Enjoy a sweet treat when you make this easy Rocky Road Candy. You will love how quick and simple it is to make but the results are so festive and delicious.

Rocky Road cut and stacked together.
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We love to make candy recipes and Rocky Road Recipe is a favorite around here. I have been making this for years. With only 5 ingredients, it’s easy enough for busy moms to make.

I like to make a dessert tray and also include 2 Ingredient Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge and Crock Pot Chocolate Peanut Clusters Recipe.

What is Rocky Road Candy?

Homemade Rocky Road Candy is a no bake fudge that is made with only a few ingredients. You can easily make it for holidays or just because. No baking is required to make this delicious fudge.

The chocolate chips are melted and combined with peanuts, marshmallows and other simple ingredients. It is a sweet and salty treat that is perfect combined with red and pink sprinkles.

This candy is perfect for the holiday season or year round. You can make it for Easter, Christmas, birthdays and more.


Ingredients for recipe - chocolate chips, butter, sweetened condensed milk,, peanuts, mini marshmallows.
  • Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • Butter
  • Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • Dry Roasted Peanuts
  • Mini Marshmallows

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How to Make Rocky Road Candy

  • Step 1. Line 13×9 pan with parchment or wax paper.
Sauce pan with chocolate, butter and milk melting together.

Step 2. Melt the chocolate chips, butter and condensed milk in a pan using medium/low heat. Make sure to stir constantly to prevent it from scorching.

Mixture combined in pan and peanuts added.

Step 3. Once melted, remove from heat and allow to cool slightly. Then add in the peanuts and marshmallows. Stir until smooth.

Mixture spread into pan.

Step 4. Spread the rocky road mixture into the lined baking sheet. Then refrigerate for 2 to 3 hours to allow to set.

Mixture cut into bars.

Step 5. Cut into squares and serve.

Recipe Tips

  • Use the type of nut you prefer – Chopped pecans or walnuts can be substituted for peanuts for preference or those with allergies.
  • Use Salted Nuts – Salted nuts taste better than unsalted nuts in this recipe.
  • Melting Chocolate – Slowly melt the chocolate on low heat so that it does not burn.
  • Baking Sheet – Line baking pan with parchment paper or wax paper for easy cleanup.
  • Spoon – It is helpful if you spray the spoon with non-sticking spray to prevent the mixture from sticking.
  • Change the Chocolate – Feel free to use dark chocolate chips or milk chocolate chips in this recipe.
  • Sea Salt – If you have it, top the rocky road fudge with sea salt.
Rocky Road cut and stacked together.


Leftovers should be refrigerated and will last at least 1 week. We gobble this up so ours usually goes pretty fast around here.

The entire family loves rocky road candy. It is so easy to make and really decadent.

How to Freeze

The Rocky Road fudge can be frozen up to a month if stored properly. Just place inside an airtight freezer container. I also like to put wax paper in between the fudge slices. Make sure rocky road candy is a room temperature before storing.

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.

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Rocky Road Candy

4.84 from 6 votes
Enjoy a sweet treat when you make this easy rocky road candy. You will love how simple it is but the results are delicious. 
Prep Time 10 minutes
Chill 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 10 minutes
Servings 48
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 148


  • 12 ounces Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • 2 tablespoons Butter
  • 14 oz. Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 2.5 cups Dry Roasted Peanuts
  • 16 ounce Mini Marshmallows
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  • Line 13×9 pan with parchment or wax paper.
  • Melt chocolate chips, butter and condensed milk in a medium to large pan over medium/low heat, stirring constantly to keep it from scorching.
  • Once melted, remove chocolate mixture from heat and allow to cool slightly.
  • Stir peanuts and marshmallows into chocolate mixture.
  • Spread rocky road mixture into prepared pan.
  • Chill until set, approximately 2 – 3 hours.
  • Cut into squares and serve.

Recipe Notes

Refrigerate the leftovers in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.  

Nutrition Facts

Calories 148kcal, Carbohydrates 18g, Protein 3g, Fat 8g, Saturated Fat 3g, Polyunsaturated Fat 1g, Monounsaturated Fat 3g, Trans Fat 0.02g, Cholesterol 4mg, Sodium 55mg, Potassium 121mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 13g, Vitamin A 40IU, Vitamin C 0.2mg, Calcium 33mg, Iron 1mg

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