Peanut Butter Ritz White Chocolate Fudge

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I have to say that the holiday season has completely snuck up on me this year.

I feel like I was just doing back to school stuff..then it was instantly Halloween and now, boom…Thanksgiving.

I have friends who already have a good jump start on their holiday shopping.  They are all pretty much brats if you ask me.

I tried one year to get all my holiday stuff done early…and early for me is by the beginning of December…

I even got up and did that crazy nonsense called Black Friday…

NEVER AGAIN PEOPLE, never again.

I can’t deny that there are deals to be had, but I will NOT, again in my life wait in a line to get into WAL-MART.

Nope.

Not me.

Ever.

Again.

There was like a for-real waiting-area-corral-system.  So yeah, I was corralled with the “People of Wal-Mart”.  And yes, they do get up at 4:00 a.m.

Nothing against Wal-Mart, I’m just sayin’…

So back to my point.  I got all my holiday shopping done early and only had to give one woman a black eye.  So it was great.

BUT.  What happened then was my dear children changed their minds.

A good 70% of the toys that they had on their list were crossed off and replaced with all new toys that they HAD TO HAVE.

I am still dealing with Santa-believing children, so according to them they have up until Christmas Eve to change their mind.

I ended up making multiple returns that year, along with spending a good $300 more than I had planned, because I kept picking up cute things that I would see along the way.

So, yeah, I wait til about mid-December to start.

Clearly I am not disciplined enough to plan ahead.

 

So with procrastinating in mind, I have decided that this week will be a week of short-cuts.

We started out with 2 ingredient cupcakes…and now we’re gonna do 2 ingredient fudge.

Oh yes, 2 ingredients.

Now, this wasn’t my invention…I first saw it a few weeks ago over at my friend Lori’s site, Recipe Girl.  She made a completely sweet candy corn fudge.  I about fell off my chair when I read the ingredients…white chips and canned frosting!  How had I never heard that this was a thing before?  So after a few quick internet searches I learned that it IS a thing and people have been doing it for years.  Talk about feeling left out!

So I spent a week feeling like a fudge pariah.  I got a fudge-complex.  People have been keeping fudge secrets from me and it doesn’t feel good.

In trying to comfort my fudge-outcastness I got to thinking that maybe I didn’t know about the crazy frosting fudge because it’s gross, no -good, yack-worthy…

Yes, that’s it…no one was keeping a secret, it was just no good, which is OBVIOUSLY why I hadn’t heard of it.  The universe knows I don’t like gross stuff, so it has kept the existence of this miracle fudge far, far away from me.

But since I can not leave well enough alone, I decided to go against the universe and try the fudge…strictly for research.

Well, I am here today to begrudgingly tell you that it’s delicious.  Completely yummy.  It certainly is a bit different than a traditional fudge, but seriously, you are using a can of frosting and chips, so get over yourself fudge connoisseurs.

I am currently angry at the universe.

 

What is completely and totally wonderful about this frosting fudge is that there are SO many possibilities.

Use chocolate frosting and milk or semi-sweet chips.

Use white frosting and butterscotch chips.

Hey, use chocolate frosting and peanut butter chips…don’t mind if I do!

And you can fold in nuts, candy…whatever!

 

So, what I did was made some frosting fudge using white chips, vanilla frosting and Peanut Butter Ritz Bits.

Now, before you get all crazy on me that I added Ritz Bits into fudge, just hang on.  It’s good.  I mean, REALLY good.  You get salty, sweet, peanut buttery fudge.

Make it.  Love it.

 

Here’s all you need…

1 can frosting, 1 bag chips and Peanut Butter Ritz Bits.

Melt your chocolate.  I prefer the double boiler method for white chocolate because I burn burn burn the heck out of that in the microwave.  But if you aren’t microwave impaired like I am, melt it how ever you want.

As soon as it’s melted, remove from heat and dump in your frosting.  Stir it until it’s smooth.

Get your Ritz Bits ready, it’s their time to shine.

Don’t mind my broken measuring cup.  It’s had a hard life.

Fold them into your fudge.

Now spread your fudge into a prepared pan.

Let it chill for about 30 minutes and then cut into squares.

That’s it, almost instant fudge.

My life is officially complete.

