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This Fantasy Fudge Recipe is the perfect 10-minute fudge, great for holidays, gifts, or just when you need something quick, rich, creamy and chocolatey!
Why You’ll Love This Fantasy Fudge Recipe
Every year I make this special Fantasy Fudge recipe for the holidays. It’s fast, it’s easy and it’s my oldest son’s absolute favourite.
It only takes 10 minutes to get it ready, then just let it cool. Once it’s set, you can slice it up; small pieces work better. This is a sweet sweet Fudge.
My son always gets a batch of this Fudge wrapped up as a Christmas present! Give it a try, I hope you will enjoy it.
Looking at the list of ingredients almost gives me a heart attack. This is so far removed from the way we usually eat. Good thing this recipe only comes out at Christmas. This 10-minute fudge is oh so delicious. But not healthy. Not at all.
- evaporated milk – one of the reasons your fudge will get nice and set up.
- chocolate chips – you can use whatever kind you like depending on your taste! I used semi-sweet chips for this fantasy fudge recipe.
- marshmallow creme – gives your fudge a light creaminess and adds some sweetness too.
- chopped walnuts – provide some added crunch and flavor.
- vanilla – the type of extract can also be varied to your taste!
How to Make 10-Minute Fudge
- In a large saucepan, combine the sugar, butter and evaporated milk. Turn your element onto medium heat.
- Stir the sugar, butter and milk and mix them together.
- Bring the mixture to a boil. When it starts heating up, make sure you stir it the entire time it is cooking. You don’t want it to start sticking to the bottom of the saucepan.
- Once the mixture is at a full rolling boil, set the timer for 5 minutes. Keep stirring continuously; the mixture will begin to thicken. You may need to turn the heat down a smidgeon; you don’t want the mixture burning on the bottom. That’s why you need to stir the whole post constantly while cooking. And the more it boils, the more you need to be constantly stirring.
- Remove from the heat and stir in the chocolate chips. I use the semi sweet chips because we like our fudge chocolatey. If you like the taste of mint, you could use half chocolate and half mint chips.
- Add the jar of marshmallow creme, stir it again until the mixture is nice and smooth. Get all the marshmallow melted and mixed in.
- Add the chopped nuts and the vanilla and stir until smooth. I only had whole walnuts on hand so I put a handful of nuts in a baggie and crushed them with my rolling pin. Worked like a charm!
- Spoon the mixture into a greased 9 x 13 dish and pat it smooth using a spatula. Let it cool before slicing into squares. The fudge is very rich, so you may want to cut small squares!
- Store it in the pan covered, or in storage containers.
- Since this fantasy fudge recipe is so quick and simple, it’s easy to change up the ingredients and customize the fudge to your liking!
- Try switching up the kinds of chocolate chips you use. Milk chocolate will give you a supersweet fudge, semi-sweet make for an extremely chocolatey option, and something like mint chocolate chips will completely change the flavor of your fudge.
- Different extracts can also be used instead of vanilla. Almond extract, hazelnut extract, or even something fruity like a citrus extract will give you entirely different varieties.
- Change up the kind of nuts you use or add a couple kinds! Almonds, peanuts, and hazelnuts would all be fantastic in this fudge.
More Sweet Recipes
Our entire Country Living in a Cariboo Valley Recipe Collection can be found here, and here are some more recipes hand-picked for you!
- Other great treats at Christmas time along with this fudge are Gingerbread Boys and Dutch Boterkoek. This is the only time of the year we enjoy treats like this and that’s a good thing.
- For a recipe better for warm weather, try these delicious Chewy Coconut Cookies.
- And Easy Apple Crisp is perfect for the fall!
Fantasy Fudge Recipe
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- 3 cups sugar
- 3/4 cup butter
- 2/3 cup evaporated milk
- One 12 oz, 350g bag of chocolate chips
- One 7 oz, 198g jar Marshmallow creme
- 1 cup chopped walnuts
- 1 tsp vanilla
- Combine the sugar, butter and evaporated milk in a large saucepan
- On medium heat, bring it to a full rolling boil, stirring constantly
- Continue boiling for 5 minutes, keep stirring all the time so the bottom doesn't burn!
- Remove from heat and stir in the chocolate chips
- Once the chips are melted, add the jar of marshmallow crème
- Add the nuts and vanilla and stir well
- Stick your finger in there. Taste it a bit to be sure it tastes right. If anyone catches you, just tell 'em it's quality control
- Pour into a greased 13 x 9 inch Pyrex dish.
- Cool at room temperature, then cut into squares
Nutrition Information:Yield: 48 Serving Size: 1 Servings
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 143Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 9mgSodium: 31mgCarbohydrates: 21gFiber: 1gSugar: 19gProtein: 1g
First Published December 2017; Updated May 2021