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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!

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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!

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Are you ready?

Rocky Road Fudge Ingredients

Like 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 Melting

Start 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 Marshmallows

Now 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 Marshmallows

Pour 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!

Rocky Road Fudge

Rocky Road Fudge


  • 12 oz bag of Milk Chocolate Chips
  • 1 cup Peanut Butter
  • 1/2 cup Butter
  • 1 cup Peanuts
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 1/2 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!


Saturday 13th of December 2014

This looks soo good and I like your idea of less butter and think I will try it with the 8 x 8 pan. Yum!


Sunday 26th of October 2014

Thank you for stopping by and linking with See Ya in the Gumbo. I like the touch of PB you have in your rocky road fudge. My son chose your fudge to feature at tonight's party. Thanks again!


Monday 20th of October 2014

Ooooh, I wish I had a piece of this RIGHT NOW! Looks delicious!

Michelle (The Ribbon Retreat)

Monday 20th of October 2014

Yummy! I am so going to try this very, very soon! This looks divine! Thanks for sharing! PINNED!

Lynda Cook

Wednesday 26th of March 2014

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

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