Easy Peanut Butter Fudge with Saltines!

Dana Ramsey Recipe

By Dana Ramsey DRamsey

Depends who eats it!
10 Min
Stove Top

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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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
Salty, sweet and oh-so-good! A terrific addition to any bake sale or holiday spread...


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

Directions Step-By-Step

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.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Candies
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American
Collection: Member's Choice
Hashtag: #peanut

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Stephanie Dodd skeen
Dec 20, 2014
Just made my favorite fudge! Love love love it!!!
Leslie Caputo lesemer
Dec 19, 2014
I don't normally like fudge at all but when my coworker brought this in, I felt obligated to take a small piece. OMG! Not overly sweet and I must have eaten a half dozen pieces! This is an absolute keeper! YUM!
Mary Gonzalez margoz
May 29, 2014
I made these for the holidays (among other desserts) and people keep asking me what that was. Now 6 months later I remembered which one it was!! I will be sharing this recipe with friends and family
Mary Gonzalez margoz
May 29, 2014
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!
Amy Borne Amyelaine
May 28, 2014
How long does it take to set? I just made this and I let it hard boil for 1 min and after I mixed the peanut butter, crackers and vanilla it was runny.