Fantasy Fudge

Fran Miller


Mom often made fudge when we were growing up, using a candy thermometer or "a drop of candy in water" method of testing it to see if it was done. I never got the hang of it. But sometimes, she didn't either & we ate the delicious "spoon candy."

Then around 1976, my friend & neighbor, Anita E., showed me how to make this version of no-fail fudge and a new holiday tradition was born in my house, my mother's house, my mother-in-law's house, and many friends' houses.

Good recipes travel like that, you know? =^..^=


★★★★★ 2 votes

Many, since it makes 3 pounds of fudge.
10 Min
15 Min
Stove Top


  • 3 c
    white sugar
  • 3/4 c
    margarine or butter
  • 5 oz
    can of evaporated milk
  • 12 oz
    bag of semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 10 oz
    jar of marshmallow cream
  • 1 c
    chopped walnuts, optional

How to Make Fantasy Fudge


  1. Prepare a 13 x 9" pan by lining it with aluminum foil, allowing the foil to overlap the top to allow you to pick it up later. Alternately, butter a 13 x 9" pan. (No butter is needed if you use aluminum foil.)
  2. Have everything measured & lined up on the counter. Once the base cooks, everything goes VERY QUICKLY!
  3. Combine sugar, margarine, and evaporated milk in a large heavy saucepan.
  4. STIRRING CONSTANTLY, over medium heat, bring to a full, rolling boil. Continue boiling for 5 minutes (still over medium heat) while stirring.
  5. Remove from heat. Quickly stir in chocolate chips until melted.
  6. Then add the vanilla extract, marshmallow cream, and nuts.
  7. Beat until well-blended. (You have to be quick, but thorough.)
  8. Pour into the prepared 13 x 9" pan and smooth the top. Cool to room temperature. If you used foil to line the pan, you can lift up the candy using the foil edges and place on a flat surface. Smooth out the foil.
  9. Cut the fudge into squares. Store in airtight containers. Makes 3 pounds of fudge.

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About Fantasy Fudge

Course/Dish: Candies Chocolate
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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