Fudge RULES. That's why we whipped up a fancy new recipe for the candy classic, topped with toasty marshmallows and almonds. Happy chewing, people!
Ingredients: 1 box Betty Crocker Fudge Brownies Mix (the 18.3-oz. Family Size box) 2 cups canned pure pumpkin 2 cups mini marshmallows 1/4 cup slivered almonds, lightly crushed 2 tbsp. Hershey's Lite chocolate syrup
Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Combine brownie mix, pumpkin, and chocolate syrup in a large bowl, and stir until completely mixed and smooth. (Batter will be thick!) Spray a mid-sized baking pan (8" X 8" works best) with nonstick spray and pour in the mixture. Smooth the top of the batter with a spatula.
Bake in the oven for 25 minutes. Remove pan from the oven, and evenly distribute mini marshmallows across the top of the batter. Sprinkle almonds over the marshmallows. Using a spatula, press down on the marshmallow-nut layer to help it adhere to the batter.
Return pan to the oven, and bake for 10 additional minutes. Remove pan from the oven, and let cool slightly. Refrigerate, uncovered, for several hours, until completely chilled. (Important! Do not cover pan while initially chilling it in the fridge.) Cut into 36 squares and serve!
The average (tiny) piece of homemade Rocky Road fudge contains around 226 calories. Probably not worth it. But since we know how delicious it is, we decided to take a stab at this fudgy favorite. In the past, we've featured fudge with peanut butter (an instant classic in HG-land) and marshmallow creme (a Hungry Girl 200 Under 200 exclusive!), but this time we've taken it to a whole new level! Granted, we DID try to make it the traditional way -- with the marshmallows mixed right in. But those fluffy suckers DISAPPEARED into our batter while it was being cooked in the oven! (Remember, traditional fudge isn't BAKED.) And since no one likes to consume calories they can't see, we popped the marshmallows right on top. Then we sprinkled our low-fat fudge with almond slivers for a modern-day HG take on this old favorite. Yeah, we know the "Fight It!" side usually BLASTS the bad stuff, and we wasted all of our words singing the praises of our version, but that's how it goes. Enjoy HG's Old Time Rocky Road Fudge, people. And report back soon with your review.
CHEW ON THIS: It's time for a happy dance! Today, June 2nd, is National Rocky Road Day. So we threw together this Old Time Rocky Road Fudge recipe... because we like to celebrate with our mouths full of chocolate.
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