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NO Bake Rocky Road Bars

These NO bake rocky road bars with marshmallows and peanuts are the best desserts ever! Easy to make with the kids for any holiday.

Rocky Road Bars

Rocky road bars are fun to make! The only cooking required is to melt the chocolate and that can be done in the microwave. Such a quick easy dessert you’ll love.

Smores Bar Recipe

You could call them whatever you like really but there are similar ingredients in both. If you are making these with your kids it’s a good one. A double boiler works great but if you want to avoid the stove use the microwave!

That’s my choice even if I am making them myself really.

marshmallow dessert

You can see the ingredients below, here’s a list so you can grab what you need at the store:

  1. Semi sweet chocolate chips, could use half peanut butter and chocolate chips
  2. Mini marshmallows
  3. Roasted peanuts salted or unsalted, depending on your preference
  4. Butter
  5. Sweetened condensed milk
  6. Use a double boiler or large microwave safe bowl
  7. 9×13″ pan
  8. Parchment paper

It is important once you get the chocolate melted and smooth that you allow it to cool a while. You don’t want it to cool down too much but just enough for the marshmallows to not melt.

peanut bars

Easy No Bake Dessert

Here are a few questions you might have:

What is in traditional rocky road?

Typically you’ll find almonds, marshmallows and chocolate. Many times they’re found in ice cream but you can make these no bake smores bars too!

Where can I buy rocky road candy bars?

Amazon carries them in bulk, I’ve also seen them at the grocery store from time to time. BUT why search for them when you can make them homemade using our recipe here!

To make the cleanup just a bit easier you can lightly spray your pot or bowl with non stick spray. Beyond that once you pour it into your prepared pan fill it immediately with hot water and soap!

smores bar recipe

The biggest difference between rocky road bars and smores bars would be to swap out the nuts for Golden Grahams cereal. Graham crackers will get a bit soft for my taste in the warm chocolate mixture, the cereal works better.

There are a few other swaps you could make to change things up every time you make it. Use dark chocolate or white chips some time, or use 1/4 cup peanut butter chips.

Refrigeration isn’t really required. You can just sit it on the counter to stiffen up and reach room temperature. If you want to cut the bars really clean though and have straight sides, I’d cool in the fridge for 2 hours.

rocky road bar

There’s a printable recipe card with nutritional information such as saturated fat and calories is at the bottom of this post. Here are quick instructions to get you started though:

Time needed: 20 minutes.

Rocky Road Bars

  1. Prepare

    Line 13×9″ pan with parchment paper. Melt chocolate chips, butter and condensed milk in a double boiler.

    Alternatively you can use a large glass bowl on 50% power and melt mixture in the microwave in 30 second intervals stirring in between cook times.

  2. Mix

    Once melted allow melted chocolate to cool slightly, then stir in peanuts and marshmallows.

    Pour mixture into lined pan and spread out so it’s the same thickness all the way across.

  3. Cool

    Chill for 2-3 hours until chocolate hardens, then cut into squares and enjoy.

And here they are! So pretty too if you want to jazz them up for the holidays with some sprinkles on top. Add these when it is still kinda’ warm in the pan so they stick well.

rocky road candy bar

Looking for other chocolate dessert recipes to try after this one?

And if you use frozen cinnamon rolls, you can now make a Rhodes monkey bread that is a really pretty bundt dessert.

monkey bread

How long can you keep no bake cookies?

Ok so these are more like chocolate bars but the storage info. is still the same. If you put these in a freezer bag with parchment or wax paper in between each layer they’ll last a good 2 weeks.

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Rocky Road Bars

These NO bake rocky road bars with marshmallows and peanuts are the best desserts ever! Easy to make with the kids for any holiday.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword candy, chocolate, granola bars, marshmallow, peanut, rocky road, smores, valentines day
Prep Time 15 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 559kcal
Author The Typical Mom

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Line 13×9" pan with parchment paper.
  • Melt chocolate chips, butter and condensed milk in a double boiler. Alternatively you can use a large glass bowl on 50% power and melt mixture in the microwave in 30 second intervals stirring in between cook times.
  • Once melted allow to cool slightly, then stir in peanuts and marshmallows.
  • Pour mixture into lined pan and spread out so it's the same thickness all the way across.
  • Chill for 2-3 hours until chocolate hardens, then cut into squares and enjoy.

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Nutrition Facts
Rocky Road Bars
Amount Per Serving (2 oz)
Calories 559 Calories from Fat 243
% Daily Value*
Fat 27g42%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 21mg7%
Sodium 115mg5%
Potassium 351mg10%
Carbohydrates 73g24%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 57g63%
Protein 13g26%
Vitamin A 210IU4%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 161mg16%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Paula

Saturday 30th of January 2021

These look absolutely delicious! Im going to try this recipe for my family!

The Typical Mom

Saturday 30th of January 2021

They're so good

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