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Phoenix Recipes

November 6, 2007

Loretta Lynn's Best Peanut Butter Fudge

Loretta Lynn's Best Peanut Butter Fudge

3 cups sugar

1 teaspoon cocoa

Three-fourths cup water

1 stick butter

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 cup smooth peanut butter

In a large bowl mix the sugar and cocoa well.

In a saucepan bring the water to a boil over high heat.

Reduce the heat to medium and add the cocoa mixture.

Cook to soft ball stage or about 10 minutes.

Reduce the heat to low and add the butter and vanilla.

Stir until the butter melts.

Remove the pan from the heat and quickly add the peanut butter.

Stir just until blended.

Pour immediately into a greased 9 x 9 x 2-inch baking pan.

Score 1-inch squares while warm.

Let cool about 20 minutes and cut when firm.

Nutritional analysis per square:196 calories, 3 grams protein, 27 grams carbohydrate, 1 grams fiber, 9.5 grams fat, 11 milligrams cholesterol, 91 milligrams sodium.

Makes 24 squares.

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