Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Fudge Puddles

The first recipe of the year that I post is a dessert. Does that say something about me? Probably. Brian and I love to try new dessert recipes on Sunday. In fact, last summer we would try a new dessert every Sunday. That was one yummy summer. Last Sunday Brian went to allrecipes.com and typed in the ingredients that we had. The recipe for fudge puddles came up and we couldn't help but try them out (even if just for the name)! They were delicious and fun! I also like that I usually have all of the ingredients on hand.



  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips*
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • Directions:
    Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Sift together flour, baking soda and salt. Cream butter, peanut butter and white and brown sugars. Mix in egg and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla. Stir the flour mixture into creamed mixture (I actually didn't sift the dry ingredients in a separate bowl. I just added them all here). Shape the dough into 48 balls, 1 inch each. Place each ball in one compartment of a mini muffin tin*.
    For filling, put chocolate chips in a double boiler* over simmering water. Stir in milk and vanilla, mix well. Bake for 14 to 16 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from oven and immediately make wells in the center of each using a melon baller (we just used a small spoon). Cool in pan for 5 minutes. Then carefully remove to wire racks. Fill each shell with the chocolate mixture.

    * We don't have a mini muffin tin, so we just used a regular one and it worked out great. We just put a bigger size ball in each (I just used my cookie scoop and it made 22). They only took 14 minutes to cook. If you use a mini tin I would cook them for a shorter amount of time because you don't want them to be crunchy.

    * We also didn't have milk chocolate chips so we used all semi-sweet chips and they tasted great. I bet it would be good both ways.

    * I didn't use a double broiler. We just combined all ingredients in the pan and heated it on low until the chocolate was melted and it thinned out.

    Original recipe: http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Fudge-Puddles/Detail.aspx

    1 comment:

    Jennie said...

    These are so yummy! :) I made some to bring to book club last night, and they were a big hit. Thanks for the great recipe, Paula!