Peanut butter chocolate goat cheese fudge sounds complicated and full of weird flavors, yet it just works. This recipe is inspired by the peanut butter chocolate goat milk fudge I got at Rosewood Market the other week and by the large log of goat cheese I got from Trader Joe’s in Mount Pleasant the week after that. There was no recipe to be found for what I was wanting to make on the Internet, so I tweaked an existing one to include the lusciously nutty flavor of peanut butter to downplay just a bit of the tanginess that the goat cheese brings to this fudge.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Goat Cheese Fudge (with nuts!)

Based on this recipe

Ingredients

  • 6 ounces semi sweet chocolate
  • 3 tablespoons all natural peanut butter
  • 2 ounces Neufachel cheese, softened
  • 4 ounces goat cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons whipping cream
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • sliced almonds (optional)

Directions

  1. Line an 8×8 pan with aluminum foil and spray with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Put the goat cheese, Neufachel cheese and peanut butter into a microwave safe dish and zap for 30-40 seconds. Remove to a stand mixing bowl along with the cream.
  3. Chop the chocolate into chunks with a sharp knife. Place in a microwave safe bowl and zap in 20 second increments, stirring thoroughly between each zap. It will take about 5-6 goes to get it to the right consistency. Remove to a stand mixing bowl and beat with paddle attachment (note: not the whipping attachment, as shown in my photos. Trust me).
  4. Add half of the powdered sugar and the vanilla, give it a whirl in the mixer, then add the rest of the powdered sugar. Scrape the sides down and give it another whirl and stop once the powdered sugar is incorporated.
  5. Spread the fudge mixture into the prepared 8×8 pan and use a spatula to pat down evenly.
  6. Use your hands to tap down sliced almonds on top if desired.
  7. Refrigerate for an hour before slicing.

Full disclosure: here’s the mess you’ll be left with! Don’t worry, the food processor isn’t dirty, it just doesn’t have anywhere else to live right now.

This is a nice, rich fudge that you won’t want more than one piece of at a time, which in turn automatically makes it healthy, right?