Best Ever Fantasy Fudge

Fantasy Fudge is the creamiest, dreamiest most delicious classic fudge recipe. The fudge just melts in your mouth and is so easy to make with no thermometer required!

I love fudge this time of year. Be sure to also try some of our other favorites on the blog Reese’s Fudge, Caramel Cashew Chocolate Fudge, or even this German Chocolate Fudge!

Fantasy Fudge

 We had a great Thanksgiving weekend. I am one of those people who refuse to even think about Christmas until Thanksgiving is actually over. We enjoyed a great meal with family and friends and then when Friday hit, it was time to Christmas #allthethings. We started jamming out to the Christmas music and put the tree up. I changed all of my scents from pumpkin spice to cinnamon and pine. We are officially ready for Christmas to come. I absolutely love this time of year! Bring on the baking and the fudge making!

I needed a good base fudge recipe. So I did a lot of research and found the perfect one. This fantasy fudge is the easiest to make. It doesn’t require a thermometer and it is literally the creamiest and best fudge I have ever had!

How do you make fantasy fudge?

  • Line a 9 inch pan with parchment paper or aluminum foil and spray with cooking spray. This makes it easy to remove and cut into squares.
  • Mix sugar, butter, and evaporated milk in a large sauce pan over medium heat stirring to dissolve sugar. Bring the mixture to a full boil stirring constantly for 4 minutes or until candy thermometer reaches 234 degrees.
  • Remove from the heat and stir in chocolate chips until melted. Add marshmallow creme, walnuts and vanilla. Spread into prepared pan and let cool.

Why is it called fantasy fudge?

It is a classic recipe that originated from the back of a marshmallow creme jar. This recipe has been made for decades and is referred to as fantasy fudge.

How long will fantasy fudge keep?

There really is no set shelf life for fudge. Just make sure to store it in an airtight container at room temperature and it should last for about one to two weeks. If you refrigerate it, it can extend its shelf life to two to three weeks.

Do I need a thermometer for this fudge?

You can make this fudge without a thermometer. You bring the mixture to a full rolling boil stirring constantly for four minutes. However you can use a thermometer if you would like and cook it until it reaches 234 degrees.

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Best Ever Fantasy Fudge

5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Author Alyssa Rivers
Servings 12 pieces

Fantasy Fudge is the creamiest, dreamiest most delicious classic fudge recipe.  The fudge just melts in your mouth and is so easy to make with no thermometer required!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American

Ingredients

  • 3 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 2/3 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 (12 ouncpackage semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 (7 ouncjar marshmallow creme
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions

  1. Line a 9 inch pan with parchment paper or aluminum foil.
  2. Mix sugar, butter, and evaporated milk in a large sauce pan over medium heat stirring to dissolve sugar. Bring the mixture to a full boil stirring constantly for 4 minutes or until candy thermometer reaches 234 degrees.
  3. Remove from the heat and stir in chocolate chips until melted. Add marshmallow creme, walnuts and vanilla. Spread into prepared pan and let cool.
Nutrition Facts
Best Ever Fantasy Fudge
Amount Per Serving
Calories 380 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 9g45%
Cholesterol 35mg12%
Sodium 117mg5%
Potassium 89mg3%
Carbohydrates 53g18%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 52g58%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 389IU8%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 50mg5%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

 

 

 

Alyssa Rivers

I am Alyssa and the blogger behind The Recipe Critic. I started my blog in June of 2012 as a place to share my passion for cooking. I love trying new things and testing them out with my family.

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  1. How big is the jar of marshmellow cream.
    ? Is it the shorter one or taller one. I definately will make this for my son-in-law for Christmas. Thanks for sharing

  2. 5 stars
    Hi Alyssa, I have been using this recipe for years. I would like to add if you are above sea level it needs to be at the full rolling boil for more then 4 minutes. I live just above 3000 ft and to get it to 234 I have to boil for 8 minutes. This recipe also works great with other add-ins, like some mint extract, peanut butter chips, toffee pieces. I love this recipe and make it every year. It is very easy and forgiving.

  3. 5 stars
    I just copied the fudge recipe. I believe this used to be on the marshmallow creme. My mother made this fudge every Christmas . perhaps not this one but one very similar. It was very good also like a never fail candy recipe

    1. We knew it as million dollar fudge in the 60’s. Before that, the fudge did not use marshmallow cream, and was not anything like this. We kids thought it was the most amazing thing! Still drop.

  4. 5 stars
    Live this recipe – but I make this fudge in the microwave in 11 1/2 minutes. It’s on the Marshmallow cream jar. Love it! Love it! and with no scorching or burnt fingers.

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