★★★★★

Easy Rocky Road Fudge

Looking for the easiest fudge recipe ever? This Easy Rocky Road Fudge is your answer! Every bite of this soft chocolate fudge is filled with chunky nuts and bits of marshmallow.

Make some Rocky Road Fudge along with a batch of Eggnog Fudge to complete your holiday treat trays! Or whipe up some easy chocolate fudge with no mix-ins!

Rocky road fudge in a white bowl.

Why this Recipe is Best

Making fudge at home doesn’t have to be difficult. With just a few ingredients and tips for how to make chocolate fudge, you are only steps away from a decadent dessert.

I have so many easy candy recipes on this site. But this one is EXTRA easy because you don’t even have to fire up the stove. If you have a microwave and a mixing bowl, you can make Rocky Road Fudge.

  • No candy thermometer needed!
  • Two kinds of chocolate for amazing flavor.
  • Made in the microwave. No stove top cooking required!

Ingredient Notes

Ingredients needed to make rocky road fudge.

Chocolate Chips – I use both semi-sweet morsels and milk chocolate morsels. This combination creates a bold chocolate flavor with perfect sweetness.

Peanut Butter – This gives the chocolate fudge a slightly nutty flavor and gives the fudge a soft consistency as it sets. Use a regular PB, not one that needs to be refrigeratred.

Nuts – Peanuts and almonds are both delicious in Rocky Road Fudge. Use what you have on hand! A combination of both kinds of nuts would be tasty too.

Mini marshmallows – Rocky Road isn’t complete without marshmallows! Miniature ones are best. Or use full sized marshmallows cut into bite sized pieces.

Easy Instructions

Step by step photos showing how to make rocky road fudge.

Prepare the pan: Line an 8-inch square baking dish with parchment paper. Pour 1 cup of the marshmallows into bottom of dish.

Melt chocolate: In a large microwave safe bowl, combine semi sweet and milk chocolate with peanut butter. Microwave in 30 second increments, stirring between each one, until fully melted. Continue stirring until smooth. Mine took about 60 seconds total in the microwave.

Add mix-ins: Fold in your remaining mini marshmallows and peanuts.

Set: Pour chocolate mixture over marshmallows in baking dish. Refrigerate for several hours or until firm. Cut into bite sized pieces and enjoy!

Tips and Tricks

  • Store Rocky Road Fudge in an airtight container at room temperature.
  • Keep the fudge freshest by slicing “as you go.” (Only cut as many squares of fudge as you’ll be serving or eating at one time.)
  • If you prefer a darker chocolate flavor, use more semi-sweet morsels instead of milk chocolate.
Rocky road fudge cut into strips.

Recipe FAQs

  • I don’t have a microwave, can Rocky Road Fudge be made on the stove top?
  • Yes! I would use a double boiler to melt the chocolate (or a glass bowl over a pot of simmering/boiling water). Melt your chocolate and peanut butter together, until smooth.

  • We’re allergic to peanuts. Are there substitutions?
  • You can substitute Biscoff for the peanut butter in this recipe. Skip the peanuts (or substitute with a tree nut, like almonds, if you are not allergic
  • ).
  • Can Rocky Road Fudge be frozen?
  • Definitely! Wrap the fudge tightly in plastic wrap or wax paper. Then wrap in foil and place in an airtight container or freezer safe ziploc bag. You can store for 3 months in the freezer. When ready to use, thaw at room temperature, still wrapped.
  • More Easy Dessert Recipes

    • First up, these Rocky Road Clusters. Change up the way you make today’s recipe, and serve it in fun little clusters. Perfect for bake sales!
    • You’ll love the delicious flavor combination in this sweet Cranberry Orange Fudge recipe! Perfect for Mother’s Day!
    • When it comes to fudge, Cookies and Cream Fudge should always top the list. Packed with Oreos and flavor, you can’t resist this classic treat!
    Yield: 48 servings

    Rocky Road Fudge

    Prep Time 5 minutes
    Cook Time 2 minutes
    Additional Time 2 hours
    Total Time 2 hours 7 minutes

    Looking for the easiest fudge recipe ever? This Easy Rocky Road Fudge is your answer! Every bite of this soft chocolate fudge is filled with chunky nuts and bits of marshmallow.

