Rocky Road Fudge
for kitchen novices and kids alike, this is quick and
easy and very chocolatey. There are many ways to alter
this to suit your tastes. For example, omit the marshmallows
and add 1 to 1-1/2 teaspoons of pure peppermint extract,
or to taste, for chocolate mint fudge. Omit the marshmallows
and substitute chopped almonds for the peanuts, then
add pure almond extract to taste (start with 1/2 teaspoon,
stir in well, then taste a bit) for double almond chocolate
fudge. The possibilities are limited only by your imagination!
For microwave instructions, see the note at the bottom
of the recipe.
semisweet chocolate, chopped or as good-quality chips
thin milk chocolate bars, broken up (or use good-quality
(14 to 15 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, cut into pats
soft, fresh, miniature marshmallows
unsalted, dry roasted peanuts
Line an 8
inch square pan (at least 1-1/2 inches deep) with heavy-duty
aluminum foil (or use two sheets of regular-weight foil),
shiny side up. Smooth out as many creases as possible.
heatproof bowl, combine chocolate, condensed milk, butter,
and salt. Place over simmering water on low heat (water
should not touch bottom of bowl). With large spoon, stir
often just until melted and smooth. Scrape bottom and
sides of bowl occasionally with rubber spatula. Remove
from heat and hot water. Mixture will be thick.
Stir in vanilla
thoroughly. Now, working quickly, stir in marshmallows
and peanuts just until evenly distributed. Turn into prepared
pan; quickly spread level. Chill at least 4 hours.
sharp, heavy, straight-edged knife, cut into 36 squares.
Rinse knife blade under hot water and dry frequently.
Wrap squares individually in plastic wrap (this helps
to keep them from drying out). Store in refrigerator.
Serve cold or allow to come to room temperature before
To make this in the microwave, use a large microwaveable
bowl. Combine chocolates, condensed milk, butter, and
salt in bowl. Microwave at 50% (medium) power for 1-1/2
minutes. Stir very thoroughly. Continue to microwave at
50% (medium) power for short intervals, stirring well
after each, just until mixture is melted and smooth. Proceed
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