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Root Beer Float Fudge

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.

If you love classic childhood treats, be sure to try our Orange Dreamsicle Fudge recipe. Swirls of vanilla and orange create a delicious dessert.

Clear mug filled with pieces of root beer float mug.

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.

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 fudge 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.

Two stacked pink and white bowls filled with small pieces of root beer float fudge.

Ingredients Needed

To make this root beer candy you need: 

  • White chocolate chips
  • Marshmallow cream – Also called “marshmallow fluff”
  • Heavy Whipping Cream
  • Sugar
  • 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.
  • Salt

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.

Favorite Fudge Recipes: OREO Fudge | Cookie Dough Fudge

Clear glass mug with pieces of root beer fudge.

Storage Tips

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.

Pieces of root beer float fudge in a stack of small pink and white bowls.

More Homemade Candy Recipes

Yield: 48 pieces

Root Beer Float Fudge

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

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.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups granulated sugar
  • ¾ cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • pinch of salt
  • 3 cup white chocolate morsels
  • 1½ cup marshmallow cream
  • 3 teaspoons root beer concentrate (I use McCormicks)

Instructions

  1. In large saucepan, heat sugar, butter, salt and cream until combined. Bring to a boil and stir continuously for 4 minutes.
  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.
  3. Pour half of mixture into a parchment paper lined 13x9 baking dish. To remaining fudge, whisk in root beer concentrate. Stir until combined. Pour over white fudge. Using a knife, swirl the two together. Refrigerate 4 hours or overnight. Cut into bite size pieces and enjoy. Tastes great cold!

Notes

  • Keep fudge in refrigerator for up to two weeks for best flavor!
  • See blog post for recipes tips and tricks.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

48

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 158Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 17mgCarbohydrates: 21gFiber: 0gSugar: 21gProtein: 1g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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About Aimee

Aimee is a dessert lover (specifically rice krispie treats), workout enthusiast, self-taught foodie, and recipe creator.

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Posted on June 11, 2020

Comments & Reviews

  1. Who’d have thought you could make root beer float fudge?!?! You are a genius! I am pinning this! Thank you! So excited to try these!

  2. I really want some of these! It looks so good! Thanks so much for linking up to Tuesday Talent Show! I would love to have you stop by and link up again tomorrow with more great projects!
    -Nikki
    http://chef-n-training.blogspot.com/

  3. Another beautiful and interesting fudge from your kitchen. I’d like to invite you to share your recipe on Sweet Indulgences Sunday this week.

    http://www.wellseasonedlife.com/2011/09/sweet-indulgences-sunday-20.html

  4. Oh MY heck!!! this sounds fantastic!!

    Thanks so much for linking up to my party! I featured your post in my wrap up http://tidymom.net/2011/great-ideas-8/

    Have a great holiday weekend.

  5. How different! I love the photo. You are NOT a horrible writer, because I “got it” exactly when you described the crunchy part of a root beer float. 🙂

  6. I wanted to let you know that I featured this on my “What I Bookmarked This Week” post today. Stop by and see!

  7. my 10 year old will die over these….thank you! I hope you will link up with me here:
    http://www.thegingerbreadblog.com/2011/09/sweet-saturday-v3.html

  8. Oh, yum! I love root beer! Wish you were my neighbor just to get a taste. I’m afraid what would happen if I made these…I might eat them all!

    I would love it if you linked up to my Hi-5 Friday party.

  9. i craved root beer during pregnancy too, sooo weird. And so did my sister in law. Whoa, I wonder if there’s some wives tale to this… Anyway, these look AMAZINGLY delish!!! We love fudge, all kinds!

  10. What a fantastic recipe! I just wanted to let you know that I loved your post and I shared a link to your blog on my Notepad feature that will be posted tomorrow morning. Thank you so much for sharing! 🙂

  11. YumMo!! This sounds great! My hubby is not much for sweets, but he does like a rootbeer float, so maybe this will fly.:) I’m a new follower:)

  12. I have never heard of this! I can’t wait to try it! We would love for you to share this at our weekly link party this Saturday. We have an awesome jewelry giveaway going on right now, too! Come stop by!

    http://sixsistersstuff.blogspot.com/2011/08/paparazzi-giveaway-and-at-home-job.html

    Love,
    The Sisters @ www.sixsistersstuff.blogspot.com

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