    Ingredients

    • 2 ½ cups miniature marshmallows, divided
    • 12 ounces semisweet chocolate chips
    • 11 ½ ounces milk chocolate chips
    • ½ cup creamy peanut butter
    • 1 ½ cups peanuts, or almonds

    Instructions

    1. Line an 8-inch square baking dish with parchment paper. Pour 1 cup marshmallows into bottom of dish.
    2. In a large microwave safe bowl, combine the chocolates and peanut butter. Microwave for 30 seconds, stir and add an additional 30 seconds. Continue stirring until smooth (you may need to microwave an additional 30-60 seconds).
    3. Fold in remaining 1 ½ cup mini marshmallows and peanuts.
    4. Pour chocolate mixture over marshmallows in baking dish. Refrigerate until firm, several hours. Cut into bite sized pieces and enjoy.

    Nutrition Information:

    Yield:

    48

    Serving Size:

    1

    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 121Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 40mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 1gSugar: 9gProtein: 3g

    *Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

    Did you make this recipe?

    Please leave a comment on the blog or share a photo on Instagram

    Perfectly sweet, soft and nutty Easy Rocky Road Fudge is an irresistible treat! No candy thermometer or stove required.

    About Aimee

    Aimee is a dessert lover (specifically rice krispie treats), workout enthusiast, self-taught foodie, and recipe creator.

    Learn more about Aimee.

    Affiliate Disclosure:**There may be affiliate links in this post! By clicking on them, or purchasing recommended items I may receive a small compensation. However, I only recommend products I love! Thank you for supporting Shugary Sweets! See my disclosure policy for more info**

    Learn How To Become a Better Home Baker
    Sign up for the Shugary Sweets FREE Email Course Today—soon you’ll say, "I made it from scratch!"

    Categories:


    Posted on December 21, 2021

    Comments & Reviews

    1. Excellent fudge. I work in Law Enforcement and I wanted to take something into my shift for a sweet pick me up.  This was just perfect and Perfectly easy!!!!! Thanks 

    2. Hi Aimee,

         This stuff looks good. Made a similar without the rocks using coconut oil as the shortening but it had evaporate milk in it for the creaminess. Is this hard or a fudge like consistency?

    3. Oh, I remember heavenly hash! I try making it, but I never get it as good as from the Candy Counter @ The “no longer” Department Store, Famous Barr, now Macy’s. I don’t know where you are from, but I was born in St. Louis, MO, Heavenly hash ice cream was the best. You’ve made my mouth water. LOL

    4. I had trouble getting into the food fanatic website to get this recipe. Was wishing you would have just posted the recipe here. Anyway, after many tries, finally got the recipe and it was worth it. Everyone loved the fudge. It got eaten all up and it was really easy to make. Easy and Yummy are a win win in my book.

    5. oh my goodness, this fudge looks sooo good. The combo of marshmallows, chocolates and nuts, and then I love that you snuck some peanut butter in there too. Also, people were giving you a hard time about heavenly hash brownies? too funny! I never would’ve thought of that first 😉

    6. Yum! That looks delicious! I am a serious chocolate fan – I have to try this! This would make a great gift for Christmas time. Thanks for sharing.

    7. Oh my, I would love to read some of the comments on that hash brownies FB post! People are so funny. /weird. haha. This fudge looks like it might have enough marshmallow even for me! 🙂

    8. Rocky road always has to have almonds in it! Can’t image it with peanuts. But either way it looks amazing!!! (As always!)

      1. Yep, it does have almonds 🙂 I put that in the recipe. My son prefers the salted peanuts though (which is good because I always have them on hand)!

    9. I grew up with it being called both. Either way it’s called it is insanely good and makes you keep reaching for more!

    10. I’ve never heard of heavenly hash ice cream and I think I’m older than you, lol. I guess I was hiding under a bush through out my childhood.
      This fudge looks wonderful. If I lived near by I would be knocking on your door right now. Does that make me sound creepy? I just want some fudge! Pinned!

      1. Wonder if only certain stores carried it? Anyways, thanks for pinning 🙂 And no, not creepy at all!

    11. I actually have never heard rocky road called heavenly hash…does that make me super young? Please say yes because the wrinkles are saying otherwise 🙂 Or just send me a package of fudge…yeah, do that instead because it looks super amazing. I love puffy marshmallows in creamy fudge!

    12. I bet people were pretty disappointed when they heard what you meant by “hash.” But not me! I’d rather have rocky road any day than…you know.
      And this fudge is amazing! No milk in it, either! The peanut butter is a stroke of genius.

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *