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The Original Fantasy Fudge Recipe

The Original Fantasy Fudge

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"This recipe used to be found on the back of a well known brand of marshmallow cream. Many were surprised when it was changed. This is the original! You may find that most packages of chocolate chips are 10 ounces now; 12 ounces of chocolate chips is roughly 2 cups."

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Original recipe makes 3 pounds Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    1 hr 20 mins


  1. Grease a 9x13-inch pan.
  2. Mix sugar, margarine, and evaporated milk in a large, heavy saucepan over medium heat, stirring to dissolve sugar. Bring mixture to a full boil for 5 minutes, stirring constantly.
  3. Remove from heat and stir in chocolate chips until melted and thoroughly combined. Beat in marshmallow creme, walnuts, and vanilla extract. Transfer fudge to the prepared pan and let cool before cutting into squares.
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  • Cook's Note:
  • To make in microwave, melt margarine in a 4-quart microwave-safe dish and mix sugar and milk into the margarine. Microwave mixture until it begins to boil, about 5 minutes on high, and stir after 3 minutes. Scrape bowl and continue to boil on high for 5 1/2 more minutes. Remove from microwave and stir in chocolate chips until melted, then stir in marshmallow creme, walnuts, and vanilla extract. Pour into prepared baking pan.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Sep 10, 2012

This is the only recipe that my family has ever used, and it's the only one I use and will continue to use...This makes the creamiest, most delicious fudge that you will ever eat, and it's simple to make too! Sometimes I will use white choco. chips and add nuts, cherries, etc.... or white chips w/ maple flavoring and walnuts. I have done so many different flavor combinations w/ this recipe, and it always turns out fantastic~YUM! :) NOTE: If you happen to have a candy thermometer handy, you will want to bring the mixture to 234 degrees, then continue w/ the recipe. I find that I have better luck using a thermometer than just timing it.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 21, 2014

The original recipe says to boil the sugar mixture until the temperature reaches 234°F on a candy thermometer. I've made this every year for the last 15 years or so. Trust me, 5 minutes of boiling WILL NOT bring the mixture to 234°. It takes at least twice that long, maybe longer.

Nov 29, 2012

I used butter instead of margerine, chopped pecans instead of walnuts and pure vanilla extract. We LOVE this fudge. Out of the whole pan that I sliced, only four pieces remain. Very simple fudge recipe with excellent results--it really tastes like something you'd buy from a specialty shop!

Apr 18, 2013

I have made this recipe for decades now and it's just as good now as it was then! This is THE best fudge recipe. Use butter for sure, it lends so much better flavor than margarine. I have never used marshmallow creme though, just a bag of good old miniature marshmallows, 10 ounces is fine or the bigger bag of 16 ounces is okay too. They melt in just fine along with the chocolate chips. That way, you can just keep marshmallows and chocolate chips on hand, they're good for many other things, and then you're ready to make this on the spur of the moment. If you want, you can stir the miniature marshmallows in not quite completely in, and you have a rocky-road fudge. Also, I toast 2 cups or more of walnut or pecan halves in the oven (about 350 degrees, maybe 10 minutes?) till they are fragrant and slightly colored. The toasted nuts taste fantastic in this fudge, and there's no need to chop them at all!

Dec 01, 2013

This is the BEST without a doubt. Have made this particular recipe many times. To Chris who had fudge that didn't set up. If you want to try this again, buy a candy thermometer and cook until it's 234 degrees, then remove from the stove and add, marshmallow, choc. chips, and vanilla. If it gets not hot enough it will be mushy. TOO hot and it will crystalize. To have directions that read EX number of minutes on the stove just doesn't quite do it. Some people have electric stoves, others gas burners. Best to use a thermometer and not run the risk of wasting all your ingredients. I, myself, learned this the hard way.

Dec 13, 2013

I have read where a reviewer says this is not the original recipe - then they give a link to the "original" they think it is... but sorry that link takes to me what is similar to what is NOW on the fluff jar using the baking chocolate. The recipe here sounds much more like I remember from my umpteen years of this recipe. Thanks so much for posting this recipe! I was so sad when they changed it! It just isn't the same!

Dec 14, 2013

I've been making this for 30+ years, and I've never had it not set up. I've done both the microwave and the stove top versions. I made some today on the stove top. I used a large pot, more like a dutch oven than a saucepan. Always get it to a full, rolling boil before starting your timer (a rolling boil being one that boils vigorously even when you're stirring). Give it the full five minutes. I've never used a thermometer. I like to pour it into two 9 inch pie pans when I'm giving it away as gifts.

Nov 19, 2012

I have used this recipe for years and it's amazing! My friends and family always ask for it around the holidays. It's really easy to make and it's funny because people have actually paid me to make this for them, even though it's the recipe that's on the jar of the marshmallow cream. They think this is a secret recipe that I have! I've used all different kinds of chocolate chips and it's always perfect! Peanut butter and milk chocolate is my favorite. I've added Mint flavoring to make mint chocolate fudge...delicious!


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  • Calories
  • 58 kcal
  • 3%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 8.6 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • < 1 mg
  • < 1%
  • Fat
  • 2.8 g
  • 4%
  • Fiber
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 0.4 g
  • < 1%
  • Sodium
  • 17 mg
  • < 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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