Grandma’s Chocolate Fantasy Fudge is a rich, decadent treat that is quick and easy to make. A small piece is all you need to satisfy your sweet tooth. For our family, it wasn’t Christmas without Grandma’s Chocolate Fantasy Fudge. It was one of her favorite recipes to make and share with family and friends.
Grandma’s Chocolate Fantasy Fudge
This Chocolate Fantasy Fudge has a rich chocolate flavor, so much so that a little piece is all you need. The pieces in our photos are a bit larger than Grandma would cut it. Hers would be small, almost bite-size pieces – perfect when you needed something sweet after a big family meal. Grandma’s recipe called for nuts (walnuts were her go-to, but our mom says toasted pecans work too), but you can easily leave them out if you are on “Team No Nuts.”
While we grew up thinking of this as Grandma’s Chocolate Fantasy Fudge, it originated off the back of the marshmallow creme jar! Some people call it fluff fudge. Isn’t that the case of many recipes of our childhood! However, Grandma was quite proud of this recipe and it made it into her collection of recipes that Barbara put together years ago (for more about this, read our pumpkin chiffon pie blog post).
Homemade Holiday Traditions
We love making up candy and cookies around Christmas time to deliver to family, friends, and neighbors. Growing up, it was a big tradition in our house to bake every weekend leading up to Christmas. We would freeze the cookies until a few days before when Mom would stack the cookie tins all around the kitchen.
Then we would make up plates for everyone, including all of our Dad’s landlords. As a farmer, the relationship our dad had with his landlords was a special bond. Dad would go to each one and hand deliver the cookies and spend time chatting and catching up. We remember many trips where we, as children, tagged along to entertain with dances and cartwheels.
How to Make Old Fashioned Fudge Recipe:
Scroll down to the end of this post for the full recipe for old fashioned fantasy fudge.
Line a 13×9-inch pan with aluminum foil and grease generously. Using a medium saucepan on medium heat, stir together sugar, margarine and evaporated milk. Bring to a rolling boil while stirring constantly. Let boil for 5 minutes while still stirring. Then remove from heat and stir in chocolate chips until completely melted. Add marshmallow creme, nuts and vanilla, and stir until incorporated. Quickly pour into prepared pan and smooth into even layer. Cool completely before cutting.
Grandma's Chocolate Fantasy Fudge
- 3 cups sugar
- 3/4 cup margarine
- 2/3 cup evaporated milk
- 2 cups chocolate chips
- 7 oz. marshmallow cream
- 1 cup chopped walnuts optional
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- Line a 13x9 inch pan with aluminum foil, allowing excess foil to hang over both ends. Grease generously.
- Add sugar, margarine and evaporated milk to a medium size saucepan. Heat over medium heat, stirring constantly.
- Bring the mixture to a rolling boil for 5 minutes; continue to stir constantly. Remove from heat.
- Stir in chocolate chips until completely melted. Add marshmallow cream, walnuts and vanilla. Stir until completely incorporated.
- Working quickly, pour into the prepared 13x9 inch pan. Let cool completely before cutting, several hours if possible.