 1 minute (less chocolate and white chocolate is different than milk chocolate). Stir in the peanut butter.
Line a jelly roll pan or a square cake pan with wax or parchment paper. Pour the milk chocolate and the white chocolate/peanut butter mixture into the pan. Use a knife and swirl the 2 chocolates together to achieve the marbling effect. If you would like to add nuts, sprinkle them over the chocolate now. You could even mix them in milk chocolate bowl if you’d like (just thought of this haha!). Then, sprinkle a pinch of sea salt over the top.
Let the chocolate cool before cutting into squares and removing from the pan.
And if you haven’t already, lick your spatula now!