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October 27, 2011

Rocky Road Fudge {Week 5 of The 12 Weeks of Christmas Cookies and Sweets!}

It's Week 5 of the 12 Weeks of Christmas challenge, hosted by Brenda at Meal Planning Magic. Christmas is quickly approaching, people! Have you started shopping? Have you thought about it? I bought one present for PJ last week. And I feel pretty accomplished about it.

Fudge is one of those things that I instantly associate with Christmas time. It's rich, it's high in calories, but it's oh so good. I can never eat too much since it is so rich, but that's probably a good thing for my waist line. I love all kinds of fudge... peanut butter, chocolate, butterscotch, you name it and I'll eat it. I was super geeked to see this 10 minute recipe for making fudge over at my dear friend, Sarah's blog. Since I'm having to make a different treat each week, I've been trying to make easy and quick recipes. This one totally fit the bill.






































I had never made fudge before and I was surprised at how simple it really is to whip together. Just melt some chocolate, condensed milk, and salt... throw in some peanuts and marshmallows... stir.... and BAM, you're done! Well, you gotta refrigerate it and allow it to harden of course. Unless you just want to eat the melted chocolate with peanuts and marshmallows thrown in. It wouldn't be fudge, but it definitely would be delicious. But I recommend making this fudge. I loved the crunch from the nuts in contrast to the pillowy marshmallows :)


Rocky Road Fudge
  • 3 cups milk chocolate chips
  • 1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup unsalted peanuts
  • 1 and 1/2 cups mini marshmallows
Line a 8x8 inch baking dish with parchment paper or spray lightly with nonstick cooking spray. In a saucepan, combine chocolate chips, condensed milk, and salt. Heat on low, stirring constantly. Once smooth and completely melted, add peanuts and marshmallows. Stir again until smooth and peanuts and marshmallows are completely coated. Pour and spread into the baking dish. Refrigerate until firm, and slice when ready to serve.


Printable Recipe

Be sure to check out all the other wonderful Christmas goodies in the blog hop below. You can get your baking list ideas right here!


Linking up to: Tasty Traditions, GCC Recipe Swap, Full Plate Thursday, Simple Lives Thursday, Turning the Table Thursday, It's a Keeper Thursday, What's Cooking Thursdays?, Twisted Thursdays, Sweet Treats Thursday, These Chicks Cooked, Making It With Allie, and Tastetastic Thursday.


Peace, and bacon grease!

33 comments:

Lisa @ Flour Me With Love said...

Yum-o! I'll be making this for my cookie tray this year...thanks :)

Tracy said...

This look absolutely delicious!

Lilly said...

This looks so easy!! I need to make it asap! Thank you for sharing =)

Lizzy said...

Looks great, Desi!

Cucina49 said...

That's good-looking fudge--and really easy to put together!

Kim Bee said...

New follower. Lizzy sent this out and I just had to swing by. So glad I did. This is some incredible looking fudge.

laurie said...

Awesome fudge!I can't wait to try some for the holidays.

Carolyn said...

Ooo, the fudge looks so gooooood! Perfect for giving away at Christmas too.

Mimi said...

I can never turn down fudge, this looks great.
Mimi

Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. said...

Can't go wrong with rocky road and this fudge looks so good!

bakingjenn.com said...

Wow, this looks great, especially for a first time fudge maker. Keep the greatness coming!

Nava.K said...

Nice and lovely looking fudge, must try for me as I need the practise in making it and your recipe will certainly take me there.

Ann said...

Fantastic! Fudge AND rocky road? Sign me up!

Baker Street said...

Absolutely fantastic!

Nanna said...

I've never had much success with fudge but this looks tempting enough to try one more time! LOL
Helen

Medeja said...

Oh I like this recipe. This treat sounds really sweet..

Jenn said...

Mmmmmmmm... fudge!!!! Enough said :)

Peggy said...

I love making fudge! The possibilities are totally endless =) This sounds so good!

Desi said...

@ Lilly & Cucina49 - It's super easy but tastes like it isn't :)

@ Laurie - They make perfect holiday gifts :)

@ Carolyn - Ha, you read my mind!

@ Stephanie - I love the combo of crunchy nuts and soft marshmallows!

@ Bakingjenn - Thanks, I thought I done good too lol. Are all fudge recipes this easy to make?!?

@ Ann - They do make an incredible pair :)

@ Medeja - It is not overly sweet so it's pretty perfect!

Kristin said...

I also love making fudge with sweetened condensed milk. It's so easy! Stopping by from 12 Weeks of Christmas Cookies!

The Poet Herself said...

I use the same base recipe. So easy and so many possibilities!

sugarspiceiced said...

I love fudge!! I've only made it a couple of times, but I'm definitely going to try it again this holiday season. Your recipe sounds easy and delicious!

Barbara Bakes said...

Looks rich and delicious! I love marshmallows in fudge.

Amy said...

I wonder how it would be with semi-sweet chocolate chips instead of milk chocolate...

Thanks for linking up at A Little Nosh this week!

Megan said...

My hubby loves rocky road, this would be perfect for him!

Chris said...

Those look seriously good!

Erin said...

Fudge is my weakness! Looks wonderful!

Miz Helen said...

I am drooling, this is awesome fudge and I would sure love a piece right now. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great week end and come back soon!
Miz Helen

Emily said...

This certainly looks like an easy recipe. Fudge and I are not friends. I love eating the stuff but when I try to make it, it never comes out well. Maybe one more shot with this recipe.

Kim Bee said...

Hi Desi. I used these in my weekly picks. There's also another surprise for you so make sure you stop by when you have some free time. Kim Bee

Lisa said...

What a delicious indulgence.

Desi said...

@ Kristin - I'm loving the sweetened condensed milk fudge too... I saw another recipe that used that which I'm excited to make :)

@ sugarspiceiced - it's so easy, and got rave reviews!

@ Megan - I hope the hubby likes it! Sounds like he has good taste :)

@ Emily - Seriously, give this recipe a try... you can't mess it up! I hope you and fudge can become friends again :)

Miz Helen said...

Hi Desi,
I wanted you to know that I featured your awesome Rocky Road Fudge on my post for the Crazy Cooking Challenge this month. Thanks for a great recipe!
Miz Helen