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Fudgy Buttons Recipe
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Fudgy Buttons Recipe

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Not all of Grandma's recipes are time-consuming--her fast fudge proves it! She stirred up a batch for us grandkids every time we visited. Now, I'm carrying on the tasty tradition for my family whenever we want a quick chocolate treat with a peanut butter twist.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:9 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 9 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking cocoa
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon milk
  • 2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 70 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 7 mg cholesterol, 43 mg sodium, 8 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a small saucepan, melt the butter; remove from the heat. Add cocoa and mix well. Stir in sugar. Add milk and stir until smooth. Add peanut butter and mix well. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto waxed paper; flatten tops and shape into 1-in. patties. Refrigerate until serving. Yield: about 1-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Fudgy Buttons in Quick Cooking May/June 1998, p31

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 70 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 7 mg cholesterol, 43 mg sodium, 8 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.

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Reviewed Aug. 31, 2013

I am a big fan of peanut butter and chocolate. These are fantastic. You are definitely going to want to quadruple the recipe. I have been making these since 1998 and they always turn out great.

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 9, 2013

These are excellent if you like chocolate and peanut butter.

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 23, 2010

I quadrupled the recipe and used Hersheys Dark Cocoa instead of regular cocoa. I made teaspoon sized balls, then flattened them with the bottom of a crystal salt shaker dipped in powdered sugar. I brushed off the excess sugar so it was only with in the cut crystal design, so it left a sweet little snowflake-like pattern on each button. Also, just a hint, work up the dough with your hands, it blends together much more smoothly. I'll definitely make these again!

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 21, 2010

  

  Fudgy Buttons

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking cocoa
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon milk
  • 2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter

Directions

  • In a small saucepan, melt the butter; remove from the heat. Add cocoa and mix well. Stir in sugar. Add milk and stir until smooth. Add peanut butter and mix well. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto waxed paper; flatten tops and shape into 1-in. patties. Refrigerate until serving. 
  • Yield: about 1-1/2 dozen.
MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 21, 2010

The recipe I've been wanting and have been wishing for for years!! (I remember eating them when my mother and a friend fixed them nearly 10 years ago.) :-)

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