Rocky Road Candy Jeanne's Way

Jeanne Gliddon


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!


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40 + pieces
30 Min
5 Min


  • 2 10oz. bag(s)
    marshmallows regular size
  • 3 11.5 oz. bag(s)
    ghirardelli milk chocolate chips
  • 2 - 3 c
    coarsely chopped walnuts, your preference

How to Make Rocky Road Candy Jeanne's Way


  1. Open bags of Marshmallows and place in large bowl.
  2. Butter well, a 9" by 13" pan.
  3. Open 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. Note: if you want a very special Rocky Road (my favorite way to make this) then use Belgian Chocolate instead of the milk chocolate chips. I buy my Belgian chocolate from Trader Joe's and it is the large 1 pound bar of chocolate. I use 1 & 1/2 bars for a bag of marshmallows!
  4. Add chopped walnuts to marshmallows.
  5. Add all but about 1 cup of the chocolate to marshmallows and nuts.
  6. Blend until well incorporated!
  7. Pour mixture into buttered pan. Press mixture down as much as possible with large spoon or spatula.
  8. Use remaining chocolate on candy and ice top as you would a cake.
  9. Cover with plastic wrap and place in refrigerator to set.
  10. Hints:
    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. This is not necessary if you give the whole recipe as a gift, which I do all the time.

    Freezes well!

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About Rocky Road Candy Jeanne's Way

Course/Dish: Candies
Main Ingredient: Nuts
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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