Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

This is an easy, cheap alternative to fudge. Much less effort! My mother passed down this recipe, which she learned in her home economics class.


  1. Crush saltines in plastic bag.
  2. Bring milk and sugar to a boil over medium-high heat. Boil exactly 3 minutes. Remove from heat.
  3. Stir in peanut butter and vanilla.
  4. Add crackers and mix well.
  5. Cool until thick enough to be spooned onto wax paper.
  6. Spoon silver-dollar sized onto was paper.
  7. Cool, remove from paper, and store in an airtight container.
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I actually messed this up, but discovered that it's still a wonderful treat nonetheless! I was trying to do too many things at once while I was waiting for the sugar mixture to boil, and I missed the start of the boil (I know, I know, the most important part of a silly-simple recipe and I screw it up :oops: ) Since I had no clue how long it had been boiling for when I caught it, I (for some unknown reason, lol) thought that it must need to be at soft ball stage. I dug up my candy thermometer and watched it until it reached that stage, and then mixed in the crushed crackers. As soon as I added the crackers, everything turned into this sweet peanut-buttery crumble that is totally wonderful on top of ice cream. It's probably great on top of cupcakes or muffins as well, I'm guessing. I know that it isn't the intended outcome of the recipe, but I loved the mistake so much that I was perfectly happy to use it as-is and let you know how good it was. I will try to make it correctly at some point, but for now, I have way too many sweets in the house, so I'm sticking with my new ice cream topping, lol. Thanks for posting! Made for PAC Spring 2013

Muffin Goddess April 03, 2013