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
- 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)
- Line an 8×8 pan with aluminum foil and spray with nonstick cooking spray.
- 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.
- 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).
- 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.
- Spread the fudge mixture into the prepared 8×8 pan and use a spatula to pat down evenly.
- Use your hands to tap down sliced almonds on top if desired.
- 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?