Root beer float meets root beer candy in this fudge recipe! With white chocolate and marshmallow cream, Root Beer Float Fudge is a sweet treat you won’t be able to resist.
When I was pregnant with my first child I had an addiction to root beer floats. At least once a day, I poured myself a big glass of cold root beer and topped it with a (more than generous) scoop of vanilla ice cream.
I was also addicted to gyros and french fries, but those I couldn’t make at home every night! After that pregnancy I stopped craving root beer floats quite so often but I still love them, especially on a hot day.
Root Beer Concentrate
When you put root beer concentrate into a creamy white chocolate fudge, you get a root beer candy that tastes identical to a root beer float.
The layer of vanilla fudge on top of the fudge flavored with root beer does an amazing job mimicking the “float.”
I can’t even begin to describe how delicious these taste but, since you’re hear to read about this recipe, I suppose I should at least try.
Okay, so you know the crunchy part of a root beer float? It’s when the root beer sticks to the ice cream and forms crunchy little bits of root beer flavored ice crystals.
If you eat this fudge cold, it tastes like that.
In a sea of chocolate, vanilla and peanut butter fudge recipes, this Root Beer take stands out from the crowd. The flavor is an unexpected surprise when you bite into a piece of this fudge.
To make this root beer candy you need:
- White chocolate chips
- Marshmallow cream – Also called “marshmallow fluff”
- Heavy cream
- Butter – Unsalted is preferred. If you only have salted, add a bit less additional salt to the fudge recipe.
- Root beer concentrate – I used McCormick’s brand found near the extracts in the baking aisle at my grocery store.
How to Make Root Beer Float Fudge
STEP 1. In large saucepan, heat sugar, butter, salt and cream until combined. Bring to a boil and stir continuously for 4 minutes.
STEP 2. Remove from heat. Quickly stir in white chocolate and marshmallow. Whisk in vigorously until smooth, be patient this will take a couple minutes. Using an electric mixer yields best results.
STEP 3. Pour half of mixture into a parchment paper lined 13×9 baking dish. To the remaining fudge, whisk in root beer concentrate. Stir until combined.
STEP 4. Pour the root beer fudge over the layer of white fudge. Using a knife, swirl the two together. Refrigerate 4 hours or overnight. Cut into bite size pieces and enjoy.
After cutting this fudge into squares, keep it in the fridge until you’re ready to eat it. I LOVE the way it tastes when it’s cold. . . it feels so much more like a root beer float.
However, fudge CAN be stored at room temperature if desired.
Can you make fudge without an electric mixer?
You do not need a mixer for this fudge recipe but it does make it easier. If you’re not using an electric mixer, you’ll need to whisk very vigorously to combine the white chocolate and marshmallow cream into the butter and sugar.
If it seems like it’s not combining well, keep going! It sometimes takes a few minutes. You want to combine it until the fudge texture is silky smooth.
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