Fantasy Fudge

Have y’all heard of Fantasy Fudge?  It’s the recipe for fudge on the back of the marshmallow creme jar.  We Southerners have a strong affinity for recipes printed on food labels.  The pumpkin pie on the Libby’s can, the green bean casserole on the French’s onion can, Rotel dip on the Velveeta package, Toll House cookies on the chocolate chip bag, I could go on.  But doesn’t it seem like as soon as the recipe becomes well-liked, the company changes the recipe?  This leaves us frantically searching for the original label.  I know your grandma has food labels in her recipe collection.  Mine sure did.  My grandma even kept old electricity bills because the company sent recipes with each month’s bill.  Wouldn’t it be nice if they still did that?  It would sure soften the blow on a cell phone bill when you talked or texted too much.

My fudge is even easier than Fantasy Fudge because I’m not going to make you wrestle with boiling sugar while you desperately try to scrape sticky marshmallow creme out of the jar.  It might be worth it for a big batch, but when all you want is a few bites of fudge, let’s take the easy way out, shall we?

Fantasy Fudge
Makes about 8 pieces.
  • 9 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 5 ounces sweetened, condensed milk (not light or fat free)
  • 3.5 ounces marshmallow creme
  • ¾ teaspoon vanilla
  • ⅓ cup chopped, toasted pecans
  1. Line a 9" x 5" x 3" loaf pan with foil, then butter the foil.
  2. In a double boiler or a glass bowl over a pan of simmering water, melt the chocolate chips and condensed milk. Stir occasionally.
  3. Meanwhile, add the marshmallow creme to a large bowl on a scale. (Trust me, the neatest way to do this is to use a scale and scoop the creme directly into the bowl you will be mixing the other ingredients in).
  4. When the chocolate is melted, pour it over the marshmallow creme. Fold the mixture together until no white streaks remain. Add the vanilla and blend well. Stir in the pecans or save them for the top, your choice.
  5. Scrape the mixture in the loaf pan. Chill the pan in the fridge for several hours, then let it come to room temperature before slicing and serving.


  1. says

    I’ve heard about “fantasy fudge” for years, but never had it! Now that there are decent vegan substitutes for everything, I feel compelled to give it ago… It sure sounds sweet and decadent!

  2. says

    I agree that food labels can hold some treasures! This fudge recipe sounds easy and so delicious. All you have to do is say Sweetened Condensed Milk and I am all over it!!

  3. says

    I loved reading about the recipes on the packaging because it is so true! I just really never thought of it. And I never knew that the electric bill came with a recipe…seriously what a great idea!

    Love that your recipe is so simple yet looks so decadent!

  4. says

    oh food label recipes…aren;t they the best..I love how easy your recipes are..perfect for mu un organized lifestyle..I heart every ingridient in this recipe!!
    happy holidays!!

  5. takethecake! says

    I am so happy to find a smaller version of our family favorite fudge recipe! My shrinking family has no business eating the whole big batch and that is exactly what happens with fewer in the house. Thank you! I love your site, its so unique in its idea to pare everything down!

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