Easy Peanut Butter Fudge with Saltines!

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Serves: Depends who eats it!
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Cooking Method: Stove Top


2 c sugar
2 Tbsp butter
1/2 c milk
1 c peanut butter
1 sleeve saltines, crushed
note: a sleeve is equal to 30 crackers or 4 ounces
1 tsp vanilla extract

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Dana Ramsey Recipe
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Member Since Nov 2010
Dana's notes for this recipe:
Yep saltines. I was a little skeptical at first when I found this recipe but I gave it a try and it was so easy and very tasty. It doesn't have the consistency of fudge made with marshmallow but it is still good. Hope you give it a try.
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Place the sugar, butter and milk in a saucepan and heat on medium until it starts to boil. Stir occassionally. Once it starts to boil, boil for 1 minute only and remove from heat. Be very careful as the liquid will be extremely hot. If it is lukewarm you didn't bring it to a boil.
Stir in peanut butter, saltines and vanilla. Mix well. Pour into a greased 8 x 8 pan and chill. Cut into bite size pieces.
Note: To crush the saltines just stick them in a plastic storage bag and roll a rolling pin over them. The key word here is crushed. You want them fine not in junks.

Additional Note: you can add choc. chips during the second stage also. Others have tried this recipe using different butters as in almond butter and nutella. Have fun with it. It is a very versatile recipe.

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user Susan Feliciano frenchtutor - Apr 18, 2011
This sounds unusual - and something I'd like to try, also! I love Ritz crackers, I wonder what it would be like with them? I never buy plain saltines, so I may try them with Ritz just to experiment. Great recipe!
user Dana Ramsey DRamsey - Apr 18, 2011
Susan let me know how it turns out with the Ritz. I think it would be better. I don't buy saltines either and shared this recipe and the rest of my crackers with family. So don't forget to let me know how you make out.
user Bea L. BeachChic - Apr 18, 2011
I'll try this sometime. We buy Zesta Wheat Saltine Crackers. They are wonderful! They taste just like regular saltines but are healthier. Thanks for posting such a cool recipe!
user Dana Ramsey DRamsey - Apr 18, 2011
Thanks Bea. Susan was going to try it with Ritz crackers. I bet you probably could use any type :)

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