Fantasy Fudge

Fantasy Fudge

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Every family often cherishes a unique recipe handed down across generations, each time getting a little better. In my family, that recipe is Fantasy Fudge. My grandmother would tell me about learning this fudge recipe from a neighbor on her travels. This neighbor claimed her version came directly from the label of a famous marshmallow cream brand. Over time, my grandmother enhanced it with her personal touch, making it even more delightful.

The holiday season in our house meant the enticing scent of Fantasy Fudge wafting through the air. We all eagerly anticipated this treat and it became our tradition to make it together. Growing up and exploring the world, I discovered the uniqueness of our fudge wasn’t confined to our family. Many others had their versions and cherished stories linked to it. It’s fascinating to see how a simple recipe can connect people and forge enduring memories.


Fantasy fudge

How to Make Fantasy Fudge:

Making these Fudge is a simple process that requires a few basic ingredients. The key is to follow the steps carefully to achieve that perfect consistency and flavor.


  • 3 cups white sugar
  • 3/4 cup margarine
  • 2/3 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 bag (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 jar (7 ounces) marshmallow cream
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Step by Step Directions:

  1. Prepare a 9×13-inch pan by lightly greasing it.
  2. In a sizeable saucepan, mix together the sugar, margarine, and evaporated milk. Warm this mixture over a medium flame, stirring until the sugar is fully dissolved.
  3. When the mixture begins to boil robustly, maintain cooking for an additional 5 minutes, making sure to stir continuously.
  4. After removing the saucepan from the heat, add the chocolate chips, stirring them in until they melt completely.
  5. Incorporate the marshmallow cream into the mixture, ensuring it’s evenly blended.
  6. Lastly, fold in the chopped walnuts and vanilla extract.
  7. Pour the fudge mixture into the greased pan, smoothing it out to an even layer. Leave the fudge to set by cooling at room temperature for at least one hour before slicing it into squares.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can You Make Fantasy Fudge In the Microwave?

Yes, you can make Fantasy Fudge in the microwave. Just follow the specific instructions for microwave cooking, remembering to stir occasionally and use dishes that are safe for microwave use.

How Should You Store Fantasy Fudge?

Keep Fantasy Fudge in an airtight container at room temperature. For longer storage, place wax paper between the layers to prevent them from sticking together.

Is It Possible to Freeze Fantasy Fudge?

Yes, you can freeze Fantasy Fudge for up to three months. Wrap it well in wax paper and aluminum foil, then place it in a container suitable for freezing.

What Can You Use as a Substitute for Walnuts in Fantasy Fudge?

If walnuts aren’t your preference or if you’re allergic, try substituting them with other nuts like pecans or almonds. You can also opt to omit them entirely.

Can You Use Dark Chocolate Chips Instead of Semisweet?

Using dark chocolate chips is fine if you prefer a richer flavor. Keep in mind that this might change the sweetness, so you might need to adjust the sugar content.

How Do You Cut Fantasy Fudge into Perfect Squares?

To get perfect squares, wait until the fudge has completely cooled. Use a sharp knife for even cuts, and clean the knife after each slice for neater edges.

Why Is My Fantasy Fudge Too Soft?

If your fudge turns out too soft, it might not have cooked to the correct temperature or for the right amount of time. Follow the recipe closely and consider using a candy thermometer for accuracy.

Can You Use Marshmallows Instead of Marshmallow Cream?

Marshmallow cream is preferred, but marshmallows can be a substitute. Melt them along with the chocolate chips for a similar consistency.

Is Fantasy Fudge Gluten-Free?

Most of the ingredients in Fantasy Fudge are gluten-free. However, it’s important to check the labels of each ingredient to make sure they are free from gluten and were not processed in facilities that handle gluten products

Fantasy Fudge

Fantasy Fudge

Fantasy Fudge: The classic treat with a rich blend of chocolate, marshmallow, and walnuts. Perfect for holidays and gatherings!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Let Cool 1 hour
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 3 pounds


  • 3 cups white sugar
  • 3/4 cup margarine
  • 2/3 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 bag 12 ounces semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 jar 7 ounces marshmallow cream
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Start by greasing a 9x13-inch pan.
  • In a large saucepan, combine sugar, margarine, and evaporated milk. Heat over medium, stirring until the sugar dissolves.
  • Once the mixture reaches a full boil, continue cooking for 5 minutes, stirring constantly.
  • Remove from heat and stir in the chocolate chips until they're fully melted.
  • Add in the marshmallow cream and mix until well incorporated.
  • Finally, stir in the walnuts and vanilla extract.
  • Transfer the mixture to the prepared pan, spreading it evenly. Allow it to cool for at least an hour before cutting into squares.
Keyword christmas, Fudge

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