Butterscotch Peanut Fudge Recipe
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Butterscotch Peanut Fudge Recipe

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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
MAKES:78 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES: 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

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 67 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 2 mg cholesterol, 28 mg sodium, 7 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.


  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.
Originally published as Butterscotch Peanut Fudge in Quick Cooking May/June 2003, p55

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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"

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."

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."

Reviewed Dec. 22, 2010

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

Reviewed Dec. 14, 2010

"nice easy fudge, good results."

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