Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Rocky Road Fudge Candy

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This is as simple as it gets.  Fudge with marshmallows and peanuts.  Easy fudge. 

I do really like the super fancy, time intensive fudge.  But I’m not really partial to it.  ;)

A while back, Anna at Cookie Madness went Rocky Road Mad.  hehe  She posted a number of Rocky Road Candy/Fudge recipes.  This one is pretty tried and true and simple, and tastes great.  I modified the recipe Anna posted just slightly as it called for seven cups of mini marshmallows and that just really seemed like a lot to me, so I only added about four cups. 

Rocky Road Fudge, by Katrina, Baking and Boys!, adapted from Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk

12 ounce package chocolate chips (I used Hershey’s Special Dark chips)

1 can sweetened condensed milk (I used the Borden’s Eagle Brand fat free one)

2 tablespoons unsalted butter

4 cups mini marshmallows

2 cups dry roasted peanuts

Line a 9x13 inch baking pan with foil, enough to overhang on the edges.  Spray lightly with cooking spray (or use non-stick foil).

In a large saucepan, combine the chocolate chips, butter and condensed milk over medium heat until it is melted and smooth.  Remove from heat and stir in the peanuts and marshmallows. Spread evenly into prepared pan.  Refrigerate for a couple hours.  Remove the fudge by lifting it with the foil edges.  Pull the foil off the fudge and set it on a cutting board.  Slice into desired sized pieces.

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This stuff is good chilled, at room temperature and/or frozen/thawed.  It literally only takes minutes to make  and you could add any mix-ins, nuts, candy, dried fruit, etc.  The original recipe can be found  at Eagle Brand.

12 comments:

Lisa said...

This looks even better than the one they sell at See's Chocolates. I love how you used peanuts instead of walnuts like everyone else.

Emily said...

Don't let me forget about this! I want to make it for Christmas. It looks AWESOME!

CaSaundraLeigh said...

It looks so pretty--and I bet it's quite tasty too!

briarrose said...

Yum! Ok....I have never added peanuts to my fudge before....I feel somewhat shocked it never occurred to me to try this. Wonderful idea.

Chey can cook! (and more) said...

I love a simple but tasty fudge! This is going on my list!

Caroline said...

I love easy fudge! I'm planning on making some for the holidays as well - and rocky road sounds right up my alley!

Tracey said...

Homemade fudge is so much fun! This one looks delicious, but my picky husband wouldn't help me eat it so it could get dangerous here...

Red Couch Recipes said...

With four boys, you CAN do a lot of baking! This looks like a yummy version. I am bookmarking it to try. Joni

Paula {Salad in a Jar} said...

Katrina, That first picture of fudge looks absolutely mouth-watering. Perfect for Christmas.

I hope your friend has success with her fudge. Thanks for telling me about the Google thing. That's pretty cool.

Natalie said...

YUM! I actually made this last week and we loved it. I can't keep myself away from it :)

Anna said...

Great photo! You know, after Lake Travis Mud came along, I kind of forgot about plain old Rocky Road. I need to make some.

AnnieB said...

Made with 2 c. milk chocolate chips & 1 c. semisweet & used roasted almonds instead of peanuts. Super good! Thanks for sharing :)