stacked up Fantasy Fudge on white table.
Make the original Fantasy Fudge at home in only 5 minutes! Creamy chocolate marshmallow fluff fudge with a contrasting walnut crunch!
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This recipe for Fantasy Fudge was taken right from the back of Kraft’s marshmallow cream container. Now, you can prepare homemade marshmallow cream fudge in 5 minutes and serve it (rather than dream it) during the holiday season!

a couple of Fantasy Fudge on a white table.


Nothing beats the original Fantasy Fudge

Our jet-puffed Fantasy Fudge recipe uses the same 7 ingredients listed on the label of the Kraft brand. The only difference between the original Kraft fantasy fudge recipe and the “not-so-new” one printed on the Jet Puffed jar is that the latter recommends using Nestle Toll House brand of semisweet chocolate chips, just like this one!

As long as you follow the simple steps exactly as written, then you will have soft, creamy, marshmallow fluff fudge that tastes even better than the store-bought kind every single time.

When the craving hits NOW, and you can’t wait a few hours, this is the fastest way to make hassle-free, foolproof marshmallow fudge at home for the holidays – it’s the perfect sweet treat when you’re short on time and need no-fail fudge for those last-minute gifts and goodies.

Why we love this Marshmallow Fluff Fudge Recipe

  • Quick and easy to make in minutes.
  • Uses the same simple ingredients as the Original recipe.
  • No fancy equipment, candy thermometer, or cooking skills needed.
  • Contains the classic soft candy texture and rich taste with a contrasting nutty crunch. 
  • You can make fantasy fudge on the stovetop or in the microwave (like my Peanut Butter Fudge, Chocolate Walnut Fudge, and Hot Chocolate Fudge).
  • Homemade fudge is perfect for gift-giving, potlucks, holiday parties, dessert platters, or any time you need fudge fast.

Marshmallow Fluff Fudge Ingredients

Fantasy Fudge ingredients.
  • Granulated sugar
  • Margarine: I used BlueBonnet brand but feel free to use your favorite.
  • Evaporated milk
  • Semi-sweet chocolate chips: I used Nestle Toll House brand for my fudge.
  • Marshmallow creme: I used Jet Puffed marshmallow creme for this recipe but Marshmallow fluff will work just as well.
  • Vanilla extract
  • Chopped walnuts

See the recipe card for full information on ingredients and quantities.

a couple of Fantasy Fudge on a white plate.

How to make the Original Fantasy Fudge Recipe on the stovetop

  1. Cook: Stir together the sugar, margarine, and evaporated milk for 5-8 minutes or until the mixture reaches a hard (or rolling) boil. Cook the sugar mixture for exactly 5 minutes at the hard boil stage, stirring constantly.
  2. Make The Fudge Mixture: Remove from the heat and stir the chocolate chips into the hot sugar mixture and until melted and smooth. Add the marshmallow cream and vanilla extract and stir again until no marshmallow streaks remain. Stir in the walnuts.
  3. Pour In The Pan: Pour the fudge into the pan. Spread it into an even layer. Cool completely before removing it from the pan.
  4. Slice And Serve: Cut the fudge into 1×1 inch square pieces. Serve and enjoy!
fudge ingredients mixed in a bowl. chocolate chip added to the mixture. fantasy fudge mixture poured into baking sheet.

How to make Marshmallow Fluff Fudge in the microwave

  1. Microwave the margarine on medium in 30-second increments until melted. Mix in the sugar and evaporated milk and heat on high for more 3 minutes. Stir, then heat again until it begins to boil.
  2. Boil: Scrape the sides of the bowl and continue to microwave at a boil for 5 1/2 more minutes. Remove from the microwave.
  3. Make The Fudge Mixture: Stir in chocolate chips until melted, mix in marshmallow cream, add the walnuts and vanilla. Stir to combine.
  4. Pour In The Pan: Pour the fudge into the pan. Spread it into an even layer. Cool completely before removing it from the pan.
  5. Slice And Serve: Cut the fudge into 1×1 inch square pieces. Serve and enjoy!
Cut the Fantasy Fudge into squares.

Fantasy Fudge Recipe substitutions and additions

  • Choose Your Chocolate: You can use milk chocolate chips or dark chocolate chips to make your fudge if you prefer. However, the flavor will vary slightly from the original version.
  • Prepare Without Walnuts: Chopped walnuts were used in the original recipe, however chopped pecans, cashews, or almonds will create the same texture with a slightly different taste. Or simply omit the nuts altogether
  • Make With More Mix-Ins: Feel free to stir in some coconut flakes, dried fruit, mini marshmallows, crushed pretzels, chopped cookies, or M&Ms, or pieces of candy to customize your fudge.

Marshmallow Fluff Fudge Recipe Tips

  • Be sure to use good quality semi-sweet chocolate chips for this recipe. The original recipe called for the Nestle Toll House brand, but any high-quality chips will work fine.
  • Ensure you are using a fresh jar of marshmallow creme for this recipe.
  • Be very careful when making this fantasy fudge; you are working with extremely hot sugar.
  • Prepare all your ingredients before getting started so you are not distracted by having to prep or measure anything, as this recipe comes together very quickly.
  • When melting the sugar, make sure it doesn’t splash onto the sides of the pan or it will turn back into crystals and causes the fudge to seize up and become grainy.
  • Be sure to use evaporated milk and not sweetened condensed milk.
  • Be sure to allow enough parchment paper to overhang the sides of the pan. This will make lifting the cooled fudge out of the pan easier for slicing.

