This Marshmallow Fluff Fudge Recipe is a delightful, easy-to-make homemade fudge that combines the gooey goodness of marshmallow fluff with rich, chocolatey flavors. This marshmallow fudge recipe is crowd-pleaser every time. Made with simple ingredients this easy fudge recipe is perfect for anyone wanting to try their hand at making homemade fudge.
Marshmallow Fluff Fudge Recipe
I am so ready for the holidays. After a stressful summer, I am ready to indulge in all things holiday related and that includes making tasty treats and desserts. Even tho fall just started I have already started planning in my head how I want to decorate the house. Yes, I might be planning a little bit early but that’s ok!
I love making different types of fudge during the holiday season. Next to baking lots of different cookies making different flavors of fudge is a must-do for me during the holiday season. Not only do I enjoy eating the delicious treats, but cookie and fudge platters make for great gifts too.
Marshmallow Cream Fudge is a delightful treat that combines the rich, creamy goodness of marshmallow creme with the irresistible taste of chocolate and nuts.
If you have never made fudge before, this never fail fudge recipe is perfect for getting started. It is easy to make and you do not need a candy thermometer to make it.
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What is Marshmallow Fluff Fudge?
Marshmallow Fluff fudge is an easy to make fudge recipe that has the creamy flavor of marshmallow fluff combined with chocolate to create a soft, sweet, and slightly chewy fudge with a distinct marshmallow taste. It’s a beloved treat that’s often associated with holiday seasons, particularly around Christmas.
This chocolate fudge with marshmallow fluff is also known as Fantasy fudge or marshmallow Cream Fudge, depending on where you live. If you have eaten a tasty chocolate fudge with peanuts in it and had it referred to as one of those names, this is the same fudge that you love.
Tips for Making Homemade Fudge
Measure Ingredients Accurately. Use precise measuring cups and spoons to measure your ingredients. Slight variations can affect the final outcome.
Control the Heat. Start with medium heat to melt the ingredients, and then reduce the heat to low once everything is fully melted. This helps prevent overheating and burning.
Stir Gently. Stir the fudge mixture gently and consistently to prevent sticking or scorching. Use a wooden spoon or silicone spatula for best results.
Allow the fudge to Cool. Let your fudge cool completely at room temperature before cutting it into squares. This helps it set properly and develop the right texture.
Variations of this recipe
Use homemade marshmallow Fluff. If you want to use homemade marshmallow fluff instead of the jar fluff you can.
Change up the nuts. For this recipe I use peanuts but if you are not a fan of peanuts you can use pecans or walnuts instead.
Add more nuts on top. If you are a fan of nuts then you can add more crushed or chopped nuts on top of the fudge after you have put it in the pan.
Change up the chocolate chips. I like using a combination of semi-sweet chocolate chips and milk chocolate chips but you can use all semi-sweet chocolate chips or all milk chocolate chips if you prefer. Just make sure whatever type of chocolate chips you are using that you have 3 cups total of chocolate chips.
Add peanut butter chips. You can add a bit of peanut butter flavor by adding in some peanut butter chips in place of some of the chocolate chips.
How to store Marshmallow Fudge
To keep the fudge fresh, put it in a tightly sealed airtight container. You can store it at room temperature for about a week, or if you want it to last longer, keep it in the refrigerator for up to a month.
Can I freeze Marshmallow Fudge?
To store fudge in the freezer, begin by wrapping it twice: first with wax paper or parchment paper and then with either aluminum foil or plastic wrap. Fudge will keep fresh in the freezer for as long as six months, however, it’s best to consume it within 2-3 months for optimal freshness. You can store it in individual pieces or as a whole pan.
If you’ve frozen your fudge, allow it to thaw in the refrigerator before eating.
Marshmallow Fluff Fudge Recipe Ingredients
Marshmallow Fluff. You can use either store brand marshmallow fluff, name brand Marshmallow fluff, or homemade marshmallow fluff when making this recipe.
White Sugar. Using regular white granulated sugar is important for this recipe.
Evaporated Milk. Using evaporated milk is an important ingredient in this recipe. Opt for full-fat evaporated milk as well. You can not swap out the evaporated milk with sweetened condensed milk or regular milk. Neither of these will work in this recipe.
Butter. In this recipe, I use unsalted butter, and that is what I suggest using. If all you have is salted butter, it’s perfectly acceptable to use that however, you will want to omit the salt. It is also important to use real butter and not margarine in this recipe. There’s a distinct taste difference between the two, and butter unquestionably delivers a superior flavor.
Salt. Fine table salt is the best option, if you are using salted butter you will want to omit the salt.
Chocolate Chips. In this easy fudge recipe, we use a combination of milk chocolate and semi-sweet chocolate chips. Using high quality chocolate chips will give you the best results. The quality of the chocolate will impact the taste and consistency. If you opt for lower-quality chocolate, there’s a greater chance that your fudge may turn out dry and crumbly.
Peanuts. Feel free to choose your preferred chopped nuts, but personally, I find that chopped peanuts are the perfect match for chocolate fudge but you can also use pecans or walnuts.
Vanilla Extract. Use pure vanilla extract when making this recipe. While artificial vanilla is acceptable in baked goods due to the way heat can mask its artificial flavor, in this fudge recipe, the vanilla is added at the end and isn’t subjected to heat. Consequently, you’ll distinctly notice the taste difference between pure vanilla extract and artificial vanilla.
How to Make Marshmallow Fluff Fudge Recipe
Get an 8×8-inch baking dish and line it with aluminum foil or parchment paper. Keep it aside.
In a saucepan, add the marshmallow cream, sugar, evaporated milk, butter, and a pinch of salt.
Turn the stove to medium heat and place the saucepan on the stove. Heat until the mixture starts to boil, and then keep it cooking while stirring for 5 minutes. Do not stop stirring.
Take it off the heat and add the semisweet chocolate chips and milk chocolate chips. Stir until all the chocolate is melted, and the mixture is smooth.
Add in the nuts and vanilla extract, and mix well.
Pour the fudge mixture into the baking dish you prepared earlier.
Put it in the refrigerator and chill for about 2 hours.
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Chocolate Marshmallow Fluff Fudge Recipe with Nuts
- Get an 8×8-inch baking dish and line it with aluminum foil or parchment paper. Keep it aside.
- In a saucepan, add the marshmallow cream, sugar, evaporated milk, butter, and a pinch of salt.
- Turn the stove to medium heat and place the saucepan on the stove. Heat until the mixture starts to boil, and then keep it cooking while stirring for 5 minutes. Do not stop stirring.
- Take it off the heat and add the semisweet chocolate chips and milk chocolate chips. Stir until all the chocolate is melted, and the mixture is smooth.
- Add in the nuts and vanilla extract, and mix well.
- Pour the fudge mixture into the baking dish you prepared earlier.
- Put it in the refrigerator and chill for about 2 hours.