If you like Boyer Smoothies, try this sometime:
3 cups sugar
1 cup milk (or evaporated milk, or cream–cream makes it really rich and prevents scorching)
Bring all of that to a full rolling boil for five minutes. Take it off the heat and stir in
1 teaspoon good vanilla extract
OPTIONAL: 1/2 teaspoon butter extract, if you want to use it–if not, that’s no big deal
1/2 cup peanut butter
One bag butterscotch chips
Half of a 10 or 11-ounce bag of marshmallows
OPTIONAL: One cup finely shredded coconut
You shouldn’t need to beat this, just pour it into a pan and let it set. If it begins to cool and looks as if it might not set, you can either add another bag of chips (peanut butter or butterscotch) or stir in as much powdered sugar as it takes to make it firm up.
No time for all of that? Then try this:
Microwave a jar of nut butter (any kind) until it’s flowing. Pour it into a heat-tolerant bowl and stir in a teaspoon of good vanilla and half a teaspoon of butter flavoring if you have it. Beat in as much powdered sugar as you can manage by hand (I’ve used a stick blender when my hands were stiff, but it tends to make the fudge a little too hard.) Pretend you spent all day on it. If you want to make this chocolatey, use half a cup of cocoa powder stirred into the liquid nut butter. Chocolate almond is pretty darned good.