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RECIPE: My Fantasy Fudge

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A million years ago (when my mom was young) Kraft had an awesome Fantasy Fudge recipe on the back of their Jet-Puffed Marshmallow Crème jars that my mother swore by. 

They have since changed the recipe and I have changed it just a hair more. 

I make it for Christmas every year and always get told how smooth and creamy it is.  So, this year I decided to share my recipe with you!

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Because, let’s be honest, there’s nothing better than a soft bite of fudge melting in your mouth.

But whether or not you love fudge or “just like” it, you’re probably going to love this recipe. I mean, it’s so creamy and has none of the dryness that I’ve come to expect from store-bought fudge.

And that’s just not ok. Crumbly fudge can just go jump off a cliff. I want creamy, soft, melt-in-your-mouth fudge.

This is the recipe for that!

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How to Make My Fantasy Fudge

Prep your pan by putting one spot of butter on the bottom, then adding some aluminum foil going each direction.  If you’re curious, the one spot of butter keeps the foil from sliding around when you’re moving it, pouring the fudge in, whatever.

Also, be sure the sides of the foil are long enough to use as handles.  This makes getting the fudge out of the pan MUCH easier!  Then, just grease the foil with margarine, so that it’ll pull away from the fudge really easy.

Ok. So, when the pan is ready, set it aside and let’s start making this traditional fudge.

Just add butter, sugar and milk to a sauce pan and cook over medium heat, stirring until you bring it to a boil.

You have to stir constantly–but it won’t take long and your arm isn’t going to fall off, I promise. Pop your candy thermometer in your sugar mixture and boil until it reaches 234 degrees (about the soft ball stage–meaning the sugar mixture forms a soft ball when you drop some in a cup of cold water) then remove from heat.

Keep stirring and add in your chocolate until melted, then add your vanilla extract, marshmallow cream and any other ingredients. You could always customize your fudge with peanut butter chips or nuts at this time.

Then you just pour the fudge into your prepared pan and cool at room temperature for a couple hours.

Cut into squares and store in air tight container and you’re ready to enjoy!

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Vegetable Side: Bacon Broccoli Salad

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Refreshing Drink: Chocolate Covered Strawberries Mocktail

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Does this easy fudge recipe make good holiday gifts? 

All types of fudge make great gifts for Valentine’s Day, the Christmas season, or any time of the year. The hardest part about gifting creamy fudge is not eating it before you gift it! I like to cut small pieces of the prepared fudge and add it to a cute box, lined with parchment paper. I also wrap it in plastic wrap as well – or wax paper so that it doesn’t stick. 

This way, they can enjoy a sweet treat during the holiday season or special occasion! Fudge is a great gift because it’s made with simple ingredients and perfect for taste buds to enjoy. And the best part? You’re giving them the perfect fudge that they can savor and enjoy. Food gifts are some of my favorite things to share with others because who doesn’t love getting a classic dessert that is ready to eat? 

I think that this classic recipe is a great gift idea. For the best results, just follow the simple tips on the recipe card below. You’ll have yummy small squares and a new recipe to share with all your family and friends. I can’t wait to hear how you share this delicious chocolate fudge recipe! (make sure to save a small portion for yourself!) 

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Fantasy Fudge

Yield: 50
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 3 hours 2 seconds
Total Time: 3 hours 20 minutes 2 seconds

I absolutely love this fantasy fudge recipe. It's so simple but you get this amazing fudge in just a few minutes--that's just like mom used to make!


  • 2 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • ¾ cup butter
  • ⅔ cup evaporated milk
  • 1 12oz package of semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 7oz jar marshmallow creme
  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla


  1. Prepare a 9x13 inch baking pan by lining with parchment paper.
  2. In a large saucepan over medium heat, combine the sugar, butter and evaporated milk stirring constantly until mixture begins to boil. 
  3. Once the mixture is at a boil, set the timer for 5 minutes and continue to stir constantly. 
  4. Remove from the heat and stir in the chocolate chips, marshmallow cream and vanilla extract until well combined and smooth. 
  5. Pour into prepared baking pan and let the fudge set for at least 2-3 hours. 
  6. When it is time to slice the fudge, lift the entire block by using the edges of the parchment paper. Cut into small pieces and serve.
  7. Stirring constantly helps prevent the sugars from crystalizing, which will make your fudge grainy. It’s important to stir constantly.
  8. To cut fudge as cleanly as possible, heat a knife in hot water. Dry the knife, slice and wipe the knife before each new slice. 
  9. Fudge should be stored at room temperature, covered and can keep for a few days. 
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 236Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 17mgSodium: 61mgCarbohydrates: 37gFiber: 1gSugar: 34gProtein: 1g

This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix on 3/16/2020

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Monday 16th of October 2017

Kelli, Would you by any chance have a recipe for microwave fudge? I would prefer to make fudge that you do not have to do over the stove. ? Sandy ?? ?

Kelli Miller

Sunday 29th of October 2017

I do not have one on my site, but I have always been happy with anything I make from Skip to My Lou. So, try this one out and let me know how it goes. :-)

Karen Propes

Saturday 29th of December 2012

Love this recipe, sounds so yummy can't wait to try this. I will pick up the supplies tomorrow and try it. I know my family will love it! Thanks for the recipe


Wednesday 5th of December 2012

Oh no! This fudge lover does not need more fudge recipes! Okay just kidding, I *need* to try this one! :)

sue @ Cakeballs, cookies and more

Thursday 1st of December 2011

Yum I love fudge

Shari Brooks

Monday 28th of November 2011

Yay! I can't wait to make this recipe for the holidays! The perfect gift for the teachers. I've been searching high and low for an easy fudge recipe and looks like I might have found it! Thanks. Stop by if you ever have time!

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