Can you believe it’s September already? It doesn’t quite feel like it to me since we’re still seeing temps near 100 degrees here. I’m ready to start thinking about fall now and dreaming of those cool days and the leaves changing colors. Fall also means pumpkin. Starbucks’s annual Pumpkin Spice Latte is always a newsworthy event. And it seems like that is the official announcement that fall has arrived.
In dreaming of all things pumpkin, I wanted to make something sweet. And fudge was the first thing that came to my mind. I made this Super Easy Pumpkin Fudge last year and it was amazing but I wanted to make it a little easier (yes, easier than Super Easy Pumpkin Fudge) and switch it up a bit. Using white chocolate chips instead of chocolate chips was the obvious answer but…..what if I added peanut butter instead of oil? Hmmm….interesting….chocolate and peanut butter were made for each other, chocolate and pumpkin are perfect together, so it stands to reason that peanut butter and pumpkin would go together as well. So why not combine all three of them? Follow my logic here? That’s how this Peanut Butter Pumpkin Fudge was born.
Turns out that logic was spot on – peanut butter and pumpkin and chocolate are delicious together too! The peanut butter adds an extra creaminess to the fudge. I mean, this is the kind of tasty creaminess that will make you close your eyes to savor the flavor a little longer.
Peanut Butter Pumpkin Fudge
4 cups white chocolate chips
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
2/3 cup pumpkin puree
2 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Line an 8″x8″ pan with parchment paper (or spray with nonstick spray).
Place white chocolate chips and peanut butter in a medium sauce pan and melt on medium-low heat, stirring continuously, until melted and smooth.
Remove from heat and immediately stir in the pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice and vanilla.
Pour into dish and let cool to room temperature on the counter.
Place into refrigerator and chill until set.
Cut into squares and enjoy!
Just look how rich, creamy and decadent these are!
Yep, fall is on the way! I can taste it!
What is you favorite way to enjoy pumpkin?