Rocky Road Fudge Footballs

Rocky Road Fudge Footballs

We’re headed toward the Super Bowl! Anyone excited?

Not me, unfortunately. My beloved Indianapolis Colts exited the season before the playoffs, so I selfishly stopped caring too much about the outcome of any games, except to hope that the Patriots don’t once again take it all. Tom Brady must’ve made a deal with Satan a long time ago to be both talented and good looking. I have issues with that man.

But no matter what happens with the actual game, I never pass up a chance to make amazing football food. And what better than a giant hunk of fudge shaped like a football? Nothing, I tell you. It’s the best!

Rocky Road Fudge Footballs

This past weekend we had Monday off, so we bundled everyone up and drove out to the Baltimore Inner Harbor to their world-famous aquarium. It’s an amazing place set right over the water, and the building is ingenious. The whole building basically mimics the levels of the ocean with visitors descending via ramps as they fish-watch (or shark-watch) into darker depths.

And of course, there’s the dolphin show. Kids love a good dolphin show, and actually, so do I, as long as we stay out of the splash zone. Do you ever wonder why people like sitting in the splash zone and getting purposely doused with dirty, fishy water? And the day we went, it was about 10 degrees outside. Why would you do that to yourself? Then you could turn to a fishy water popsicle if you venture back outside.

Rocky Road Fudge Footballs

The only bone anyone has to pick with the Baltimore Aquarium is its price tag. It’s $40 a ticket for adults and $25 for kids. We’re a family of five, so do the math. Let’s just say that we had to make sure we saw every inch of that aquarium, or we would feel that our money was not well spent. And we also were mean parents and refused to buy anyone a stuffed dolphin. The little angelic children were really mad about that.

When we got home, I wanted two things: a blanket and some fudge. Luckily, both were readily available. As you know by now, fudge is not hard to make. Watch!

My only caution to you would be to be much smarter than I was. For the football molds, I used a plastic candy mold. MISTAKE. I should have used something bendy, like silicone. Live and learn. Getting that fudge out of the mold was sheer hell. That’s why it’s not featured in my video.

We can survive any number of freezing cold aquarium trips if there’s fudge at the other end of the rainbow, so bear that in mind. And if you care about the Super Bowl outcome, good luck to your team! Unless it’s the Patriots. They don’t need no more help.

 

Rocky Road Fudge Footballs

Ingredients

1 bag milk chocolate chips
14-oz. can sweetened condensed milk (I used fat free)
1 cup mini marshmallows
1 cup roasted walnuts
vanilla frosting, for piping

Instructions

  1. Pour the milk chocolate chips and condensed milk into a microwave-safe bowl. Heat for two minutes and stir. If needed, heat for another 30 seconds and stir until smooth.
  2. Mix in the mini marshmallows and walnuts. Pour the mixture into a silicone football mold (this mixture will make two medium-sized footballs and a small bowl's worth of fudge).
  3. Chill for three hours until set.
  4. When ready, pipe football stripes onto the footballs with vanilla frosting.
  5. Store in an airtight container.
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Mir

I fulfill many roles in life: wife, mother, teacher, everlasting learner. This site is dedicated to one role that expresses my creativity in ways that I find consistently challenging and rewarding: baker. Inventing new ways to enhance food, especially if that food involves chocolate or peanut butter (or both!), is a passion of mine. I look forward to sharing my ideas with you.

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  1. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust

    YES!! This is the best kind of football food!!
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    1. Mir

      Exactly. Fudge and more fudge!!

  2. Erin @ Miss Scrambled Egg

    Aquariums and Zoos can be really pricey. We have two aquariums in Connecticut; they’re on the smaller side, but it still costs about $30 to get in. I’d snuggle up with this fudge any day! I hope you had a lovely day off.
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    1. Mir

      “Day off” is a relative term with kids, but we had fun! And yep, these places are pricey. But they do a nice job!

  3. Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice

    I am ALL about the snacks for game day, as I’m not really a big football fan. But I would gladly devour these fudge footballs during a game! I love your fun twist, Mir! And I love your videos too…so fun!
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    1. Mir

      Thanks, Gayle! I love game day sacks. What’s not to love?

  4. Kate @ Framed Cooks

    My football season ended when my Clemson Tigers lost the national championship (sob!) but that doesn’t mean I can’t make rocky road fudge footballs! They will cheer me up!!!
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    1. Mir

      I’m sorry about your Tigers. But there’s always next year, Kate!

  5. Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy

    I don’t blame you for making the most of it at that price. But it sounds like it was worth it if you all had fun 🙂
    This is such a creative dish too – my husband is obsessed with anything rocky road.
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    1. Mir

      We did have a lot of fun, and it was worth it!

  6. Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom

    haha, I feel the same way when we go places that are $$$ to get in! See every inch of the place and get your money’s worth! I don’t even have a clue who’s in the Super Bowl this year .. or are teams still playing? anyway, these rocky-road-fudge-footballs are amazing!!! love and LOVE the videos!!!! I need to get some tips from you on these “ingredient” videos. . I love them and have no idea how to shoot them!
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    1. Mir

      I’m not an expert on the videos yet, Alice, but feel free to email me and I’ll tell you what I do know. Your videos look an awful lot more professional with that gorgeous kitchen you’re working in. I wish I could do more videos like that, but my kitchen is not really right for it. Oh, well!

  7. Jen | Baked by an Introvert

    These fudge footballs are so cute and fun! They would certainly make a great game day treat. And rocky road? C’mon! It’s the best!!
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  8. mira

    Glad you had great time with the kids on Monday! Yeah, I’m watching football, but I don’t have a favorite team… These footballs are so cute! Nice video!
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    1. Mir

      Thanks, Mira! I get very competitive with my team when they’re in the playoffs!

  9. Amanda

    What a cute idea. I’d be the one eating the fudge football while everyone else watches the game. I don’t even really bother to watch football because at the beginning of the season it’s already kind of a given that the Vikings aren’t going to do well. 🙂
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    1. Mir

      Nope, the Vikings had a bad end this season. Very frustrating!

  10. Medha @ Whisk & Shout

    These look amazing and I love the video- it really shows how easy these delicious treats are!
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    1. Mir

      Thanks, Medha! They’re super easy!

  11. Michele @ Alwayzbakin

    I LOVE these fudge footballs! I keep saying I have to try to make fudge. I’ve always been terrible at it. I can’t believe people would sit near the splashing water at those temps. Crazy! I’m glad you all had fun at the aquarium though. I wouldn’t have bought the stuffed dolphins either. Loving your videos!
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    1. Mir

      The stuffed dolphins get forgotten very quickly!

  12. Manali @ CookWithManali

    super easy and super cute Mir! I would gulp down all of these in one go, I am sure of that!
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    1. Mir

      They went fast, Manali!

  13. Mary Frances

    I must say you have done a great job at making these! I would devour these!!

    1. Mir

      Thanks, Mary Frances! I wish I could send some over!

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