This Peppermint Rocky Road Fudge is exactly what my chocolate cravings need and once you taste this fudge, yours will too! It is so simple to make, and your friends and family are going to beg you to whip some up! This homemade fudge makes a great gift.

A stack of fudge on a white pedestal.

Often people think that if you eat gluten free, you don’t get to enjoy sweet treats. That can’t be further from the truth. Thankfully, over recent years, there have been so many delicious products made that fit your gluten free lifestyle.

If you can’t get enough sweets, like Mr. Fearless Dining, you have to take a look at these homemade gluten free candy recipes:

This homemade fudge makes wonderful gifts for family and friends…anyone who loves chocolate! It is also beautiful on a holiday dessert buffet table.

The top view of cut rocky road fudge on wax paper.

Why Make This Recipe:

  1. Fudge is excellent for gift-giving.
  2. This is a great fudge-based recipe, so you can use any mix-ins!
  3. You can freeze this fudge and thaw it when you want it.

Ingredient Notes:

  • 10-ounce bag of dark chocolate – Use Enjoy Life if you are dairy-free
  • 1 bag of peppermint or regular mini marshmallows.
  • ⅓ cup condensed milk (regular or coconut-based if you are dairy-free.)
  • ⅓ cup pecans or another type of nut.

How to Make Rocky Road Fudge:

Now, let’s go through how to make this delicious peppermint rocky road fudge recipe. You only need simple ingredients, wax paper, and an 8×8 pan.

Some marshmallows on wax paper.

Step 1: Line your pan with wax paper. This will prevent your no-bake rocky road fudge from sticking to the pan. It also makes lifting the fudge out of the pan super easy!! You only have to lift the wax paper, and the fudge comes right out!

I add a few peppermint marshmallows to the bottom of the pan, maybe ¼ of the total amount.

The melted chocolate in a bowl.

Step 2: Melt your chocolate and condensed milk together in a bowl. To melt the chocolate, I microwaved the chocolate at 20-second intervals to prevent the chocolate from burning. Stir the mixture between each interval. You can also use a double boiler if you prefer.

The marshmallows and pecans on top of melted chocolate.

Step 3: Add in the peppermint marshmallows and pecans. Mix well so that your mix-ins are blended evenly with the melted chocolate.

Step 4: Pour the fudge mixture into the wax paper-lined pan and spread it out. Refrigerate for 2-3 hours. Remove the fudge and use a sharp knife to cut it into pieces.

Mix-In Ideas:

I like to make my fudge differently each time to change the flavors and textures. If you want to add a variety of nuts to change the taste, here are a few ideas:

  • Walnuts
  • Macadamia Nuts
  • Peanuts
  • Hazelnuts
  • Heath Candy Bits (or any chopped candies.)
A stack of peppermint rocky road fudge pieces on a wooden plate.

Recipe FAQ:

Can I freeze fudge?

Yes, you sure can! You must wrap it tightly before freezing so the air doesn’t get to it. Then you can store it for up to three months. This is a great dessert to make ahead of time; you can get it out in small batches to enjoy. To thaw, all you need to do is place it in the refrigerator, and it will slowly thaw, then you can eat it!

Can I make this fudge nut-free?

Absolutely! Many people don’t like nuts’ flavor or texture so that you can omit them from the recipe.

Can you make fudge on the stove?

The answer is yes! You can choose whichever method is more comfortable for you. I like the microwave because it is fast and I don’t have to spend as much time watching it.

When heating the chocolate on the stove, you will want to keep a close eye on it and ensure not to burn it. I recommend using a candy thermometer; you can take it off the burner when it reaches 238 degrees Fahrenheit.

How do you store fudge?

This homemade fudge recipe will last a while in the refrigerator. Store in a sealed container for up to 2 weeks. 

A close up of pieces of peppermint rocky road fudge.

More chocolate desserts:

Peppermint Rocky Road Fudge

Sandi Gaertner
Easy no-bake peppermint rocky road fudge recipe. Simple ingredients, this fudge makes wonderful holiday gifts.
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5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 minutes
Additional Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 14 minutes
Course Gluten Free Candy Recipes
Cuisine American
Servings 24 pieces
Calories 108 kcal

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  • 10 ounces dark chocolate chips
  • 1 ½ cups mini peppermint marshmallows
  • ¾ cup chopped pecans
  • ¼ cup condensed milk


  • In a microwave-safe bowl, add the chocolate and melt at 30-second intervals. Stir between each interval. 
  • Add the condensed milk and stir to blend.
  • Pour in the marshmallows and pecans and mix well.
  • Add the fudge to a wax paper lined 8×8 baking dish and use a spoon to spread the mixture evenly into the pan.
  • Refrigerate for 2 hours. Remove from the refrigerator and cut into squares.


Please know that every gluten free flour blend has a different starch to grain ratio. If you use a blend I didn’t test, you may need to adjust your moisture levels in your baked goods.


Serving: 1gCalories: 108kcalCarbohydrates: 12gProtein: 1gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 9mgFiber: 1gSugar: 9g
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Nutrition Disclaimer

Nutritional information is an estimate provided to you as a courtesy. You should calculate the actual nutritional information with the products and brands you are using with your preferred nutritional calculator.

This post was updated from an older December 2018 post with more detailed instructions.

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