Rocky Road Fudge

Rocky Road Fudge | @Susan Salzman | www.theurbanbaker.comI don’t make a lot of fudge. Not sure why? It’s easy, it calls for very few ingredients. I don’t have to turn on the oven and I can make it(in minutes) using pantry staples.

The Perfect Gift - Fudge with Homemade Marshmallows | @Susan Salzman | www.theurbanbaker.comValentine’s Day is tomorrow and although we made bottles of raspberry vinegar to give to a select few, we still had a few more people we wanted to share our love and appreciation with. I had big plans; english toffee, carmelo’s, using some homemade marshmallows that I had in the freezer, and chocolate bark. Yet, this weekend, came and went, starting Friday night dinner with friends, Saturday included Synagogue in the a.m., lunch with Sylvie, Xiaolu, and Carrie, Isaac’s basketball game, and a mini photo shoot for friends. Sunday was spent celebrating Isaac’s 11th birthday with 30 of his “closest friends”. Not much energy left to make all the candy I had hoped for.

Rocky Road Fudge - The Perfect Combination | @Susan Salzman | www.theurbanbaker.comI have not made this particular fudge recipe in over 3o years. I had gotten it from a friend in college and it was the first time I had used marshmallows in the cooking process. Shame on me for forgetting how wonderfully rich and creamy this candy is. Adding homemade marshmallows and marcona almonds was key – can you say fan-f’n-fantastic?

Two big batches of this fudge, was all we really needed to show the grandma’s, Eli’s teachers, and a couple of friends that we love them not only on V-day, but every other day of the year!

Rocky Road Fudge and a little Thank You | @Susan Salzman |

Rocky Road Dark Chocolate Fudge


14 oz. organic, whole cane sugar
6 1/2 oz. homemade evaporated milk
9 oz. homemade marshmallows, cut into small cubes, divided
4 oz. unsalted butter(cut into small cubes), room temperature
12 oz.bittersweet chocolate(I used Callebaut), chopped fine
1/2 tsp. espresso powder
5 oz. marcona almonds, chopped


• prepare a 7″ x 11″ glass baking dish. coat lightly with butter. line a piece of parchment inside pan and coat the parchment with a little butter. set aside.
• in a large, glass bowl, combine the butter, chocolate, and espresso.
• place sugar and evaporated milk in a glass bowl set over simmering water. when sugar has melted, add 5 ounces of the homemade marshmallows. stir every 5 minutes until marshmallows have melted, this should take approximately 25 minutes. when all the ingredients are combined and the consistency is thick and creamy, remove the bowl from the pan.
• pour the hot liquid over the chocolate mixture. stir until all the ingredients are melted and combined.
• add the remaining 4 ounces of marshmallows and the almonds.  mix thoroughly.
• pour into prepared baking dish.
•refridgerate until set, about 2 hours.
• cut into once inch squares and pack up immediately, otherwise you might find yourself eating the whole tray, one square at a time!

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Lots of delicious candy all over the Web:
Sponge Candy-Honeycomb – Bite My Thumb
Homemade Dulce de Leche – The Urban Baker
Toffee – Heather Christo Cooks
Almond Joy – The Urban Baker

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  • Reply

    It was so much fun seeing you this weekend Susan! Wishing Issac a very Happy Birthday.

    • Susan

      Agreed! Let’s not wait too long before seeing each other again!

  • Kim

    Yum! This fudge is surely perfect with the homemade evaporated milk and marshmallow! Plus, its a êrfect treat for St-Valentines!

    • Susan

      Kim – This is a must make. So creamy, so chocolatey, so decadent, so addicting!! Happy Valentine’s Day! xx

  • Esi

    This fudge looks so decadent. Hard to believe it’s so simple to make.

  • aida mollenkamp

    Such a simple recipe, Susan. Thanks for sharing.

  • Lana

    I am surrounded by an army of fudge fiends, and I promised them we’ll make some for V. Day. I love the idea of homemade everything (always wanted to try making marshmallows).
    Thanks, Susan!

  • HeatherChristo

    I would be thrilled to recieve a box of that homemade fudge. It looks so good Susan!

  • Amanda

    Gorgeous fudge, Susan! I love how easy this is, definitely looks like something I can handle 🙂

    • Susan

      Amanda, I am certain that you could handle way more than this fudge! Happy V-day! x

  • Reply

    Wow, Susan, this fudge is lovely and I bet so delicious! Anyone would be so lucky to receive a box of this on their doorstep! Thanks for sharing your sweet and simple recipe.

  • Reply

    I’m in loooove. When I used to eat ice cream (I don’t eat it that often anymore), my go-to flavor was rocky road. I love the chocolate paired with the texture of marshmallow and nuts. Yum! Thanks for sharing. Now I must make a batch of fudge soon.

    • Susan

      I, too, was always a rocky road fan. I think you and may need to meet an ice cream shot and relive our childhood!

  • Courtney

    I love anything rocky road! Using homemade ingredients is a great idea.

  • marla {family fresh cooking}

    I love the way you packaged this delicious fudge for gifts 🙂

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