Quick 10-Minute Rocky Road Fudge is the perfect holiday dessert and will compliment any cookie tray!
Ten minute rocky road fudge is made super fast in the microwave and with only 5 ingredients. Seriously? Why aren’t you on the way to the kitchen now to make some? There are two ways to make fudge: the candy thermometer/double boiler way and the microwave way. While I do like making gourmet fudge blends the old fashioned way, I also like having the quick and dirty option for classic chocolate, or in this case, rocky road. Which got me asking, why do we only make fudge for Christmas? Why not other holidays too? Keep an eye out- I’m pretty sure this motivating me to make some Valentine’s Day fudge in the near future!
Do you know where the term rocky road came from? After the Great Depression, Dreyers (yes, the ice cream people) named their favorite blend of chocolate, walnuts and marshmallows after the long, hard road of rebuilding the country. Since, the type of nuts used has changed, sometimes being almonds and other times walnuts. I prefer walnuts. Another little nugget of trivia, I used to work for Dreyers when I got out of college! Although on the East coast it is known as Edy’s.
If you are looking for even more Christmas recipes to put in your cookie jar, check out my Christmas Cake Mix Cookies, Peppermint Macarons, Bacon Chocolate Saltine Toffee, Dark Chocolate Almond Cheesecake Cups or Chocolate Covered Candy Canes!
Don’t forget to PIN 10-Minute Rocky Road Fudge!
- 1 10- can sweetened condensed milk
- 12 ounce bag semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/2 cup walnuts coarsely chopped
- 1/3 cup mini marshmallows cut in half
Line an 8x8 or 9x9 square pan with parchment paper and coat with cooking spray.
In a microwave safe bowl, combine sweetened condensed milk and semi-sweet chocolate chips. Microwave on high for 5 minutes.
Remove and whisk vigorously, add vanilla. If there are still small chunks, return to microwave for 30 seconds, stirring between.
Fold in walnuts and spread into baking pan while still hot. Top with marshmallows, press down lightly into fudge mixture. Place in the refrigerator to set. Cut and serve!