How to store Fantasy Fudge

  • To Store: This fantasy fudge is best served at room temperature. It can be stored in an airtight container on the counter for up to a week but can be refrigerated for 2-3 weeks for longer storage.
  • To Freeze: To freeze fantasy fudge, wrap it in parchment paper and aluminum foil and store it in a freezer safe container for up to 2 months.
bitten fantasy fudge stacked on top of the other fudge.

Recipe for Fantasy Fudge FAQs

Can you freeze fantasy fudge?

Yes, this fantasy fudge is a great treat to make ahead and freeze. If you wrap it in a layer of parchment paper and tightly wrap it in aluminum foil, it will stay fresh in the freezer for up to 2 months. You can freeze the individually cut squares or freeze the fudge in larger portions.

Why do I have to stir the fudge mixture so often?

You should stir this mixture constantly to avoid burning the sugar, and practice extreme caution by not walking away from this fudge while it is boiling. Because you are working with very hot sugar, this recipe should be left to the adults to make and the kids to enjoy eating. 

Does this recipe really call for margarine?

Yes, margarine (a butter-flavored vegetable oil spread) is called for use in this recipe. Use a good quality brand for the best results. There are many brands that come in stick form (just like butter) that make it very easy to bake with. You can use unsalted butter, but the flavor and texture will vary slightly from the original recipe.

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Fantasy Fudge

Serves — 117
Make the original Fantasy Fudge at home in only 5 minutes! Creamy chocolate marshmallow fluff fudge with a contrasting walnut crunch!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients
  

  • 3 cups granulated sugar
  • ¾ cup margarine BlueBonnet brand was used
  • cup evaporated milk
  • 12 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips Nestle Toll House brand used
  • 7 ounces jar marshmallow creme Jet-Puff brand used
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts

Instructions
 

  • Line a 9×13, straight-sided baking pan with parchment paper. Be sure to allow enough parchment paper to overhang the sides of the pan. This will make lifting the cooled fudge out of the pan easier for slicing.
  • In a 3-4 quart saucepan on medium heat, add the granulated sugar, margarine, and evaporated milk. Stir to combine and cook, while stirring constantly, for 5-8 minutes or until the mixture reaches a hard (or rolling) boil.
    3 cups granulated sugar, ¾ cup margarine, ⅔ cup evaporated milk
  • Cook the sugar mixture for exactly 5 minutes at the hard boil stage while stirring constantly. Remove from the heat.
  • Add the semi-sweet chocolate chips to the hot sugar mixture and stir until the chips have melted and the mixture is smooth.
    12 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • Add the marshmallow cream and vanilla extract. Stir again until the fudge mixture is smooth and no marshmallow streaks remain. Stir in the chopped walnuts.
    7 ounces jar marshmallow creme, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • Pour the fantasy fudge into the prepared 9×13 pan and spread it into an even layer. A small offset spatula works great to smooth out the thick fudge mixture.
  • Allow the fantasy fudge to cool completely before removing it from the pan and slicing it into 1×1 inch square pieces.

Jenn’s Notes

Storage:
  • To Store: This fantasy fudge is best served at room temperature. It can be stored in an airtight container on the counter for up to a week but can be refrigerated for 2-3 weeks for longer storage.
  • To Freeze: To freeze fantasy fudge, wrap it in parchment paper and aluminum foil and store it in a freezer safe container for up to 2 months.
Tips:
  • Be sure to use good quality semi-sweet chocolate chips for this recipe. The original recipe called for the Nestle Toll House brand, but any high-quality chips will work fine.
  • Be sure that you are using a fresh jar of marshmallow creme for this recipe.
  • Be very careful when making this fantasy fudge; you are working with extremely hot sugar.
  • Prepare all your ingredients before getting started so you are not distracted by having to prep or measure anything, as this recipe comes together very quickly.
  • When melting the sugar, make sure it doesn’t splash onto the sides of the pan or it will turn back into crystals and causes the fudge to seize up and become grainy.
  • Be sure to use evaporated milk and not sweetened condensed milk.
  • Be sure to allow enough parchment paper to overhang the sides of the pan. This will make lifting the cooled fudge out of the pan easier for slicing.
  • Margarine (a butter-flavored vegetable oil spread) is called for to use for this recipe. Use a good quality brand for the best results. There are many brands that come in stick form (just like butter) that make it very easy to bake with. You can use unsalted butter, but the flavor and texture will vary slightly from the original recipe.

Nutrition Info

Calories: 61kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 0.4g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.002g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 16mg | Potassium: 26mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 57IU | Vitamin C: 0.04mg | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 0.2mg
Jennifer Fishkind

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Jenn is a mom to three beautiful boys, wife to an amazing husband, social influencer and blogger. I love all things easy recipes, easy crafts, all things hacks, traveling EVERYWHERE and feeding my Pinterest addiction!

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