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Butterscotch Peanut Fudge

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
    about 6-1/2 dozen


  • 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


  • 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.
  • Pour into an 11x7-in. pan coated with cooking spray. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours or until firm. Cut into squares. Store in the refrigerator.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 67 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 28mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.

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  • redcow
    Dec 17, 2016

    We make this again---so easy!! As an experiment, I made one batch with peanut butter chips and had my 4H club make a batch with the butterscotch chips. They liked both, but preferred the fudge with butterscotch chips and so do I.

  • SJS9
    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
    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
    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
    Dec 22, 2010

    has become a "must have" at christmas time!

  • andypandy
    Dec 14, 2010

    nice easy fudge, good results.

  • tkarinas
    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.