The Original Fantasy Fudge Recipe
A tried and trusted recipe for easy fudge contains marshmallow creme, chopped walnuts, and a bag of chocolate chips. Use the stovetop method or see the note for a way to make it using the microwave oven.
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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 used marshmallow creme though, just a bag of good old miniature marshmallows, 10 ounces is fine or the bigger bag of 16 ounces is okay too. They melt in just fine along with the chocolate chips. That way, you can just keep marshmallows and chocolate chips on hand, they're good for many other things, and then you're ready to make this on the spur of the moment. If you want, you can stir the miniature marshmallows in not quite completely in, and you have a rocky-road fudge. Also, I toast 2 cups or more of walnut or pecan halves in the oven (about 350 degrees, maybe 10 minutes?) till they are fragrant and slightly colored. The toasted nuts taste fantastic in this fudge, and there's no need to chop them at all!
this is the best fudge recipe around. I have been making it for years and my family begs for it during the holidays. I lost the original recipe in Katrina but luckily it was committed to memory. I just need to look at a jar of marshmallow creme to jog the butterflies in my head.
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 simple to make too! Sometimes I will use white choco. chips and add nuts, cherries, etc.... or white chips w/ maple flavoring and walnuts. I have done so many different flavor combinations w/ this recipe, and it always turns out fantastic~YUM! :) NOTE: If you happen to have a candy thermometer handy, you will want to bring the mixture to 234 degrees, then continue w/ the recipe. I find that I have better luck using a thermometer than just timing it.
I have tried other recipes, and none are as easy, or as delicious as this one! This is "no fail" fudge. Just start timer for 5 minutes when it starts to boil, stirring constantly, take off the heat and stir in chocolate chips, marshmallow creme, vanilla and nuts. Voilà, perfect fudge, WITHOUT a candy thermometer!
My mother made this every year, except she would substitute half the chocolate with creamy peanut butter. The very best peanut butter fudge ever. It isn't Christmas in my house without this peanut butter fudge!