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Candy Bar Fudge

 Candy Bar Fudge
My manager at work, who knows I like to try new treat recipes, shared this one with me. I've made this chewy and chocolaty fudge many times since. Packed with nuts and caramel, it's like a candy bar. Everyone who's tried it loves it. -Lois Freeman, Oxford, Michigan
64 ServingsPrep: 20 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/3 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 3-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 30 caramels, unwrapped
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 2 cups salted peanuts
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips

Directions

  • In a microwave-safe bowl, combine the butter, cocoa, brown sugar and
  • milk. Microwave on high until mixture boils, about 2 minutes. Stir
  • in confectioners' sugar and vanilla. Pour into a greased 8-in.
  • square dish.
  • In another microwave-safe bowl, heat caramels and water on high for
  • 1-1/4 minutes or until melted. Stir in peanuts; spread over
  • chocolate layer. Microwave chocolate chips on high for 30 seconds or
  • until melted; spread over caramel layer. Chill until firm. Yield:
  • 2-3/4 pounds.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1100-watt microwave.

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Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 piece) equals 101 calories, 5 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 5 mg cholesterol, 48 mg sodium, 14 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.