These no bake Rocky Road Bars are made from marshmallows, chocolate candy, and digestive biscuits (you can also use graham crackers or rice crispy cereal). Everything is held together with a delicious chocolate coating.
I had a convenience store baggie of candy rocks and when I came across this rocky road recipe. So I made a version of easy rocky road with chocolate rocks instead of chocolate chips to make these literally 'rocky'.
Ingredients and Substitutions
My rocky road squares recipe was inspired by a British recipe and I made it work with ingredients I had available in Vietnam at the time. It is a highly adaptable recipe
- chocolate - use broken up chocolate bars or chocolate chips
- butter - coconut oil would also work really well
- honey - other liquid sweetener like maple syrup, golden syrup etc. can be substituted
- mini marshmallows - you want small marshmallows so that you get a bit of everything in every bite. If you can find minis, use kitchen scissors like me to cut larger ones into small pieces
- candy rocks - for a cool literally 'rocky' twist. Otherwise use chocolate chips, or other small chocolate candy
- digestive biscuits - broken into small pieces. You can also break up Graham crackers or use rice cereal
Find exact measurements below in the recipes box. Toggle to metric for measurements in grams.
Cut up large marshmallows with kitchen scissors if you don't have minis
Add chocolate, butter, honey to heat proof or microwave-safe bowl and melt over double boiler or in short microwave bursts
Mix the melted chocolate mixture with marshmallows, chocolate candy/chips, and biscuit/cookie bits
Spread the rocky road chocolate mix into a parchment or foil lined pan and let cool in fridge for 2 hours until set before cutting into small squares
Store the cut up rocky road square in an airtight container at cool room temperature for up to 1 week. In warm climates store refrigerated.
Rocky road slices are always popular to bring to potlucks or as an edible gift.
Yes, you can also freeze these chocolate marshmallow squares in a freezer save container or bag for 4-6 months.
Rocky road usually consists of chocolate and marshmallows and a crunchy component like nuts, cookies, popcorn, etc. In the British and Australian versions dried fruit, and candied cherries are common too.
To see how I put these Literally Rocky Road Bars together just watch the little video I made in the recipe box below. I finally got over myself and did a voice-over and you can actually see my face in the video.
Rocky Road Bars
- 1.5 cups chocolate chips or broken up chocolate bar
- 7 tablespoon butter
- 2 tablespoon honey or maple syrup
- 2 cups mini marshmallows
- ⅔ cup candy rocks or milk chocolate chips
- 20 digestive biscuits/cookies Graham cracker sheets in small bits (or 2.5 cups rice cereal)
- ½ cup nuts, fruit optional (like almonds, walnuts, peanuts, pecans)
- Line an 8-inch square pan or form with parchment paper. Leave an overhang to be able to lift out the bars later.
- In a heat proof bowl combine chocolate chips (chocolate bar pieces), butter and honey. Place on top of a double boiler (saucepan with simmering water) and stir over low heat until melted and smooth. Cool for about 10 minutes.
- Alternatively microwave in short bursts, stir and keep microwaving until all melted and smooth.
- In a large bowl stir together mini marshmallows, ⅔ cup chocolate chips/candy rocks (reserve a few for sprinkling) and broken up biscuits/Graham cracker/rice cereal with the melted chocolate mixture until everything is nicely coated.
- Pour everything into the lined baking pan. Spread out and press down to even it out with a spoon. Sprinkle a few mini marshmallows and candy rocks on top.
- Place in the fridge and chill for at least 2 hours. Lift chilled and hardened rocky road bars out of the form and cut into bars.
Note: If you can't find candy rocks in the store, they are also available from Amazon: Chocolate Candy Rocks
Literally Rocky Road Bars
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Erin @ Texanerin Baking
AAAH! You sound like a German! I know you're German and all, but I don't think of you as German (because you like to bake yummy stuff + your English is perfect (does that make me awful?)) FUN! I love the video! And it's SO much better with your face and voice.
And oh my gosh. That first picture! AMAZING! I saw it on Pinterest and just assumed it was Baker's Royale. It was you?! Wow. Amazing job. 🙂
Woahh...Erin!! You are making me blush! This is by far the best photography compliment I ever got..thank you!
Haha...German roots die hard I guess. One way to be different 😀
ashley - baker by nature
Regina, I LOVE everything about this post! As everyone's stated, your photos are gorgeous, but even more, I really want like 3 of these rocky road bars right now!
Thank you also soo much Ashley! You think I should attempt sending some over from Vietnam?
Jocelyn @BruCrew Life
Your photos are so cool! I love the dark and moody shots! Yay for no bake treats with marshmallows and chocolate...and the candy rocks in these is so fun!!!
No bake is all I can do for now but I have come to enjoy and embrace it in this ever-hot climate.
Thank you also for your comment on the pictures. You all are soo sweet and totally made my days!
Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel
Okay, 1) I love your photos. They're so dark and moody, like Averie said, which is totally cool and different (unlike all mine which basically scream "PINK!!" in every shot, haha). 2) These bars are so fun! I love that you made them literal rocky road bars by adding candy rocks. Such an underrated candy!!
Hayley you are the best! And I love your pink screaming pictures 😀
Averie @ Averie Cooks
Very, VERY! cool photo shoot! Thanks for linking up to it. I love the dark, moodiness and those COOL cross sectional shots with all that candy and goodies loaded up in there! Delish!
Thank you soo much Averie! You have no idea how this means to me coming from you 🙂
Somehow these bars looked best and the most contrast from the side so I really liked the cross-sectional view
Jacquee @ I Sugar Coat It!
So great to see you and hear your voice, Regina!! I saw these rocks on Amazon a little while ago, but passed on them as I was a little worried about the taste. I will definitely have another look - these bars are wonderful. Love the moody photos - I am trying, without much luck, that technique.
Haha, thank you Jacquee. I really had to get over myself to actually be in a video but now I am glad I did.
And thank you also for your sweet comment on the picture. Dark+moody certainly isn't easy but I am sure you can do better than me 🙂
Such indulgent bars, they look fantastic!
You really get the best of all worlds with these bars - chocolate, marshmallows AND cookies!
Aimee @ ShugarySweets
These are awesome Regina!!! Love the dark and moody photos too!!!
Thank you sooo, soo much Aimee! Darker, moody pictures are definitely more difficult but the vintage (aka very old) desk+chair at out current place just were too perfect not to use as background 😉
sally @ sallys baking addiction
I love the photos! And the recipe too of course - chocolate, graham crackers, marshmallows - can you really go wrong here?! Amazing!
Thank you for your sweet comment on the photos, Sally! Coming from you it means so much to me 🙂
amy @ fearless homemaker
Ha, I love that you used candy rocks in these, so they are literally rocky road bars. They look fantastic!
Thank you Amy! Somehow these candy rocks just called out to me to make something with them 😉