Rocky Road Fudge

This Rocky Road Fudge Recipe which I found on Pinterest is by far the best and easiest recipe I have ever tried. My version is nut free and heavy on the marshmallows which made it a very popular choice for all the kids at the bake sale.

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?

Pretty Girl:

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.

This Rocky Road Fudge Recipe which I found on Pinterest is by far the best and easiest recipe I have ever tried. My version is nut free and heavy on the marshmallows which made it a very popular choice for all the kids at the bake sale.

This Rocky Road Fudge Recipe which I found on Pinterest is by far the best and easiest recipe I have ever tried. My version is nut free and heavy on the marshmallows which made it a very popular choice for all the kids at the bake sale.

 

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.

 

Recipes and inspiration from Sam Taylor, experienced chef, South African food blogger and lover of food.

 

 

 

 

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Rocky Road Fudge
 
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Serves: 24
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Ingredients
  • 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
Instructions
  1. 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,
  2. Place the bowl over gently simmering water and heat slowly to melt the chocolate and the condensed milk.
  3. Stir to allow all the ingredients to heat and mix together well.
  4. Once all the chocolate and most of the marshmallows are melted, stir the mixture until smooth and remove from the heat.
  5. Stir in remaining 250 ml (1 C) marshmallows and the mini cookies.
  6. Spoon the rocky road fudge into a pan that has been lined with baking paper, and use a hot spoon to even the top.
  7. Leave to cool and set overnight.
  8. Cut into squares to serve.

 

8 Comments on Rocky Road Fudge

  1. Tandy | Lavender and Lime
    June 6, 2016 at 9:52 am (12 months ago)

    this must have been seriously sweet and I love the life skills for kids as well 🙂

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    • sam
      June 6, 2016 at 9:56 am (12 months ago)

      Tandy, Sweet would be the modest description. But pretty colourful too, so there is that 😉

      Reply
  2. Kit
    June 13, 2016 at 4:09 pm (11 months ago)

    Wow, seriously sweet, but I can imagine it was a hit at a school bake sale. I thoughts those colourful bits were Smarties for a minute, didn’t know you could get marshmallows that bright! And it sounds much easier than real fudge too.

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    • sam
      June 18, 2016 at 2:23 pm (11 months ago)

      Kit, this is too easy to be an actual recipe. But we need those kind of things to make in a hurry too. Also, the marshmallows were the only teeny tiny ones I could find that day – I was looking for mini pink and white ones actually. I am sure they contain all manner of unhealthy stuff, but they do give a fun edge. That being said, can you just imagine how cool this would be with smarties!!!

      Reply
  3. Teresa
    June 22, 2016 at 2:12 pm (11 months ago)

    Clearly she’s a natural, just like her mum. I love rocky road and this is a wonderfully simple recipe – must try! We have just begun our “big school” journey, so any ideas like this are most welcome. 🙂

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    • sam
      June 23, 2016 at 4:09 pm (11 months ago)

      Thanks Teresa, a chip of the old block we hope. You will be surprised at the things that kiddos love to buy at bake sales. Mainly, pure sugar. Thanks for stopping by, Sam

      Reply
  4. Aneeqah | From My Fingertips
    June 27, 2016 at 11:00 am (11 months ago)

    This looks like a lovely treat to give as a gift for kids. I was planning to make some Eid gifts and I think this is perfect.

    Reply
    • sam
      June 29, 2016 at 12:31 pm (11 months ago)

      Thank you Aneeqah. I have about 50 kiddos that can vouch for this recipe, your recipients will love you!

      Reply

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