Root Beer Float Fudge Recipe
- 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
- 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.
Test Kitchen Tips
1 piece: 74 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 6mg cholesterol, 19mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.
Reviews for Root Beer Float Fudge
"This recipe is essentially the fantasy fudge recipe on marshmallow fluff jars. I love root beer flavoring, and upped the concentrate to a tbsp. The color was pretty, but it did not taste like root beer at all. This was using root beer concentrate. I don't know if root beer extract would work better. I'm using the left over concentrate to make root beer in my fourth grade class room."
"Followed recipe to a T. Did not set well. Had to scoop out, reboil, add more chips and reset. Came out extremely sweet, still too smooshy and not at all root beer flavored. Not worth the effort to make"
"This recipe did not work for me at all, I tried it twice and it came out like mush, tried to freeze it but it was still mushy, my kids were very disappointed"
"Who doesn't love rootbeer - it was the perfect color and taste was perfect too"
"I used the McCormick root beer concentrate (3 teaspoons) and it was plenty brown. I used 1 teaspoon of vanilla for the white layer."
"five stars. I made this as directed and my only change was to add 3 tbs of root beer concentrate and I added food coloring to get the brown color. Everyone wanted the recipe"
"I made this following these directions to a "T" and it has some issues...1. No Brown/White layers...both are white...where's you get the color from? 2. The fudge doesn't set up well...needs more chips and half as much of the Sugar/butter/evap milk mixture to solidify! It is REALLY sweet, not being a smart aleck....and I added a 3rd tsp of Root Beer flavoring. Anyone have any other suggestions to make this turn out well?? Not sure what to do with my pan of not-so-solid root beer fudge!!"
"Very good, but looks nothing like the picture. My adjustments: 3 tsps of root beer extract, 1 tsps of vanilla, 10 oz of vanilla chips, 2.5 c of sugar. Gives you more of that root beer pop!"
"My family loves this recipe. The key is to use rootbeer candy concentrate NOT rootbeer flavoring. The candy concentrate I find at my favorite candy supply store fives this fudge a dark brown color and super rootbeer flavor."
"Don't waste your time, energy or money on this recipe. I followed the recipe exactly and it tasted exactly like white chocolate chips. It is quite sweet and not flavored at all like root beer (I used the root beer concentrate) as recommended. It is not a recipe worth trying."
"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."
"Made this for an auction at my PT Cruiser Club and was a big hit! Will add to my candy recipes and make again!"
"Sounds yummy, can this fudge be frozen and taken out a couple of pieces at a time?"
"Hi mabiggs -You're looking for root beer concentrate, not extract, and it's carried at Walmart (in SoCal, at least). Good luck!
"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! "
"Wonderfully yummy fudge that really does taste like a root beer float! The only problem I found was the color combo for the brown. However, it's on the back of the McCormick Asst. food coloring box (5 red, 6 ylw, 3 green) That gives it a tan color. Will make it darker next time. I also upped the vanilla to a full tsp to give it a more ice creamy taste. Delish!"
"Where can I order Root Beer extract??????????"
"I have made this about 5 times now and every time I made iti do NOT get the 2 colors. What am I doing wrong?????"
"elmolino - not a typo. it is 81 servings of 1 piece each. 9x9 pan cut in 1 inch pieces makes 81 pieces."
"typo here.....it say's it makes 81 servings........................"
"Made this and was it ever wonderful!!! Very creamy and it does taste like a root beer float.I've been asked for the recipe already. It set very well and the two tone color is pretty."
"This fudge is easy to make, but the color didn't work and it didn't set very well. The root beer layer crumbled so badly that I had great trouble cutting it. It has a decent flavor, though it's extremely sweet."
"making this soon, but just a note. I have been using the tin foil pans for years to make fudge, just coat with cooking spray and let set up with your fudge. normally pops right out and you can get many uses from one pan."
"Absolutely love this recipe.....I have made 4 batches this weekend....of different flavors......LOVE LOVE LOVE IT......"
"Is it 5 ounces of evap milk or one can. all of my cans are 12 oz?"
"What a fun twist on fudge. But be warned, this is for those with serious sweet tooths.You'll also want to make sure to use the root beer concentrate and not an extract. I made that mistake at first and couldn't figure out what went wrong. It didn't get brown at all. My husband was the one who noticed the ingredient called for was concentrate and I had an extract. Thought they were the same thing but when I went to the store I found the McCormick concentrate. It worked beautifully."
"Does it make that much difference if you use a different brand of root beer extract?My base did not turn brown like the picture but it did set and tasted great! Maybe I need to add a little more of the root beer flavoring to get the color right...!?"
"This fudge is awesome! I've made it 5 times already and each and everytime, we can't stop eating it! I took it to a family reunion and heard many yells of "who made this fudge!" and give me the recipe! I did purchase the root beer extract off of Amazon and it gives the same color as the picture! I don't like root beer, but this is a winner!"
"I'm not sure what happened. This did not work at all. I never achieved the brownish color of root beer and it never set. It tasted terrible and went in the garbage. Not sure what I did or didn't do but this was a waste of time and money."
"Tastes good, but would add a bit more rootbeer and vanilla flavor next time. Does not look like picture. Wondering what was used to give it the "rootbeer" color?"