4 Ingredient Rocky Road Fudge Recipe


rocky road fudge

My cute kids (Brynlee is 6 and Mason is 4) love to help me in the kitchen.


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 9×13″ 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.

Looking for more fudge recipes?
Watermelon Fudge
Key Lime Pie Fudge
Egg Nog Fudge
White Chocolate Cake Batter Fudge
Strawberry Fudge

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  1. Deon | ipinnedit.com says

    My mom used to make this every Christmas season as well, and now I love to make a batch (or two or three) of it for my own fam during the holidays! I am always so amazed at my cooking skillzzz when I make this because it NEVER fails! It helps that it only requires four ingredients :)

  2. Cheryl says

    We made this every year when I was growing up only it is also known as Rocky Road Candy. The chocolate does not have a fudge consistency (at least when I have made it). Dry roasted peanuts are the best in this (IMHO).

  3. Dorothy Bacon says

    I have made this for years bit call it candy not fudge. I use dry roasted salted peanuts and don’t chop them. The contrast of a little bit of salt and the sweetness of the chocolate is wonderful. My father-in-law used to wash the plastic disposable plate and bring it give to me with the reasoning that that way I could send him more. We re-used that throw away plate every Thanksgiving and Christmas for years. Wish he were still here and I would make more for him right this minute.

  4. Jelli @JellibeanJournals says

    This is JUST the way I make fudge. Granted, I’ve never added nuts and marshmallows, since I’m a chocolate fudge purist, but I love the way this turns out perfect every time with chips and sweetened condensed milk. Thanks for sharing! I’m sure my husband would love this.

  5. Jen ♥ says

    I just made this for Thanksgiving and boy was it a huge hit. SOOOOO yummy and simple. Highly recommend it to anyone who wants to bring something sweet to a party or get together.
    Another hit from the sisters! Thanks

  6. grandpa says

    Instead of nuts, add 4 broken up graham crackers (not crushed) and call it s’mores candy, Then you can have it year round. I have been making a batch a week for the last few weeks.

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