Sunday, December 23, 2012

Rocky Road Fudge

Merry Christmas!

I love Christmas.

Tis the season for giving and I'm especially excited this year to give presents to my husband, my sister, and my parents. Love them. 

Despite my weight loss, I still bake it up at Christmastime. I make all kinds of candy and a couple different cookies. I bought cellophane bags-one hundred!!!-from Paper Mart a few years ago, so I arrange the goodies in the bags and give them out.

I came across this recipe and it made me think of my Grandma. She lives in Iowa, and in the past, has sent us little packages of her Foo Foo Fudge. I don't have the recipe for it, but I know it has marshmallows. This fudge tasted just like hers. Lucky me.

This fudge is no joke.

Get out your biggest saucepan.

making the marshmallow mixture

and get out a really BIG bowl

it'll be ready soon to pour over the chocolate and butter

marshmallow mixture poured over chocolate, mixing the two

add in the frozen marshmallows and walnuts

pour mixture into buttered bar pan

That's me. I just worked out and decided it would be a good time to make a Christmas treat. Isn't that bowl huge? Next to my tiny boobs?

Rocky Road Fudge
  • 12  Hershey's® Bars (regular size)
  • 12 oz. pkg. semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 sticks of unsalted butter, cut into pieces
  • 4 cups sugar
  • 1 12 oz. can evaporated milk
  • 2 1/2 cups mini marshmallows
  • 4 cups mini marshmallows, frozen
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 lb walnuts, chopped

Place four cups of mini marshmallows into the freezer.  

In a large bowl, prepare broken milk chocolate bars, chocolate chips and butter pieces; set aside. Chop your walnuts if they're not chopped. Butter a bar pan.

In a large saucepan, combine sugar, evaporated milk and 2 1/2 cups mini marshmallows.  Bring to a boil over medium heat while stirring constantly. Continue to cook and stir at a light boil for 7 minutes.  Remove from heat and immediately pour over the chocolate/butter mixture. 

With a wooden spoon, stir the mixture until the chocolate is melted and loses its shine (Don't worry if it looks separated, just keep stirring).  Stir in the vanilla.  Add the frozen marshmallows and walnuts.  Spread into a buttered bar pan.  Cool completely.  Cut into pieces and store in an airtight plastic container.


This is the bar pan I used:

Here is a list of all the Christmas treats I made this year and their respective links.

 3. White Chocolate Dipped Pretzels
 4. Fudge
 6. Soft Molasses Cookies
 7. Sugar Cookies

Merry Christmas.