Great-grandma’s amazing Rocky Road Fudge recipe is just four simple ingredients: a chocolate marshmallow lover’s dream! We love this easy, no-bake dessert recipe.
My Mother-in-law has some totally CLASSIC recipes that she is nice enough to let me share here on the blog. Some of those include the BEST Texas Sheet Cake you will ever have and this Classic Chicken Casserole recipe, which happens to be my husband’s favorite meal from childhood 🙂 .
This Rocky Road recipe, in particular, is a treasured family recipe from her Grandmother–my husband’s Great Grandmother–that they make as a family for birthdays, Christmas, and other special occasions.
My MIL told me that her grandma would always make this for the grandkids birthdays. Each grandchild would get a whole pan just for themselves — it was the gift they most looked forward to, especially because they didn’t have to share 🙂 .
The best part about this recipe is how EASY it is to make.
It starts with four simple ingredients: marshmallows, Baker’s chocolate, butter and vanilla.
Cut the marshmallows into quarters (I use scissors to do this) and layer them inside an 8” pan.
Melt the chocolate and butter in a saucepan. Add vanilla. Slowly spoon the mixture evenly over the marshmallows. Refrigerate until set.
Cut the fudge into small squares for serving.
Cover the pan and refrigerate leftovers.
A few tips for this recipe:
Use regular size marshmallows, not mini’s.
I know using mini marshmallows, rather than cutting the big ones, would be easier, but the texture of the fudge wont be the same. Stick with these (any brand will work).
Salted or unsalted butter will work.
If using unsalted butter, just add a tiny pinch of salt to the chocolate mixture.
Pour or spoon the melted chocolate slowly and evenly.
Slow and steady is best to make sure you evenly cover the entire top of the pan, and to make sure the chocolate is able to seep into the crackers between all of the marshmallow layers.
If you haven’t had Rocky Road before, you are in for a huge treat! It’s the easiest thing to make and it’s soo delicious! You really can’t go wrong with marshmallows and dark chocolate!
Great-grandma's amazing Rocky Road Fudge recipe is just four simple ingredients and a chocolate marshmallow lover's dream! We love this easy, no-bake dessert recipe.
Grease a 8x8'' baking pan with non-stick cooking spray or butter.
Add cut marshmallow to the pan.
In a saucepan over low heat (or a double boiler) add chocolate and butter. Stir constantly until melted and smooth.
Remove from heat and add the vanilla extract and walnuts, if using.
Spoon melted chocolate over marshmallows, evenly covering the entire top.
Refrigerate until set. Store leftovers in the refrigerator.
*If using unsalted butter, add 1/8 tsp salt to the saucepan.
I originally shared this recipe December 12, 2014. I’ve updated it with new photos and clearer instructions.
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