Christmas Cookies Week 2 (2019): Easy Rocky Road Candy


I looked at my daughter last night and told her we needed a sweet for my blog today. I told her it needed to be made from items that we had in the house. I didn’t care if it was a cookies, cake, or candy but she needed to be able to make it easily. Well, the great cupboard caper started. We had some butter but not enough for a large batch of butter cookies. We had some walnuts but no almonds. We had lemon extract but not much vanilla. In the end we had walnuts, milk chocolate chips, and mini marshmallows. She wanted to make simple fudge but we didn’t have sweetened condensed milk and I was NOT going to the store at 9:30 pm.  I remembered a recipe from when I was a girl scout, a million years ago, that was candy melted in a pot on the stove. She asked if she could do it in the microwave and I said, “Lets try it!”

Verdict:

This was so easy to make and I could see this being a nice filler on a cookie or sweets tray. It was super easy to make and you could easily make them slightly smaller and make so many more in a double batch! Remember you can change the nuts, add raisins, or even craisins and a dark chocolate would be delicious. Play with the recipe and make it what you like.

Easy Rocky Road Candy

  • Servings: 20-24
  • Difficulty: easy
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A simple chocolate candy that would make a great addition to any sweets tray or on its own.

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups milk chocolate chips
  • 1 1/2 cups walnuts
  • 4 cups mini marshmallows

Directions:

  1. Prepare a cookie sheet by spreading parchment paper over the tray. Clear an area of your refrigerator to fit the tray to harden the candy.
  2. In a microwave safe bowl melt chocolate chips in 10 second intervals stirring between each stopping point. Be careful to melt chips and NOT scorch them. They melt quickly when they start to melt.
  3. Remove chocolate from microwave and stir in walnuts and then stir in mini marshmallows. Make sure the chocolate is not too hot or the marshmallows may begin to melt.
  4. Drop by heaping teaspoons or tablespoons (depending on how large you want your candy pieces) onto the parchment paper. Refrigerate candy for 30 minutes or so until hardened. Remove from parchment paper and store in a tightly covered plastic container in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

9 Comments Add yours

  1. It can’t get any easier than that!

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thanks!

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Bernice says:

    I love that challenge! What can we make with ingredients in the house!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Especially this weekend as we go into a nice snow storm!!!

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      1. Bernice says:

        Us too!! I picked up extra ingredients to try a new recipe or two!

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  3. Nice and simple recipe, Marci. Mine is much more difficult to make.

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you!! When we have the time the more involved usually is better but sometimes simple is what is needed.

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