So far, I haven’t won a single pair of (the most beautiful) cowboy boots (that I’ve ever seen) that The Pioneer Woman is giving away this holiday season. The last winner hasn’t been announced yet but I’m fairly certain as my luck runs, it won’t be my name that’s picked from that Oklahoman’s hat.
Like a lot of other hard working folks in this country, we are feeling it’s economic collapse. So no, there won’t be a sleigh full of presents parked under our tree come Christmas morning.
And just when I thought it couldn’t get any worse, I forgot to add the butter to the one and only (favorite) batch of frosted sugar cookies I made for the holidays. Please don’t ask…
As I sat sipping my nice warm cup of coffee and writing this post the picture became very clear. Sometimes we need a few bah humbugs to remind us that a good life is not just about pretty boots, money, and perfect cookies – it’s about so much more than that.
If you know of someone who is having a bah humbug holiday make them a batch of this fudge to help sweeten their day.
Peanut Butter Fudge
1/2 c. margarine
2 c. brown sugar
1/2 c. milk
1 c. peanut butter (I prefer crunchy)
1 tsp. vanilla extract
3 c. powdered sugar
Lightly spray a 8×8 pan with non-stick cooking spray. Line bottom of pan with parchment paper.
In a medium sized saucepan, melt margarine; stir in brown sugar and milk. Bring to full boil for 2 minutes – stirring constantly. Remove from heat, stir in peanut butter and vanilla. Once completely mixed, add powdered sugar one cup at a time. Beat with electric mixer until smooth. Pour into prepared pan. Refrigerate until firm. Cut and serve.
Wishing everyone a joyful holiday!