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Butterscotch Peanut Fudge Recipe

Butterscotch Peanut Fudge Recipe

I am a substitute teacher and found this fudge recipe in a very old book in our school library. It was written before microwaves, so I modified it to make a quick treat. The faculty and staff gave it rave reviews. —Peggy Key, Grant, Alabama
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling YIELD:78 servings


  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 package (12 ounces) butterscotch chips
  • 1-1/2 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 2/3 cup peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chopped salted peanuts


  • 1. In a microwave-safe bowl, combine the milk, chips and marshmallows. Microwave, uncovered, at 80% power for 3 minutes or until chips and marshmallows are melted, stirring frequently. Stir in peanut butter and vanilla until combined. Fold in the peanuts.
  • 2. Pour into an 11-in. x 7-in. pan coated with cooking spray. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours or until firm. Cut into squares. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: about 6-1/2 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 67 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 28mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.

Reviews for Butterscotch Peanut Fudge

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SJS9 User ID: 4019106 241138
Reviewed Jan. 5, 2016

"This fudge is to die for and so easy to make that it is ridiculous. The second time I made it I used the peanut butter-milk chocolate chips and it was really yummy too. If I could give it more than 5 stars I would. SJS9"

Chestarr User ID: 2816881 239594
Reviewed Dec. 16, 2015

"Turned out well, though I felt like it had a bit of a personality crisis (war between the butterscotch and peanut butter). I think I'll make this again, and swap out the butterscotch chips for peanut butter chips and enjoy a straight peanut butter fudge."

justmbeth User ID: 1196484 219046
Reviewed Jan. 28, 2015

"This was ok. Family thought it was good but didn't eat it as much as the other flavors of fudge we had over the holidays. I had to leave out the peanuts due to family preferences."

skb cooking User ID: 5191780 125526
Reviewed Dec. 22, 2010

"has become a "must have" at Christmas time!"

andypandy User ID: 1783203 50820
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2010

"nice easy fudge, good results."

tkarinas User ID: 4389335 138591
Reviewed Dec. 1, 2009

"This is an excellent fudge and one my family loves. It's a recipe we'd love to keep for forever and probably will."

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