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Sometimes, the busy mom in me would rather just not deal with the extra time and extra mess that it makes to have my kids in the kitchen with me . . .
but I know that some of the best memories are made when we spend time together in the kitchen.
Baking together is something I want my kids to remember when they look back on their childhood.
So bring on the messy kitchen . . . bring on all the extra time that I will spend cleaning up.
It's totally worth it!
A couple of Sundays ago, my kids were asking for a quick and yummy treat. This fudge is something that my mom used to make every Christmas and I remembered how simple it is- no oven needed, just a microwave and some mad stirring skills! The kids loved being in on the action and helping with every step of the recipe.
Watch me make this recipe in my kitchen or get the printable recipe below!
4 Ingredient Rocky Road Fudge
1 (12 oz) bag milk chocolate chips (or semi-sweet works too!)
1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
3 cups mini marshmallows (about half a bag)
1 1/2 cups nuts, finely chopped (I used peanuts, you could use whatever nuts you like)
Take a large 9x13" baking pan and line with aluminum foil. Lightly spray with non-stick cooking spray.
In a large bowl, pour in the chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk. Cook in the microwave for about 60 seconds, remove and stir. Continue to microwave at 15 second intervals (stirring after each one) until the chocolate chips are completely melted and smooth. Fold in the marshmallows and nuts until they are fully incorporated.
Press the fudge mixture into the baking pan and place in the fridge for about 60 minutes to let it set up (stick in the freezer if you want it to set up faster). When set, lift foil from pan and cut fudge into squares.
Makes about 24 servings.
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