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Rocky Road Fudge

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This loaded rocky road fudge is a holiday tradition in our family. Simple to make, its ingredients include chocolate, sweetened condensed milk, vanilla, marshmallows and peanuts. 
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  2. ROCKY ROAD FUDGE INGREDIENTS
  3. HOW TO MAKE THIS ROCKY ROAD FUDGE RECIPE
  4. STORAGE
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This loaded rocky road fudge is a family favorite that’s straight from my grandma’s recipe box. Chocolate, soft marshmallows and salty peanuts combine for the perfect candy.

If you’re looking for other fudge recipes, make sure you check out our Reese’s peanut butter fudge, chocolate fudge, Reese’s Pieces fudge and peanut butter fudge.

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Rocky Road Fudge:

Making rocky road fudge is a holiday tradition in our family. This rich, classic candy is one of my favorite fudge recipes. It features creamy, smooth chocolate that’s packed with salty peanuts and sweet marshmallows. So yummy.

One of the best parts of this recipe is you don’t need a candy thermometer! So, you’ll love how quick and easy it is to make.


FUDGES: Oreo Fudge | Gingerbread Fudge | Christmas Fudge


ROCKY ROAD FUDGE INGREDIENTS

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You will need:

  • 3 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 cups mini marshmallows
  • 1 cup salted peanuts

SUBSTITUTIONS AND ADDITIONS

NUTS: Use almonds, walnuts, or pecans instead of peanuts.

CHOCOLATE: Make with dark chocolate chips instead of semi-sweet.

PEANUTS: You can use salted or unsalted butter for this recipe. If you use unsalted, add a small sprinkle of salt to your mixture.

Mix-In Ideas:

Today, I’m sharing my grandma’s classic rocky road fudge recipe. It’s super tasty as is, BUT you might decide you want to add in a few mix-ins to make it the ultimate gourmet treat! You could add:

  • peanut butter (swirl it in like our tiger fudge)
  • butterscotch chips
  • white chocolate chips

HOW TO MAKE THIS ROCKY ROAD FUDGE RECIPE

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STEP 1: In a medium saucepan, combine the chocolate chips, sweetened condensed milk and butter. Over medium heat, melt the chip mixture stirring constantly until the chips are melted.

STEP 2: Remove from heat and stir in the peanuts and vanilla. You can skip the stovetop and make this in a large, microwave-safe bowl as well if you’d like.

STEP 3: Place the marshmallows in a large bowl. Pour the chocolate mixture over the marshmallows and mix well.

PRO TIP: If you don’t want some of the marshmallows to melt, then wait just a few minutes to let the chocolate cool before pouring it over the marshmallows.

STEP 4: Line a 9×13 dish with foil and spray with nonstick spray. You could use an 8×8 dish as well — for thicker pieces of fudge. Spread your fudge mixture into the prepared pan. Sprinkle the top with additional peanuts and marshmallows.

Place in refrigerator to chill until firm, 2-3 hours or overnight.

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STORAGE

COUNTERTOP: Keep in an airtight container and store for up to a week on your countertop.

FRIDGE: Keep it in an airtight container for up to three weeks in the fridge.

FREEZER: Slice into squares and freeze for up to one month in a freezer-safe container.

PREP: Layer wax paper in between squares of fudge to keep them from sticking to each other.

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Put it in a festive tin or a food-safe box tied with a pretty ribbon — this rocky road fudge is perfect for gifting to friends and family at Christmas. (Our mint chocolate fudge is also great for gift giving.)

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Rocky Road Fudge

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This loaded rocky road fudge is a holiday tradition in our family. Simple to make, its ingredients include chocolate, sweetened condensed milk, vanilla, marshmallows and peanuts. 
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 3 hours 15 minutes
Servings 16

Ingredients
  

  • 3 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk
  • 4 tablespoons butter cubed
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 cups mini marshmallows plus a few extra for the top
  • 1 cup salted peanuts plus a few extra for the top

Instructions
 

  • Line a 9x13 dish with foil. Spray with nonstick spray.
  • In a medium saucepan combine the chocolate chips, sweetened condensed milk and butter. Over medium heat melt the chip mixture stirring constantly until the chips are melted.
  • Remove from heat and stir in the peanuts and vanilla.
  • Place the marshmallows in a large bowl.
  • Pour the chocolate mixture over the marshmallows and mix well. If you don’t want some of the marshmallows to melt and swirl then wait just a few minutes to let the chocolate cool before pouring over the marshmallows.
  • Spread into the prepared pan.
  • Sprinkle the top with additional peanuts and marshmallows.
  • Place in refrigerator to chill until firm, 2-3 hours or overnight.

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Nutrition

Calories: 383.5kcal | Carbohydrates: 40.43g | Protein: 6.78g | Fat: 22.42g | Saturated Fat: 11.29g | Cholesterol: 17.98mg | Sodium: 106.9mg | Potassium: 354.2mg | Fiber: 3.51g | Sugar: 31.31g | Vitamin A: 170.57IU | Vitamin C: 0.65mg | Calcium: 101.34mg | Iron: 2.41mg
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