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Original Fantasy Fudge

There are plenty of ways of making fudge, of course, but to me, fudge means the one my parents' neighbor Dotty made every Christmas. I always looked forward to it.

Dotty insisted the recipe came from the back of a Kraft Marshmallow Creme jar but when I tried to make it, it just wasn’t the same. I did a little sleuthing and it turns out the folks at Kraft changed the recipe! I think I’ve found the original Fantasy Fudge. I hope it brings back delicious memories for you, too!

Original Fantasy Fudge

3 cups sugar

3/4 cup margarine or unsalted butter

2/3 cup evaporated milk

1 12-oz. (340 g) package semi-sweet chocolate chips

1 7-oz. (198 g) jar Kraft Marshmallow creme

1 cup chopped nuts (optional)

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Traditional method:

Combine sugar, margarine and milk in heavy 2-1/2 quart saucepan. Bring to full rolling bail, stirring constantly. Continue boiling 5 minutes over medium heat, stirring. Remove from heat, stir in chocolate until melted. Add marshmallow creme, nuts (optional) and vanilla. Beat until blended. Pour into greased 13 x 9-inch baking pan. Let cool and cut into 1-inch squares.

Microwave method:

Microwave margarine in 4-quart microwave-safe bowl on HIGH (100%) 1 minute or until melted. Add sugar and milk and mix well. Microwave on HIGH 5 minutes or until mixture begins to boil, stirring after 3 minutes. Mix well and scrape bowl. Continue microwaving on HIGH 5-1/2 minutes, stirring after 3 minutes. Stir in chips until melted. Add remaining ingredients and mix well. Pour into greased 13 x 9-inch baking pan. Cool at room temperature; cut into squares. Makes 3 pounds.