Rocky Road Fudge

The next few days I will be sharing some quick and easy gifts from the kitchen.  I know there are you procrastinators that are still shopping or you may have a person who you just haven’t found the right gift for.  These will all be great last minute gifts or a great addition to your holiday menu.

Last year I tried out a recipe for Rocky Road Fudge from one of my good blogging friends, Leigh Anne over at Your Home Based Mom.  The recipe came from her mom.  The recipe was a holiday specialty that her mom has been making for 40 years.  You know a recipe with that good of a track record has to be fabulous and IT WAS!

This fudge is easy and delicious.  This recipe requires no candy thermometer.  This is now a Christmas must for me to make each year.  Below is my adaption of Leigh Anne’s recipe.  You can make it with or without the nuts.  If I leave to nuts out, I just add more marshmallows.  I bought some mini muffin liners from the grocery store to put squares of fudge in and placed them in a cute box along with the recipe I will share with you tomorrow.

Rocky Road Fudge

  • 4 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 4 C sugar
  • 1 1/2 C evaporated milk
  • 20 large marshmallows
  • 12 oz pkg. semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1-2 cups chopped walnuts, optional
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  1. Place miniature marshmallows on a cookie sheet and freeze.  You want to give them a couple of hours in the freezer.  This will prevent them from melting in the fudge.
  2. In a large pot, combine the  sugar, milk and the 20 large marshmallows.  Bring to a boil and  boil for 6 minutes, stirring constantly. (Don’t be alarmed by the brown bits that will appear while cooking the mixture.)
  3. Remove from heat and mix in the chocolate chips and butter.  Stir until thick then add the walnuts.
  4. Let it sit a little longer to thicken more and mix in the vanilla and frozen marshmallows.  Pour into greased 9 x 13 pan and allow to set.

11 comments on “Rocky Road Fudge

  • Hi
    I live in the UK and I’m an inexperienced cook but I think even I could manage these 😀 could you please let me know how many ounces are in ‘a cup’ when measuring out the ingredients please?
    thank you

  • Im quite inexperiestuck in mudnced when it comes to baking but i think even I could make these but could i ask how many ounces is in ‘a cup’ as I live in the UK and we measure out in pounds and ounces.
    thanks for any assistance you give.

  • Laura, That fudge looks so good. I’ve had a lot of crappy fudge lately and have been on the search for some good fudge! Thanks, Christy

  • My go-to fudge recipe is very similar to this one. Except mine has some milk chocolate in addition to the semi-sweet. Don’t you love that it doesn’t require a candy thermometer.

  • Hi Laura, That looks really yummy. I normally only use the yellow bag of chocolate chips, if you know what I mean. But my friend makes this recipe with the Gold/white bag- starts with “Ghirar” and ends with “delli.” Don’t know why, but in this recipe it really rocks! Thanks for sharing. I just became a follower.

  • Laura,
    That fudge looks so good. I’ve had a lot of crappy fudge lately and have been on the search for some good fudge!

  • It wouldn’t be Christmas at our house without my mom’s rocky road fudge. So glad you liked it too. I’m making it tomorrow!

  • Definitely going to make this one. It looks delicious and easy. Two requirements of a recipe for me. Merry Christmas Laura.

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