Nana’s Rocky Road Fudge
Total TimePrep: 15 min. Cook: 5 min. + chilling
Makesabout 2-1/2 pounds
- 1-1/2 teaspoons plus 1 tablespoon butter, divided
- 2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
- 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
- 2 cups salted peanuts, plus more for topping
- 1 package (10-1/2 ounces) miniature marshmallows, plus more for topping
- Line a 13x9-in. baking pan with foil, letting ends extend over sides by 1 in. Grease the foil with 1-1/2 teaspoons butter; set aside.
- In a large saucepan, combine the chocolate chips, milk and remaining butter. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture is smooth. Remove from the heat; stir in peanuts. Place marshmallows in a large bowl; add chocolate mixture and stir well. Spread into prepared pan. Sprinkle with additional peanuts and marshmallows. Refrigerate until firm.
- Using foil, lift fudge out of pan. Cut into 1-1/2-in. squares.
Nutrition Facts1 piece: 153 calories, 8g fat (4g saturated fat), 4mg cholesterol, 39mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.
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Dec 30, 2019
I spread the marshmallows out on a cookie sheet the day before to let dry out a bit, then they don't melt, but remember to work quickly after adding them to the partially cooled mixture. They don't have to be incorporated into the chocolate, just lightly tossed. Also, as another user suggested, use 2 tablespoons butter so the fudge doesn't dry out. I spray the foil instead of buttering.
Dec 11, 2019
I have been making this fudge recipe for years. It's one of my family's favorites! I slowly melt my chocolate chips in the microwave with the sweetened condensed milk and butter. This way the chocolate isn't overly hot and I don't have any problems with the marshmallows melting as I see is a complaint with many of the other reviews. Even if you choose to melt everything on the stove you can set your chocolate mixture to the side for a few minutes so it can cool before adding the remaining ingredients.
Nov 27, 2016
Super easy to make and tastes oh-so-good!
Nov 15, 2015
you want to cook just until melted not boiling then its OK to let sit a minute before adding to marshmallow. You can do marshmallow and peanuts in a bowl together then pour the chocolate over the marshmallow/peanut mix and stir. Its okay to have the marshmallow melt a little but if too much then wait a bit more before pouring the rest of chocolate .
Dec 11, 2014
I had not trouble with melting marshmallows doing it this way. The milk, butter and chocolate chips for a minute and a half in the microwave until it it JUST melted, not boilng hot. Then I stirred in the marshmallows.
Sep 26, 2014
Great recipe but why have none of you master candy chefs answered wolywig's question from 18 months ago? I was wondering the same thing, "How do you keep the marshmallows from melting"? Freezing the marshmallows helps but not the whole secret as my first attempt has been pathetic too.
Dec 14, 2013
Ashley Berry, thank you for sharing this recipe! I prepared your fudge recipe 12/14/13 and I did make an adjustment: I used a 14-oz. package of chocolate Make and Mold candy wafers instead of chocolate chips! I used the 1 can condensed milk, (14-oz.), the 2 cups of peanuts-I used Planter's Dry-Roasted salted peanuts and the mini marshmallows. I had used a similar recipe before, but have decided to try this one as the other one wouldn't qualify for ME to use for a TOH recipe! Yours is great-I have it in the refrigerator to firm up! I also used a "Hefty" foil 13x9x2" baking pan,1 tsp. butter & the balance of 2 Tbsp. of butter I'd used in the fudge instead of 1 Tbsp. butter! I plan to take this fudge next week to a couple of holiday parties at the local hospital where I volunteer! One of the depts. I work in really likes this particular treat! I plan to put your recipe to use time and again! It's so simple to prepare, too! I'd melted the chocolate/milk, butter and peanuts, then I turned the marshmallows into my large Kitchen Aid mixing bowl and added the chocolate mixture! It worked out very well! delowenstein
Jan 13, 2013
I would like for someone to tell me how to make this you cannot take the hot ingredients off the stove & put in with the marshmellows & them not melt?????????
Jan 12, 2013
I don't know what I did wrong but would like to I follow the recipe to a T & it was a terriable MESS the marshmellows melted oh it was horriable????????????????????
Dec 10, 2012
This was surprisingly good and very easy. Perfect for a cookie-exchange or to add to your Christmas cookie plate. Highly recommended-I will definitely make these again!