Classic Fantasy Fudge

The classic fantasy fudge is super simple to make and tastes delicious and makes perfect gifts to give friends and neighbors around the holidays!

The classic fantasy fudge is super simple to make and tastes delicious and makes perfect gifts to give friends and neighbors around the holidays!

Classic Fantasy Fudge

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Do you remember the excitement you felt during the holidays when the doorbell rang? To little kids, it always meant that plates of goodies were being delivered to your door!

As the door would open I would find some way to sneak in between my parents to get a peak at the plate of treats, hoping that I would find fantasy fudge on the plate!

I was always so elated when I spotted it!

The classic fantasy fudge is super simple to make and tastes delicious and makes perfect gifts to give friends and neighbors around the holidays!

Once I got older, one of the first things I learned to bake on my own during the holiday season was fantasy fudge.

 

So today, I am sharing with you my childhood favorite, Classic Fantasy Fudge!

 

Fantasy Fudge

The classic fantasy fudge is super simple to make and tastes delicious and makes perfect gifts to give friends and neighbors around the holidays!

Yield: About 50 pieces

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Cool Time: 2-3 hours

 

Fantasy Fudge Ingredients

The classic fantasy fudge is super simple to make and tastes delicious and makes perfect gifts to give friends and neighbors around the holidays!

Ingredients:

2 1/2 cups granulated sugar

¾ cup butter

⅔ cup evaporated milk

1 12oz package of semi-sweet chocolate chips

1 7oz jar marshmallow creme

1 ½ teaspoons vanilla

 

Directions for Classic Fantasy Fudge:

Classic Fantasy Fudge Recipe

You will first want to prepare your 9×13 inch baking pan lining it with parchment paper.

In a large saucepan over medium heat, you will want to combine the sugar, butter and evaporated milk stirring constantly until the mixture begins to boil.

 

The classic fantasy fudge is super simple to make and tastes delicious and makes perfect gifts to give friends and neighbors around the holidays!

Once the mixture is boiling, set a timer for 5 minutes and continue to stir constantly. You will want to stir constantly because this helps prevent the sugars from crystallizing. If your sugars crystalize your fudge will become grainy so definitely stir constantly.

The classic fantasy fudge is super simple to make and tastes delicious and makes perfect gifts to give friends and neighbors around the holidays!

Once 5 minutes is up, remove from heat and stir in the chocolate chips, marshmallow cream and vanilla extract until well combined and smooth.

Pour into the prepared baking pan and let the fudge set for at least 3 hours.

When it is time to slice the fudge, lift the entire block by using the edges of the parchment paper.

The classic fantasy fudge is super simple to make and tastes delicious and makes perfect gifts to give friends and neighbors around the holidays!

To cut the fudge as cleanly as possible, heat the knife in hot water. Then dry the knife and slice. Between each slice, wipe the knife clean.

Cut into small pieces and serve.

Store your fantasy fudge at room temperature in an airtight container. It will last 1-2 weeks if you don’t eat it all first!

The classic fantasy fudge is super simple to make and tastes delicious and makes perfect gifts to give friends and neighbors around the holidays!

 

Tips and Tricks for Classic Fantasy Fudge

 

Does Fantasy Fudge need refrigeration?

Fudge does not need to be refrigerated. It will stay fresh for 1-2 weeks at room temperature in an airtight container so that it doesn’t dry out.

If you are hoping your fantasy fudge lasts longer than 1-2 weeks you can refrigerate it in an airtight container.

 

How long does Fantasy Fudge last?

In an airtight container at room temperature, your fudge should last 1-2 weeks. By placing it in the fridge it will last up to one week longer.

The classic fantasy fudge is super simple to make and tastes delicious and makes perfect gifts to give friends and neighbors around the holidays!

 

What makes Fantasy Fudge grainy?

Fudge becomes grainy because it begins to crystalize. Stirring constantly helps prevent the sugars from crystalizing, which will make your fudge grainy. It’s important to stir constantly during the boiling process as well as the cooling process Stirring is key to smooth fantasy fudge.

 

Can you remelt Fantasy Fudge?

If you are having trouble and your fudge is not setting properly and it is appearing to have a grainy texture you probably did not get it hot enough while cooking it.

If this happens, reheat your fudge and then place it back in your pan to set.

The classic fantasy fudge is super simple to make and tastes delicious and makes perfect gifts to give friends and neighbors around the holidays!

 

Can you freeze Fantasy Fudge?

It is possible to freeze fantasy fudge. You will first want to wrap it tightly in plastic wrap, then you will want to wrap it in aluminum foil, and then throw it in a freezer bag.

 

Do you remember Fantasy Fudge as a kid? Share with us how making this recipe went in the comments!

Yield: About 50 pieces

Fantasy Fudge

Fantasy Fudge

The classic fantasy fudge is super simple to make and tastes delicious and makes perfect gifts to give friends and neighbors around the holidays! 

Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • ¾ cup butter
  • ⅔ cup evaporated milk
  • 1 12oz package of semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 7oz jar marshmallow creme
  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla

Instructions

    1. You will first want to prepare your 9x13 inch baking pan lining it with parchment paper. 
    2. In a large saucepan over medium heat, you will want to combine the sugar, butter and evaporated milk stirring constantly until the mixture begins to boil. 
    3. Once the mixture is boiling, set a timer for 5 minutes and continue to stir constantly. You will want to stir constantly because this helps prevent the sugars from crystallizing. If your sugars crystalize your fudge will become grainy so definitely stir constantly.
    4. Once 5 minutes is up, remove from heat and stir in the chocolate chips, marshmallow cream, and vanilla extract until well combined and smooth. 
    5. Pour into the prepared baking pan and let the fudge set for at least 3 hours. 
    6. When it is time to slice the fudge, lift the entire block by using the edges of the parchment paper. 
    7. To cut the fudge as cleanly as possible, heat the knife in hot water. Then dry the knife and slice. Between each slice, wipe the knife clean. 
    8. Cut into small pieces and serve.
    9. Store your fantasy fudge at room temperature in an airtight container. It will last 1-2 weeks if you don’t eat it all first! 

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