This rocky road fudge will surely be a hit for two reasons: it is delicious and you only need one pot to make it.
The other day, I was leafing through one of my favorite brit’s Christmas cookbooks and was inspired to come up with my own version of Nigella’s Christmas Rocky Road using shortbread instead of amaretti cookies. The cookies give the fudge a perfect crunch and balance out some of the sweetness from the chocolate and marshmallows.
Want to know the other reason why I love making this fudge? One pot. I like making a delicious treat and only having to wash one pot. I lined the 9×13 really well with tin foil and not a drop was left in the pan so I only had to wash the pot that I made it in. Can you melt chocolate? You can make this fudge. This recipe calls for Lyle’s Golden Syrup. It is a British ingredient but my Safeway carries it. It was by the corn syrups. If you cannot find Lyle’s Golden Syrup, light corn syrup will do the trick.
Cherry Rocky Road Fudge Ingredients //
- 1 1/4 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 3/4 cup milk chocolate chips
- 1 1/2 sticks of soft butter
- 1/4 cup Lyle’s Golden Syrup or light corn syrup
- 1 box Walker’s Shortbread Thins
- 1 cup chopped walnuts
- 2/3 cup candied cherries
- 3 cups marshmallows
How to Make // The Steps
In a large pot, melt together the chocolates, butter, and Lyle’s syrup. melt over low heat until completely melted and smooth.
Put the shortbread in a plastic bag and crumble it into chunks. You want to keep some bigger pieces, you do not want to crush them entirely.
Add the shortbread, walnuts, cherries, and marshmallows.
Toss until the chocolate covers everything.
Pour out the mixture into a tin foil-lined pan.
Spread the mixture out evenly. Put in the fridge to set up, about 1 hour.
Pull the fudge out of the pan and cut it into squares. This fudge is very rich, you can easily get 24 squares, if not more.
Using a strainer, dust a little powdered sugar snow on top of the fudge.
How to Package the Rocky Roads to Gift //
And of course, I had to package some up to give to a lucky teacher. This is my daughter. She comes home from school every day and immediately puts on her pajamas. I promise you, she does have real clothes.
It is just a cute little window box that I got at Michael’s. I stuck a felt ornament sticker on it and added some little ribbons to the handle.