Rocky Road Fudge

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You won’t believe how ridiculously easy this recipe for Rocky Road Fudge is to make! It literally takes minutes to prepare! Fudge is such a yummy sweet treat not only for the holidays but year-round too. It also makes a delightful homemade edible gift – just pile into bags and tie up with a bow!

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A cake stand with a pile of Rocky Road Fudge

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Rocky Road Fudge

If you’re looking for an easy sweet treat to make for the holidays, you can’t go wrong with this recipe for Rock Road Fudge!

Fudge is a type of sugar candy that is made by mixing sugar, butter, and milk, heating it to the soft-ball stage at 240 °F and then beating the mixture while it cools so that it acquires a smooth, creamy consistency. In texture, this crystalline candy falls in between fondants and hard caramels. Fruits, nuts, chocolate, caramel, candies, sweets, and other flavors are sometimes added either inside or on top. – Wiki

You may have read the above description of fudge and thought it sounds way too much hassle to bother… Having to worry about the right consistency and temperature – nobody got time for that!

However, thanks to a marvelous product – condensed milk – fudge is super easy to make, in literally just a few minutes! The hardest part is waiting for the fudge to cool down and set up so that you can devour it!

Ingredients used in this recipe

The full ingredients list and instructions are found in the printable recipe card at the end of this post, but here is a brief outline so you know what to expect from the recipe.

I highly recommend always reading a recipe all the way through before starting.

Rocky Road Fudge

How long does homemade fudge last?

Fudge can be stored at room temperature in an airtight container for about 2 weeks, or in the fridge for up to a month.

Can you freeze homemade fudge?

You can also freeze fudge if you need to make it well in advance. Double wrap the fudge in plastic wrap, followed by aluminum foil, then place in a freezer-safe, food bag and press out all the air. It can be frozen for up to 3 months.

It is better to freeze the whole block of fudge and cut it into pieces once thawed.

To defrost, place the wrapped fudge in the fridge for a few hours, then remove the wrappings and allow to come to room temperature before cutting and serving.

Rocky Road Fudge

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Rocky Road Fudge on a plate and in process in a foil line baking pan

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Rocky Road Fudge squares on a cake stand

Rocky Road Fudge

Yield: 58
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 7 minutes

Combine two classic sweet treats into this Rocky Road Fudge for the holidays or for gift giving!


  • 14 oz/397g dark chocolate chips
  • 14 oz/397g can sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 cups of roasted peanuts
  • 10 oz/280g miniature marshmallows


  1. Line a 9x13-inch pan with parchment paper or foil sprayed with baking spray, and leave a little overhang to lift the fudge out when set.
  2. Place the chocolate chips and condensed milk in a large microwave-safe bowl and microwave for one minute.
  3. Stir well to combine. If the chocolate chips aren't melted completely, microwave in 15-second increments stirring in between until the mixture is smooth.
  4. Stir in the peanuts and marshmallows and immediately pour into the prepared pan.
  5. Rocky Road Fudge in a pan
  6. Leave the fudge to cool at room temperature. Or if you are impatient, put it in the fridge to speed up the process!
  7. When the fudge has cooled and set, lift it out from the pan using the parchment paper, then cut into squares and enjoy!
  8. Store in an airtight container at room temperature (for up to 2 weeks) or in the fridge (for up to a month).
  9. Rocky Road Fudge squares on a cake stand
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 58 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 104Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 35mgCarbohydrates: 13gNet Carbohydrates: 0gFiber: 1gSugar: 10gSugar Alcohols: 0gProtein: 2g

This site uses an outside source (Nutritionix) to provide estimated nutrition. If you need exact calories and macros, please do your own calculations.

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