Fantasy Fudge


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Marshmallow Fudge tastes delicious, melts in your mouth, and is easy to make! Our tasty Fantasy Fudge is an old-fashioned, never-fail recipe.

A good batch of homemade fudge never fails to make me happy! Our recipe for this classic Fantasy Fudge is perfect for making an easy, creamy, chocolatey candy treat!

Fantasy fudge with marshmallow and nuts

Marshmallow Fudge

I’m a big fan of old fashioned candies. When we’re talking about toffees and caramels, what’s not to love? I love all these classic recipes for sweet treats, but I’m especially in love with fudges. Although I enjoy peanut butter fudge, there’s always a place for some classic chocolate Fantasy Fudge. This classic recipe became popular after it showed up on the back of Kraft Jet-Puffed containers some years ago.

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Old Fashioned Fantasy Fudge with nuts

Traditional fudges are very easy to make and taste delicious with creamy, melt-in-your-mouth flavors. Fantasy Fudge only makes things even easier: no need for any food thermometers for this no-fuss candy recipe! You can get everything cooked and mixed up just on the stovetop in less than half-an-hour- after that, you just need to let things cool before enjoying!

Stack of old fashioned fudge

You’re going to love our recipe for Fantasy Fudge. It’s easy to make, tastes delicious, and it keeps very well- we’re talking weeks if you store it right! Not that it’s going to last that long: it’s creamy, sweet, chocolatey, and crazy delish! Enjoy!

Text on image Fantasy Fudge

Other Tasty Fudge Recipes to Try

  • For another chocolatey treat, we also have a delicious Traditional Chocolate Fudge Recipe. This is another easy way to make some fudge that’s great for the holiday season. Enjoy with or without nuts!
  • We can’t talk about fudge without mentioning our Old Fashioned Peanut Butter Fudge Recipe! Our recipe for this classic candy is oh-so creamy and yummy and packed with plenty of nutty flavor.
  • Eggnog Fudge is a great way to mix things up this holiday season. We’ve got a great mix of white chocolate, nutmeg, and eggnog flavors in this sweet fudge! Great for serving at parties or to guests.

Text on image Fantasy Fudge

Ingredients for Easy Fudge

  • Marshmallow Creme
  • Chocolate Chips – Go with a semi-sweet here.
  • Sugar
  • Margarine
  • Evaporated Milk
  • Chopped Nuts – We went with walnuts for our fudge!
  • Vanilla Extract

Ingredients for Fantasy Fudge

How to prepare our Fantasy Fudge Recipe

We’re going to start our fudge recipe by first making a caramel-like mixture. For that, we’ll start heating up our sugar, margarine, and milk in the bottom of a large pot.

Sugar, margarine and milk in pot

Bring this to a full boil before turning the heat to medium and holding the boil for another 5 minutes. Make sure you stir this as much as you can to prevent burning or scorching!

Fudge mixture in pan

At this point, you can pull the pot from the heat. Add in all the remaining ingredients and mix well to combine. If it seems like something hasn’t melted fully yet, you can carefully put the pot back over low/medium-low heat. Mix constantly until everything has melted.

Chips, nuts and fluff added to pan

Transfer the melted fudge over to a parchment lined baking dish like a 8×8 or 9X9. Allow this to sit at room temperature until cool enough to eat.

Fudge in baking dish

Once cooled, cut your fudge into squares and enjoy! Store leftovers in an airtight container: your fantasy fudge will keep for a couple of weeks at room temperature and up to 4 in the fridge.

Two pieces of chocolate fudge with nuts

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Fantasy Fudge

By: Jen CIncyshopper
Marshmallow Fudge tastes delicious, melts in your mouth, and is easy to make! Our tasty Fantasy Fudge is an old-fashioned, never-fail recipe.
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 8 minutes
Servings: 16


  • 3 cup Sugar
  • 3/4 cup Margarine
  • 2/3 cup Evaporated Milk, 5 1/3 fl. oz can
  • 12 oz pkg Semi-Sweet Chocolate Pieces
  • 2 cup Kraft Marshmallow Creme
  • 1 cup Chopped Nuts
  • 1 tsp Vanilla


  • Combine sugar, margarine and milk in heavy 2 1/2 quart saucepan.
  • Bring to a full rolling boil, stirring constantly.
  • Continue boiling 5 minutes over medium heat, stirring constantly to prevent scorching.
  • Remove from heat; stir in chocolate pieces until melted.
  • Add marshmallow creme, nuts and vanilla; beat until blended.
  • Pour into parchment lined 8x8 or 9x9 pan.
  • Cool at room temperature; cut into squares.
  • Makes approximately 3 lb.


Calories: 505kcal, Carbohydrates: 65g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 27g, Saturated Fat: 8g, Cholesterol: 4mg, Sodium: 114mg, Potassium: 223mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 56g, Vitamin A: 417IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 59mg, Iron: 2mg
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Long pin collage with text Fantasy Fudge THE OLD Fashioned Recipe

Long pin collage with text Fantasy Fudge THE OLD Fashioned Recipe

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    1. Hi Donelda! The original recipe used margarine but many use butter now instead. Let me know if you give it a try. I hope you enjoy it.

      1. I used butter and my fudge separated as i added the chocolate, marshmallow creme and nuts. Why??? Like an oily/watery substance came to the top. Yuk.

    1. Hi Irene! I have never made Fantasy Fudge in the microwave. I will be adding our favorite chocolate microwave fudge next week. Sorry I could not help with making this specific recipe in the microwave.