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Remember what you were doing on December 22nd, 2012? That’s what I’m doing right now. It’s January 4th, 3 days before Christmas, and I’m just a tad bit short of losing my mind. In the meanwhile I’m wiping runny little noses and soothing irritated throats. The joys of the season.

However, back in the kitchen there’s also quite a show; from cookies to pastries, from smoked meats and sausages to soft pretzels, it can all be found right here at this very moment. ‘Tis the season, and I do love it. I always wish it could last a little longer… ‘Cause I’m too lazy to take down the Christmas Tree. ;-)

But, speaking of cookies, I had to add another no-bake favorite to the blog; Rocky Road Chocolate Bars.

Rocky Road Chocolate Bars | | #chocolate #recipe #cookierecipe #cookies
These little gems are for the lovers of Rocky Road, for the lovers of crunchy, creamy, sweet, and for the lovers of chocolate … Yeah, this cookie is for all of us.

For this recipe, I used walnuts and marshmallows to add to the chocolate. I have seen and tasted similar cookies with peanuts in place of the walnuts, and gelatin in place of sweetened condensed milk. The variations are there, but I like this recipe the best. They are as soft as pillows, but the walnut provides a sweet crunch, just enough to add to the texture of the bar.

Rocky Road Chocolate Bars | | #chocolate #recipe #cookierecipe #cookies

Rocky Road Chocolate Bars
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Serves: 32 Bars
  • 1 bag (10.5 oz) colored miniature marshmallows
  • 2 cups roughly chopped walnuts
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter, room temperature
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  1. Line a 9x9 square baking pan with wax paper, leaving a 2 inch overhang on opposites sides.
  2. Mix the marshmallows and walnuts in a large mixing bowl and set aside.
  3. Combine the condensed milk, butter, and chocolate chips in a large saucepan.
  4. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, until melted and smooth.
  5. Let cool 5 minutes.
  6. Pour the chocolate mixture over the marshmallow mixture and mix until thoroughly combined.
  7. Pour the mixture into the prepared pan and smooth the top with a buttered spatula.
  8. Put the pan in the refrigerator for 2 hours or until set.
  9. Using the wax paper overhang, lift out of pan and place on a cutting board.
  10. With a sharp knife, cut into bars, cleaning the knife blade in between cuts.

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  1. Sawsan @chef in disguise January 7, 2013 at 11:15 AM - Reply

    Oh Kate my daughter would be over the moon if I made these for her. She loves all things marshmellow :)

  2. The Farmers Wife January 5, 2013 at 9:02 PM - Reply

    Oh Kate these looks heavenly! I’ve missed so much lately in blogworld, your site is looking fabulous and I must make these asap!!! Hope you’re doing well hun!

    • Kate@Diethood January 5, 2013 at 9:09 PM - Reply

      HI!! How have you been? So happy to “see” you! :)

      Have a happy and blessed new year!

  3. Ramona January 5, 2013 at 1:17 PM - Reply

    These look fantastic! Have a very Merry Christmas on January 7th!! My family should celebrate then too… we were all sick on December 25th so we missed our Christmas. Hope you and your family have a wonderful time.

  4. Jean (Lemons & Anchovies) January 4, 2013 at 11:32 PM - Reply

    These bars look awesome, Kate. Happy New Year!

  5. Daniella January 4, 2013 at 7:44 PM - Reply

    Will it turn out the same if you don’t put the marshmallows?

    • Kate@Diethood January 4, 2013 at 7:51 PM - Reply

      Yes, absolutely. You can also put cashews, peanuts, tea biscuits, gum drops, etc…

  6. Laura (Tutti Dolci) January 4, 2013 at 4:04 PM - Reply

    You’re killing me with these bars, Kate! Perfection!!

  7. Meagan @ A Zesty Bite January 4, 2013 at 10:26 AM - Reply

    I love anything having to do with Rocky Road! These look great Kate!

  8. Kristy January 4, 2013 at 8:30 AM - Reply

    Oh goodness, I’m glad I’m past the prep. Still not past taking down the decos though. I have to work on that next weekend and I’m not looking forward to it. It’s always so fun to put the tree up and get out all the trinkets, but putting them away…ugh. Enjoy your Christmas Kate! I’m sure everything will come together beautifully for you. :)

  9. Averie @Averie Cooks January 4, 2013 at 5:12 AM - Reply

    I made these two weeks ago – well a version of these and talked about how I hadnt seen green & pink marshmallows in ages but that’s when my grandma always used. Yours look great!

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