Rocky Road Fudge

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Calling all fans of the classic Rocky Road ice cream! This mouthwatering rocky road fudge is super simple with just 6 ingredients and is the perfect combination of nuts, marshmallow, and chocolate fudge.

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Rocky Road Fudge

We’ve been furiously making some delicious, easy and festive treats in the lead up to Christmas. I have been pretty off my game this year since I just had a major surgery, but my mom has been staying with us to help with the kids and help get us ready for Christmas. It has been hard to balance recovering with trying to make things festive and fun for my two young kids who love the magic and wonder of Christmas- so making simple, easy and delicious treats this year has been our focus.

This rocky road fudge is full of ooey, gooey marshmallows, tons of rich chocolate flavor, and took under 10 minutes of active time to make. It is insanely delicious and perfect for gifts for teachers, friends, and neighbors!

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How to make Rocky Road Fudge

First assemble the following ingredients:

  • Milk chocolate chips – milk chocolate chips melt well and are higher in fat and sweetener which is what we want for this recipe. 
  • Semi-sweet chocolate chips – I use some milk chocolate chips and some semi-sweet chocolate chips to get the richness from the milk chocolate but also the bitterness from the semi-sweet. You can use all semi-sweet if you want a slightly more bitter fudge. 
  • Butter or Margarine – either one of these will work. They help all the ingredients to bind together while still being soft at room temperature. Use salted butter. 
  • Sweetened condensed milk – sweetened condensed milk has a very thick consistency but is a great way to sweeten this fudge evenly and help create the expected fudgy texture. 
  • Dry roasted peanuts or pecans – you can use any type of nut for this recipe. I prefer to add a mixture of peanuts and pecans. You can use lightly salted nuts or unsalted. Make sure the nuts you choose are cut into a peanut side and have been roasted. 
  • Miniature marshmallows – mini marshmallows are great for having little bits of marshmallow throughout the fudge. You can cut regular marshmallows to a smaller size for a similar effect.

Once you have assembled the ingredients use the following method:

Melt. Melt the chocolate chip, butter, and condensed milk in a pan on the stovetop. Remove from the heat and stir to combine.

Mix it up. Add the nuts and marshmallow to a large bowl, stir the chocolate mixture to coat the fillings.

Spread in pan and set. Line a 13 x 9 pan with wax paper and spread the mixture into the pan. Use a spatula to level it as much as you can. Allow it to chill in the refrigerator for 2-3 hours until it is firm.

Cut and serve. Cut the cooled fudge into squares and enjoy!

nut and marshmallow chocolate fudge in a red canister

Tips and Tricks to perfect Rocky Road Fudge

Check out these tips and tricks and frequently asked questions for amazing Rocky Road Fudge.

Fudge is a great gift. This fudge makes a great gift especially around the holidays. I love these festive cookie boxes for giving out fudge and other goodies.

Can I chill it in the freezer? If you chill it in the freezer that will cut down on your chilling time but be careful not to over freeze it since it will be hard to cut.

FAQs

What is the best temperature to serve fudge at?

Fudge should be served at room temperature.

How can I make this fudge less sweet?

If you want to go light on the sweetness, you can use all semisweet chocolate chips or add some dark chocolate chips and add a dash of salt to the mix to counterbalance some of the condensed milk.

How long will leftovers keep?

This fudge can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week.

Does Rocky Road Fudge freeze well?

Yes! Because this fudge has condensed milk instead of regular liquid dairy it freezes very well. I recommend cutting before freezing and leaving some space between each piece, so it doesn’t come out a mess when you want some.

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Rocky Road Fudge

This mouthwatering rocky road fudge is super simple with just 6 ingredients and is the perfect combination of nuts, marshmallow, and chocolate sauce.
Course Desserts
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate fudge, chocolate nut fudge, christmas fudge, fudge, holiday fudge, nut fudge, rocky road fudge
Prep Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Servings 36 pieces
Calories 152kcal
Author Courtney O’Dell

Ingredients

  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 14 oz. can sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 cups dry roasted peanuts or pecans
  • 10 ½ oz large bag miniature marshmallows

Instructions

  • Line a 13×9 inch baking pan with wax paper.
  • In large heavy saucepan melt chocolate chips, margarine & condensed milk. Remove the sauce from the stove.
  • In large bowl, mix together nuts & marshmallows, stir in chocolate mixture and spread in the baking pan.
  • Allow to chill in the refrigerator 2-3 hours until firm.
  • Remove from pan and paper, cut in squares, and enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 152kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 29mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 14g

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