You’re gonna love this delicious Microwave Rocky Road Fudge, with creamy chocolate, miniature marshmallows and crunchy pecans! Guess what? This Christmas “candy” only takes 5 minutes to prepare… in the microwave!
I’ve been making my Mom’s Old-Fashioned Fudge each Christmas for almost 40 years now. It’s my all-time favorite recipe for homemade “traditional” fudge. It is soooo good!
But… I recently found a recipe for microwave rocky road fudge that is absolutely PERFECT to make when you don’t have a lot of time and want to whip up a QUICK, tasty Christmas surprise for family or friends. That’s most of us during this busy season, right?
The recipe for microwave rocky road fudge was in an old cookbook I had in my cookbook collection. This recipe caught my attention because it’s made IN THE MICROWAVE, and the entire batch is ready for the refrigerator in under 5 minutes!
Whoa! Talk about FAST! So I decided to try it, and was really happy with the results! Here’s how easy it is to make microwave rocky road fudge:
How to Make Microwave Rocky Road Fudge
Line an 8×8 square pan with aluminum foil, leaving an overhang on the sides. The foil overhang will be used to easily lift out the fudge from the pan later.
Coat the bottom and sides of the pan with non-stick cooking spray. Set the dish aside.
Place sifted powdered sugar, butter, milk, cocoa and salt into a large microwave-safe bowl. Microwave this mixture for 2 to 2½ minutes on HIGH power (100%) until butter has melted.
Remove the bowl from the microwave, and stir or whisk the ingredients, to combine. The mixture will need to be smooth.
Immediately add the chopped pecans, miniature marshmallows and vanilla extract. Stir this mixture well, until all ingredients are blended together.
Pour fudge mixture into the prepared 8×8 pan, and spread fudge evenly in pan. Place the microwave rocky road fudge in refrigerator and chill for 1 hour, or until it firms up
Once fudge has firmed up, lift it out of pan using the extended edges of foil. The foil overhang will help you lift the entire block of fudge up and out of the dish.
Helpful Tip For Cutting Microwave Rocky Road Fudge
Cut fudge into 1 inch square pieces, using either a pizza cutter or a very sharp knife.
**Note: The pan I used had rounded corners. If you want straight corners on the outside edge pieces, make sure to use a square edged dish.
And just as quick as that… you’ve made homemade microwave rocky road fudge! Even if you are experiencing the “busy-ness” of the season, you can probably still find a few minutes to make this yummy Christmas candy!
Interested In More Christmas Goodies Recipes?
Speaking of Christmas goodies, you might want to try Chocolate-Dipped Coconut Macaroons, Mom’s Refrigerator Fruitcake (NO-it’s not THAT kind of fruitcake), Sprinkle Bars or Gingerbread Muffins!
You might also like Snowball Cookies, Chocolate Dipped Shortbread Cookies, Pecan Pie Truffles, Microwave Pecan Brittle, Coconut Candied Cashews, Tex Mex Party Nuts, or Candied Citrus Peels!
These and other Christmas treats can be found in the Recipe Index at the top of the page. All are wonderful for gift-giving during the most wonderful time of the year!
Microwave Rocky Road Fudge Is Perfect For Gift Giving!
What a delicious gift a plate of homemade fudge is for your family or a friend during the holidays. Shhh… they don’t have to know it only took you a few minutes to make!
Make sure to keep microwave rocky road fudge stored in a covered airtight container in the refrigerator. Enjoy this decadent, quick and easy holiday treat!
I hope you enjoy this wonderful season. It’s my favorite time of the year, and I am thankful it has deep meaning for me personally.
It has great meaning, because it reminds me how deeply loved I am by the One whose birth we celebrate… Jesus, who has completely changed my life forever!
Hope you have a wonderful day, full of love, laughter, and great JOY!
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Recipe Source: The cookbook “Quick Gifts of Good Taste”, Published 1994, Leisure Arts, Inc., page 45.
- 4½ cups sifted confectioners sugar (powdered sugar)
- 1/2 cup butter (or margarine)
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1/3 cup cocoa powder (unsweetened)
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans (or walnuts)
- 1/2 cup miniature marshmallows
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Line an 8x8 square pan with aluminum foil, leaving an overhang on the sides. Coat bottom and sides of pan with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.
- Place sifted powdered sugar, butter, milk, cocoa and salt in a large microwave-safe bowl. Microwave this mixture for 2 to 2½ minutes on HIGH power (100%) until butter has melted. Remove from microwave, and stir to combine.
- Immediately add chopped pecans, miniature marshmallows and the vanilla extract. Stir mixture well, until all ingredients are blended together. Pour fudge mixture into the prepared 8x8 pan, and spread fudge to cover. Place fudge in refrigerator and chill for 1 hour, or until it firms up.
- Once fudge has firmed up, lift it out of pan using the extended edges of foil. Cut fudge into 1 inch square pieces. Store fudge in covered airtight container in refrigerator. Enjoy!
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