If you’re looking for an easy item to add to your New Year’s Eve snack table, this might be just right.   Make it early in the day to allow for a 3-4 hour chilling period.  Or make it days ahead of time and store at room temperature in a closed container.  It’s my favorite peanut butter fudge because the peanut butter flavor really comes through.

QUICK AND EASY PEANUT BUTTER FUDGE

  • Servings: Depends on size of squares
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  • 2 cups peanut butter chips
  • 14 oz. can Eagle Brand condensed milk
  • Dash of salt
  • 1-½ tsp. vanilla
  • ½ cup creamy peanut butter
  • ½ to 1 cup of salted peanuts

Line two 8 inch plates with foil and butter the foil.

Have the peanut butter and peanuts measured and at hand.

In a large saucepan over low heat, place peanut butter chips, condensed milk and salt.  Stir constantly until chips are melted and mixture is smooth.

Remove from heat and stir in vanilla.  Add peanut butter and stir until smooth.

Pour half of the mixture onto a prepared plate.  Mix ½ cup peanuts into the remaining fudge and pour onto the other prepared plate.

Cover with foil and refrigerate for 3-4 hours until the top of the fudge feels solid to the touch.

Remove foil and cut into squares.

Of course, you could make the entire mixture with peanuts by using the full one cup or eliminate the peanuts entirely for a creamy plain peanut butter fudge.

Once fudge is set, it can be kept at room temperature in a covered container.