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Makeover Peanut Butter Fudge Recipe

Makeover Peanut Butter Fudge Recipe

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.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling YIELD:81 servings


  • 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 vanilla extract


  • 1. Line a 9-in. square pan with foil and coat the foil with cooking spray; set aside.
  • 2. 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.
  • 3. 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.
  • 4. 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.

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.

Reviews for Makeover Peanut Butter Fudge

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Reviewed Feb. 8, 2013

"Kitzer, next time you answer people respectfully. Didn't learn your manners??"

Reviewed Dec. 27, 2012

"supatina -- Learn to read!!

The recipe states --
The pan size is 9" square --
Cut in 1" squares --
9 times 9 = 81!!
Didn't learn your '9's'??"

Reviewed Dec. 21, 2011

"Question/ this makes 81 servings what size are the pieces? made in an 8? pan. the picture shows large pieces.


Reviewed Nov. 20, 2011

"Great. Super Easy. Uses much less butter and sugar than other recipes. I also sub in chocolate chips and omit the peanut butter and chips for some batches."

Reviewed Nov. 22, 2010

"Fabulous! I now make this every year, and my family loves it. They don't know it uses sugar blend; they can't get enough of it."

Reviewed May. 31, 2010

"Can't tell it is healthier. I make it every Christmas and my family loves it."

Reviewed Dec. 6, 2009

"I and my brother-in-law are diabetic and I made this candy for a Christmas gathering this weekend. It was a hit. Taste about like bit o'honey candy bar. Definitely will make again."

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