This is a tradition at our house, a must every Christmas. Growing up my mother made Rocky Road Fudge every Christmas and my sister and I have carried on the tradition. I am sure it will be carried on with our kids. It is so easy and makes a lot, perfect to give away to friends and neighbors and eat some yourself. Merry Christmas!
2 large (4.25 oz) Hershey Bars, Milk Chocolate with Almonds, broken into pieces
1 pkg (12 oz) semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup butter, cut into pieces
1 can (12 oz) evaporated milk
5½ cups mini marshmallows, divided
4 cups sugar
2 tsp vanilla
1 lb walnuts
Ahead of time, put 3 cups of the mini marshmallows in freezer bag and freeze.
In a large bowl, put Hershey Bar pieces, chocolate chips, and butter pieces. In a heavy saucepan, heat milk, remaining 2½ cups mini marshmallows, and sugar. Bring slowly to boil, stirring constantly. Gently boil for 7 minutes, keep stirring, careful not to burn on the bottom. Remove from heat and pour over chocolate and butter in bowl. Beat with wooden spoon until it loses it’s gloss. Stir in vanilla, walnuts, and frozen marshmallows. Pour into 9″x13″ pan and chill until set.