When I was young my mother shopped at a grocery store that had a candy shop connected to it. Every time I was at the shop I looked at everything they had but always ended up in front of the Rocky Road? To this day the only candy that I can remember being in the shop is the Rocky Road. And what's not to forget? You have milk chocolate, marshmallows and walnuts which is an unforgettable combination of goodness. I am sure there are many recipes out there for Rocky Road but this is my own that I want to share with you. My family and friends love it when I serve them this decadent confection!
1Open bags of Marshmallows and place in large bowl.
Footnote: I have changed this recipe after noticing that regular size marshmallows are smaller than before. The bag was a 1 pounder but it is now 10 ounces. I used to cut them in half but I no longer do that. I also used to use 1 bag but now I use 2 10 ounce bags and it turns out perfect.
2Butter well, a 9" by 13" pan.
3Open all bags of Milk Chocolate and place in a microwave safe bowl and microwave 1 minute at 50% power 3 to 4 times while stirring each time until chocolate has melted. Watch carefully and do not overheat or burn.
4Add chopped walnuts to marshmallows and mix in with hands.
5Add all but about 1 cup of the chocolate to marshmallows and nuts.
6Blend until well incorporated!
7Pour mixture into buttered pan. Press mixture down as much as possible with large spoon or spatula.
8Pour remaining chocolate on candy and ice top as you would a cake.
9Cover with plastic wrap and place in refrigerator to set.
Once candy sets it does not need to remain in the refrigerator and is easier to cut when it is at room temperature.
If you give as a gift it is best to cut in hunks rather than pieces to stay fresh longer. Wrap in Saran Wrap.