Ah the good ol’ bake sale. Every mom with kids at school reading this just went “Urghh!” If your child is not yet at school, let me make you one promise, when they do go, you will find yourself baking for a bake sale, perhaps even late at night as they sometimes forget to tell you. Kids are a hoot that way.
Anyway, remember when I told you all to make this marvelous Vanilla Fudge for your next bake sale? Completely ignore that and rather make this Rocky Road Fudge instead. Because marshmallows. And eet-sum-mores. And chocolate, obviously.
Pretty Girl is doing a program at school called Real Life For Kids. What a great program. I am all in for a program that teaches kids stuff they really need to know like budgeting and financing and working with money. The first effort to raise the much-needed cash the citizens needed to buy properties was of course a bake sale. Two days before the bake sale this went down:
Pretty Girl: Mom, what can you make for my bake sale?
Me: Yeah it’s called “Real life for Kids” not “Real Life for Moms” so really what you need to ask is what can I make for my bake sale?
Me: Try Pinterest.
Now listen, my Pretty Girl loves Pinterest. So she settled in with a cup of tea and down the Pinterest rabbit hole she went, emerging hours later with this Rocky Road Fudge recipe by Shinee from the blog Sweet and Savoury.
I had to commend her choice; a simple, easy to make and easy to follow recipe that kids would love. Pretty Girl wrote me a shopping list, but as is often the case with US recipes, we needed to make a few adjustments. We just used one full can of condensed milk which varies slightly from the US measurement and it worked out just fine. We removed the nuts as Pretty Girl’s school is a nut free zone, and replaced them with mini eet-sum-more’s which are a South African butter biscuit and old school favourite. We added coloured marshmallows instead of plain white ones to up the fun. Catering to our audience we left out the vanilla extract because which senior primary child is going to judge us? Oh, and our fudge is much lighter as we used our favourite Cadbury’s milk chocolate.
I have to admit that I bought two of everything just in case Pretty Girl’s first attempt didn’t work out. I should have more faith in her though as the Rocky Road Fudge came out just perfect. We made a second batch anyway and of course it did not go to waste.
Now this Rocky Road Fudge is so sweet. Put you in a coma kind of sweet. It should come with a warning. I loved the long thin slices but although my opinion was acknowledged, my advice was not taken and Pretty Girl cut her fudge into 24 squares. To help you gauge the success of this Rocky Road Fudge let me just say two words: SOLD OUT.
I have tons of bars and bakes perfect for bake sales pinned to my board Snack – which I should obviously rename Sweet Snack. Come over and pin with me.
- 340 g good quality chocolate, broken into pieces
- 340 g (1 can) sweetened condensed milk
- 750 ml (3 C) coloured mini marshmallows
- 250 ml (1 C) mini eet-sum-more cookies
- In the top of a double boiler, (or use a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of water) place the chocolate, condensed milk and 500 ml (2 C) of the marshmallows,
- Place the bowl over gently simmering water and heat slowly to melt the chocolate and the condensed milk.
- Stir to allow all the ingredients to heat and mix together well.
- Once all the chocolate and most of the marshmallows are melted, stir the mixture until smooth and remove from the heat.
- Stir in remaining 250 ml (1 C) marshmallows and the mini cookies.
- Spoon the rocky road fudge into a pan that has been lined with baking paper, and use a hot spoon to even the top.
- Leave to cool and set overnight.
- Cut into squares to serve.