Skip to Content

Rocky Road Fudge – A Holiday Treat

This Rocky Road Fudge recipe is just about one of the easiest fudge recipes you will make.  

And don’t let the snobby cooks scare you into thinking that you need a great deal of patience and a fancy candy thermometer to make fudge!  

Making fudge does not have to be hard.  This delicious holiday treat comes together in just minutes, in the microwave, and sets well in a few hours in the fridge.

Keep reading to find out how to make it.

Hand holding a piece of rocky road fudge with a bite out of it.

The fudge is a delicious combination of sweetened condensed milk with dark chocolate and miniature marshmallows.

The fudge has a lovely crunch that comes from the roughly chopped almonds and a bit of saltiness from the coarse sea salt.

It’s time to make the Rocky Road Fudge.

I made this fudge in the microwave.  

One thing that I LOVED about it is that the addition of the marshmallows in the bowl, when the chocolate is melting, gave the mixture a lovely consistency that made it not only easy to stir, but also to blend, mix and pour into the prepared pan.  

It is, by far, the easiest fudge I have ever made.Making the Rocky Road Fudge

Each bite of this delicious sweet treat has a hint of vanilla, the sweet taste of marshmallows and the rich decadent dark chocolate.  

This recipe is sure to become a family tradition for the holidays, when the family cries “mum, please make some rocky road fudge!”

The biggest problem you will have is not devouring the whole pan as soon as it has set. IT IS THAT GOOD!!

There is just something about all those ingredients that just seem to go together as though they were made for each other!This rocky road fudge will be perfect for your holiday table.

If you love the memory of hot chocolate with mini marshmallows in it, you are in for a nostalgic treat with this delicious Rocky Road Fudge.  

My husband, who loves Rocky Road ice cream declared this as his favorite fudge. That is high praise coming from a man who is not fond of fudge.  This rocky road fudge is a seasonal favorite.

This Rocky Road Fudge is perfect for Thanksgiving, perfect for Christmas…awww heck…it’s just perfect for any occasion. Promise!This rocky road fudge is super easy to make and foolproof.

For more delicious candy recipes, be sure to visit my Candy Creations Pinterest Board.Yummy! Rocky road fudge - a holiday favorite.

Pin this recipe  for rocky road fudge

Would you like a reminder of this post for the easiest fudge ever? Just pin this image to one of your dessert boards on Pinterest so that you can easily find it later.

Chocolate and marshmallow fudge with words Easy Rocky Road Fudge.

More holiday fudge recipes

If you enjoyed this recipe, check out these fudge recipes, too:

Yield: 40

Rocky Road Fudge - A Holiday Treat

Rocky Road Fudge - A Holiday Treat

This rocky road fudge will be a great addition to your holiday dessert table. It only takes a few minutes to prepare and then sets quickly.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Additional Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes


  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 cup almonds, chopped
  • 3 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 3 cups miniature marshmallows, divided
  • 1 - 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon pink sea salt


  • Line an 8 x 11" baking pan with parchment paper and spray the bottom and sides of the pan with a cooking spray.
  • Chop the almonds roughly.
  • In a large microwave safe bowl, combine the chocolate, butter, 2 cups of the mini marshmallows, the sweetened condensed milk, and sea salt, and cook in 1 minute increments until it is smooth and silky. (It took me 3 minutes.)
  • Stir in the vanilla extract and stir to combine well. Stir in remaining 1 cup of marshmallows and the chopped almonds. I added a few extra marshmallows on the top at the end.
  • Pour it into the prepared pan and let it sit for at least 2 hours, to harden.
  • Cut into 40 squares and serve.
  • Store the fudge in an air tight container, at room temperature, or in the fridge, covered, for up to 5 days.
  • This fudge also freezes well, tightly wrapped, for up to 3 months. temperature.
  • Nutrition Information:



    Serving Size:


    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 139Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 50mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 1gSugar: 17gProtein: 2g

    Nutritional information is approximate due to natural variation in ingredients and the cook-at-home nature of our meals.

    Share on Social Media

    Disclosure of Material Connection: Some of the links in the post above are "affiliate links." This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive a small commission from the sale, but the price is the same for you. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

    Skip to Recipe