Peanut butter fudge is one of life’s great delectable pleasures. It overwhelms your senses with smooth, sweet, peanut butter-y rich goodness in a way few other treats can. The downside of all this deliciousness is no matter which traditional peanut butter fudge recipe you follow, the main ingredient is sugar, in some form or another – an ingredient which is bad for our bodies on all levels. Have you ever fantasized about living in a world where you could make a positively sumptuous peanut butter fudge without adding literally cups of sugar, marshmallow creme, or sweetened condensed milk? I know I have, and the great news is, we do!
This no sugar added peanut butter fudge makes an absolutely awesome occasional treat for anyone, even diabetics. I say “occasional” because although this fudge has a fraction of the calories of conventional fudge, this is in no way a low-calorie treat. Each square clocks in at around 100 calories, so do your best to enjoy it responsibly.
For this recipe, you’ll need a greased 8×8 square pan.
4 oz. unsweetened chocolate
1 1/4 cups half and half
1 cup reduced sugar peanut butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
2/3 cup (32 packets) Equal
Combine the chocolate and half and half in a heavy, medium sized saucepan. Stir over medium-low heat until the chocolate melts and the mixture is totally smooth. Stir in the peanut butter until it’s thoroughly combined.
Remove the pan from heat and stir in the remaining ingredients. Spread the candy into the prepared pan, and chill it in the refrigerator for about two hours to make sure it sets firmly. Once chilled, cut the fudge into 16 pieces.
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