Root Beer Float Fudge Recipe
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Root Beer Float Fudge Recipe

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My children have always loved root beer floats so I came up with this fudgy treat just for them. Sweet and creamy with that familiar root beer flavor, it's always a best seller at school bake sales. —Jennifer Fisher, Austin, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES:81 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES: 81 servings


  • 1 teaspoon plus 3/4 cup butter, divided
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 1 can (5 ounces) evaporated milk
  • 1 package (10 to 12 ounces) white baking chips
  • 1 jar (7 ounces) marshmallow creme
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons root beer concentrate

Nutritional Facts

1 piece equals 74 calories, 3 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 6 mg cholesterol, 19 mg sodium, 12 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, trace protein.


  1. Line a 9-in.-square baking pan with foil; grease foil with 1 teaspoon butter. In a large heavy saucepan, combine sugar, milk and remaining butter. Bring to a rapid boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Cook and stir 4 minutes.
  2. Remove from heat. Stir in baking chips and marshmallow creme until melted. Pour one-third of the mixture into a small bowl; stir in vanilla.
  3. To remaining mixture, stir in root beer concentrate; immediately spread into prepared pan. Spread vanilla mixture over top. Refrigerate 1 hour or until firm.
  4. Using foil, lift fudge out of pan. Remove foil; cut fudge into 1-in. squares. Store between layers of waxed paper in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Yield: about 3 pounds.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with McCormick root beer concentrate.
Originally published as Root Beer Float Fudge in Simple & Delicious August/September 2013, p42

Nutritional Facts

1 piece equals 74 calories, 3 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 6 mg cholesterol, 19 mg sodium, 12 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, trace protein.

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Reviewed Sep. 21, 2014

I made this yesterday for the first time. The recipe is basically the old Kraft Fantasy Fudge recipe I've made for 40 + years with the flavors changed. The good news is that it tastes delicious and is just the right consistency. The only problem I had was with the color. Even with root beer concentrate, the root beer layer was too pale. I added a bit of regular food coloring to it, but it was going to take a fair amount to get it root beer brown. The next time, I'll buy some concentrated brown color from a local cake decorating and candy making supply store to color it. Seems like it will be a great recipe to make during the upcoming holiday season.

BTW, I couldn't find McCormick root beer concentrate at my local grocery stores. Instead, I bought Watkin's brand at my local Wal Mart.

Reviewed Sep. 11, 2014

Made this for an auction at my PT Cruiser Club and was a big hit! Will add to my candy recipes and make again!

Reviewed Sep. 4, 2014

Sounds yummy, can this fudge be frozen and taken out a couple of pieces at a time?

Reviewed Aug. 19, 2014

Hi mabiggs -

You're looking for root beer concentrate, not extract, and it's carried at Walmart (in SoCal, at least). Good luck!Big Smile

Reviewed Aug. 19, 2014

Hi Pattie-_k -

Add to the portion with the root beer flavoring 5 red, 6 ylw, 3 green (drops) of McCormick Asst food coloring. Good luck! Stick out tongue

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