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This rocky road fudge will surely be a hit for two reasons: it is delicious and you only need one pot to make it.

Cherry Rocky Road Fudge Recipe

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 //

Cherry Rocky Road Christmas Fudge Recipe

How to Make // The Steps

Step 1:

In a large pot, melt together the chocolates, butter, and Lyle’s syrup. melt over low heat until completely melted and smooth.

Cherry Rocky Road Christmas Fudge Recipe

Step 2:

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.

Cherry Rocky Road Christmas Fudge Recipe

Step 3:

Add the shortbread, walnuts, cherries, and marshmallows.

Cherry Rocky Road Christmas Fudge Recipe

Step 4:

Toss until the chocolate covers everything.

Cherry Rocky Road Christmas Fudge Recipe

Step 5:

Pour out the mixture into a tin foil-lined pan.

Cherry Rocky Road Christmas Fudge Recipe

Step 6:

Spread the mixture out evenly. Put in the fridge to set up, about 1 hour.

Cherry Rocky Road Christmas Fudge Recipe

Step 7:

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.

Cherry Rocky Road Christmas Fudge Recipe

Step 8:

Using a strainer, dust a little powdered sugar snow on top of the fudge.

Cherry Rocky Road Christmas Fudge Recipe

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.

Cherry Rocky Road Christmas Fudge Recipe

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.

Cherry Rocky Road Christmas Fudge Recipe
Cherry Rocky Road Fudge

Rocky Road Fudge

Yield: makes 16

Christmas Fudge - Cherry Rocky Road Fudge - I have a weird affection for candied cherries. I can't get enought of them. They star in this super easy rocky road.

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 cups marshmallows

Instructions

  1. In a large pot, melt together the chocolates, butter, and Lyle’s syrup. melt over low heat until completely melted and smooth.
  2. Put the shortbread in a plastic bag and crumble into chunks. You want to keep some bigger pieces, you do not want to crush it entirely.
  3. Add the shortbread, walnuts, cherries, and marshmallows.
  4. Toss the until the chocolate covers everything.
  5. Pour out the mixture into a tin foil lined pan.
  6. Spread the mixture out evenly. Put in the fridge to set up, about 1 hour.
  7. Pull the fudge out of the pan and cut into squares. This fudge is very rich, you can easily get 24 squares, if not more.
  8. Using a strainer, dust a little powdered sugar snow on top of the fudge.
Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 0Total Fat: 0g

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maysoon idris

Tuesday 15th of March 2011

yummmmmy very rich

bakedbree

Thursday 17th of March 2011

Yes, very, very rich.

Lisa

Friday 17th of December 2010

Forgive me for missing this recipe during week 11. I can't believe I almost missed out on fudge that's so full of good stuff. I'm glad I backtracked through your blog.

bakedbree

Saturday 18th of December 2010

Me too!

dottie1277

Wednesday 15th of December 2010

I am a novice baker and cook and I must say because of you, you inspire me daily to make your recipes.

Thank you so much and Happy Holidays!

bakedbree

Wednesday 15th of December 2010

how sweet are you? Thank you Dottie.

marcellina

Tuesday 14th of December 2010

Great recipe! What a lucky teacher! Love your blog!

bakedbree

Tuesday 14th of December 2010

thank you very much!

valerie

Monday 13th of December 2010

Thanks for this recipe! I made them last night! Sure is a keeper! My family and I love them. The cherry gives such a nice moist flavor and the mix of semi sweet chocolate and milk chocolate chips give them just the right chocolate flavor!

bakedbree

Monday 13th of December 2010

I am glad that you like them!

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