Microwave Rocky Road Fudge

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! Microwave Rocky Road Fudge / The Grateful Girl Cooks! You'll love this easy, creamy rocky road fudge, with marshmallows and pecans... and it only takes 5 minutes to make in a 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 fudge.  But… I recently found a recipe for this sweet treat 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.

The recipe for this fudge was in an old cookbook I had in my collection, and it 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:

Line an 8×8 square pan with aluminum foil, leaving an overhang on the sides (the overhang will be used to easily lift out the fudge from the pan later). Coat bottom and sides of pan with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.

Microwave Rocky Road Fudge / The Grateful Girl Cooks!

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.

Microwave Rocky Road Fudge / The Grateful Girl Cooks!

Microwave Rocky Road Fudge / The Grateful Girl Cooks!

Remove from microwave, and stir to combine.

Microwave Rocky Road Fudge / The Grateful Girl Cooks!

Immediately add chopped pecans, miniature marshmallows and vanilla extract. Stir mixture well, until all ingredients are blended together. Pour fudge mixture into the prepared 8×8 pan, and spread fudge to cover. Place fudge in refrigerator and chill for 1 hour, or until it firms up.

Microwave Rocky Road Fudge / The Grateful Girl Cooks!

Microwave Rocky Road Fudge / The Grateful Girl Cooks!

Microwave Rocky Road Fudge / The Grateful Girl Cooks!

Once fudge has firmed up, lift it out of pan using the extended edges of foil. Cut fudge into 1 inch square pieces. (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).

Microwave Rocky Road Fudge / The Grateful Girl Cooks!

And just as quick as that… you’ve made homemade 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 goodie! Speaking of Christmas goodies, you might want to try Chocolate-Dipped Coconut Macaroons, Mom’s Refrigerator Fruitcake (it’s not THAT kind of fruitcake), Sprinkle Bars or Gingerbread Muffins! All are wonderful for gift-giving during the most wonderful time of the year!

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 couple minutes to make!). Make sure to keep fudge stored in a covered airtight container in refrigerator. Enjoy!

Microwave Rocky Road Fudge / The Grateful Girl Cooks!

Microwave Rocky Road Fudge / The Grateful Girl Cooks!

I hope you enjoy this season of the year.  It’s my favorite time of the year, and I am thankful it has deep meaning for me personally, because it reminds me how deeply loved I am by the One whose birth we celebrate… Jesus, who has completely changed my life forever!

Microwave Rocky Road Fudge / The Grateful Girl Cooks!

Recipe Source: The cookbook “Quick Gifts of Good Taste”, Published 1994, Leisure Arts, Inc., page 45.

Microwave Rocky Road Fudge
 
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Make a batch of decadent rocky road fudge in no time at all in your microwave! Perfect for gift-giving!
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Recipe type: Christmas Goodies
Serves: Approx. 1½ pounds
Ingredients
  • 4½ cups sifted confectioners sugar (powdered sugar)
  • ½ cup butter (or margarine)
  • ¼ cup milk
  • ⅓ cup cocoa powder (unsweetened)
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup chopped pecans (or walnuts)
  • ½ cup miniature marshmallows
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Directions
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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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You'll love this easy, creamy rocky road fudge, with marshmallows and pecans... and it only takes 5 minutes to make in a microwave!

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