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Rocky Road Fudge

One of my favorite parts of the Christmas Season is… Baking!  I admittedly don’t do a ton of baking throughout the year, but when the Holidays roll around, I totally make up for it.

Rocky Road Fudge

The reason I don’t do much throughout the year is because, well, it tastes so good that I eat way too much.  I would not like my waistline if I snacked on these sweets all through the year!

Homemade Christmas Candy

Today I’m excited to share with you a recipe for Rocky Road Fudge that is super easy – you probably have most, if not all, the ingredients in your cabinet right now!  This fudge is sweet and salty {yes – it’s addictive}, easy and fast to make, and one that my Mom and I always made for neighbors and parties for Christmas!

Homemade Candy PresentsAre you ready?

Rocky Road Fudge IngredientsLike I said, the ingredients are super simple.  The original recipe that I inherited called for 2 sticks of butter, and although it’s super delicious, I just couldn’t face putting in that much.  So I cut it in half and it’s still just as yummy!  You’ll find the full ingredients list at the bottom of this post, with full recipe.

Rocky Road Fudge MeltingStart by melting, over low heat, the butter, peanut butter, and chocolate chips.  Once the mixture is super smooth, which only takes a few minutes, you’ll add your vanilla and a handful of peanuts.

Layering MarshmallowsNow is the time to enlist a willing helper!  You need to spread your marshmallows all over the bottom of your pan in one layer, covering the entire bottom.  I line my pan with wax paper so it’s easier to remove and cut your fudge once it’s set.

If you want a thicker fudge, use an 8×8 pan.  This time around, I used a 9×13.  I think I like the 8×8 and a thicker fudge better, but make it twice and decide for yourself!  ;)

Pouring Chocolate on MarshmallowsPour your melted mixture over your marshmallows and chill in the refrigerator until your fudge sets – usually about 45 minutes or so.


Rocky Road Fudge Chilled

Enjoy this deliciously sweet & salty Rocky Road Fudge!

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Rocky Road Fudge
A deliciously salty & sweet fudge recipe that uses ingredients that you have on hand, easy to make, & makes a perfect gift for the Holidays!
  • 12 oz bag of Milk Chocolate Chips
  • 1 cup Peanut Butter
  • ½ cup Butter
  • 1 cup Peanuts
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • ½ bag Miniature Marshmallows
  1. Put Chocolate Chips, Peanut Butter, and Butter in a medium saucepan. Melt over Medium Low Heat until melted and smooth, stirring occasionally. When melted, add vanilla and stir. Then add peanuts.
  2. While chocolate mixture is melting, line a 8x8 pan with wax paper. Cover the bottom of the pan with miniature marshmallows. Be sure to fill in all spaces.
  3. Pour melted chocolate mixture over the marshmallows and chill in the refrigerator until fudge is set - about 45 minutes.
  4. ENJOY!




  1. Lynda Cook

    Oh wow this looks so good!! and you were right when you said it was easy, I’m going to have to try this one out

  2. Thanks for the recipe! This fudge looks dangerous and super yummy!

  3. Your Rocky Road Fudge looks delicious. Now, if I could just borrow a cute little helper… I’m sure my grandkids would love to help me with this recipe.

  4. Tanya Holland

    These look absolutely delicious. I would love to make them except without the nuts .

  5. HOLly brewer says:

    Great presentation of the food! I bet it is just as good as it looks! Delicious!

  6. I am definitly going to make this, for a Valentine gift. Looks delicious.

  7. Tracie Trump

    OMG, this looks super easy and amazing, YUMMY!

  8. That fudge looks great. Thanks for sharing it with us.

  9. This recipe looks absolutely AMAZING!!!! I love the recipes with real butter in them because butter makes everything taste better!! Happy New Year!!

  10. vickie couturier says:

    im going to try this for the grandkd

  11. Julie Wood

    This is a yummy and easy recipe to make fudge. I make fudge every year, and this is one that I want to try. It has peanut butter in it which I really like. Thanks for a terrific recipe.

  12. This looks fantastic! I’m pinning this for sure :)
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