rocky road candy jeanne's way

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By Jeanne Gliddon
from Los Banos, CA

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!

serves 40 + pieces
prep time 30 Min
cook time 5 Min
method Microwave

Ingredients For rocky road candy jeanne's way

  • 2 10oz. bag
    marshmallows regular size
  • 3 11.5 oz. bag
    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!