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Crispy Peanut Butterscotch Fudge Squares

From NESTLE

Makes 80 squares

These wonderful Crispy Peanut Butterscotch Fudge Squares will be adored by serious dessert lovers…perfect for entertaining or family snacks.

 

INGREDIENTS

Nonstick cooking spray

4 1/2 teaspoons light margarine

4 cups miniature marshmallows, divided

1 cup creamy peanut butter, divided

3 cups crisp rice cereal

2 tablespoons light margarine

2/3 cup (5 fluid-ounce can) NESTLE CARNATION Evaporated Fat Free Milk

1 1/2 cups granulated sugar

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 cup NESTLE TOLL HOUSE Butterscotch Flavored Morsels

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/4 cup cocktail peanuts, chopped

 

DIRECTIONS

1.Coat 13 x 9-inch baking pan and rubber spatula with nonstick cooking spray.

2.Melt 4 1/2 teaspoons margarine over low heat in medium, heavy-duty saucepan. Add 2 cups marshmallows and 1/4 cup peanut butter; stir until melted. Remove from heat. Add cereal; stir until coated. Press onto bottom of prepared baking using prepared rubber spatula.

3.Combine 2 tablespoons margarine, evaporated milk, sugar, and salt in medium, heavy-duty saucepan. Bring to a full rolling boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Boil, stirring constantly, for 4 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat.

4.Add remaining 2 cups marshmallows, morsels, remaining 3/4 cup peanut butter, and vanilla extract; stir vigorously for 1 minute or until marshmallows and morsels are completely melted. Pour over crust. Sprinkle nuts over fudge; press in slightly. Refrigerate until set. Cut into squares.

 

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