Easy Rocky Road Fudge

This Easy Rocky Road Fudge is rich, creamy, and comes together in less than 10 minutes with just 5 ingredients! This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #GoNutsForNuts #CollectiveBias

This Easy Rocky Road Fudge is rich, creamy, and comes together in less than 10 minutes with just 5 ingredients!One of my favorite things about baking is being able to give my baked goods away. Giving people desserts and treats that I create is how I show appreciation, and how I show people I care about them. I say thank you with a batch a cookies, get well soon with a batch of brownies, and constantly make treats just for the ones that I love. As a relatively introverted person in my day to day life, baking is how I connect with people.

It’s something I can get excited about, and it’s something I can talk to people about, and best of all, it’s something that I can share. And during the holidays? I totally have an excuse to make an obscene amount of cookies and candies and baked goods galore, package them up in cute little boxes with bows and ribbons, and send them off to the people who have helped me this year, the people I’m grateful for, and the friends that I care about.

This Easy Rocky Road Fudge is rich, creamy, and comes together in less than 10 minutes with just 5 ingredients!Those of you who follow me on Instagram may have seen this picture of my holiday cookie boxes coming together, surrounded by all their delicious components. The boxes were filled with mini puff pastry palmiers, big soft ginger cookies filled with cookie butter, sprinkled shortbread cookies, magic cookie bars, browned butter shortbread with salted dark chocolate, graham cracker toffee, brownies with peppermint chips, and this delicious, super easy rocky road fudge.

Now, let’s talk about this fudge for a second. It has 5 ingredients, and takes about 5 minutes to put together. That’s it. Then you stick it in the fridge to let it set up, cut, and serve to your friends. Let them think it took you a while, standing over the stove with a candy thermometer. It’ll be our little secret.

This Easy Rocky Road Fudge is rich, creamy, and comes together in less than 10 minutes with just 5 ingredients!

The key is a can of sweetened condensed milk. It sweetens things up, and gives just the right amount of creaminess. Paired with butter and chocolate chips, and you’re in business for a rich, creamy, tastes-too-good-to-be-true fudge.

When you fold in marshmallows and Planters Cocoa Almonds, things get even more irresistibly delicious. The Cocoa Almonds on their own are absolutely addictive, and add the most irresistible crunch to this fudge. I found the Cocoa Almonds on the limited edition Planters sleigh display at Walmart (see the picture below!) – they also had flavors like Brittle Nut Medley, Holiday Nut Crunch, and nut mixtures in super cute nut tins. They’d be perfect for gifting along with your baked goods this year. You can also find tons of fun recipes, coupons, and more on Walmart’s Cooking Up Good site.

This Easy Rocky Road Fudge is rich, creamy, and comes together in less than 10 minutes with just 5 ingredients!

The marshmallows gives the fudge more volume, adds that nice chewy, fluffy texture we all love from marshmallows. I love the way the sweetness of them tastes with the rich, dark chocolate and crunchy almonds. This batch also makes a ton of fudge – 64 pieces – which makes it perfect for gifting!

One batch of this can be doled out to tons of different people if you’re gifting with some other treats, or it can make the perfect last mint gift to give out to a few people. Best part – it’s so easy, so quick, and so incredibly delicious! This is sure to be a favorite. Enjoy, and happy holidays!

This Easy Rocky Road Fudge is rich, creamy, and comes together in less than 10 minutes with just 5 ingredients!

Easy Rocky Road Fudge
Serves: 64 pieces
  • 3 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup Planter’s Cocoa Almonds, chopped
  • 2 cups mini marshmallows
  1. Over low-medium heat in a medium saucepan, combine butter, sweetened condensed milk, and chocolate chips. Stir frequently until the mixture is completely melted and smooth, about 3-5 minutes.
  2. Remove from heat. Fold in cocoa almonds and mini marshmallows.
  3. Pour mixture into a parchment-lined 13x9” pan. Spread evenly. Refrigerate until set before cutting into 64 pieces.


  1. I LOVE rocky road so I LOVE this fudge!!! looks so good!!!! and I feel the same way about sweet treats. . being able to give away my baked goods. I love that you said baking is how you connect with people. . I’ve always said this but baking, for me, is so therapeutic!! not only the actual process of baking and creating something but then giving it away and bringing a smile to someone’s face. that’s what it is all about!! love this post, Rachel!

