Fantasy Fudge

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Fantasy Fudge is a creamy, melt-in-your-mouth chocolate fudge recipe with marshmallow creme, and crunchy walnuts throughout.

We love making homemade Candy Recipes around the holidays. Especially if those recipes are for rich fudge like this Fantasy Fudge, Easy Chocolate Fudge, or Peanut Butter Fudge.

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FANTASY FUDGE

This Fantasy Fudge is based off of the Original Fantasy Fudge recipe that used to be found on the packaging for marshmallow creme. This Fantasy Fudge recipe comes out just as creamy, sweet, and rich as the original recipe. You won’t be able to get enough!

Fudge is the perfect dessert to make for the holidays. Put the pieces out on a tray at your next holiday party and watch how fast they get devoured. You could also enjoy a few pieces with a cup of Hot Chocolate on a quiet evening with your family. Fudge is great for freezing so you can thaw a handful of pieces at a time and enjoy this recipe throughout the whole holiday season.

FANTASY FUDGE AS A GIFT

Fudge is always great for gift-giving. You can make a few packages of Original Fantasy Fudge to give to friends, neighbors, family, or your kids’ teachers.

Package your fudge in a decorative box or cookie tin. Line the bottom of the container with parchment paper or festive tissue paper. Put in a layer of fudge. Add parchment paper or tissue paper over the top and add another layer. Make as many layers as fit, with paper in between each, so they don’t stick to each other.

If you want to send fudge in the mail put your container in a shipping box around the same size. Add in a frozen gel pack to keep the fudge cool in transit. You can wrap the gel pack in plastic to make sure it doesn’t leak. It’s best to use express shipping, and let the person you’re sending it to know to expect food in the mail.

HOW TO MAKE EASY FANTASY FUDGE

Fudge is surprisingly easy to make delicious, soft, and creamy. This recipe is especially great for making rich and tender fudge. Just follow these step-by-step tips to make sure the recipe comes out perfect every time.

  • Line your pan with tin foil and spray that with non-stick cooking spray to make sure the fudge comes our of the pan easily.
  • Put a saucepan over medium-high heat, and add the sugar butter and evaporated milk.
  • Stir the mixture constantly to make sure the bottom doesn’t get burned.
  • Bring the mixture to a full boil. The hardest part of making fudge is getting it to the right temperature. Using a candy thermometer makes this easy. When the candy thermometer reads 234 degrees cook for 7-8 minutes.
  • Turn off the heat and add in the chocolate chips and marshmallow cream. They’ll melt into the mixture and become smooth as you stir.
  • Add in the vanilla and walnuts.
  • Once they’re stirred in spread the mixture into your prepared pan.
  • Let it set in the fridge for the full 4 hours before enjoying.

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VARIATIONS ON FANTASY FUDGE

  • Chocolate chips: Instead of using semisweet chocolate chips you could try using dark chocolate, milk chocolate, white chocolate or even peanut butter chips in this recipe.
  • Nuts: You could exchange the walnuts for chopped pecans, almonds, or peanuts. Another option is using a combination of mixed nuts. 
  • Add-ins: There are lots of ingredients you can try adding into Fantasy fudge to experiment with the recipe. Try adding in some peppermint, or mint extract in place of the vanilla extract. You could also add mix-ins like toffee, mini M&Ms, and marshmallows.

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HOW TO STORE FANTASY FUDGE

  • Serve: Once the fudge has set in the fridge you can store it at room temperature for up to a week. Keep it in an airtight container in a relatively cool place so it doesn’t get too soft.
  • Store: Fudge stays good in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. Keep the pieces in an airtight container separated by parchment paper.
  • Freeze: If you want to make this recipe in advance, store it in the freezer for up to 6 months. For best results wrap each piece of fudge in wax paper, then plastic wrap. Once they’re all wrapped seal them in an airtight container. Thaw the fudge in the fridge before serving the recipe.

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Fantasy Fudge

  • Yield: 24 Pieces
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 4 hours 15 minutes
  • Course: Dessert
  • Cuisine: American
  • Author: Sabrina Snyder

Fantasy Fudge is a creamy, melt-in-your-mouth chocolate fudge holiday dessert (for easy gifts too!) with marshmallow creme, and crunchy walnuts throughout.

Ingredients

Instructions

Note: click on times in the instructions to start a kitchen timer while cooking.

  1. Line an 8x8 pan with foil and spray with vegetable oil spray.
  2. To a large pot add the sugar, butter and evaporated milk on medium-high heat.
  3. Bring to a boil, stir constantly, and cook for 7-8 minutes when it reaches 234 degrees.

  4. Turn off the heat and stir in the chocolate chips and marshmallow creme.
  5. Add in the vanilla and walnuts and mix.
  6. Spread into baking pan gently.
  7. Refrigerate for 4 hours before slicing.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 24 Pieces, Amount per serving: 298 calories, Calories: 298g, Carbohydrates: 41g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 15g, Saturated Fat: 7g, Cholesterol: 18mg, Sodium: 17mg, Potassium: 125mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 36g, Vitamin A: 201g, Vitamin C: 1g, Calcium: 34g, Iron: 1g

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  1. Do you mean cook 7-8 minutes or UNTIL the candy thermometer reads 234 degrees, or cook 7-8 minutes AFTER the candy thermometer reads 234 degrees?