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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.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    81 pieces


  • 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


  • 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.
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.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 43 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 1mg cholesterol, 33mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.

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  • MissCarol44
    Feb 8, 2013

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

  • kitzer
    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'??

  • supatina
    Dec 21, 2011

    Question/ this makes 81 servings what size are the pieces? made in an 8? pan. the picture shows large pieces.mbck4w

  • montana20
    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.

  • rtamulonis
    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.

  • rtamulonis
    May 31, 2010

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

  • olepest
    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.

  • kimmie5978
    Dec 4, 2009

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