Only 5 ingredients needed to make Rocky road fudge. Lots of marshmallows, peanuts and chocolate make this fudge heavenly.

Only 5 ingredients needed to make Rocky road fudge. Lots of marshmallows, peanuts and chocolate make this fudge heavenly.
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Rocky road fudge

If you love fudge, this is a must try recipe. It looks and tastes like it is from a fudge shop. However, it is so simple to make at home!

You don’t need to be intimidated at the thought of making homemade fudge. This is really very simple and anyone can make it.

No fancy gadgets or supplies needed. Just a few common ingredients and the microwave!

It is is super quick and easy. The results are fantastic and each bite is rich and delicious.

What flavors make up rocky road?

This is a chocolate fudge with salted peanuts and mini marshmallows.

Only 5 ingredients needed to make Rocky road fudge. Lots of marshmallows, peanuts and chocolate make this fudge heavenly.

Ingredients: 

  • Semi-sweet chocolate chips 
  • Sweetened Condensed Milk 
  • Vanilla Extract 
  • Miniature Marshmallows 
  • Salted Peanuts 
Only 5 ingredients needed to make Rocky road fudge. Lots of marshmallows, peanuts and chocolate make this fudge heavenly.

How to make rocky road fudge

First, you will need a baking dish and we like to use a 9×13 size. Go ahead and line the pan with foil or parchment paper and spray with cooking spray.   

Second, add sweetened condensed milk and chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl. You can also use a double boiler to melt the chocolate. You would melt the chocolate over medium heat.

Only 5 ingredients needed to make Rocky road fudge. Lots of marshmallows, peanuts and chocolate make this fudge heavenly.

Then heat this in the microwave in 30 second intervals. Make sure to stir after each interval until the mixture is completely melted and it is mixed together really good.

Microwave times will vary but it took mine about 90 seconds. You definitely want to keep a close eye on it and only do this in intervals so you don’t burn the chocolate.  

Add the vanilla extract and stir. Then gently stir in the nuts and marshmallows.  

Once this is combined together, pour the fudge mixture into the prepared pan.  Place in the fridge until it is firm.

Only 5 ingredients needed to make Rocky road fudge. Lots of marshmallows, peanuts and chocolate make this fudge heavenly.

Once set, lift the foil out of the pan and cut into squares. 

Only 5 ingredients needed to make Rocky road fudge. Lots of marshmallows, peanuts and chocolate make this fudge heavenly.

Can you use evaporated milk instead of sweetened condensed milk?

Because sweetened condensed milk and evaporated milk are very similar, you can substitute evaporated milk for the sweetened condensed milk. You will not get the same sweet, caramelized flavor with evaporated milk but the consistency will be similar.

How to store fudge leftovers:

Store any fudge leftovers in an air tight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.  

Only 5 ingredients needed to make Rocky road fudge. Lots of marshmallows, peanuts and chocolate make this fudge heavenly.

Can you freeze this?

The fudge can also be frozen up to a month. Just place inside an airtight freezer container. I also like to put wax paper in between the fudge slices.

This helps to prevent sticking. If you do a lot of baking for the holidays, this is something you can definitely make ahead of time.

If you like to give fudge or treats to friends and neighbors, this is a great time saving tip. You can make it ahead and once you are ready to hand it out, just grab and go!

I also like it because when the craving strikes, I can just grab some fudge out of the freezer. It is easy to just grab one or two.

Only 5 ingredients needed to make Rocky road fudge. Lots of marshmallows, peanuts and chocolate make this fudge heavenly.

Rocky road Fudge Recipe is the best!

The is a great treat and one our favorite fudge recipes. Rocky Road is one of the most popular ice cream and it makes an amazing fudge recipe too.

If you like rocky road ice cream, this fudge is a must try. I think you will be amazed how easy it is.

Homemade fudge really is not very hard at all. Plus, the microwave makes it so easy.

If you have been hesitant in the past to make fudge at home, give this a try. You don’t need any special gadgets or a candy thermometer. Just the microwave and a few simple ingredients.

The results are super amazing fudge and very little clean up or mess. This is definitely my kind of recipe!

Anyone can absolutely make this. No special baking skills required!

Only 5 ingredients needed to make Rocky road fudge. Lots of marshmallows, peanuts and chocolate make this fudge heavenly.

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Rocky Road Fudge Recipe 

4.54 from 13 votes
Only 5 ingredients needed to make Rocky road fudge. Lots of marshmallows, peanuts and chocolate make this fudge heavenly.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Servings 24
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 184

Ingredients

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Instructions

  • Line a 9X13 baking pan with foil or parchment paper and then spray with a non stick cooking spray.
  • Place the condensed milk and chocolate in a microwave safe bowl.
  • Heat in 30 second intervals in the microwave, stirring after each interval until the mixture is melted and well combined.  Mine took approximately 90 seconds.
  • Mix in the vanilla extract. This stir in the peanuts and miniature marshmallows.
  • Pour the mixture into the prepared pan.  Refrigerate until firm.
  • Then carefully lift the foil out of the pan and cut into pieces

Nutrition Facts

Calories 184kcal, Carbohydrates 21g, Protein 4g, Fat 10g, Saturated Fat 4g, Trans Fat 1g, Cholesterol 6mg, Sodium 52mg, Potassium 189mg, Fiber 2g, Sugar 17g, Vitamin A 51IU, Vitamin C 1mg, Calcium 62mg, Iron 1mg

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