They’re not really caramels, not really fudge.
These candies are somewhere in-between—the texture is almost like a Tootsie Roll.
I whipped up a batch of this Spicy Peanut Butter-Caramel Fudge last week and believe me when I say it’s totally addictive!
I’m glad they tasted so good, because the first time around I tried a totally different recipe and burned the whole batch (and set off the fire alarm). After some tinkering and playing around with the ingredients and ratios I finally tried again—with great success.
It starts like a lot of candy I have made.
Make sure you use a tall pot so it doesn't boil over!
Mix the peanut butter with some chile flake and salt.
When the hot sugar mixture comes off the stove, beat it a bit, then add the peanut butter and beat some more.
It’s a nice smooth consistency.
Pour it into a square baking dish that is lined with parchment.
After cooling it’s nice and firm.
Cut out little squares of parchment and wrap each square into the traditional candy shape.
These are such a treat to have waiting in the fridge! They have just the right amount of heat after the strong peanut butter flavor.
More Candy RecipesDan Whalen sets off his fire alarm once a week. He has been blogging for over four years at The Food in my Beard; check Dan's Tablespoon profile often to try his recipes with creative international spins!