Rocky Road Fudge
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Rich, creamy fudge loaded with nuts and marshmallows to make a traditional Rocky Road. Use packaged marshmallows or try making your own homemade Marshmallows.
Recipe type: Dessert | Candy | Marshmallow | Chocolate
  • ⅓ cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • 1½ cups granulated sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 12 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped into small pieces
  • ½ cup toasted walnuts, coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup mini marshmallows
Butter an 8 inch square baking pan.
  1. In a large-size heavy-bottomed pan over medium heat, combine butter, evaporated milk, sugar, and salt; heat and stir with a rubber spatula or wooden spoon until the sugar dissolves and the mixture starts to boil.
  2. Raise the heat to medium-high, and continue to boil, without stirring, until the sugar mixture reaches a temperature of 240 degrees F, a soft ball stage, using a candy or instant read thermometer to gauge the temperature. Remove pan from heat. Tip: Lower the heat when the temperature reaches 235 degrees to slow the cooking because at this point it will quickly reach 240 degrees. In addition, remove the pan from the heat just before the syrup reaches 240 degrees to prevent it from going over 240 degrees. Be careful, the sugar is extremely hot and will burn your skin if you touch it.
  3. Add the chocolate to the hot mixture and stir until the chocolate is melted and the mixture is well blended. Add walnuts and marshmallows, stir to mix.
  4. Pour candy into the prepared baking pan. Let sit until cooled and candy is firm. Cut into squares.
Tip: My favorite tool to cut fudge is a dough scraper; simply push the dough scraper straight down into the candy for straight cuts. Or use a pizza cutter or small kitchen knife to cut the candy into squares.
Recipe Notes
Equipment: Large Heavy-Bottomed Pan, Candy Thermometer Method: Stovetop Pan: One 8" Square Baking Pan Pan Prep: Buttered Yield: 64 Pieces Storage: Airtight Container, Cool Place or Refrigerate

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