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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 cut into pieces garnished with walnuts.

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.

Fantasy fudgeStacked on top of each other with walnuts garnished over top and on the black countertop.

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.

Fantasy fudge cut into 1 inch pieces garnished with walnuts over top sitting on a black countertop

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.

Looking for more delicious fudge recipes? Here you go!

 

Fantasy fudgeWith the long strip next to it has cut up 1 inch pieces of fudge with walnuts chopped over top and a black countertop.

 

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Best Ever Fantasy Fudge

5 from 7 votes
By: Alyssa Rivers
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!
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 12 pieces

Ingredients 

Instructions 

  • Line a 9 inch pan with parchment paper or aluminum foil.
  • 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.

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Nutrition

Calories: 380kcalCarbohydrates: 53gProtein: 3gFat: 19gSaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 35mgSodium: 117mgPotassium: 89mgFiber: 1gSugar: 52gVitamin A: 389IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 50mgIron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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28 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    I was so thankful I came across this recipe. It was a breeze to make and it came out spectacular. My house smells so amazing.

  2. 5 stars
    This recipe and the fudge is PERFECT. It was a big hit at our home and lasted only 2 days. Creamy and melts in your mouth!!

  3. 5 stars
    This was really a great recipe. I have been making microwave quick methods for years and decided to try this instead. Hello childhood! This took me back to my grandma’s fudge. I know she never used marshmallow creme, but the texture and flavor was so similar. It makes a nice amount and I actually split it into 3…a larger plain one, a small one with pecans, and a small one with peanut butter sloppily swirled in with a knife at the end. All of them were so tasty. This is going to be my go to from now on.

  4. I used your peanut butter fudge recipe and this fantasy fudge recipe yesterday. When I was a child, my grandmother would make both at Christmas and layer in the same pan. I did that and took some to my mother who unknown to me had asked my sister if anyone had the recipe for her mother’s peanut butter fudge. She took one bite and said “it tastes just the same!”