Melt in your mouth Fantasy Fudge is the perfect sweet treat for the holidays! Rich chocolate and chopped walnuts pair perfectly. You won’t be able to stop with one piece of this easy chocolate fudge!
Fantasy fudge is the perfect treat for those who love chocolate and love marshmallows. It’s like a fluffy version of fudge and is perfectly sweet and creamy. This marshmallow fluff fudge is always a hit around the holidays, but it’s so tasty that I’d make it just for fun too!
Fudge is one of those treats that you can never have enough recipes for. There’s so many delicious variations of fudge to create!
Red velvet fudge is perfect for Valentine’s Day and chocolate fudge is a classic that no one can pass up. You’re going to love adding this fantasy fudge recipe to your list of tasty treats to make for the holidays.
Why You’ll Love Fantasy Fudge
- This easy fudge recipe only takes 15 minutes to complete! You’ll have some delicious sweets in no time.
- You can bring this fudge treat to a cookie swap, potluck, or give it out as a gift. I don’t anyone would turn down a treat as sweet as this one!
- This recipe only requires mainly pantry staples that you likely already have. Just go run and grab a jar of marshmallow fluff if you don’t have any!
Ingredients for this Fantasy Fudge Recipe
- Granulated sugar – You’ll need quite a bit of sugar for this recipe, so be sure you have plenty before beginning.
- Semi-sweet morsels – These tend to produce the best chocolate fudge flavor, but you can use milk chocolate or dark chocolate if you prefer.
- Butter – Salted or unsalted butter with both work fine!
- Evaporated milk – You’ll need one 12 oz can of evaporated milk for this recipe, but you won’t use all of it.
- Chopped walnuts – You can omit these if you prefer, or swap them for something like chopped pecans or peanuts.
- Vanilla extract – A little splash of vanilla extract adds the perfect flavor to this easy fantasy fudge.
- Marshmallow fluff – I recommend buying the name brand marshmallow fluff. The store-brand is ok, but the name brand really does just taste better!
How To Make Fantasy Fudge
Line a 9”x9” pan with parchment paper and set aside.
Add sugar, butter, and evaporated milk to a medium size saucepan. Heat the mixture over medium-low heat until boiling.
Let the mixture continue boiling for 5 minutes, stirring constantly so that it doesn’t burn.
Remove from heat and the chocolate morsels and marshmallow fluff. Stir the mixture until everything is thoroughly combined.
Then, fold in the walnuts and vanilla.
Pour the fudge mixture into the prepared pan and allow it to for 1 hour, or until set.
Cut the fudge into squares and serve!
How to Store Fantasy Fudge
Store this marshmallow fluff fudge at room temperature, in an airtight container, for up to 2 weeks. You can also freeze the fudge if you’d like! Just wrap it tightly in saran wrap and store it for up to 3 months.
Allow the fudge to come to room temperature, then cut into it as you normally would and serve.
Should fantasy fudge be stored in the refrigerator?
No! Don’t keep fantasy fudge in the fridge. The moisture will be drawn out and your fudge will dry out and turn into a crumbly mess. Store it at room temperature or freeze it only.
What makes fantasy fudge grainy?
If your fudge is grainy, you likely cooked it too long. Fudge that is cooked too long will become grainy and crumbly when you cut it. As soon as you start to see little bubbles form around the edge of the saucepan, you should start the five minute timer.
If you happen to own a candy thermometer, heat the mixture until 234℉. A candy thermometer is not needed for this recipe, but can be useful if you continue to have issue with grainy fudge!
Pro Tips for the Best Fantasy Fudge
- Feel free to change things up a little bit! Change the type of nuts you use or remove them entirely.
- If you don’t have a 9×9 baking dish, you can use a 9×13 pan! The fudge will be thinner pieces, but it’ll taste just as delicious.
- The classic recipe for fantasy fudge states that butter or margarine can be used. So feel free to try swapping the butter out for margarine!
I hope you enjoy this fluffy fudgey treat! It’s so easy to make and tastes amazing. Truly one of the easiest and most fun desserts!
More Easy Dessert Recipes You’ll Love
- This Strawberry Pretzel Salad is the perfect salty and sweet treat! I love making it in summer, and it’s so easy to make.
- Want an easy and refreshing dessert? Then you’ll love this quick and easy Fruit Pizza with a yummy sugar cookie crust!
- Rolo Pretzels are another easy holiday favorite. You can change up the color of the M&M’s used to theme for any holiday you need.
- It doesn’t get much easier than these Strawberry Brownies. All you need is cake mix and a few other ingredients to make this super easy dessert.
- 3 cups granulated sugar
- ¾ cup butter
- ⅔ cup evaporated milk
- 12 ounces semi-sweet morsels (1 package)
- 7 ounce jar marshmallow cream
- 1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Line a 9”x9” pan with parchment paper and set aside.
- In a medium heavy-bottomed saucepan add sugar, butter, and evaporated milk. Heat over medium-low until boiling.
- Continue boiling the mixture for 5 minutes, stirring constantly.
- Remove from heat and add chocolate morsels and marshmallow cream. Stir until completely combined. Next, fold in walnuts, and vanilla.
- Pour into prepared pan. Allow to cool for at least 1 hour or until set. Cut into squares and serve or store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 weeks.