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Walnut Fantasy

Walnut Fantasy Heat oven to 350°F Combine butter, brown sugar, sugar and cream cheese in bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until well mixed. Add eggs; continue beating until well mixed. Reduce speed to low; add flour and baking soda. Beat until well mixed. Stir in walnuts, coconut and candy bar chunks.

Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls, 2 inches apart, onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake for 9-11 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Let stand 1 minute; remove from cookie sheets.

1 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar

1/2 cup sugar

4 ounces cream cheese, softened

2 large Land O Lakes® Eggs

2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 3/4 cups coarsely chopped walnuts

1 cup sweetened flaked coconut

7 ounces milk chocolate candy bar, cut into chunks

The best part? It’s so easy, it’s almost shameful! This chocolate fantasy fudge takes less than 20 minutes, hands-on time. It will need a few hours to firm up, but if you’re impatient like I am, you can employ the refrigerator to speed things up.

Fantasy fudge is a classic recipe that’s been around for well over 50 years. It originally appeared on the label of Kraft Marshmallow Creme. Why do they call it fantasy fudge? Who knows? I honestly couldn’t find any information on the reason for the name. It would certainly make sense though that someone at Kraft took a bite of this fabulous fudge and felt like they were in a chocolate lover’s fantasy.

It seems that Kraft changed the recipe on the label at some point and there’s lots of complaining about the newer version on the internet. I’ve never tried the revised recipe but it seems to be a consensus that the original is the best. I’ve always made the original recipe (with a few adaptations) so I can’t tell you the difference.

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