  2. This fudge looks amazing, Rachel! I’ve never had a rocky road kind before, so I’m loving your creativity! Pass me the whole plate, please!

  3. What an awesome and easy to make fudge Love the marshmallows and cocoa almonds! Pinned!

  4. I’m sure your friends are grateful for the baked gifts!

  5. Going to have to make this it looks amazing :)

  6. I LOVE giving baked goods away. It makes people happy, and it makes me happy to see people happy. A win win win.
    Fudge looks amazing!! Pinned :)

  7. I just love how simple this fudge is! And besides, chocolate :D

  8. Rocky Road is one of the best flavor combos ever. It has everything you could want in a dessert!

  9. Rocky road is a big deal to me, because it was the first thing that made me like nuts when I was little. Before that, I wouldn’t eat anything that had nuts in it, not even cookies! I love this fudge version : )

  10. This fudge looks incredible Rachel! Just in time for the holidays.Love your pictures! :)

  11. Oh I LOVE rocky road anything so this fudge is right up my alley! Looks so good – pinned!

  12. Jenna Wood says:

    Wow, this looks so indulgent! I love how chocked full of nuts it is, so decadent! #client

  13. I feel the same way about sharing my baked treats. Fudge is one of my absolute favorite goodies to make and share during the holidays and I can’t wait to try this rock road version. It looks amazing!

  14. This fudge looks insane, Rachel! The marshmallows and almonds look so cool in those slices! I love giving food gifts at Christmas too. I’m planning on taking cookies to all my coworkers this week. :) I haven’t made fudge very many times, so I’m totally trying this next time I do! Pinned!

  15. Delicious fudge that only has five ingredients and takes ten minutes? Count me in!! Pinned! :)

  16. any gift receivers from you are LUCKYYYYYYY

  17. Oh my gaaaahhhh…I love rocky road anything, and you’ve made it look and sound fantastic in fudge form! Pinned :)

  18. You had me at “fudge.” Whoooaaa this looks good!

  19. Delicious! I’m drooling just looking at the photos!

  20. I love those Cocoa Almonds..they are so good! This fudge looks easy and amazing!

  21. I need to make this…now. This looks delicious. I think the marshmallows must taste great in the fudge.

  22. YUM!! These look amazing!

  23. I am planning to make some goodies tonight and tomorrow. I will have to try this recipe in addition to the plain chocolate fudge I have planned.

  24. Those look so good, and I LOVE the idea of making a ton of fudge to give away. I may be stealing this idea for myself. I love that it’s so simple, too. I can only imagine the other fun flavors you could make with this.

  25. I was going to make peppermint mocha fudge tomorrow, but after seeing this, I think I know what I’m making instead! Thank you!

  26. Looks delicious, fudge is a great holiday treat.

  27. Fudge is the only thing I’ll eat with nuts. I love it. I’m going to try your recipe! Thanks for sharing.

  28. Ooooo! Yummy!! That looks amazing! Thanks for sharing.

  29. I just saw some of those cocoa planters and almost picked some up. Now I’ll have to go back and get some. I love the idea of making cookie bags for friends and family.

  30. Fudge is the one thing I haven’t baked this holiday season! This looks so easy and yummy, I may have to whip some up!

  31. That is my kind of fudge – packed with deliciousness in EVERY bite. Yum!

  32. Fudge chock full of nuts? YES, please! Pinning and sharing everywhere!

    I would love for you to share this post {and others} at my Show Me Saturday linky party! Our next party will be this first Saturday of the new year. Hope to see you there!
    ~ Ashley

  33. Wow! I love an easy cookie that I can give away for the holidays. I’m also one who loves this season because of the insane amount of treats I can make and then give away most. Gives me an excuse to try out tons of new sweet recipes.

  34. I have always been scared to try making fudge, but you make it seem so easy! This looks AMAZING! :)

  35. I love rocky road fudge but haven’t had it in years. This looks delicious! Pinning this!

  36. This looks amazing! So many goodies packed into it! This would be perfect for a last minute holiday gift!! Yummy!

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