Stick with me on this one, honestly!
Cheese and peanut butter may seem like a strange combination to some, I agree. I remember however, when on holiday to America a few years back trying cheesy crackers which had a peanut butter filling. I loved the flavours together – difficult to describe, but they complimented each other really well.
I had a wee look around the internet, as I planned to try and make some crackers myself, but then I happened upon Peanut Butter and Cheese Fudge. Unsurprisingly an American recipe, it used a cheese called 'Velveeta' which apparently melts easily. We don’t get that particular brand of cheese in this country and I wondered if the recipe might work with a British substitution.
I went for a spreadable cheddar, which was ‘seriously strong’ in flavour. The recipe calls for butter and the cheese to be melted together, peanut butter to be melted in, then some nuts added before mixing it all with icing sugar.
No baking required, the mix is then refrigerated until firm. And the resultant taste was delicious. Seriously creamy, nutty, a bit salty and a bit cheesy – but not in a horrible way!