“When I make fudge,” says Audrey B. of Brownsburg, Indiana, “I put in a couple tablespoons of quick-cooking oats as soon as I take it off the stove. It helps balance the sweetness and gives it a nutty taste.”
Microwave-quick and peanut buttery, this easy fudge is just the thing to have on hand for after-school treats or dessert. And don’t forget about it for your cookie plates at the holidays. —Sherri Melotik, Oak Creek, Wisconsin
In El Dorado, Arkansas, Dorothy Smith uses one oatmeal mixture in three tasty ways. For breakfast, savor a stack of pleasant pancakes, or spread warm muffins with butter, honey or jam. For dessert, a golden fruit crisp offers old-fashioned flavor with the ease of canned pie filling.