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Butterscotch Peanut Fudge

2 1/2 pounds
5 Min

In our vocabularies, fudge equates with yum, yum, Y-U-M-M-Y! This Butterscotch Peanut Fudge will have you in love at first bite, so get ready for this mind-blowing flavor!

What You'll Need

  • 1 (11-ounce) package butterscotch chips
  • 1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 1/2 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 2/3 cup chunky peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chopped dry-roasted peanuts

What to Do

  1. Cook first 3 ingredients in a small heavy saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly, 5 to 6 minutes or until smooth; remove from heat.
  2. Stir in peanut butter, vanilla, and salt until blended; stir in peanuts. Pour into a buttered 9-inch square pan. Chill until firm; cut into squares. Store in refrigerator.


If desired, microwave first 3 ingredients in a 2-quart microwave-safe bowl at HIGH setting 2 to 3 minutes or until melted, stirring twice.

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