The Original Fantasy Fudge

The Original Fantasy Fudge


"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."


1 h 20 m servings 58 cals
Serving size has been adjusted!

Original recipe yields 117 servings



  • Calories:
  • 58 kcal
  • 3%
  • Fat:
  • 2.8 g
  • 4%
  • Carbs:
  • 8.6g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 0.4 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol:
  • < 1 mg
  • < 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 17 mg
  • < 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  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.


  • 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.
  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.
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  1. 86 Ratings


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 simpl...

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...

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 ...

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 boi...

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...

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 ...

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 li...

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 m...

This is the best recipe for fudge. But, for 20 years I've been making it in the microwave. I cook it on High for 11 minutes, stirring after 3 minutes, then 6 minutes, then 9 minutes. Take it out...