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Makeover Peanut Butter Fudge

 Makeover Peanut Butter Fudge
Christmas wouldn't be the same for Diana Osborn and her family in Wichita, Kansas without this traditional treat. Our Test Kitchen cut the fat and calories so she could keep her family's luscious tradition.
81 ServingsPrep: 30 min. + chilling


  • 3/4 cup sugar blend
  • 2/3 cup fat-free evaporated milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup butterscotch chips
  • 1/3 cup peanut butter chips
  • 1 jar (7 ounces) marshmallow creme
  • 3/4 cup reduced-fat chunky peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract


  • Line a 9-in. square pan with foil and coat the foil with cooking
  • spray; set aside.
  • In a large heavy saucepan, combine the sugar blend, milk, butter and
  • salt. Cook and stir over medium heat until sugar blend is dissolved.
  • Bring to a rapid boil; boil for 7 minutes or until a candy
  • thermometer reads 224°, stirring constantly.
  • Remove from the heat; stir in chips until melted. Stir in the
  • marshmallow creme, peanut butter and vanilla until blended. Pour
  • into prepared pan. Refrigerate for 2 hours or until firm.
  • Using foil, lift fudge out of pan. Gently peel off foil; cut fudge
  • into 1-in. squares. Store in an airtight container in the
  • refrigerator. Yield: 81 pieces.

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Editor’s Note: This recipe was tested with Splenda sugar blend. We recommend that you test your candy thermometer before each use by bringing water to a boil; the thermometer should read 212°. Adjust your recipe temperature up or down based on your test.
Nutritional Facts: 1 piece equals 43 calories, 2 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 1 mg cholesterol, 33 mg sodium, 6 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.