Easy Rocky Road

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Easy Rocky Road is truly one of the easiest treats that you can make!

Chocolate and peanut butter melted together and tossed with nuts and marshmallows creates a decadent and fun treat everyone in your household will love!

Easy Rocky Road is so easy! Chocolate and peanut butter melted together with nuts and marshmallows creates a luscious and fun treat!


This Classic Rocky Road recipe is a perfect treat any time of year!

We all know how heavenly Chocolate and Peanut Butter are together, whether it’s our favorite no bake Peanut Butter Lasagna, traditional peanut butter cups or even good ol’ fudgy Peanut Butter Fudge Brownies!

Since most of us have had rocky road ice cream, we know how amazing this flavor combo is and it’s just as awesome made into fudgy little bites.

A chocolatey base, fluffy marshmallows and nuts create an irresistible concoction!

Rocky Road is a simple fudge-like treat that is going to become a regular on your cookie tray!

This holiday season, Rocky Road makes the perfect sweet treat to gift to teachers and coaches or the host of a holiday party!

If you need a quick recipe, this no bake rocky road recipe doesn’t require the oven so it’s quick to make and keep a batch on hand to serve friends as they pop over and spread some holiday cheer!

The problem will be keeping your family away from it long enough to actually serve to guests! I know my pan has already been devoured and they are waiting for a refill!

Rocky Road is a simple fudge-like treat made by melting chocolate and peanut butter together, then adding nuts and marshmallows.

What is in Rocky Road?

The ingredients you need to make rocky road are pretty simple and you very likely already have them on hand!

I use a combination of chocolate, peanut butter, nuts and marshmallows.

I usually choose pecans or walnuts but you can use whatever nuts you like best (or have on hand)!

Did you know that Rocky Road recipes vary by location? Here in North America we add nuts and marshmallows however, in Australia, Rocky Road often has cherries and coconut while the UK version is loaded with cookie bits!

To be honest, they all sound totally delicious to me (and inspire me to try out different combinations)!

Easy Rocky Road is made with a combination of chocolate, peanut butter, nuts and marshmallows traditionally here in North America. But in Australia, Rocky Road often has cherries and coconut while the UK version is loaded with cookie bits!

You can make simple modifications to this recipe to personalize it to your preferences or even create a more gourmet rocky road!

You can use colored marshmallows instead of white, add raisins or dried cherries, chocolate chips or cereal bits.

Use your imagination and your family’s favorites to create a dessert square everyone will love!

How do you make a Rocky Road?

Rocky Road is a simple and easy candy that doesn’t require lots of attention. No messing around with candy thermometers or worrying about temperatures.

If you’ve never made Rocky Road, this simple fudge-like treat is going to become a regular on your cookie tray!

I use a shallow pan and melt the peanut butter and chocolate together over low heat.

Once melted, I remove it from the heat and let it cool slightly. You really want the marshmallows to hold their shape (and not melt into the mixture)!

After a few minutes, I stir the remaining ingredients into the mixture and spread it into a foil pan.

Once cooled, I love to cut these delectable little treats into bite sized squares.  They’re very rich so you’ll want to make sure you cut them nice and small.

Easy Rocky Road is a perfect treat made with chocolate and peanut butter melted together with nuts and marshmallows. A luscious and fun treat to put out any time of year, but especially during the holidays!

While it’s the perfect easy treat to put out any time of year, it also makes for an amazing homemade holiday treat!

They’re perfect to grab for a quick sweet treat or to wrap in a seasonal gift box and gift as a quick last minute hostess gift!

Easy Rocky Road

Easy Rocky Road is an easy fudgy treat loaded with chocolate, peanut butter, nuts and marshmallows.  A simple and easy no bake treat!

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Ingredients:

  • 2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup peanut butter
  • 3 cups mini marshmallows
  • 1 cup walnuts, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cups peanuts, chopped

Directions:

  1. Line a 9 x 9 inch pan with foil.
  2. Melt together the chocolate chips and peanut butter over low heat until smooth.
  3. Stir in nuts and remove from heat. Allow to cool 3-4 minutes.
  4. Add marshmallows and stir to coat.
  5. Spread in pan and refrigerate until firm.

Notes:

*It is important to cool chocolate mixture a bit so that the marshmallows remain intact and do not melt.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 16 servings, Serving Size:

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories: 292 Calories

(Nutriton information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

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Whether you want to delight your kids after school today with a delicious treat, or you need another dessert square to round out your holiday dessert tray, choose this Easy Rocky Road recipe. So quick and scrumptious, you will love it and make it often!

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Easy Rocky Road melts chocolate and peanut butter, then adds nuts and marshmallows to create a luscious and fun treat everyone in your household will love! #HolidayDessert #Chocolate #PeanutButter #EasyDesssert
Easy Rocky Road melts chocolate and peanut butter, then adds nuts and marshmallows to create a luscious and fun treat everyone in your household will love! #HolidayDessert #Chocolate #PeanutButter #EasyDesssert

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Holly

Holly is a wine and cheese lover, recipe creator, shopping enthusiast and self appointed foodie. Her greatest passion is creating in the kitchen and making deliciously comforting recipes for the everyday home cook!

15 comments on “Easy Rocky Road”

  1. Delicious recipes thank you 

  2. I don’t care for peanut butter. How can I make it w/out it?

  3. I love your easy recipes. With not a lot of time, I can make almost anything for my meals. THANK YOU.

    Rating: 5
  4. These were very easy to make and yummy good! They will definitely be added to my list of Christmas goodies to make. 

    Rating: 5
  5. I have been making this every XMAS. Everyone loves them

    Rating: 5
  6. Any substitute suggestion for the walnuts?

  7. Kelly, i have been making this recipe without nuts for years, and they are still delicious.

    Rating: 5
  8. Made this recipe trying the Aussie version with the cherries in it and it was a welcome hit! I also used pecans instead of walnuts because they aren’t as bitter. As long as you have the chocolate/marshmallow/any nut combo happening, you’ve a Rocky Road, it’s the finishing touch that makes it a ‘Supreme!’

    Rating: 5
  9. Just made this today and it’s awesome! I didn’t have any peanuts and less than a cup of walnuts, so I put about half cup walnuts, cup of almonds and some leftover mini Smarties. The result is amazing!

    Rating: 5

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