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Peanut Butter Soda Cracker Fudge

This old-fashioned Peanut Butter Soda Cracker Fudge is easy to make and will be a deliciously unique addition to your holiday baking.
Prep Time40 mins
Cook Time4 mins
Total Time44 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 49 squares
Calories: 84kcal


  • 2 cups sugar
  • cup evaporated milk
  • 30 saltine crackers finely crushed (1 cup)
  • cup creamy or chunky peanut butter (I used creamy)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • cup finely chopped peanuts


  • Coat an 8- x 8-inch square baking dish with non-stick cooking spray and set aside.
  • Coat the sides of a heavy medium saucepan with non-stick cooking spray. Add the sugar and evaporated milk and cook, stirring, over MEDIUM-HIGH until mixture boils. Boil for 1 minute. Remove from heat. Add crackers, peanut butter, and vanilla, stirring until peanut butter is melted. Let stand, without stirring, for 30 minutes.
  • Using a wooden spoon, beat vigorously until fudge becomes very thick and just starts to lose its gloss (about 4 to 5 minutes). Immediately spread fudge into prepared pan.
  • Melt chocolate chips in a double boiler or a small, heavy saucepan over MEDIUM-LOW heat, stirring often. Pour over fudge and spread out evenly with an offset spatula. Sprinkle with chopped peanuts.
  • Allow fudge to sit until chocolate has set and fudge is firm. Cut into 1-inch squares. Store in an airtight container.


Saltines need to be finely crushed which is easy to accomplish by pulsing in a food processor. Alternately, place them in a zippered plastic storage bag and use a rolling pin to roll over them.


Serving: 1piece | Calories: 84kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 18mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g