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Recipe: Peanut Butter Ritz White Chocolate Fudge

Ingredients

  • 1, 16 oz can vanilla frosting
  • 1 12 oz bag white chocolate chips
  • 2 cups Peanut Butter Ritz Bits

Instructions

  1. Grease or spray lightly a 9×9 or 8×8 pan, depending on the thickness you desire for your fudge
  2. Melt you chips in a double boiler or the microwave.
  3. As soon as they are melted, stir in your entire can of frosting.
  4. Fold in your Ritz Bits.
  5. Spread into prepared pan and chill for 30 minutes.
  6. When firm, cut into squares.

Quick notes

Store in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

Variations

Try different flavors of chips with different flavors of frosting, along with different add-ins.

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Amy
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November 15, 2011 9:18 pm

Oh girl…you are crazy! This looks so good. And way too simple.

(Lovely photography!)

Mal @ The Chic Geek
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November 15, 2011 9:21 pm

oooh, this looks wonderful. I love ritz crackers, they’re a perfect food

Maria
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November 15, 2011 9:28 pm

NEED to make this!

Christina @ Ovenadventures
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November 15, 2011 9:40 pm

I am totally determined to make fudge this year.

I tried to do my Christmas shopping early but I just don’t know when to say when. I shopped … and shopped….. and shopped so I start late now and then rush around like a crazy person always forgetting something and still buying too much.

Macaroni and Cheesecake
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November 15, 2011 10:13 pm

These look fabulous!! And I am totally with you on not shopping until at least the beginning of Dec. because I will change my mind or see something different I want to get someone or I will forget that I already got them something!:)

Colene
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Colene
November 15, 2011 10:15 pm
This looks amazing!! I had a craving for fudge the other day and then it quickly went away as I have no patience when it comes to things I crave but then have to make. Thank you for helping me out with 2 ingredient fudge. Now about Christmas shopping. I have rallied against it. My husband and I are trying to save for a house so I told everyone that no one is getting presents. NO. ONE. Hopefully, this will be a succesful stand against running out and buying way to many presents and spending way too much money.
Anna
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November 15, 2011 10:28 pm

And I promised myself I will never buy a tub of frosting again… Will it work with a homemade one?

Cookbook Queen
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November 15, 2011 10:58 pm

So yeah, I’m one of those friends who did their shopping already. Go ahead and hate me. But while you’re hating me, I’ll be taking a nice nap.

Since I’m all caught up and all 😉

This fudge looks fabulous!! I had totally not heard of it either.

santoshbangarsa
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November 15, 2011 11:19 pm

nice idea of making at home and variation

Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga
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November 16, 2011 12:19 am

I love the simplicity, Shelly! It looks…awesome!

There is a recipe I grew up with called Christmas Crack. It is saltines that you lay in a pan and then over the top you pour a mixture of brown sugar and/or karo syrup that’s been boiled, more sugar, vanilla, etc and it sets up into this toffee-ish fudge stuff. The Ritz in yours kind of remind me of that sweet + salty combo.

This looks…SO GOOD!

Joanne
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November 16, 2011 12:24 am

And to thinnk, I just bought some peanut butter chips…you’ve made this a dangerous world for me to live in.

Shelley
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Shelley
November 16, 2011 2:04 am

Oh I believe these are good! Another good salty sweet treat that my family does with Ritz is Ritz smores!! Use 2 ritz crackers in place of the graham crackers for smores…sweet & salty camping delight!!

alyssa - fashion fitness foodie
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November 16, 2011 2:37 am

salty + sweet = scoooore!!! love this – so creative

Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen
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November 16, 2011 3:04 am

Well I was not aware of the fudge secret either! Can’t go wrong with fast and easy fudge.

Heather (Heather
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November 16, 2011 3:07 am

i have no words. seriously, speechless!

Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar
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November 16, 2011 12:16 pm

These are driving me insane. I need one now!

a spoonful of yumm
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November 16, 2011 12:31 pm

YUMM !!

Robyn | Add a Pinch
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November 16, 2011 1:22 pm

I want a few bites of these to hop right on into my mouth! YUM!!!

I know what you mean about shopping early. For years, I was known to be finished with our shopping the week after Thanksgiving. The older my son gets, the later the shopping is done.

Jocelyn
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November 16, 2011 1:40 pm

This is the only way I make fudge…because it is easy…and because fudge made the real way never turns out for me. I am fudge challenged:-) What a great idea for the ritz bits in the fudge…I will never look at those again the same way. I love a good salty/sweet treat! Thanks for all your great inspirations!!!

sue
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November 16, 2011 1:44 pm

This is perfect, now I have something to do with those smore ritz I bought and my son won’t eat. yummy!

