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 whip up some easy chocolate fudge with no mix-ins!
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!
Love chocolate and marshmallow? Try our marshmallow brownies next. Thick and fudgy with a layer of gooey marshmallows and chocolate frosting. Or give our mississippi mud cake recipe a try next.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Perfectly sweet, soft and nutty Easy Rocky Road Fudge is an irresistible treat! No candy thermometer or stove required.
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
Thank you for your service, and happy to hear you enjoyed the fudge!
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?
l-road but I use pecans and its great…its a southern thing
All I can say is “YUM”.
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
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.
Sorry for your troubles, but so glad you enjoyed the recipe!
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 😉
Delicious! And who doesn’t love rocky road!!
This is a fantastic fudge recipe!
Thanks girl 🙂
Lovely, easy recipe to take the edge off my chocolate cravings!
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.
I’ll make this during the holidays. Thanks for the recipe!
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! 🙂
Rocky road always has to have almonds in it! Can’t image it with peanuts. But either way it looks amazing!!! (As always!)
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)!
I grew up with it being called both. Either way it’s called it is insanely good and makes you keep reaching for more!
rocky road is THE BEST and this fudge is daaaangerously easy!
Oh, man! I am the biggest fan of rocky road! and Rocky road fudge….Yes!
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!
Wonder if only certain stores carried it? Anyways, thanks for pinning 🙂 And no, not creepy at all!
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!
Yep, you are super young 🙂
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.
Haha, I’ll take the rocky road too thank you very much 🙂