Rocky Road Fudge

Does your family have a favorite holiday treat?  Something that is a must have each holiday season?  The thing that everyone looks forward to and dreams about?!

Christmas is not Christmas at our house until there is Rocky Road Fudge.

For the last forty years my mother has made Rocky Road Fudge – it’s her holiday speciality.

ROcky Road

I don’t think I have ever made Rocky Road Fudge, that is my mom’s job!  She does it so well!  I asked her to make a batch this week so I could share it here on the blog and she made it just the way I like it – a little less rocky.  No nuts for me!  I know it really isn’t truly Rocky Road with out the nuts but I don’t like nuts in my candy!  The only rocks I like in my Rocky Road Fudge are marshmallows.

 

ROcky Road

Pure chocolate fudgy goodness with marshmallows – yum!!

Since the fudge is nice and warm when you add the small marshmallows make sure you freeze them first so they hold their shape.  This recipe is quick and easy as far as fudge recipes go and makes a nice big batch.

Maybe you can get your mom to make you some!

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Mary Anne Best

Rocky Road Fudge

Ingredients

  • 12 oz pkg. semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 lb. butter (2 sticks or cubes)
  • 4 C sugar
  • 1 1/2 C evaporated milk
  • 20 large marshmallows
  • 2 C nuts, optional
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Instructions

  • Bag of minature marshmallows, frozen--cover the bottom of a large cookie sheet and freeze
  • You will probably use about 2/3 of a 1 lb. bag of minature marshmallow
  • Mix together sugar, milk and 20 lg. marshmallows and boil for 6 minutes, stirring constantly
  • Remove from heat and add chocolate chips and butter
  • Stir until thick, add nuts and let sit awhile to thicken up a bit, add vanilla and frozen marshmallows
  • If you are not adding nuts you may want more marshmallows
  • Pour into greased 9 x 13 pan

Comments

  1. 1
    Cheryl says:

    I had never made fudge before and I made your mom’s recipe yesterday…It worked! It worked! It worked!

  2. 2
    Jennifer C says:

    My daughter and I both gasped out loud when we saw the picture of your fudge–this looks amazing! Can’t wait to try this recipe.

  3. 3
    Laura says:

    Is it normal to get brown flecks in the mixture when cooking it on the stove, like toasted marshmallow? It still turned out great, just wanted to know if that is normal. I will be making the fudge every year. Most fudge recipes I try turn out grainy. This one was fabulous and I didn’t have to beat it to death, (that’s what my one recipe requires).

  4. 4
    Leigh Anne says:

    Laura,

    Yes, my mom says it happens to her every time. Glad you enjoyed the fudge!

  5. 5
    Cindy says:

    Love the fudge with marshmallows. . Hubby love them too. Thank you for sharing.

  6. 6
    Lauren says:

    I have to say this is an amazing recipe/ I made it the other day it was super easy and so good. I only made a half of recipe and now I am wishing I made the whole thing just so I had more for myself lol. Thanks for the post.

  7. 7
    Gen says:

    I am so glad that I found this recipe. My grandma used to make this for Christmas all the time- and it’s my absolute favorite! Thank you for sharing this- I am definitely making it this year for my family.

  8. 8
    Luanne says:

    20 Large marshmallows = How many mini’s? Didn’t notice the “large” till I started and only saw the minis in the pics…& have 2 bags of minis….

  9. 9
    Virginia says:

    I really want to make this for friend this week for his bday. What do you do with it after you pour it into the pan? Refrigerate?

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