Rocky Road Candy Recipe

There is nothing quite like homemade candy at the holidays! It is always delicious, and I don’t know about you, but food gifts are certainly the way to my heart! This recipe for rocky road has only 4 ingredients and creates such a good sweet to enjoy and share! 

Rocky Road Candy Recipe

Christmas treats that are easy to make

This easy recipe for rocky road candy can be whipped up in a matter of moments, and ready to enjoy in under an hour. It is perfect for when you have last minute guests dropping by, or just have a craving for something sweet, salty and nutty. I don’t know about you, but I could go for a little rocky road anytime of year!

This recipe for Christmas treats makes the best rocky road candy; with smooth chocolate, crispy nuts and fluffy marshmallows. It is the perfect balance in snacking with something for everyone, no matter what you are craving. While I kept this recipe traditional, you can also add in whatever you like. I have added shredded coconut and pecans before for a tasty twist!

How do you make rocky road candy?

Old fashioned rocky road candy makes for an unforgettable edible Christmas gift. They make the perfect Christmas treats to gift! It is so easy to make you might wonder why you have never tried before! As there is no baking required, all you need to do is melt chocolate chips and a tiny bit of Crisco together and mix until smooth. You can do this in the microwave or with a double boiler. Then mix in your other ingredients and drop the results by the spoonful to dry. It is a pretty simple process for such decadent results!

easy Rocky Road Candy Recipe

Recipe for rocky road candy

This recipe for homemade rocky road candy makes for a great Christmas treat to gift. If you are looking for other great holiday recipes check out some of my favourites including Maple Sweet Potato Bread with Cinnamon Glaze and Peppermint Bark.

Rocky Road Candy ingredients

  • 1 bag of milk chocolate chips
  • 1 cup of mini marshmallows
  • 1 cup of dry roasted peanuts
  • 1 tablespoon of crisco 
Rocky Road Candy

How to make rocky road candy

Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.

Using a double boiler, or the microwave, melt the chocolate chips and the crisco together, stirring often, until the chocolate chips can be stirred smooth. If you melt in the microwave, stir every 30 seconds.

When the chocolate is melted smooth, add in the dry roasted peanuts and stir. Now add the mini marshmallows and stir.

Drop by the spoonful onto the parchment paper and allow to cool and dry for about 30 minutes. You can also put the cookie sheet into the fridge to speed the process along. Enjoy these heavenly chocolate rocky road candies!

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Rocky Road Candy Recipe

Rocky Road Candy

Lyne
This recipe for rocky road candy only has 4 ingredients and creates such a good sweet no-bake dessert to enjoy and share! 
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Allo to dry 30 mins
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American, Canadian
Servings 8 servings
Calories 144 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 double boiler
  • 1 Bowl
  • 1 Cookie sheet with parchment paper

Ingredients
  

  • 1 300 gr milk chocolate chips 1 bag
  • 1 cup mini marshmallows
  • 1 cup dry roasted peanuts
  • 1 tablespoon Crisco All-Vegetable Shortening

Instructions
 

  • Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  • Using a double boiler, or the microwave in a bowl, melt the chocolate chips and the crisco together stirring often, until the chocolate chips can be stirred smooth. If you melt in the microwave, stir every 30 seconds.
  • When the chocolate is melted smooth, add in the dry roasted peanuts and stir. Now add the mini marshmallows and stir.
  • Drop by the spoonful onto the parchment paper and allow to cool and dry for about 30 minutes. You can also put the cookie sheet into the fridge to speed the process along.
  • Enjoy these heavenly chocolate rocky road candies!

Nutrition

Calories: 144kcalCarbohydrates: 9gProtein: 5gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 132mgPotassium: 124mgFiber: 2gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 1IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 10mgIron: 1mg
Keyword candy recipe, chocolate Christmas dessert, no bake Christmas treats, rocky road, Rocky road candy, rocky road candy recipe
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Lyne
Lynehttps://ottawamommyclub.ca/
Lyne is a Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI), Certified Professional Wedding Consultant, and an Event Planner. It has always been her dream to create a website dedicated just for Moms since her children were young. Thus, after 10 years, she finally accomplished it, and the Ottawa Mommy Club was born in May 2011. She loves all things Disney and is an avid chocoholic. She was also the Queen B of the BConnected Conference, Canada's Digital Influencer and social media Conference in Ottawa and Toronto.She coordinated the Annual Infant Information Day/Early Years Expo for the City of Ottawa for 8 years. She was also the co-chair of the Navan for Kraft Hockeyville 2009-2011 committee that organized five community events within 6 months, and helped Navan reach the top 10 finalists in Canada. In April 2011, she received the City of Ottawa Mayor's City Builder Award.

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