Rocky Road

rocky road recipe

Easy enough for children to make and so delicious! Rocky Road is just the thing for the chocoholic in your life.

Melt and mix chocolate chips, sweetened condensed milk and butter to form a chocolate base, then spark the candy with peanuts and miniature marshmallows.

You can vary the flavor by subsituting milk chocolate chips for semi-sweet. For a holiday touch, replace half the marshmallows with pink, peppermint-flavored marshmallows. Yum!

Ingredients

1
12-ounce bag semi-sweet chocolate chips
1
12-ounce can of sweetened condensed milk
2 tablespoons
butter, unsalted
2 cups
peanuts, dry-roasted
6 cups
miniature marshmallows

Instructions

Butter a 13-by-9-inch baking pan, then line the pan with waxed paper. Extend the paper over the edges of the pan to make the candy easier to remove.

In a heavy saucepan, melt chocolate chips with the sweetened condensed milk and butter. Remove from heat.

In a large bowl, combine nuts and marshmallows. Fold in chocolate mixture.

Spread in waxed-paper-lined 13 by 9 pan.

Cool two hours. Peel off waxed paper, and cut into squares.

Store covered at room temperature.

Notes

Each year when I was a child, my Texas grandparents would ship a holiday box filled with the taste of home.

Even when we couldn't be together, I could taste the love in my grandfather's specialty, Rocky Road.

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