{Crazy Cooking Challenge} Root Beer Float Fudge

I think fudge is my weakness. Well, okay, fudge and donuts. Ummm…. fudge, donuts and fried food. Okay, fudge, donuts, fried food and diet Coke. Yeah, that’s them.  Is that bad?  At least with fudge I only eat it once a year.  And yeah baby, that time of year has come!  Yipee!

I am serious when I say I love the stuff.  But not just any fudge.  It has to be awesome!  I make an awesome milk chocolate fudge =o)  And when I made my white chocolate peppermint fudge I am pretty sure I heard harp music play when I first took a bite.


So when Tina emailed the Crazy Cooking Challenge for this month I about fell over in my chair: FUDGE!!!  You mean I get to make fudge, eat it and then see almost 150 other fudge recipes?  Ummmm, yes please!  Sign me up!
I was so excited to search blog-land (because the recipe needs to be from blog-land) and find an amazing fudge recipe that I wanted to make.  It was so darn easy.  All I had to do was look on my Fudge board on Pinterest.  Yep, I have a Fudge board =o) I have been wanting to make Aimee’s recipe for Root Beer Float Fudge ever since I saw it on her blog Shugary Sweets. BTW – I love her blog!!!
3 cups sugar
3/4 cup butter
1 cup heavy cream
pinch of salt
3 cups white chocolate chips
1 1/2 cups marshmallow cream
3 tsp. root beer extractThis is the root beer flavoring that I was able to find.  It’s super concentrated so I only used 1/2 teaspoon.

In a large saucepan, heat sugar, butter and cream until melted.  Bring to a boil and stir continuously for 4 minutes.  (I’m kind of a nut about fudge so I have to use a candy thermometer.  If you do, make sure your fudge reaches 236 degrees.)Remove from heat.  Quickly stir in white chocolate chips and marshmallow cream.  Whisk in vigorously until smooth.  Be patient, this may take a little while but it’ll be worth it =o)

Pour half of the mixture into a parchment lined 13×9 inch pan.  In the remaining fudge, add root beer extract and whisk again.  Pour over white fudge.  Using a knife swirl the fudge to make a marbled affect… kind of.

Refrigerate at least 4 hours or overnight.

Let me tell you, this fudge is AWESOME!  It’s so strange to bite into it and have it really taste like a root beer float!  This may be my new favorite fudge!
(Sorry white chocolate peppermint fudge.)



Now let’s check out all the other amazing recipes. Oh yeah, and don’t forget to vote for your favorite fudge recipe. (It is a challenge and all.)=o)Oh yeah – I’m number 21… just so you know =o)

Print Friendly, PDF & Email


  1. This looks incredible!

  2. Oh my, root beer flavored fudge, totally yum.

  3. Awww, so sweet. I’ve got to vote for this one 😉 By far the favorite fudge I’ve ever made 🙂

  4. Girl, you have done it this time! YUM O!

  5. Your fudge looks really yummy!! I’m kind of sad I didn’t participate this month in the challenge..hopefully next month!

  6. Wow, my husband would absolutely love this fudge! I’ve loved checking out everybody’s creations! I’m #32 on the list.

  7. Root beer is one of the only reasons why I will not give up soda completely. I love RB floats! I LOVE fudge – why on earth haven’t I thought of putting the two together??? AHH!

  8. Ohmigosh it looks so pretty!

  9. It looks fabulous! I love root beer! Thanks for sharing at my Mrs Foxs Sweet Party! 🙂

  10. Yum! I’m not a soda drinker or a fudge fan but this just SOUNDS delicious! Root beer is really the only soda I will drink, If I drink any at all. …ahhh you make me want to go buy a root beer now lol!

  11. wow this is such a fun fudge love it

  12. Ive had this one bookmarked for a while. Glad to hear it was a hit!

  13. This looks so good! I think I’ll try it for the holidays!
    I’m #33.

  14. Ooooh, this was one of the recipes I considered. Yours turned out fabulous!

  15. Hello fellow fudge challenger! I didn’t even know such a type of fudge existed! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  16. So um, I’m not big on fudge(although some of these sounded DARN good!), but I found a recipe from Taste of Home a few years ago for orange swirl fudge… and it is SO good! Tastes like a creamsicle. My kids have been asking about the “budge” or “smudge”(depending on the child), for a month already!

  17. Gotta love pinterest. I need to get on there more. This is truly inspired. Makes me want to go to A&W and order a float. Great job.

  18. Great recipe for the Crazy Cooking Challenge, it is fun cooking with you!
    Miz Helen

  19. Must try this…looks and sounds amazing!!!

  20. This is so frikin neat! I love root beer!

  21. This is the first time I’ve heard of root beer extract! Love it!

  22. I must make this! I have a son-in-law that loves root beer!
    P.S. Erin, You are so funny:)

  23. I had never heard of rootbeer fudge before, but it looks and sounds delicious!

  24. I am going to try this this week. Looks and sounds fantastic!

  25. WOW! Looks amazing- I totally want to try! Please visit my page as well- I’m #78.

  26. Oh my goodness – so many tasty looking recipes!

    just stopped by to let you know that I featured your white chocolate peppermint fudge today!
    Christmas Carnival linky features
    Thanks for linking up to our Christmas Carnival Linky! Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  27. This fudge looks and sounds amazing. I would love it if you came to link to my holiday recipe swap blog hop. It is my first ever! Love these recipes.
    -Erin Kennedy

  28. I will say, I am not a root beer fan. However, my husband is, so I’ll make it for him. Then, he’ll love me even more 🙂

  29. Thanks so much for sharing this recipe. My hubby loves rootbeer AND fudge. I think this one has to go on the TO TRY list. xo

    *new follower here!*

  30. I’d seriously love to try this. bookmarking 🙂

  31. Yummy! I posted a link to this recipe on my blog: http://thecraftbarn-ny.blogspot.com
    Jennifer @ The Craft Barn

  32. Root Beer Float Fudge! Love it! I just shared on Facebook. Thanks so much for linking up at Taking A Timeout Thursday. Can’t wait to see what you’ve been up to this week 🙂

  33. What a neat idea! I haven’t had a root beer float in years AND I make fudge every Christmas myself so this is a definite go to for me 😀

  34. Egads! I had no clue there was this many fudge recipes. Jackpot! Thanks for hosting heaven.

  35. This looks so yummy! For those who are interested, you can usually find root beer extract (as opposed to the flavoring in the picture) near the vanilla (and others) extract in the baking aisle of your grocery store.

    The Happy Wife/Danielle Garcia
    ldsmom2201 at yahoo dot com
    Twitter: The_Happy_Wife

  36. rebeccabasset says:

    These look and sound YUMMY! I love Root Beer, and nothing’s better than a Root Beer Float, can’t wait to try these!

    Thanks so much for the recipe!

  37. Kathy Wylie says:

    This is delicious! Can you please clarify for me if you cook the fudge until it reaches 236 degrees or for 4 minutes. Mine reached the temperature after only just a couple minutes so I wasn’t sure if I should cook it longer.

    • Mine takes longer than 4 minutes to get to 236 degrees. Make sure the candy thermometer says 236 degrees and you’re all good. =o)