Rachel @ The Avid Appetite
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November 16, 2011 3:18 pm

This is sorta kinda genius 🙂 Looks gorgeous and delicious!!

Cassie
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November 16, 2011 9:19 pm

I am in awe of this beautiful creation. I really wish you were my neighbor!

Georgia Pellegrini
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November 16, 2011 9:24 pm

I’ve always had a weakness for Ritz crackers, with their buttery, salty goodness….I bet they pair perfectly with sweet frosting and chocolate. Salty and sweet! This looks like a dessert that is sure to please a crowd.

Rachael Saldana
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November 16, 2011 11:16 pm

O…M…G…that is so easy I died a little inside! I think I may have to be angry at the universe as well!!! Ritz, plus chocolate = AMAZING!

Chip
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Chip
November 17, 2011 12:05 am

I’m not sure which I love more…the recipe or your fantastic humor. I may be in love. That being said, I too am “fudge challenged”. Last year I made several batches of the “real” stuff that I had to throw away because everytime I tried to cut it, it crumbled into little pieces. Finally, after the 3rd batch did this, I threw it into my food processor and ground it to bits then added cream cheese to make like fudge bon-bons that I dipped in chocolate. Thanks for the recipe and the laughs…you certainly made my day!!

Raina
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November 17, 2011 1:36 am

I did Black Friday once too, first and last time…lol My husband, however, for some strange reason loves it and can’t wait to get out there.

I have never heard of this fudge. I am excited; it sounds easy and good, and yours sounds amazing with the Ritz bits:)

Sue
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November 17, 2011 3:19 am

I’ve never heard of this fudge either! Thanks for the enlightenment! I love what you did with it.

Brittany
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November 17, 2011 9:41 am

This is probably the most unique, and different recipe I’ve seen that looks delicious too

Katrina @ In Katrina
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November 17, 2011 12:01 pm

I wish you could live in my basement. I would install a kitchen there just for you. I can NOT make fudge. I am scarred from all of my attempts. I may risk the therapy progress and attempt again.

Kim
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November 17, 2011 3:17 pm

I made this last night, but used peanut butter chips, chocolate frosting, and Reeces’s minis. Yum!!

Michele
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November 17, 2011 6:01 pm

This is just genius! And YOURS is ridiculously delicious-looking. I cannot wait to try this recipe.

Claire
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Claire
November 17, 2011 7:20 pm

Yup, sounds gross… just like fudge made from Velveeta Cheese… which is also pretty good and totally normal-fudge-tasting. Makes you wonder what Velveeta really is.

My grandmother has been dipping peanutbutter cracker sandwiches in white chocolate for years. I wondered if ritz bits ever occurred to her as a good shortcut (we manually make each sandwich!).

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Rachel
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December 1, 2011 3:47 am

I made this yesterday! So delicious and sugary and full of fat and magic. I posted a picture on my blog! I’ve also been forced to share it with everyone I know so I don’t become 700 pounds in a day.

mrsblocko
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December 4, 2011 12:39 am

Dude!!!! I went to the grocery store and guess what?!!!!! They did not have ANY pb ritz!!!!!! What the frell…Did people make a run at the store to horde pb ritz? If so, where is my fudge???????? I expect a home delivery ASAP.

LB
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December 22, 2011 3:11 pm

I just made this fudge… cannot wait to try it!
I also wanted to say that i bought the LAST BOX of pb Ritz at my store! Crazy.

mrsblocko
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January 14, 2012 12:16 am

I found some ritz bits in time for Christmas. (Posted about the recipe on my blog here) My mom had had one while she was watching my daughter so my husband and I could have a date night. When we got back, the first thing she said was, “What on earth was that fudge stuff…it was so good…and evil.” Good and Evil. My sentiments exactly.

Keep on posting those Evil-ly good recipes!

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erika
January 29, 2012 12:09 am

I just found your website after staling the food & drink section of pinterest and I have to say that I just LOVE your style. All this food looks fantastic and you write up your posts with such flair.
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Oh So Sweet Baker
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November 11, 2012 11:09 am

What can you use instead of canned frosting. Can you use normal homemade frosting

Quinoa
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February 8, 2013 7:58 am

Interesting combination, though. 🙂

Hania Douglas
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Hania Douglas
August 12, 2013 5:27 pm

You are hilarious! I don’t intend on making this, tbh…
I’m making the strawberry one, but I still read the whole spiel
and laughed so well done. Have a cookie.

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