Monday, December 8, 2014

Rocky Road Bars

I am obsessed with rocky road bars. They just have everything I love all rolled into one. I had planned on making one pan to give away and another for S and I, but I just couldn’t wait so I made the “home” batch tonight. I’m sure I’ll have to make another run for more ingrediants, but it was well worth it!

I found this recipe on Pinterest (where else) over at SixSisters’ Stuff, but have seen many variations before. The last time I made this I had to use a double boiler and they turned out rock hard, you couldn’t even cut them. The best part about this recipe is that there is no double boiler and it’s easy to cut!

1 Bag milk chocolate chips (you could also use semi-sweet)
1 can Sweetened condensed milk
½ bag Marshmellows
1-2 cups Chopped Nuts (I used peanuts since they are my favorite, but you can use whatever kind you like)

Pour the can of sweetened condensed milk and the chocolate chips into a bowl and stir. Put in the microwave for about 1 minute, stir when done if the chips are not melted put back in for 15 seconds at a time till melted.

Mix in marshmellows and chopped nuts. Stir well otherwise you will end up with all nuts/marshmallows in one place.

Once you have it mixed really well use tin foil or like I did a gallon Ziploc bag cut open to line the pan. The Ziploc bag worked really well for me and since the chocolate wasn’t boiling hot it didn’t melt the plastic, plus I could just lightly spray the bag with Pam then put it in the pan.
Pour the mixture into your pan and spread. If you use the Ziploc bag make sure you are really pushing it into the corners. Once spread put in the fridge for a couple hours to set (you could also use the freezer if you need it to set faster).

Once it is all set, cut into squares and eat, I mean store or give away.

I hope you enjoyed this recipe, feel free to share photos of your own!